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“Zero Waste is a goal that is both pragmatic and visionary, to guide people to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water, or air that may be a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health. ”
Definition of Zero Waste as adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance
New report commissioned by NTN – What is the best way to manage Australia’s residual waste for our health, climate and environment? Greenhouse Gas and Air Quality Impacts of Incinerators and Landfills, Eunomia, Jan 2022.
A new report commissioned by the National Toxics Network (NTN) reveals that the waste incineration projects planned for Australia, will not deliver green energy nor do they perform any better than landfill with pre-treatment, despite government and industry claims.
What happened to Australia’s Waste Export Ban? Are we still dumping in Thailand?
Thailand’s Minister for the Environment has ordered the repatriation of 130 tonnes Australian waste, imported into the country as paper and cardboard but found to be highly contaminated with plastic wastes. The Minister has also ordered an investigation and potential...
New report reveals that climate and health impacts of waste incinerators are worse than landfill: Find out more here
Waste incineration: A climate, health, and sustainability threat. Contact: Jane Bremmer, NTN Zero Waste Coordinator 0432 041397 Joanna Immig, NTN...
Jo Immig says that proponents of waste-to-energy technologies don’t like the word incinerator. ‘It conjures up Dickensian images with chimney stacks belching out sooty pollution. While modern incinerator flue emissions might look “cleaner” they release some of the deadliest pollutants known. https://www.echo.net.au/2021/10/does-casino-want-to-live-with-a-thermal-waste-solution/
You can see why Sydney doesn’t want this in their skyline. What makes anyone think the Northern Rivers wants it in theirs?Photo Jane Bremmer The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste incinerator coming to...
NSW incinerator plan is smoke and mirrors – more pollution inevitable
Today the NSW government released their long awaited Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan which limits incinerators to industrial areas but cynically allows waste burning across many other industries. “Many communities in NSW who have been facing the very...
Federal Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill approved today
Today the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill was passed in the Senate without amendment. Despite a senate inquiry into the bill and attempts by the Greens and Labor, the Government refused to allow amendments to the bill that would address plastic pollution and...
South East Asian Regional groups condemn Australia’s stealthy waste export plans
The Australian Governments Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill is progressing through the Australian Parliament this week. The bill is designed to strengthen product stewardship laws and prevent the export of Australian waste in response to the international...
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NTN’s Mythbusting Factsheet – NSW Government Energy from Waste
Open for consultation – Tarago waste to energy incinerator proposal
International Zero Waste expert, Professor Paul Connett provides the blueprint for communities and decision makers around the world on how to establish sustainable zero waste city models and why this issue has never been important now than ever. With a foreword by Jeremy Irons, this book is a must read for all zero waste enthusiast as well as local, state and national governments charged with the management of our waste. https://www.chelseagreen.com/the-zero-waste-solution