Environmental Group Criticizes World Bank Over Incineration

Date: September 26, 2002

Source: News Room

The Washington-based Health Care Without Harm, a consortium of some 375 non-governmental organizations in 40 countries, and the Manila-based Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance, charge that the World Bank has funded or recommended funding at least 156 projects that include incineration, in 68 countries, since 1993, despite a global treaty that requires countries to minimize the use of incinerators that produce toxic pollutants. Since 2001, some 26 projects that included incineration components, have gained the Bank Group's backing, adds the report. The report is entitled "Bankrolling Polluting Technology: The World Bank and Incineration."

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