Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

ista and Leda are not re­lieved at all. Pa­per, card­board, wood, plas­tic bot­tles, pack­ag­ing and bat­ter­ies will be burnt three kilo­me­tres up­wind from their schools and houses.

The 10,000 work­ers on the Kwinana Strip won’t be happy to have to breathe the emis­sions either.

We know that th­ese incin­er­a­tors do emit highly toxic pol­lu­tants - heavy met­als, diox­ins, fu­rans and nanopar­ti­cles.

Ad­mit­tedly in small amounts but hu­mans are turn­ing out to be more vul­ner­a­ble than we thought.

In­cin­er­a­tion would per­haps be un­der­stand­able if there were no other op­tions, but there are.

Our com­mu­nity gives lip ser­vice to re­duce, re-use and re­cy­cle. Places such as San Fran­cisco are re­cy­cling up to 90 per cent of their waste and cre­at­ing lots of jobs in the process.

Burn­ing mixed waste is an easy way out.

Kwinana and Rock­ing­ham’s front yard is not South Perth's rub­bish dump. JAMES MUMME, Shoal­wa­ter.

The St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety is leav­ing its Bel­mont ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fices af­ter need­ing to ex­pand to Can­ning Vale. So­ci­ety chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Fitz­patrick said more peo­ple were fall­ing into poverty and due to an in­creas­ing de­mand for its ser­vices, the so­ci­ety must ex­pand. He is pic­tured out­side the Bel­mont of­fices that are on the mar­ket. Send your pic­tures to south­erngazette@com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au

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