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RE: [greenyes] RE: [GAIA]ZW goals without incineration?


Keith,

I certainly do not agree with your view on the chances of a zerow waste law here
in Buenos Aires. There's a new law draft submitted by the Head of the
Environmental Comission only a few weeks ago and supported by different
political sectors. The Commission already started to discuss all the drafts
this week and it is to legislae on MSW is their declared priority for this year.

On the incineration issue I do agree it does not have high chances mainly
becasue of community opposition that is and has been really strong. However, th
reason why I asked this list for the backround infomration is because some
Representatives fear that this is the way (incineration) other places in the
world are achieving waste diversion goals and that we could face that situation
of not being able to achieve the diversion goals without it. You may not be
aware but some consideration is also being given at the national level to the
use of waste as fuel in energy thermal plants within the city.

There has definetely been progress on this in the last year, including a
resolution on ZW approved last year by the local Parliament.

I don't think the whole list is interested in the details so I'd be happy to
keep on exchanging emails with you about this. Where do you live? Are you
based in Argentina?




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Ripley [mailto:vze3gxms@no.address]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:16 PM
> To: Ann Leonard
> Cc: greenyes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] RE: [GAIA]ZW goals without incineration?
>
> Annie,
> Don't start celebrating just yet. While Greenpeace Argentina
> has managed to get the issue on the table for discussion by getting the Zero
> Waste bill introduced into the legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos
> Aires (CABA), its chances of actual passage are widely considered very slim.
> I don't think incineration is considered a serious option for
> waste (other than infectious wastes) by most policymakers in CABA.
> Given the ecological zoning process now in place in the City, any
> incinerator within city limits would be opposed and delayed by years.
> And it appears that the surrounding Province of Buenos Aires (PBA) is
> unwilling to create an incinerator to receive CABA wastes. Right now there
> is a considerable battle over simply replacing the landfill that serves
> CABA.
> Regards,
> Keith Ripley
>
> Ann Leonard wrote:
>
> >Dear Veronica,
> >
> >This is quite exciting to hear about Buenos Aires' progress towards
> >Zero Waste.
> >
> >There is some information about model Zero Waste resolutions, U.S.
> >cities with Zero Waste resolutions and other policy-oriented resources
> >on the GRRN website at:
> >http://www.grrn.org/zerowaste/resource_zw.html#Resolutions
> >
> >Keep us posted.
> >Cheers
> >Annie
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: gaia-members-admin@no.address
> >[mailto:gaia-members-admin@no.address] On Behalf Of Veronica
> >Odriozola
> >Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:44 AM
> >To: GAIA members; greenyes@no.address
> >Subject: [GAIA]ZW goals without incineration?
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >we are currently persuing a ZW law to be approved in Buenos Aires city.
> >And I would need to know which of the communities, States, etc., that
> >have ZW commitments with waste diversion goals have been achieving them
> >without incineration. I need to compile information on other places
> >that have ZW goals but without MSW incineration. Could you help me?
> >
> >Thanks in advance!
> >
> >Veronica
> >(Argentina)
> >
> >
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> --
> Sr. Keith E. Ripley
> Temas Actuales LLC
> e-mail: keith.ripley@no.address
> www.temasactuales.com
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> Caribbean"
> http://www.temasactuales.com/temas_in_print/index_wastebookpromo.html
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