Tag Archive for 'incineration'

High recycling rates achieve the best cost profile and the best environmental performance

February 14th, 2012 by BBC

BBC Guernsey‘s Kevin Stewart interviewed Andy Bond, ex-director of May Gurney, and current director of Bryson Recycling systems in the UK, just after 11.30 am on 14 February 2012. Kevin Stewart: Andy, can you talk us through the work of what you did at May Gurney and now what you are doing at Bryson Recycling […]

Europe’s burning desire for alternatives to medical waste incineration

March 31st, 2011 by Frost and Sullivan

With the global push towards a greener world comes the awareness to decrease carbon emissions. Throughout many parts of Europe the dominant method of medical waste removal continues to be incineration. Although a successful and easy way to cope with medical waste, the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from incineration are leading European countries to search […]

Deputy Flouquet cannot give an assurance that massburn incineration won’t be an option for treating Guernsey’s solid waste

October 1st, 2010 by Bernard Flouquet

This is a transcript of the debate on Deputy Gloria Dudley-Owen’s Amendment on the Waste Hierarchy in the States of Deliberation on 1 October 2010. Deputy Graham Guille asked PSD Minister Deputy Bernard Flouquet for assurance that Guernsey wouldn’t end up again with incineration to deal with our solid waste. Deputy Graham Guille said “In […]

Why incineration is a very bad idea in the Twenty First Century

March 5th, 2010 by Professor Connett

I taught environmental chemistry and toxicology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. I reached the rank of full professor and retired in May 2006.  Since 1985 I have researched the dangers of incineration (I have co-authored six papers on dioxin) and have vigorously promoted an alternative strategy consisting of intensive recycling, composting, reuse, repair […]

The Voodoo economics of Incineration

December 7th, 2009 by Richard Lord

In a presentation by Dr. Paul Connett he states that incinerators are an economic disaster.  The public do not find out how much they are paying for these things until it is too late.  Most of the money spent on incinerators goes into a few pockets and leaves the community.

Debunking the myths of energy from waste

November 15th, 2009 by Richard Lord

Professor Paul Connett and others oppose the government of Ontario’s plan to burn waste for energy supply. Part 1 of a series from the press conference of March 29, 2007. Markham Councillor Erin Shapiro speaks on her city’s remarkable waste reduction program, with plans for a zero waste program on the radar. Barbara Halsall speaks […]