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Ashes to Ashes: The Real Story of Waste Incineration - Ep 1

Albrecht Arevalo, Climate & Anti-Incineration Campaigner, GAIA Asia Pacific | Dr Tan Ching Seong, Co-founder, Gabungan Anti Insinerator Kebangsaan (GAIK)

29-May-24 15:00

Ashes to Ashes: The Real Story of Waste Incineration - Ep 1

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) in Asia Pacific are set to hold a Day of Action Against Incineration this 3rd of June. Incinerators are considered highly toxic, expensive, and dangerous, contributing significantly to climate change by emitting 68% more greenhouse gases per unit of energy than coal plants. GAIA and its allies are rallying people to call on governments to completely phase out incineration, and invest more in clean energy and zero-waste solutions. In this first of a two-part series, we speak to Albrecht Arevalo, a Climate & Anti-Incineration Campaigner with GAIA Asia Pacific, and Dr Tan Ching Seong, the co-founder of Gabungan Anti Insinerator Kebangsaan (GAIK), and CEO of iCycle, to break down how waste incineration actually works, and also to discuss the pros and cons of incineration and Waste To Energy facilities, as a solution to our mounting waste management problems.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environment

Tags:  anti-incinerationday of action against incinerationthe bigger pictureearth matterswaste managementwaste to energyplastic pollutionwaste colonialism

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