DENR warned on waste-to-energy tech

ENVIRONMENTAL organizations said the government should block further approvals of waste-to-energy (wte) projects, which they said will lead to a deterioration in air quality.

EcoWaste Coalition’s Ochie Tolentino said the technology will undermine the country’s effort to curb environmental degradation and pursue a low-carbon development path.

The group, part of the Stop waste-to-energy (wte) Alliance, said the DENR has not acted on a petition sent by various environmental networks on Sept. 1, 2016.

The petition calls for a repeal of the National Solid Waste Management Commission Resolution No. 669, series 2016, which allows the entry and operations of burn wte projects. The NSWMC is chaired by the DENR.

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