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A Toxics-Free Future

Open Letter to the EU Opposes EC-funded Construction of Medical Waste Incinerators in the Pacific Region

IPEN´s Dioxin Working Group, together with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), has sent an open letter to the European Union to oppose European Commission-funded construction of medical waste incinerators in the Pacific region. The letter is based on the analysis of the Pacific Hazardous Waste Management Project (Pac Waste) by IPENer Pawel Gluszynski in Poland. 

Construction of such incinerators would be inconsistent with the Stockholm Convention's Best Available Techniques / Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) guidelines. 

Read the letter here.