Incineration of Waste will Throw Marginalized Communities like Yanadis out of Business
Energy Derived from Muncipal and Solid Waste is Not Renewable
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.
Chintan’s new study – Give Back our Waste: What the Okhla waste-to-energy plant has done to local wastepickers
“Waste to Energy Plants in Delhi destroying Waste Picker Livelihoods and harming the environment” (Storify)
“Ragpickers oppose waste to energy plants” (Down to Earth)
Slideshow & Videos – Waste Pickers featured on Climate Change Studio at COP17
False solutions to climate change – CDM incineration and landfill gas systems
Incinerators take recyclable materials such as paper and plastic to burn them and produce electricity. Landfill gas systems bury vegetables and kitchen waste, mixed with other kinds of waste, to produce methane and then electricity as well. In this way, these technologies actively compete with the valuable contribution of waste pickers to prevent catastrophic climate change as well as with general recycling programmes. Waste pickers and other recyclers offer much greater greenhouse gas reductions, especially when combined with biological treatment methods.