BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS 
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Earth Matters  >  Ashes to Ashes: The Real Story of Waste Incineration - Ep 2

Ashes to Ashes: The Real Story of Waste Incineration - Ep 2

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

05-Jun-24 15:00

Ashes to Ashes: The Real Story of Waste Incineration - Ep 2

It was the Day of Action Against Incineration on the 3rd of June, organised by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) in Asia Pacific, to draw attention to the negative impacts of waste incineration, and shift public finance to real solutions in waste and climate change. In our first episode of this two-part series, we caught up with 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. In this second episode, we tackle alternatives and future directions - what are practical, low-cost, and community-led waste management practices that have proven more effective than incineration, and how zero waste approaches can serve as a sustainable alternative to waste incineration.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  environment

Tags:  the bigger pictureearth mattersanti-incinerationday of action against incinerationwaste managementwaste to energywaste colonialismplastic pollutionzero waste





Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

Tim Waterer, Chief Market Analyst, KCM Trade

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

Koh King Kee, President of the Centre for New Inclusive Asia

7:45 AM

Top Story

Chin Chee Seong, National Secretary General, SME Association

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Tan Eu Tah, Executive Director, Synergy House

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

Dr Kelvin Yii, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bandar Kuching

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

What's the Focus

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Arthur Woo, Founder and CEO ATAG

11:00 AM

Mattsplained

Matt Armitage, Founder, Kulturpop

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

Kapil Bonde, Senior Market Evangelist, Adjust

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Tan Eu Tah, Executive Director, Synergy House

2:05 PM

Discovery Hour

Happily Ever After? #5: Animated Fairy Tales [REPEAT]; John Canemaker, Animator and Animation Historian

3:05 PM

Front Row

Twisted - A Different Kind Of Fairy Tale; Fa Abdul, Director & Producer, Big Nose Productions

3:20 PM

Front Row

Tunes from the East II; Lee Kok Leong. Conductor, klpac Orchestra | Yong Tan, Composer

4:05 PM

Health & Living

The Powerful Role of Exercise in Cancer; Dr Nur Fadhlina Abdul Satar, Consultant Clinical Oncologist | Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed, Sports Medicine Physician | Rosalind Tan, Secretary, UMMC Candy Girls Support Group

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Popcorn Culture

Longlegs & the Best of Horror

7:00 PM

BBC Programming

7:30 PM

BBC Programming

9:00 PM

A Bit of Culture

Are You A Member of Your Community?; Kam Raslan | Zan Azlee | Ahmad Yazid Ahmad Fuad