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!”

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”

Bays & Beaches Residents – Update

Apologies for not be able to attend tonight’s Bays & Beaches Residents meeting, however please find below an update on what’s been happening! Status of Draft EPA Waste from Energy regulations There’s a new govt in Canberra and the EPA have received a lot of objections to the draft regulations so we’re not expecting toContinue reading “Bays & Beaches Residents – Update”

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”

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”