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Two Alerts from Global Anti-Incineration Alliance, May 2017

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 3, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Opposition to credits for burning garbage

California Assembly Bill 655 (AB 655) would allow the state’s waste incinerators to qualify as renewable energy, giving these polluting facilities a financial bailout. The state RPS will not work if it includes facilities that create pollution.



California’s carpet recycling law

California’s Carpet Stewardship Law is the first and only law in the U.S. that placed responsibility for establishing a recycling infrastructure on carpet producers. The law established a producer-implemented / consumer-funded program to help alleviate the landfill burden and promote a circular economy of carpet waste being reduced (through reuse and optimization) and recycled.

Yet CARE’s Stewardship Program is heavy on incineration and meager on recycling.


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