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[GreenYes] Re: Communities with waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities combining recycling FYI


At 01:55 PM 9/6/2006 -0400, LWheeler45@no.address wrote:

>More than 10 years after the first investigation documenting
>waste-to-energy's compatibility with recycling, a new comprehensive
>survey definitively demonstrates that the two waste management
>options work well together.

This is bullshit from the incinerator industry.

Two organizations are confused here:

The first is the International Solid Waste Association, whose board
is headed by the notorious Delaware incinerator promoter N.C.
Vasuki. (http://www.iswa.org/index.php?option=com_akostaff&Itemid=61)

Here are two examples of the mischief being done:

"ISWA is working with senior World Bank officials to assist in their
programs to improve solid waste management" (That is, arrange
financing for incinerators.)

"ISWA has for several years worked closely with the World Health Organisation."

The second is the Integrated Waste Services Association which is open
about representing the incinerator industry.
(http://www.wte.org/).

The industry has decided that it needs to give ground and support
(nominally, at least) a certain level of recycling because a "burn
everything" position no longer plays well. Thus it says:

"The Integrated Waste Services Association (IWSA) was formed in 1991
to promote integrated solutions to municipal solid waste management problems.

Within this capacity, IWSA strives to encourage the use of
waste-to-energy technology as a key component of community solid
waste programs."

Alan




>By Jonathan V.L. Kiser
>
>Communities with waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities across the country
>responded enthusiastically in favor of combining recycling with WTE
>for the management of household trash. The 2002 survey not only
>confirmed that recycling and WTE are compatible but also provided
>solid reasons why the two technologies perform better together than
>separately. (The compatibility survey, conducted as part of the
>investigation to compile The 2002 ISWA [Integrated Waste Services
>Association] Directory of Waste-to-Energy Plants, was conducted
>between April and September 2002. For a copy of the directory,
>contact IWSA at 202/467-6240 or e-mail
><mailto:Zanneswte@no.address>Zanneswte@no.address) Key findings include
>the following:
>So discuss already
>leonard e. wheeler jr
>.
>
>

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