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Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

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A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could be achieved by strengthening the limits for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste. What can the EU countries do about the waste that is already contaminated with POPs? The factsheet introduces alternatives to combustion technologies that are ready to be used and argues against incineration as the only solution for the liquidation of materials containing POPs.



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