Tag Archive for 'solid waste'

Waste management and recycling can make a big contribution to economic growth and job creation

January 15th, 2012 by European Commission

Full implementation of EU waste legislation would save €72 billion a year, increase the annual turnover of the EU waste management and recycling sector by €42 billion and create over 400,000 jobs by 2020 according to a European Commission study. Illegal waste operations in EU Member States are causing missed opportunities for economic growth, but […]

Peaceful gathering to say ‘No’ to the incinerator and welcome Deputies to the States of Deliberation on Wednesday 24th March 8:45-9:30 am

March 19th, 2010 by Rosie

We will be gathering on the steps of the Old Court buildings on Wednesday 24th March from 8:45 to 9:30 am to welcome our Deputies as they enter the States of Deliberation to debate the Spruce Requete, which calls for the reinstatement of the Suez incinerator proposal.   We will be asking them to support the […]

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 Future of Recycling – A Video by May Gurney

January 30th, 2010 by Richard Lord

A Short Film About Energy from Waste Incinerators

December 1st, 2009 by Richard Lord

The Solid Waste Disposal Solution for Guernsey

July 21st, 2009 by Dr Barrie Mealing

Summary This paper presents a robust and complete solution to the Guernsey solid waste disposal problem. This solution restricts use of landfill to materials which cannot reasonably be treated in any other way, eliminates unneighbourly commercial burning of timber, minimises the generation of problematic ash residues, and promotes best recycling practices. This solution is feasible […]