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Audio Interview with
Durham Regional Chair, Roger Anderson
 on Durham-York proposed Incinerator

James Dobos interviewing Chair Anderson
on student radio station in London, Ontario

10.5 minute raw interview


7 minute show clip that actually aired

MAY 13, 2010

Supporters of the Anti-incineration Movement

Queen's Park Rally Video

sent a strong message to the Government of Ontario that incineration is
not a good choice for the health of Ontarians, wastes resources and
takes away jobs from recycling industries

Whatever you do, don't give up!
We can beat this project, but we need your participation.

Is Covanta a Good Neighbour?

NEW - March 5, 2010
See Covanta FACT SHEET  and

Covanta Charged with Numerous Illegal Actions by Labor Board http://www.cjcw.org/

Dioxin! What Citizens, Workers and
Policymakers Should Know

If you'd like to understand a little bit more about Dioxin, something we talk about in relation to the incineration process, take the time to watch this video. It explains how it gets into our food, water, our bodies, how persistent it is, the health risks and much more.
Durham Region's Council and even the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Kyle
think this is an 'acceptable risk'.

Is this acceptable to you?





The Story of Cap & Trade

from Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about
Cap & Trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.

(20 min movie)





New Music Video by Ro J - "It Was Madness"

Here is a song, an anthem if you like, for everyone who is fighting against incineration. Written and performed by Ro J (along with Dave Sidley on electric guitars and Henry Fosbrook on whistle and bongo) it focuses on the downsides of burning vital resources. ...

Buy the single on iTunes starting on Monday, Nov 2, 2009


  • Energy from Waste: Part 1 -The Myths Debunked
    Dr. Paul Connett and others oppose the government of Ontario's plan to burn waste for energy supply. Part 1 of a series from the press conference of March 29, 2007. (10:34)

  • Energy From Waste:Part 2- Some regional alternatives
    Markham Councillor Erin Shapiro speaks on her city's remarkable waste reduction program, with plans for a zero waste program on the radar. Barbara Halsall speaks about Halton's incineration plans.

  • Energy from Waste: Part 3
    Dr Paul Connett answers questions in the Press Gallery of Queen's Park about the common misconceptions surrounding the garbage incineration issue. Also, Zero Waste solutions are explained. (10:23)


Information about Dioxin Dangers: Find a Lawyer
(of future interest to Clarington, Oshawa and Durham residents as dioxins are emitted by
mass burn municipal solid waste incinerators, such as the one to be built in Courtice)


Proposed Incinerator Site in Durham Region, Ontario-Facts
Paul-André Larose, Ph.D., Oshawa, Ontario
February 19, 2008


Green Action: Incinerator Street Theatre


The city council of Zagreb is planning to build an incinerator. The Croatian wing of Friends of the Earth "Zelena Akcija" (Green Action) is informing the public of the negative consequences of such an extremely polluting and expensive way of disposing waste, now the people of Zagreb still have time to react to the plan.
September 2009

Danger in the Air - Incineration - Chemical Plants






60 Minutes:  Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and

other electronic refuse our society generates end up? Scott Pelley reports.


The Disappearing Male - A CBC Documentary
"We are conducting a vast toxicological experiment in which our children and our
children's children are the experimental subjects.
" Dr. Herbert Needleman


The Disappearing Male

View the entire film.
43:43 min

View the 2.5 minute Trailer





The TerraCycle Story... 

...is a tale of ultimate Eco-Capitalism. The company's flagship product, TerraCycle Plant Food™, is an all-natural, all-organic, 'goof-proof' liquid plant food made from waste (worm poop) and packaged in waste (reused soda bottles)!

It all started in 2001 when two Princeton University students set out to change the way people do business. Inspired by a box of worms, these students had a dream: a company could be financially successful while being ecologically and socially responsible.

Co-founders Tom Szaky and Jon Beyer were determined to turn the worm box concept into a real-life, commercially viable process. That summer, they developed prototype equipment and proved their concept was feasible by reprocessing solid waste from dining halls at Princeton University.

[the] story is a reminder about following your dreams. The pot of gold may require dealing with a ton of crap." -- CBS Evening News


NEW   On the Road to Zero Waste:    NEW
Nova Scotia

Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992

  • Hugo Charlton QC anti incinerator video/ climate change
    Hugo Charlton, ex- chairman of the Greens and renowned tree dweller commenting on the Incineration plant at Heathrow and the disease the emmisions are going to cause over west london, directly downwind is Hillingdon. High suicide rates and child cancers cluster around these incinerator plants (see publications by eminent toxicologist Dik Van Steenis). (1:52)


  • climate change - Slough is Burning (Toxic Waste)
    Protest video about the rebuilding of Grundons Waste Incinerator Plant at Colnbrook near Heathrow Airport as if the air in this part of the bottom of the Thames Valley isn't shit enough. The pollution and sickness that this is going to cause seem closely related to the political corruptness of Slough Council but heho we can just import some more people. Contains shocking and flashing images. (2:10)  Sept 2006


  • The NAIL Film
    Short film about NAIL, a local Nottingham group campaigning against the expansion of Eastcroft incinerator and for better recycling facilities. The film hopes to inspire and empower people to join the campaign.
    (10 minutes)

  • Protests and actions for Nottingham Against Incineration
    Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] (8:14 min)


more to come

It is crucial our Council see and understand our community concerns.

How you can get involved

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