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Life After Incineration – How to Embrace Zero Waste

April 17 , 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

Join GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives), Ironbound Community Corporation, and Friends of the Earth for a webinar on zero waste and how it’s the answer to the question: What do we do with all our waste once we close an incinerator?

Despite being a major contributor to climate change, the incinerator industry stays afloat by relying on renewable energy credits, costly subsidies, and externalized costs. The Treasury Department is beginning to determine whether incineration should qualify as a  “zero emissions” technology under the 45Y Clean Electricity Production Tax Credit. If they determine it falls under this category, this would open up billions of dollars in funding for the incinerator lobby through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

This session will feature experts Marcel R. Howard, Zero Waste Program Manager – US/CAN at GAIA; Greg Sawtell, Zero Waste Just Transition Director at the South Baltimore Community Land Trust; Bianca Lopez, Co-Founder & Project Director at Valley Improvement Projects; and KT Morelli, Organizer at Breathe Free Detroit.

MODERATOR: JV Valladolid, EJ Organizer & Comms Lead at Ironbound Community Corporation

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