A ZERO WASTE APPROACH IS ONE OF THE FASTEST, CHEAPEST, AND MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO PROTECT THE CLIMATE.
Significantly decreasing waste disposed in landfills and incinerators will reduce greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent to closing 21% of U.S. coal-fired power plants. This is comparable to leading climate protection proposals such as improving national vehicle fuel efficiency. Indeed, preventing waste and expanding reuse, recycling, and composting are essential to put us on the path to climate stability.
This report puts forward an alternative approach to waste management, through a zero waste target. You’ll find the summary of findings on page 2. Should we be moving towards an incinerator, following the ACT Labor Government’s scrapping of the NoWaste 2010 strategy, that had been in place since 1996 and was scrapped 13 years later in 2009 by then Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope?
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