ILSR Advises Hawaii to Avoid Solid Waste Combustion as a Waste Management Strategy

When widespread rollbacks in recycling programs throughout Hawaii led to renewed calls for waste-to-energy, Recycle Hawaii commissioned ILSR to analyze the status of technologies promoted as environmentally friendly. This memorandum highlights the findings of that analysis, which drew on the expertise of specialists familiar with pyrolysis and gasification technologies and also reviewed relevant trends as a means to create a context for Hawaii-based policy makers. ILSR found that both gasification and pyrolysis have failed to live up to the promise of a cost effective and nonpolluting technology.… Read More

Highlights From Two Recent Reports Reveal Truth About Waste-to-Energy in U.S. and Europe

Date: 28 Sep 2020 | posted in: environment, waste - anti-incineration | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Despite extensive lobbying by the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) industry, two new reports demonstrate that environmental and economic concerns have led to a welcome movement away from WTE throughout Europe and the United States over the last several years.… Read More

Webinar: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

In a recent webinar, ILSR research associate Marie Donahue shared findings from our report, Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy, highlighting why classifying incineration as a “renewable” form of energy is problematic. Allies from GAIA, a global anti-incineration network, and the national Energy Justice Network also presented.… Read More

Empowering Our Communities to Redesign: Is Incineration Compatible with Recycling?

Date: 1 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The answer is “no”. According to a new report from Zero Waste Europe, “Deliver or pay”, or how waste incineration causes recycling to slow down.” Municipalities (in Italy) had implemented a door-to-door separate collection scheme in line with European Waste … Read More