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Go Ralph and Val. Neil
On Dec 3, 2006, at 3:47 AM, GreenYes group wrote:

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> * Zero Waste Alliance UK - Burning waste makes for more waste - so
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> * What's In New York City's Residential and Street Basket Waste?
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> TOPIC: Zero Waste Alliance UK - Burning waste makes for more waste
> - so tax it
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> Date: Sat, Dec 2 2006 10:19 am
> From: Gary Liss
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> Apologies for Cross-Postings
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>> From: "Ralph & Val Barton" <trinibarton@no.address>
>> Subject: Press Release-Zero Waste
>> Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 10:55:10 -0000
>>
>> PRESS RELEASE...PRESS RELEASE December 2006
>> Zero Waste Alliance UK
>>
>> Burning waste makes for more waste - so tax it.
>> Communities and waste recyclers from across the UK have come
>> together as
>> The Zero Waste Alliance in support of a consultative declaration
>> sent to the
>> Secretary of State, David Miliband pointing the way forward to
>> revolutionising the UK's attitudes to waste:
>> * Switch Subsidies to Food waste Collection & Composting
>> * Set Recycling Targets to 75%
>> * Extend Producer Responsibility
>> * Give Carbon Credits to Recycling & Composting
>> * Recognise Incineration as Disposal
>> all & more proposals to stop the dash to burn
>> waste that creates climate changing greenhouse
>> gases (Heat and Power from Waste produces
>> thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases, toxic gases and toxic ash.)
>>
>> The Declaration "UK Waste Policy - A Bridge Half
>> Built" is prepared by the educational charity
>> company, Zero Waste Alliance UK in consultation
>> with many others. It recognises advances made
>> since the report "Waste not Want not" by the
>> Government's Strategy Unit on Waste in 2002 for
>> instance by the increase in landfill taxes, but argues that much
>> more needs
>> to be done to make the large scale disposal of
>> waste unattractive in favour of not creating
>> waste[1] and encouraging the production of
>> products that can be safely re-used, recycled or composted.
>>
>> Chairman of Zero Waste Alliance UK, Ralph Ryder,
>> says "We need radical decisions in government
>> to turn the UK from a throw away society to one
>> that conserves the world's resources and reduces
>> greenhouse gases. Burning waste even with some
>> heat and energy produced solves nothing. It
>> produces greenhouse gases. It encourages the
>> production of waste needed to feed the
>> incinerator. It produces toxins to air & land. It wastes valuable
>> resources & energy.
>>
>> A Zero Waste policy says we need to reduce waste
>> and what is produced should be able to be safely
>> re-used, recycled or composted. Once
>> manufacturers no longer have a disposal route
>> to hide behind they will have to produce safe
>> products. But Government must set the scene to enable these
>> things to happen"
>>
>> The proposals in the Declaration include
>> recommending the setting of long term recycling
>> and composting targets of 75% by 2015, pressing
>> for the introduction of the Biowaste Directive
>> and its requirement for kerbside kitchen waste
>> collections, switching government subsidies from
>> PFI schemes to the start up costs of food waste
>> collection and composting, extending carbon
>> credits to recycling and composting, extending
>> Producer Responsibility legislation, research
>> into health effects of pollution and an incinerator tax.
>>
>> The recommendations in full are as follows: -
>>
>> 1. Set long term recycling and composting
>> targets of 75% for all local authorities by
>> 2015, (and a minimum of 60% for each individual
>> local authority) along with waste minimisation
>> targets, to prevent their crowding out by local
>> and regional long term disposal contracts.
>>
>> 2. Press the EU to introduce the Biowaste
>> Directive, and its requirement for kerbside
>> kitchen waste collections in all cities, towns
>> and villages with over 1,500 population.
>>
>> 3. Switch the government subsidy of PFI
>> schemes to the start up costs of food waste
>> collection and composting, as part of the
>> Treasury's forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.
>>
>> 4. Extend the grant of carbon credits to
>> recycling and composting to reflect their impact
>> on the reduction of CO2 emissions generated by
>> the production of virgin materials.
