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 incineration projects. These technologies impose significant pollution burdens and associated health and environmental impacts that extend well beyond the facility fence-line. Waste to energy incinerators destroy finite resources and leave a legacy of dangerous air emissions and toxic ash. Establishing waste to energy incinerators is a step in the wrong direction for positive action on climate change, clean renewable energy, sustainable waste management and a circular economy. We are calling for the adoption of safe, sustainable and proven Zero Waste management models1 in all Australian states and Territories.

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