Fact Sheets

10 reasons why burning waste to make energy is a bad idea   (National Toxics Network, Australia)

Energy Justice Network Incinerator fact sheet

Incinerator Myths vs Facts (GAIA 2010)

Landfill gas fact sheet (Energy Justice Network 2008)

Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste Pollution Update   (Pembina Institute Canada 2007)

Questions to ask when faced with a Waste to Energy proposal (GAIA 2016)

Gasification pyrolysis and plasma incineration summary (GAIA)

Gasification fact sheet   (Clean Water Action 2013)

Blowing Smoke : 10 reasons why incineration is not “green” (GAIA 2010)

Biomass fact sheet  (Energy Justice Network 2009))

Incineration Technical

Gasification, pyrolysis and plasma briefing  (Friends of the Earth 2006)

Incineration overcapacity and waste shipping in Europe  (GAIA Europe 2013) (Incinerators and waste shipping in Europe 2013

Nanomaterials in the Waste stream  (OECD Publishing 2016)

Waste to Energy in Australia does not stack up  (National Toxics Network Australia 2013)

Incinerator economics

Incineration Health Impact

Fire, explosion and chemical toxicity hazards of gasification energy from waste (A. Rollinson 2018)

Toxic ash poisons our food chain (IPEN 2017)

Public health impacts associated with incinerators – a compilation   (Alliance for a Clean Environment 2013)

Cancer and incineration   (Prevent Cancer Now Canada 2008)

Health effects of waste incinerators (British Society of Ecological Medicine 2008)

Sarcoma risk from incinerator pollution (Italian study – Open Access Environmental Health 2007 6:19)

Incinerator and health issue briefing (Friends of the Earth UK 2001)

Incineration Human Health  (Greepeace UK 2001)

Incineration Climate Impact

Not Renewable, Barely Energy  (GAIA 2011)

Burning Biomass Report (National Toxic Network Australia 2016)

Incinerator subsidies in the EU hurt the climate (GAIA 2017)

Case Studies

Air pollution from incinerators: EU case studies (Zero Waste Europe 2015).

Incinerator in disguise: case studies worldwide (GreenAction & GAIA 2006)

China incinerator case study (EU, IPEN, Green Beagle 2015)

Changing the rules for dirty energy in Western Australia (Alliance for a Clean Environment WA 2016)

China toxic eggs case study (IPEN 2016)

Maryland, USA case study waste to energy (EIP 2011)

Denmark case study: why recycling makes more sense (


Zero Waste and Recycling

Zero Waste

A zero waste strategy for Western Australia  (National Toxics Network Australia 2017)

A sustainable zero waste future (ACT greens 2017)

On the Road to Zero Waste  (GAIA 2012)

Best disposal option for leftovers on the way to Zero Waste (Ecocycle 2014)

The benefits of using compost to mitigate climate change  (Organic Force and NSW Government 2011)

A guide to zero waste: a practical guide (Gaia 2015)

GAIA 10 years of community action for zero waste (GAIA 2015)

It’s smarter to separate ( Houston Zero Waste Campaign 2014)

Analysis of national landfill survey data (Blue Environment 2013)

Organic recycling in Australia (Recycling Organics 2013)

Waste generation and resource recovery in Australia (Blue Environment 2013)

Citizens guide to zero waste  (Connett and Sheehan 2002)

Recycling versus landfill versus incineration comparison (Morris 2004)

San Francisco zero waste program (Macy)


Bad News for recycling and waste reduction  (GAIA 2013)

Lifecycle analysis comparing waste reduction technologies (Morris LCA 2004)

Job creation through recycling (Friends of the Earth UK 2010)

Waste data

National waste report 2016 (Dep. of Energy & Environment, Australia)

National waste report 2010   (Australian Government 2010)

National waste regeneration & recovery 2010/11   ((Australian Government 2014)

Analysis of landfill data   (Waste Management Association of Australia 2013)

Organic recycling in Australia 2012: industry statistics   (Recycled Organics Unit 2012)