Jeremy Irons: “Do everything you can against Parma’s incinerator"


Do everything you can to try and put a stop to Parma’s incinerator. Incinerators work against recycling. Recycling of our resources is the only way to the future. People will tell you it gets rid of the problem - it doesn’t get rid of the problem it passes it on – it puts more of a problem into our health - by burning these plastics and other waste at high temperatures, they turn into other chemicals which we absorb eventually into our bodies through the air, through the earth and we have no way of getting rid of them. So medically, incineration should be a non-starter. As far as government is concerned environmentally it should be a non-starter because incinerators have an enormous appetite and they will therefore “eat” all the waste, all the rubbish which we should be recycling, reusing. We’re told it’s free energy – it’s a wonderful way to make energy – it’s not. To make a bottle of water - the energy required to make that plastic bottle is 26 times the energy created by burning that bottle. It’s “waste to waste” It’s wasting energy.
So for economic reasons – to recycle has to be the way forward. But that means that our government, our local councils have to put in place a recycling process – has to allow us as citizens to package our rubbish when we throw it out into separate compartments. It needs organisation but that is the responsibility of government not to say we will allow you to build this multi-million incinerator to burn everything just so that we can get this problem out of the way. It is the problem of councils and it is their responsibility to guard the citizens, and on every level. An incinerator does not do that. You must realise that there are huge financial dealings at stake both for government, councils and for the incinerator owners – the people who build these. You have to fight very hard against them. it’s no good being reasonable! You have to protest, protest, protest and do everything you can to spread the word to make people realise that the building of incinerators is putting the most terrible threat on future generations and doing nothing to hold on to our limited world resources.
Do everything you can to fight it.” Jeremy Irons
Interview brought to you by the Associazione Gestione Corretta Rifiuti e Risorse di Parma - GCR, {Parma’s Association for the Proper Handling of Rubbish and Resources} by Francesca Battilani, Gian Paolo Ilari and Luca Giuberti

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