#Incinerators

Chemicals in Waste Will Continue to Pose Health and Environmental Threats Under New EU Rules

Chemicals in Waste Will Continue to Pose Health and Environmental Threats Under New EU Rules

June 23, PRAGUE - Earlier this week, the European Council and Parliament reached an agreement on new limits on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in wastes, but unfortunately,...

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s lead expert Jindřich Petrlík and IPEN Global Researcher based in Arnika Jitka Straková called for improvements of the Stockholm convention in their interventions at the...

BRS side event: POPs threaten the global circular economy

BRS side event: POPs threaten the global circular economy

An important conference of parties of Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions takes place in Geneva these days. Arnika and the International Pollutants Elimination Network...

Cancer-causing Dioxins and PCBs Threaten the Food Supply and Human Health Globally

Cancer-causing Dioxins and PCBs Threaten the Food Supply and Human Health Globally

2 June 2022, GOTHENBURG / PRAGUE / NAIROBI / JAKARTA / YAOUNDÉ / ACCRA / LIBREVILLE / BANGKOK / MONTEVIDEO / CHISINAU / SAN FRANCISCO / BEIJING / DAKAR – A new review of data...

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

(Prague, Gothenburg) In an alarming proposal for strengthening the limits of the most toxic chemical in waste, the Council of the European Union under the French presidency...

Old pesticide stockpiles and tyre pyrolysis were identified as potential sources of persistent organic pollutants in Moldova

Old pesticide stockpiles and tyre pyrolysis were identified as potential sources of persistent organic pollutants in Moldova

18 May 2022, CHISINAU/PRAGUE – A recent joint study by Moldovan and Czech experts revealed the presence of significant persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in chicken eggs. These...

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

The Ministry of Environment Plans to Permit Use of Toxic Slag for Road Construction on a Large Scale

The Ministry of Environment Plans to Permit Use of Toxic Slag for Road Construction on a Large Scale

The Minister of Environment, Richard Brabec, intends to sign a decree loosening conditions for utilisation of residual materials from waste incinerators for road construction and...

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Incineration is an obstacle to waste prevention and the real recycling. The Pro 3R Coalition calls upon the Members of Parliament to approve, in addition to increase of the fees...

„Let's stop the giant waste incinerator,“ people from the Mělník region appeal

„Let's stop the giant waste incinerator,“ people from the Mělník region appeal

The petition „Stop the Mělník Incinerator“ requires shutting down the project of the biggest incinerator in the Czech Republic. According to the locals, the planned incinerator...

Dioxin disgrace directed by the electricity and heat selling conglomerate ČEZ Group

Dioxin disgrace directed by the electricity and heat selling conglomerate ČEZ Group

In the documents for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of an incinerator, the ČEZ Group says that the total emissions of toxic dioxins into the air are 25-times higher than...