>>
>> 5. Extend Producer Responsibility
>> Legislation to cover all materials in the
>> household waste stream, and raise the targets
>> for recycling of plastic packaging, glass and
>> metals under existing legislation to those set
>> by the leading countries in Europe.
>>
>> 6. Recognise incineration as disposal not
>> recovery, in line with the EU Waste Framework
>> Directive and rulings of the European Court of Justice.
>>
>> 7. Fund a major research programme to
>> identify the hazards of nano particles,
>> particulate aerosols, and brominated flame
>> retardants that arise from the burning of mixed waste.
>>
>> 8. Introduce an incineration tax of at least £12 per tonne.
>>
>> 9. Charge incinerator bottom ash at the
>> full level of landfill tax (rather than the £2 a
>> tonne which it currently enjoys by virtue of its
>> unwarranted classification as inert waste) and
>> reduce the landfill tax to £6 a tonne for
>> bio-degradable waste, stabilised to the levels
>> set out in the 2nd draft of the Biowaste Directive.
>>
>> 10. Require compulsory insurance against future
>> pollution and health claims for all disposal and recovery facilities.
>>
>> Our Declaration concludes
>> "What is required is return to the boldness of
>> the Strategy Unit's policy, and a shift of
>> finance and incentives towards composting and
>> recycling. Climate Change policy calls for it.
>> The Government should respect the evidence, free
>> itself from the disposal centred waste industry,
>> and complete the work that was left half
>> finished after the Strategy Unit's Review"
>> See Contact details below
>>
>> Contact:
>> Val Barton, Director, Zero Waste Alliance UK Tel/Fax:
>> 01434 345 456
>>
>> Email: val@no.address Website: www.zwallianceuk.org
>> <http://www.zwallianceuk.org/>
>>
>> Or Worku Lakew, CEO, Tower Hamlets Community Recycling Consortium
>> (THCRC)
>> and is a Director of the National Community
>> Recycling Network (CRN). Providing recycling
>> services to 80.000 Residents in blocks of flats
>> Worku has a background in economic development
>> and social change as well as urban regeneration
>> and sustainability. THCRC has invented the
>> permanent combination of Outreach work and
>> doorstep recycling and is a strong practitioner
>> of local loop processing working in such areas
>> as glass processing and composting.
>>
>> Or call Rob Hill Chairman of Northlands
>> Park Residents' Association. A community of
>> 10,000 people living a quarter of a mile from a
>> proposed 650,000 tonne RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel
>> now sometimes called Solid Recovered Fuel. SRF)
>> manufacturing plant, which has clauses in the
>> waste local plan that could see this yet feed an incinerator.
>>
>> December 2006
>>
>> Zero Waste Alliance UK is a company registered
>> by guarantee in England & Wales, number 4452297,
>> <http://www.zwallianceuk.org/> Registered
>> Office: 57 Tosson Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5LY
>>
>> [1] Municipal waste generated in England fell by
>> 3% 2005/6. Recycling levels have risen to 27%
>
> Gary Liss
> 916-652-7850
> Fax: 916-652-0485
> www.garyliss.com
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> TOPIC: What's In New York City's Residential and Street Basket
> Waste? Now we
> Know!
> http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/
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> == 1 of 1 ==
> Date: Sat, Dec 2 2006 1:18 pm
> From: "nycrecycles"
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> Dear Colleagues:
>
> I am pleased to announce that the New York City Department of
> Sanitation has posted final results of its 2004-05 Residential and
> Street Basket Waste Characterization Study on its website:
> www.nyc.gov/nycwasteless. Follow the links to "What's in NYC's
> Waste?"
> or go straight to:
> http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/recycling/
> waste_char_study.shtml.
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> I welcome comments and questions on this study.
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>
> Samantha MacBride
> Deputy Director, Recycling
> Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling
> New York City Department of Sanitation
> 44 Beaver Street, 6th floor
> New York, NY 10004
> 917-237-5647
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