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DISPELLING THE MYTHS!

We thought we’d done with hearing all the misinformation published by Suez about their Matraville waste incinerator, but apparently not!Given the steady stream of misinformation being published by the waste industry, and the NSW government trying to convince the public that waste incineration is really OK, we thought it appropriate to dispel a few ofContinue reading “DISPELLING THE MYTHS!”

Veolia Withdraws Proposal for Incinerator at Matraville

This afternoon Veolia (who now own Suez) officially withdrew their proposal to attach a waste incinerator to OPAL’s Matraville Paper Mill. We already knew that Veolia’s ridiculous proposal was dead in the water, but it’s great to get the news officially! A big thank you to Matt Thistlethwaite, Michael Daley, Cr Danny Said, Randwick MayorContinue reading “Veolia Withdraws Proposal for Incinerator at Matraville”

Update – NMI’s Letter to Chris Bowen

28 August Update:We recently had a reply to our letter from Minister for the Environment and Water, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP in response to our earlier letter to Chris Bowen (see below). Notwithstanding Minister Plibersek’s response, given the Labor Govt’s commitment prior to the election to review the subsidies paid to these companies it’sContinue reading “Update – NMI’s Letter to Chris Bowen”

Help stop the subsidies being paid to companies burning waste

Recently David Pocock announced that was aiming to halt Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) being paid for plantation forestry because he had doubts over whether planting trees would not deliver the promised reduction in greenhouse gases. So we wrote to him to see if he was aware of the proposed amendments to the Recycling andContinue reading “Help stop the subsidies being paid to companies burning waste”

The End of the Road for Suez’s Incinerator!

With the passing of the NSW EPA’s Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Thermal Energy from Waste) Regulation on Friday, residents of SE Sydney can now breathe easier. The amendments now form part of the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2021 and will prohibit Veolia’s (formerly Suez’s) proposal to burn waste atContinue reading “The End of the Road for Suez’s Incinerator!”

NMI Objects to TNG’s Eastern Creek Incinerator

The Next Generation (TNG) have been allowed to resubmit their EIS for their Eastern Creek incinerator after agreeing to remove shredded vehicles and chromate treated timber from the fuel stream.  They will burn mixed waste organic outputs (MWOO) instead. But according to the EPA, MWOO contains shredded plastics, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and toxic heavyContinue reading “NMI Objects to TNG’s Eastern Creek Incinerator”

Chris Bowen To Review Waste Incineration Subsidies!

National Toxics Network (NTN) Campaign Co-ordinator, Jane Bremmer attended a climate round table with Shadow Environment Minister, Chris Bowen last Monday where Chris confirmed that a Federal Labor Government will look into removing clean and renewable energy subsidies for waste incineration!! Hallelujah! But wait, there’s more…. Chris also accepted NTN’s latest briefing paper outlining theContinue reading “Chris Bowen To Review Waste Incineration Subsidies!”

NTN & Eunomia’s Report on Waste Incineration in AUS Released

The National Toxics Network and Eunomia’s report tell us what the true costs of waste incineration are and what will happen in Australia if waste incineration is adopted as the lazy, “go to” solution for waste management. Their report reveals that the true costs of using waste incinerators to manage our waste streams are worseContinue reading “NTN & Eunomia’s Report on Waste Incineration in AUS Released”

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