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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 https://ilsr.org/two-alerts-from-global-anti-incineration-alliance-may-2017/

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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