We are writing to express our concerns with regard to the notification of the Italian draft legislation n°2012/480/I relating to the production and condition for use of solid recovered waste.As highlighted below in more detail, Italy is classifying solid recovered fuel (SRF) as non-waste in order to be able to incinerate or co-incinerate it outside of the EU regulatory framework for waste and industrial emissions (incineration and co-incineration), arguing that SRF that is prepared and classi
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GAIA's factsheet on incineration.
FACT1: Municipal waste is non-renewable, consisting of discarded materials such as paper, plastic and glass that are derived from finite natural resources such as forests that are being depleted at unsustainable rates.
FACT2: All incinerators pose considerable risk to the health and environment of neighboring communities as well as that of the general population.
UK-based power companies are using the myth that biomass is 'carbon neutral' to continue their emissions and greenwash their polluting activities permitted under the EU Emissions Trading System and other EU legislation. This deceptive accounting undermines analysis that places emissions from biomass on a par with fossil fuels. This British biomass boom is set to benefit polluters and cause widespread environmental destruction through land grabs and deforestation.
Table of Potential, Existing and Prevented Incinerators in UK. Shows basic information and notes about each site.
Since the table is constantly updated, access the original site from: http://ukwin.org.uk/resources/table/
Groundwork's notes on cement kilns in UK. Mentions community movements and resources such as "CANK" (Campain Against the New Kiln), Emissions Watch, RugbyTown.org, The Air That We Breathe Network (TATWBN) etc. Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Cement/CementUK.html