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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. ”

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Eastern Creek – NSW rejects The Next Generation Waste to Energy Incineration project

The Next Generation NSW Pty Ltd have submitted to the NSW EPA for assessment a Mass Combustion MSW incinerator claimed to be the largest in the southern hemisphere. More than 70% of those who made submissions to the NSW EPA did not support the project. Strong community opposition existed, including local government health authorities who have warned that the project risks years of concerted environmental protection policy to reduce the impacts of air pollution in the urban centers.

The NSW parliamentary inquiry report in energy from waste technology recommended that Dial A Dump Industries’ The Next Generation EfW plant not be approved. Now, this sentiment has been echoed by the NSW Department of Planning.


NTN congratulates the NSW Greens party, NSW Labor party and NSW regulatory agencies of health,environment, planning and the EPA who have unanimously rejected The Next Generation Waste to Energy Incineration project.  This industry has no place in a sustainable zero waste management future for Australia. It simply makes no sense to burn finite resources for dirty energy while we face catastrophic climate threats and global ecological collapse. Climate change is a compelling global issue that requires all governments around the world to invest in and support sustainable materials production and non-thermal waste management technologies. Only a Zero Waste Policy approach will move us closer to the goal of a Circular Economy. We need organics returned to the biosphere through composting and a materials production system that can safely reuse and recycle any waste that is generated.”States Jane Bremmer Zero Waste OZ coordinator. The full NTN media release is available here.

Media report included the Guardian Online, Nine news, Green Left and Jeremy Buckinham and Inside Waste.Finally a twitter video feed from Nine News.

Why Australia should walk away from waste to energy incineration and embrace a sustainable zero waste policy instead. Watch Jane Bremmer present at the NSW public forum to stop the worlds largest incinerator at Eastern Creek in Western Sydney here
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