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[GreenYes] Re: ACTION: Act now to stop European Union waste policy from taking a step backwards!


Dear Neil,

I am very concerned about this, and would like to both sign the petition and customize my reply when I do.  The only problem is that it's not clear to me what the new WFD states exactly that represents a backwards step. 

I've heard that a new WFD was adopted, or has been proposed--I'm not clear which--that reclassifies incinerators as recovery, on a par with recycling, and that this would allow incineration to qualify as renewable energy for carbon credits.  Is this true?  And is this one of the aspects of the WFD that's being protested?

For those of us in North America who are not as close to this issue as you, it would be a great help if you could give a few more specifics so that we can better frame a response.

Yours for a resourceful future,
Gretchen Brewer
Boston, MA

In a message dated 6/12/08 1:51:26 AM, neil@no.address writes:



Dear Friends,

The European Union is on the verge of approving a terrible new waste law
that will have global repercussions. Please act now to tell the European
Parliament to stand up for people's health and the environment! And
please forward widely!

Thank you,

Neil Tangri



Act now to stop European Union waste policy from taking a step backwards!

Act here: http://tinyurl.com/5rftrd

The European Union is now negotiating a new Waste Framework Directive
which will establish waste policy for all 27 countries in the EU, and
affect the entire globe.

Although earlier votes on the law strengthened waste policy, backroom
deals with governments in the European Union have resulted in a
drastically weakened and biased proposal â?? even worse than the previous
law! This policy is set to influence governments around the globe that
look to the EU for environmental policy leadership, and make it harder
for GAIA members to improve national waste laws.

We have to act NOW to convince the European Parliament to stand up for
health and the environment, for sustainability and sensible resource
use. Join GAIA members around the globe in denouncing the archaic
proposal of directive and calling on the Parliament to reject it.

Act now!
http://tinyurl.com/5rftrd





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