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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.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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