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Nazor: Direktivu EU o skladkovani lze splnit i bez spaloven odpadu

Nazor: Direktivu EU o skladkovani lze splnit i bez spaloven odpadu
Vazeni, 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. S pozdravem Miroslav Suta, Greenpeace CR ********** 14 November, 2001, GREENPEACE PROVIDES THE ANSWER TO WASTE CRISIS Environment group tells local authorities \'no need to build incinerators\' 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 incinerators. 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 landfill. 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 HYPERLINK www.greenpeace.org.uk }or by post from Mark Strutt on 020 7865 8226. Email: mark.strutt@uk.greenpeace.org 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 65%.
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