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Faith-based groups, academic institutions, and civil society organizations express alarm over waste to energy incineration proposal

by admin | September 16, 2020

Faith-based groups, academic institutions and other civil society organizations from all over the country expressed their concerns about the government’s plan to allow waste incineration as a solution to manage our garbage problem. During the virtual conference on Wednesday organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM-Pilipinas) and partner organizations, talked about the waste-to-energy law […]

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Environmental groups tell Gatchalian: Quit pushing legalization of waste incineration

by admin | September 16, 2020

Green group warns vs Gatchalian’s Waste-To-Energy incineration proposal; Says move will only benefit the plastics industry and waste management companies Groups belonging to the No Burn Pilipinas alliance today warned against the proposal by Sen, Gatchalian to push incineration under the guise of waste-to-energy projects to deal with the country’s burgeoning waste problems, stressing that […]

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Toxic Texas: Responding to the Plastics Plant Fire in Grand Prairie

by admin | August 20, 2020

Photo Credit: Kathy Kamo August 20, 2020 A massive fire at the Poly-America Facility in Grand Prairie, Texas continues to smolder more than 36 hours after causing a regional emergency. Community advocates and Break Free From Plastic movement leaders call for the closure of the facility and all similarly-dangerous plastic production  facilities. Thick pillars of […]

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Green Groups Denounce Moves in Philippine Congress to Legalize Waste Incineration by Promoting Them as Waste to Energy (WTE) Plants

by admin | July 21, 2020

Quezon City, Philippines (July 21, 2020) —Groups from the No Burn Pilipinas and Break Free From Philippines movement today denounced current moves in Congress to legalize garbage incineration banned under the Clean Air Act, by referring to them as waste-to-energy (WTE) plants while urging both the Senate and the House of Representatives to reject the proposed waste-to-energy bills, which will have the effect of weakening instead of improving existing environmental laws.

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