The Australian government’s much touted Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill which will be debated in the Senate next Monday 9th November establishes a legal framework to repackage Australia’s plastic waste as fuel and send it to poor countries to burn. It also subsidises industries that process plastic waste into ‘fuels’ to burn in cement kilns andincinerators in Australia.
- 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/
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- The threat of incineration in Australia – Presentation