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A Consensus Statement: Zero Waste solutions for Australia not waste incineration

A Consensus Statement: Zero Waste solutions for Australia not waste incineration

We the undersigned, demand an immediate end to Government subsidies and finance for all waste to energy incinerator proposals in Australia and urgent investment in sustainable Zero Waste models of waste management with the full engagement and inclusion of the community. We stand in solidarity with communities across Australia facing the threat of multiple waste […]

People’s Permanent Tribunal on Human Rights and Unconventional Gas

People’s Permanent Tribunal on Human Rights and Unconventional Gas

The protection of our environment is a vital part of contemporary human rights doctrine as it affects the right to life and the right to health. In the lead up to the People’s Permanent Tribunal on Human Rights and Unconventional Gas, NTN has prepared its testimony regarding the industry’s impacts on the health of residents […]

Congratulations to Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith for her award!

Congratulations to Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith for her award!

National Toxics Network congratulates Mariann on receiving the award for ‘UN Gender Pioneer for Future Detoxified’. It is so well deserved. She is a tireless campaigner for a toxic-free future. Here’s the statement she made on receiving the award in Geneva May 3, 2017: ‘Throughout my life I have been committed to standing with and […]

POPs chemicals in recycled plastic contaminating children’s toys

POPs chemicals in recycled plastic contaminating children’s toys

IPEN has released the findings of an investigation into the contamination of children’s toys with POPs chemicals which have been found to contaminate recycled plastics. Laboratory analysis of 95 Rubik’s cubes and 16 additional samples (including a thermo cup, hair clips, combs, headdresses, and children’s toys) from 26 countries in various regions found 100 samples […]

PFAS Summit and FSANZ Report on perfluorinated chemicals in food

PFAS Summit and FSANZ Report on perfluorinated chemicals in food

Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) have just released their Report – Perfluorinated Chemicals in Food. The Report on Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), and Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) provides new levels for drinking water and tolerable daily intakes (TDI). These levels will replace the very high interim levels set in the ’invitation only’ workshop held […]