The truth behind burning waste for energy, revealed.
MANILA, Philippines (October 30, 2017) – Green groups belonging to the #breakfreefromplastic movement today went trick-or-treating at the headquarters of top corporations responsible for plastic pollution
Advocates for national recycling legislation convened in the nation’s capital last week to promote a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. H.R. 1034, known as the Zero Waste Development and Expan
NGOs working with 16 cities across Asia have pledged during the recently held “Our Ocean Conference” in Malta to prevent nearly one million tons of waste from entering the environment through zero waste programs.
Anti-incineration activists are criticizing an industry program that diverts traditionally non-recycled plastics away from landfill and into energy-recovery facilities.
In the UK, an Early Day Motion calling for a moratorium on new waste incineration projects is being prepared by environmentalists to be put before Parliament, with some forecasts showing that waste incineration capacity built or under construction could soon outstrip residual waste available to burn.
As residents of Detroit’s 48211 zip code, Melissa Sargent, her husband, and their five kids live in the line of a special kind of fire — one that ignites trash and spews sometimes hazardous pollutants into the air surrounding their home.
Residents of a predominately black neighborhood have joined together to file a class-action lawsuit against the city of Miami, saying government officials forced them to live for decades amid a toxic ash plume and then kept quiet after learning of widespread contamination.
Most flooring sold in the U.S. is carpet. Carpets hold a 60 percent share of the U.S. flooring market, with 11 billion square feet sold per year. Of that, only five percent is recycled.
October was named Breast Action Awareness month for a reason. One in eight women born in the U.S. will get breast cancer – the second most common cancer found in females. Most consumers are unaware that carpets contain over 44 toxic chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer.
Nude Foods, South Africa capital’s first plastic-free grocery store, will open at Constitution Street in the Mother City in November 2017 – and it will be a little haven for all those wishing to make a difference in their shopping habits.
A coalition of civil-society organizations has expressed alarm over a move in the House of Representatives to repeal a law that bans the use of incineration.
Uno de los proyectos que se adjudicó los microfondos fue el de Jorge Rabey, de Argentina, titulado “Promoción del compostaje domiciliario, un gran avance hacia Basura Cero”.
According to Zero Waste Europe, with yesterday's vote on the Renewable Energy proposal, the ENVI Committee took an important step to realign renewable energy policy with the EU waste legislation.
Carbon Pricing Report: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance released by Indigenous Environmental Network and Climate Justice Alliance.
The study entitled “Towards a circular economy-Waste management in the EU” examines the role of waste management in the context of a circular economy transition and current state of policy development.
China told the World Trade Organization July 18 that it will ban imports of scrap plastics and other “foreign garbage” by the end of the year. China’s government said it was taking the action to protect public health and the environment.
The upstream impacts of China’s import restrictions have been increasingly covered in national and local press, raising the level of public consciousness about where recyclables ultimately end up and how that could all change.
The newly merged DowDuPont said Thursday it's starting up its new ethylene and plastics plants in Freeport, making the nation's largest chemical giant the first to start up a major ethylene complex along the Texas Gulf Coast.
The Central American nation intends to replace these wasteful, ocean-clogging items for biodegradable or water-soluble alternatives, or products made of renewable materials (think plant starches).
Plans for the world’s biggest waste-to-energy plant in Sydney’s west have been cut in half, in an effort to address concerns from health and environmental authorities, and residents.
Cory Booker introduced a bill that would require federal agencies to address environmental justice and to consider the cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions.
Doublespeak and heal dragging threaten to stifle The European Union’s Circular Economy Package, according to a number of NGOs.
The growing trend of burning waste for energy undermines Europe’s recycling efforts by diverting waste to incinerators instead of having it reused or recycled, thereby defeating the purpose of the Commission’s well-meant directive on minimizing waste.
Subsidies for using solid biomass as fuel is indirectly supporting the coal industry and could be slowing emissions reduction in Europe’s electricity sector, a report said.