After more than 20 years of community resistance in Zagreb, the City Assembly last week made a decision to kick out the incinerator.
Launched on September 20th, 2017, Fueling Plastics, an ongoing investigative series, examines the deep linkages between the fossil fuels and plastics industries and the products they produce, and exposes how the US shale gas boom fuels a massive buildout of plastics infrastructure in the United States and beyond.
This case report aims at characterising this emerging movement against waste incineration in cement kilns in Spain and explores its main four discursive dimensions in relation to the concept of environmental justice.
Baltimore leads the nation in evictions while at the same time holding 30,000 vacant homes - symptoms of a deep crisis that threatens to paralyze us when we need to act. Our vision is to create quality permanently affordable housing while demonstrating a new model for Development without Displacement for our City to invest in. We need your help to make this breakthrough - join with us to rise, reclaim and rebuild our community!
The bill would set a 24% recycling rate target by 2020 and prevent manufacturers from using consumer fees for disposal.
In the coming weeks, the EU Commission is drafting its plastic strategy. This could mean real change for better or a bitter disappointment. The EU wants to fight the waste problem, but behind the scenes, the plastic lobby is fighting for its interests - for example, against bans on single-use plastic. It’s up to us to tip the balance.
Businesses that attempt to meet sustainability goals through programs like “waste-to-energy,” “zero waste to landfill,” or “refuse derived fuel” undermine their own intentions by burning up valuable resources in polluting processes
The dense concentration of oil, gas, and petrochemicals facilities in the region has dramatically compounded the already severe impacts of climate change on Gulf communities.
As a climate justice organization, we have significant concerns about the response to this crisis from both government and private interests - and how this will affect relief, recovery, and rebuilding.
To achieve the AB 341 goal of 75 percent recycling, Californians will need to recycle, compost, or source-reduce more than 23 million tons of material that is currently being disposed. If this additional material can be handled and manufactured into new products in California facilities, it could result in more than 100,000 new recycling jobs in the state.
Patrícia Blauth, nossa amiga, bióloga, educadora e formadora, militante ambiental e fonte de imenso saber partiu, deixando-nos um vazio imenso na luta pela dignidade humana, pela inclusão e pela sustentabilidade nesse mundo.
The world’s biggest soft drinks company does not disclose how much plastic packaging it puts into the market. But analysis by the campaign group Greenpeace reveals what they say is an increase in production of single-use PET bottles from 2015-2016.
Gabriel Cazuza drags his two-wheeled, metal-framed carroça through the streets of São Paulo collecting aluminium, paper, cardboard and other recyclables for sale to scrap merchants. He is one of tens of thousands of catadores in Brazil’s biggest city, plying a trade that has employed poor Brazilians since the 19th century. Cataki, an app, has been matching people who have rubbish with catadores operating in their neighbourhoods.
Business models, planning, and financing are among the hot topics identified by community composters nationwide. This webinar covered two business structures: a worker-owned cooperative and a social enterprise.
What's going on in Baltimore shows how cities can profit both economically and socially from giving reusable materials a second life.
The BMC had, in June, announced that from October 2, it will be mandatory for all the bulk waste generators — whose premises are larger than 20,000 square metre and/or who produce more than 100 kg of wet waste a day — to compost their wet waste and only hand over the dry waste to the garbage collector.
Recyclable items are sold in the market for the same price as brand new ones and this is causing a huge negative in the lives of waste collectors. According to a 2010 study, there are around 1.5 million waste pickers in India alone.
Petersburg has five million residents. Four of them are involved in waste sorting.
Commanders at the scene have requested a super powerful Scandinavian extinguisher. It can blast through doors and walls and douse an inferno in seconds. It is believed the blaze started inside a building at the plant.
Pincher Creek Town Council discussed incinerator concerns, cemetery operations and prostate cancer awareness at their Aug. 28 meeting.
Lawmakers in the European Parliament will next month examine a draft renewable energy bill that recycling industries warn would allow EU countries to count the burning of biowaste towards their green energy obligations, undermining separate efforts to boost recycling.
The east African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.
The report, released recently by the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory, has revealed that close to 70% of PET bottles get recycled through the organised sector in the country.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered a string of comments this week suggesting that large-scale solar power development might not be a wise use of public land.
An array of energy industry groups — representing wind and solar, biomass, LNG, nuclear and more — have dubbed this week "National Clean Energy Week" and scheduled a suite of events.
The Senate Republicans' budget document would enable Senate Energy Chairman Lisa Murkowski to write legislation that would remove restrictions on drilling in ANWR that could be bundled into a massive tax reconciliation package that needs just 50 votes in the Senate.
In Washington, deeming an energy resource "clean" depends on who you ask, but ultimately all resources have environmental impacts.
Compost from biodegradable municipal solid waste will simultaneously clean up our cities and improve agricultural productivity and soil quality of our farms.