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”

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 Report Launch – the REAL effects of burning waste – on our health & the environment!!

The National Toxics Network has commissioned a study to explain how burning waste will affect us and what the govt should be doing about it. For more info see the launch this Thursday 21st April @ 6pm. Click here to register!

UK MPs Call for Halt to Britain’s Waste Incinerator Expansion Plans

Given the blind determination of the NSW Government to ignore the huge raft of evidence from the UK and EU clearly showing the health effects of burning waste – including the effects of ultrafine particulates that cannot be filtered out and carry toxic heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants like dioxins, we thought it wasContinue reading “UK MPs Call for Halt to Britain’s Waste Incinerator Expansion Plans”

NSW EPA and Govt finally meet NMI

On 28/10/21 NMI, Matraville Precinct Chair, Steve McAndrew and Randwick Councillor Noel D’Souza met NSW EPA and a senior advisor from Matt Kean’s office. Our wide-ranging discussions were based on a large amount of referenced documentation and previous correspondence, including our meeting with them in April 2020, which were sent to them prior to thisContinue reading “NSW EPA and Govt finally meet NMI”

NMI and Maroubra Local Meet With NSW EPA

This week NMI and a retired Maroubra MD spoke to the EPA’s Manager of the Land & Resources Policy Group and a senior air quality expert who were instrumental in advising the NSW Government on the Energy from Waste Policy. The discussion was wide ranging, but the following is worth noting: The NSW EPA statedContinue reading “NMI and Maroubra Local Meet With NSW EPA”

DRAFT NSW CLEAN AIR STRATEGY – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

After initially abandoning the review of the NSW Clean Air Policy the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is now requesting public comments on what the draft NSW Clean Air Strategy might look like. Currently there are proposals for four incinerators to burn various types of waste in the Sydney Basin which will significantly degradeContinue reading “DRAFT NSW CLEAN AIR STRATEGY – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS”