Fifth Estate

Detroit trash incinerator closing —eco-apocalypse continues

  • Posted on: 8 September 2019
  • By: thecollective
"RIP dumpster" - some oogles

From Declaration News

Meditating on the closure of massive waste-to-energy incinerator reveals remaining crisis in civilization, culture, and conscience.

The news in March 2019 that, due to “financial and community concerns,” the Detroit trash incinerator was to be closed was weirdly reminiscent of news back in the spring of 1986 that it was going to be built: It came as a surprise to almost everyone in the city. This time, obviously, it came as good news; people who had been working to shut it for decades naturally celebrated the closing as “a glorious day for the city and its residents,” as Sandra Turner-Handy, a long-term environmental justice activist, member of the Michigan Environmental Council, co-supervisor of Zero Waste Detroit, put it.