Nazor: Direktivu EU o skladkovani lze splnit i bez spaloven odpadu
i v Ceske republice se objevuji snahy zneuzit pripravovanou implemetnaci
direktivy EU o skladkovani jako zaminku k obrovskym investicim do
spaloven odpadu. (navrh strategie pro CR navrhuje cca 20 mld. Kc).
Takove investice nejen, ze nejsou nezbytne, ale mohly by prispet ke
zvyseni zdravotnich a ekologickych rizik v souvislsoti s produkci
perzistentich organickych latek spalovnymi odpadu.
Take v clenskych statech EU probiha diskuse o tom, jakym zpusobem uvest
\"skladkovaci\" direktivu v platnost. Jako prispevek do teto diskuse
pripravilo Greenpeace UK zajimavou publikace, ktere napomaha hledat v
odpadovem hospodarstvi udrzitelnou cestu bez dalsiho narustu skladkovani
ci spalovani odpadu.
Elektronickou verzi materialu britske pobocky Greenpeace Vam mohu na pozadani zaslat.
Vice o iniciative Greenpeace UK se doctete v prilozene tiskove zprave.
Miroslav Suta, Greenpeace CR
14 November, 2001, GREENPEACE PROVIDES THE ANSWER TO WASTE CRISIS
Environment group tells local authorities \'no need to build
International environment group Greenpeace has produced a guide for UK
local authorities, which explains how to deal with the mounting national
waste crisis without resorting to unpopular and polluting waste
The guide, How to comply with the Landfill Directive without
incineration: a Greenpeace blueprint, explains that organising efficient
kerbside collection and composting of kitchen and garden waste is the
single most significant step authorities can take.
The UK is currently faced with a massive wave of new waste incinerators
because councils believe they have to burn waste in order to meet new
legal requirements on disposing of biodegradable rubbish at landfills.
The Greenpeace guide makes clear that no local authority has to build an
incinerator to stay within the law and that there are practical
alternatives available which are better for the environment and people.
The report was reviewed by waste company BIFFA which has confirmed that
the solutions in the report are practical.
The report offers proven solutions to waste reduction without
incineration. The answer is source separation of waste into three
streams; dry recyclables, compostable material and residuals - and
modern, in-vessel composting systems. The report gives detailed
information on how a maximum amount of waste can be collected and the
much reduced residual waste cleaned, stabilised and disposed of in
It also gives examples of successful schemes in England, Canada and
Australia. In Canberra, Australia, the recovery of waste without
incineration has jumped from 22% to 66% in six years. Closer to home,
Wealden, in East Sussex, has increased its recycling rate from 4% to 53%
in two years in areas where it has introduced kerbside recycling. In
Wye, Kent, domestic waste has been reduced by 75% through a
comprehensive re-use, composting and recycling scheme.
Mark Strutt, Toxics Campaigner for Greenpeace, said: \"Too many local
authorities are still looking at waste with blinkers on and saying \'if
we can\'t landfill then we\'ll have to incinerate\'. This report shows that
is clearly not the case. The opportunities for local authorities to act
now and accelerate their shift towards high recycling and composting
systems are clearer than ever before. There are no good reasons for any
local authority to ever build a waste incinerator again.\"
Contact: Press Office 020 7865 8255/6, Mark Strutt 020 7865 8226
People living near incinerators risk exposure to a cocktail of toxic
chemicals. Numerous studies confirm that all incinerators release lead,
cadmium, mercury and fine particles into the atmosphere. But the most
notorious by-product of burning rubbish is dioxins, which are formed
when substances that contain chlorine, like PVC, are burnt. Dioxins are
highly toxic and accumulate in the food chain. The most dangerous dioxin
is classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for
Research on Cancer and has been described as the most toxic chemical
known to science.
The burning of household rubbish also leads to the formation of many
other new and toxic chemical compounds. The number of new substances
released from incineration may run into thousands and these will be
emitted both as toxic gases from chimneys and as contaminated ash. This
leads to the contamination of air, soil and groundwater, as well as
plants, animal and humans.
The report is available on the web at www.greenpeace.org.uk
}or by post from Mark Strutt on
020 7865 8226. Email: email@example.com
Notes for Editors:
1. The EU Landfill Directive requires that by 2010 the UK must reduce
biodegradable waste going to landfill by 25% measured against a 1995
baseline. By 2013 the reduction must be 50% and by 2020 it must reach
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