Two Alerts from Global Anti-Incineration Alliance, May 2017

Two Alerts from Global Anti-Incineration Alliance, May 2017

Date: 3 May 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.

See http://www.no-burn.org/oppose-california-ab-655-no-rps-for-burning-waste/.

 

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.

See, http://www.no-burn.org/the-careless-carpet-industry-a-critique-of-the-california-carpet-sterwardship-programs-reliance-on-incineration/.

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR's Board of Directors.