PRESS RELEASE: More incineration than trash to burn threatens recycling in Europe
January 21st, 2013
January 21st, 2013
A new study reveals that incinerators already operating in some EU states have the capacity to burn more than the non-recyclable waste generated. Still, industry is pushing to further expand incineration capacity in the European region.
NGOs CALL ON EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS
European Green groups GAIA, EEB and Seas at Risk call on the European Commission to ban single-use plastic bags as soon as possible.
Press Release -- EU Double Standards on Waste Management & Climate Policy
Press release -- new report exposes contradictions between EU waste management policy and support for the carbon market.
GAIA Europe: Citizens Want Public Funding to Go for Community Recycling Solutions
In Europe actions took place in France, Italy, United Kingdom or Spain to denounce the lack of funding going to alternative sustainable practices and technologies whilst national and European public funding goes to subsidise the construction of incinerators and or reward the energy they produce. In the meantime no premium goes to energy savings from prevention, reuse or recycling.
Indaver Refused Permission to Build in Cork, Ireland after 10 year Battle
An Bord Pleanala have today refused permission to Indaver Ireland to build hazardous and municipal waste incinerators at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, plans for which were initially announced by Indaver in April 2001.
GAIA, Global Alliance Inceneritor Alternatives, festeggia 10 anni di vittorie di tutta la comunità che lotta per Rifiuti Zero.
Il 1° dicembre 2010, per la 9a Giornata Mondiale contro l’incenerimento dei rifiuti, a Capannori e a Trapani, in Italia, a Cancun, in Messico, Quezon City, nelle Filippine, a Santiago del Cile, a Berkeley, USA, a Bruxelles, Belgio, un’alleanza internazionale di gruppi di cittadini chiede la fine dei sussidi pubblici per gli impianti d’incenerimento.
Dia Internacional Contra Las Basuras Y La Incineración
Con motivo del día de acción global contra la basura y la incineración el día 1 de diciembre Ecologistas en Acción quiere denunciar la situación de las basuras en la Comunidad de Madrid y hacer especial mención a uno de los tratamientos que se les da a los residuos, la incineración.
Belarussian NGOs are against proposed waste incineration
Belarusian public environmental organizations are extremely concerned about the plans to build waste incinerators in regional centers and other cities of Belarus. According to independent experts from Belarussian NGOs - Center for Environmental Solutions and the environmental network Green Alliance, these incinerators can pose a serioius threat to human health and make environmental situation in Belarus much worse.
NEW REPORT: Half a million new jobs could be created in Europe by recycling more
Brussels - At least 500,000 new jobs would be created in Europe if countries recycled 70% of their waste finds a new study, 'More Jobs, Less Waste', launched by Friends of the Earth today.
The EU Policy of Subsidising Energy from Burning Waste is Worsening the Climate
Brussels, Belgium. 30th June 2010. GAIA’s new report “When the EU wastes the climate” warns about the negative impacts on the climate and sustainability stemming from current EU policies to reward energy from incineration.
GAIA Questions Nomination of New Climate Action Commissioner
GAIA warns about the nomination of Connie Hedegaard as EU commissioner for climate action because of her support to a dirty technology such as incineration. When compared the emissions of an incinerator produce more CO2  than a gas or coal power plant.
EU funded incinerator plans in Poland consign recycling bins to scrapheap
Warsaw, Poland -- An announcement from the Polish city of Bydgoszcz that it plans to end its waste separation collection scheme by the end of this year end has been criticised by CEE Bankwatch Network's member group Polish Green Network. The proposed move comes as Bydgoszcz looks to become the first Polish city to receive EU funds for the development of a new waste incinerator by 2012. 
Global Coalition Seeks Priority Funding For Recycling To Mitigate Climate Change
GAIA in Europe has joined groups around the world in pushing for Zero Waste as a climate-friendly choice over waste disposal technologies such as landfills and incinerators (including “waste to energy”, plasma, gasification, and cement kiln incineration).
GDA 2009: UK Environmental Groups Seek Priority Funding For Recycling To Mitigate Climate Change
Sinfin, Spondon and All Against Incineration and Derby Friends of the Earth have joined groups around the world in pushing for Zero Waste as a climate-friendly choice over waste disposal technologies such as landfills and incinerators, including “waste of energy”, plasma, gasification, and cement kiln incineration.
Ministry of Environment threatens to shut down Friends of the Earth Croatia
Croatian Ministry of Environment attempts to shut down Friends of the Earth Croatia with court case over peaceful protest action!
