Hazardous waste incinerator rubber stamped
An influx of waste-to-energy projects in South Africa
Petition: Uphold the incineration ban in the Philippines!
In the Philippines, environmentalists, waste workers say incineration will burn jobs, poison the environment
Zero waste approach is a must in South Africa
Promote climate jobs and deny proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in Kempton Park, South Africa
Brazilian Movement stands with Uruguayans against waste-to-energy plans
Waste pickers respond to Uruguay’s waste-to-energy plans
As a response to information recently published about the current government-led public bidding process that aims to promote waste-to-energy in Uruguay, a pro-waste picker initiative called the Coordinadora Pro Clasificadores (CPC) declares in four points that the generation of energy from waste is not a solution.
Petition: No to incineration, yes to social inclusion in Belo Horizonte!
On February 12, activists and citizens were present at the City Hall of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to alert representatives of the risks of approving two pieces of legislation that would permit incineration technology in the city.
Estrutural: the largest dumpsite in Latin America is a nightmare for Brazilian society
A week of solidarity with the waste pickers of the Uruguaiana dump (Brazil)
At the end of November, the National Movement of Brazilian Waste Pickers organized a week of solidarity with the workers of the Uruguaiana dumpsite, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The waste pickers there have been working in the city for more than 50 years.
South African waste pickers call on their government to stop incineration projects
SAWPA came together in November to object to the proposal by EnviroServ to construct a waste incineration facility at the Chloorkop waste site, calling on the government to deny EnviroServ permission to build a waste incinerator facility at Chloorkop.
2013 Global Day of Action against incineration
November 8th was the Global Day of Action Against Incineration. More than 25 actions in 14 countries across six continents were held to protest incineration and promote zero waste and socially inclusive alternatives.
Nov. 8 march against incineration: Waste incineration is wasting jobs in South Africa!
Despite South Africa’s waste management legislation stipulating that incineration be the last resort in waste disposal, approximately 300 waste pickers on the Chloorkop landfill in Kempton Park are set to lose their jobs as a result of Enviroserve’s proposed waste-to-energy incinerator.
GAIA: Sign the Global Resolution against Waste Burning and for Zero Waste
Sign the resolution below, as part of Don’t Burn Our Future! Global Day of Action Against Waste Burning and for Zero Waste, November 8, 2013
November 8th – Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives!
GAIA would like to invite our members and allied groups to join our 13th Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives on November 8, 2013. The 2013 Global Day of Action on Waste and Incineration will be part of the Global Month of Action on Dirty Energy organized by a coalition of international networks. This Month of Action is a united effort to demand the transformation of our energy systems in favor of sustainable and community-based solutions.
MNCR: Residents of Barueri protest the installation of a waste incinerator
The government of Barueri plans on burning 97 percent of its waste and recycling only 3 percent, as well as burning waste from nearby cities. The proposal runs against the National Waste Policy, which gives priority to reducing and recycling with social inclusion, as well as federal and UN environmental policies.
Case study from GAIA and Revuelta Verde – CDM proposal to burn waste in Mexico
The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Revuelta Verde recently released a report on the struggle against waste incineration in cement factories in Mexico. The United Nations´ Clean Development Mechanism (carbon trading scheme) could approve a proposal for a UK-based company to incinerate waste in a cement kiln in Huichapan