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A Toxics-Free Future


Capacity Build Healthcare Waste Incineration

Participatory action research in support of a community struggle against an incineration facility for health care waste.

The Cavite Green Coalition (CGC) generated necessary data to raise awareness about the dangers of incinerator plants and to work for the enforcement of the Clean Air Act in the context of a community campaign against a medical waste incinerator in Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires City, Philippines. The CGC, together with partner groups, participated in IPEN's egg sampling project, collected information on the social and political dimensions of the anti-incinerator campaign, packaged and disseminated information materials, and utilized the research results in dialogues and meetings with government and industry representatives. After receiving results of the egg-testing showing dioxin levels ten times higher than EU limits, the government authorities requested that the company submit to third-party testing of emission levels. When the company refused, the government cancelled their operating permit.

Informational materials
Citizens' petition with 8,000 signatures
Dissemination of information to community residents and government authorities
Stronger and wider support for the enforcement of the ban on waste incinerators under the Clean Air Act

Cavite Green Coalition