Pollution Nightmare to come!
Trafford’s Breathe Clean Air Group celebrated this year’s Global Anti Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) Day of Action by showing the award winning film “Trashed” at Urmston Grammar theatre on Friday evening.
Film narrator and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons guided the audience though the horrors of festering landfill sites and dirty incineration plants that will create a nightmare for the coming generations and threatens the future of planet Earth itself.
“The problem is with plastics” explained Jeremy, “some of it will never break down, and even plastics that are degradable are NOT bio-degradable. This means that the plastic breaks down into small pieces of plastic, which gets into the food chain and is eaten by animals and passed on to humans.
Incineration is not the answer either, because we are simply changing the plastics into dangerous organic chemicals and fine particulate matter which drop back to the earth, causing many ill health effects and premature deaths.
The waste problem won’t be solved until we use fewer products and packaging that need to be disposed of. We also need to focus on re-using, re-cycling and composting our waste products”.
Breathe Clean Air Group Chairman, Pete Kilvert said “any waste that needs to be disposed of, whether by landfill site or incineration, will create dangerous air pollution. The proposed Barton Renewable Energy Plant is to burn plastic waste along with contaminated waste wood. This and the nearby fracking operations will add to the over-the-limit M60 motorway air pollution. Trafford, Salford and Manchester will bare the brunt of dangerous air pollution and serious ill-health impacts if Government Ministers don’t protect the people now”.