Putting Naples in the road to Zero Waste
18 February, 2009. Naples, Italy. Around 150 experts, professionals, government leaders and environmental activists from more than 20 countries around the world gather in Naples, Italy for the 5th Zero Waste International Dialog from February 18 to 21, 2009 to tackle waste issues.
Eco-Emballages: 60 Millions D'Euros Place Dans Des Paradis Fiscaux
Le ministère en charge de l’écologie tient en ce moment une réunion de crise suite à l’aveu par Eco-emballages d’un risque de perte lié au placement de 60 millions d’euros dans des paradis fiscaux. Agir pour l’environnement, le CNIID et les Amis de la Terre jugent inacceptable que cet éco-organisme privé tente de s’enrichir en mettant en jeu des fonds destinés à remplir une mission d’intérêt général et demandent une sanction sévère de la part du ministère.
Etude InVS sur dioxines et incinération: où est-elle passée ? Appel commun pour une publication sans délai
12 décembre 2008. Paris, France – Le 30 novembre 2006, l'Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS) présentait une simple synthèse des résultats de la vaste étude épidémiologique menée sur l'imprégnation par les dioxines des populations vivant à proximité d'incinérateurs de déchets. Cette étude visait à étudier les différences de contamination entre population exposée et non exposée aux retombées des fumées. Pourtant, depuis cette présentation, soit depuis plus de deux ans, la publication de l'étude complète et définitive a toujours été reportée et n'a toujours pas eu lieu à ce jour.
Comic strips show why the EU should be acting faster on chemicals that menace our health
Comic strips show why the EU should be acting faster on chemicals that menace our health 1 December 2008. Brussels, Belgium. A series of funny and colourful stories published today provide a glimpse of current concerns about health and man-made chemicals, and some pointers on what individuals and governments need to do to create a better future.
Zagreb incinerator project on hold
December 3rd, 2008
December 3rd, 2008
Stench Rising over Sofia Waste Crisis, Warns local group
CEE Bankwatch Network, Za Zemiata
CEE Bankwatch Network, Za Zemiata
6 November, 2008, Bulgaria. The environmental assessment (EIA) of a waste management project proposed by Sofia municipality to deal with the Bulgarian capital's chronic waste problems has been criticised by Bankwatch's Bulgarian member group Za Zemiata for failing to consider an alternative waste management scenario officially submitted by NGOs in collaboration with experts and researchers from Europe and the U.S. Such a procedural breach of Bulgarian EIA legislation should, believes Za Zemiata, rule out vital EU funding that the authorities in Sofia are seeking for the EUR 175 million project. 
Grenelle : l'incinération menace les énergies renouvelables
by CNIID, France
by CNIID, France
le 9 octobre 2008, Paris, France. Le début du débat parlementaire sur la Loi Grenelle 1 a commencé hier soir. Le Cniid (Centre national d'information indépendante sur les déchets), au-delà des limites mêmes de cette loi d'intentions, alerte sur la promotion dont pourrait bénéficier l'incinération, en contradiction totale avec la nécessité de privilégier la prévention et la valorisation matière en réduisant le recours à ce traitement polluant. Des amendements dangereux ont été déposés par Mr Jacob, rapporteur de la commission des affaires économiques, Mr Proriol et Mme Irles, tous les trois députés de la majorité.
Waste proposals in Istria Sideline Recycling and the Public
1 October, 2008. Croatia. Protests against a EUR 40 million waste management centre planned for development in the Croatian tourist hotspot of Istria have been taking place in Zagreb. The justifications for the project remain unclear particularly in view of the fact that local recycling targets are set at a regrettably low rate of 23% by 2015 and that the center's capacity is 50 percent higher than needed, according to the Croatian Waste Management Plan. The proposed site for the project is one kilometre from the sea and three kilometres from the ancient city of Pula.
Groups Push for Zero Budget for Rusting Incinerators
28 September 2008, Quezon City, Philippines. The Philippines could get its children out of waste dumps and into schools with the almost P100 million that would be saved if Congress denies the budget allocation for useless medical waste incinerators.
More than 86 thousands garbage bags filled on clean-up day in Latvia
According to the received information, 86 787 bags of garbage were collected by the participants of Liel? Talka (clean-up day in Latvia) - a one-day cleaning campaign carried out today, September 13. All the inhabitants of Latvia were invited to join their efforts under the motto "A clean and green country - a present given to Latvia on the 90th anniversary".
A Clear Conflict of Interest in the EU Waste Framework Directive
MEP Caroline Jackson, the rapporteur for the European Union Waste Framework Directive, is accepting money from the waste industry, it has been revealed.