air pollution

air pollution

Alliance for a Clean Environment supports clean air.

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Air pollution is a serious issue

Air pollution contributes significantly to ill health and disease in the community whether from motor vehicles, wood fires or industrial emissions.

The WA Government created the Perth Air Quality Management plan to address the growing adverse impacts of population increase and industrial expansions. A five year review was recently completed and soon to reported on.

The federal government is responsible for setting the National Environmental Protection measures for air quality and recently reviewed the standard for protection from dangerous PM 2.5 (micron sized).

Both state and federal government’s conduct air quality projects and ACE has actively engaged with both levels of government to improve public health and environmental standards, to raise community awareness about air quality and encourage active civic engagement in WA on these important issues.

ACE also conducts or has conducted air quality campaigns for the Swan Valley Brickworks and the National Air Care Australia and Bucket Brigadeinitiatives.



Alliance for a Clean Environment does not support incinerators.

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Incinerators pollute the air, water and the environment.

zero waste

zero waste

ZERO waste: eliminating waste and expanding reuse, recycling, and composting programs.

One of the fastest, cheapest, and most effective strategies available for combating climate change.

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Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing zero waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that may be a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.”
Zero Waste International Alliance



Alliance for a Clean Environment supports non chemical ecological restoration  & a toxic’s free future.

Download the The WA Health Act (pesticide regulations)

Read the latest scientific views and criticism on Glyphosate here or here or here

“Case-control studies of occupational exposure in the U.S.A., Canada, and Sweden reported increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma that persisted after adjustments to other pesticides.” Read about it here

Glyposaate is on its way out!

The EU Parliament has recently voted for strong restrictions on the use of Glyphosate which includes no approval for domestic use or in or close to, public playgrounds, parks and gardens. 

France has banned it.

Sweden, Holland and other countries have also followed suit. Many local governments around the world choose not to use Glyphosate in children’s parks, playgrounds and in their urban environments. You can read about it here:

 Its time to stop spraying poisons in our urban environment and ensure that our children can grow healthy and safe in a pesticide free environment.

Pesticide use must change

The Alliance for a Clean Environment believes that there is sufficient scientific evidence that the ongoing and increasing use of pesticides in public open spaces, golf courses, sports fields, gardens and parks, places our children frequent such playgrounds, schools and childcare centres and in our urban environment on median strips, verges, footpaths, roads and other hard surfaces, is causing foreseeable and preventable harm to human health and our environment.

The overuse of Glyphosate particularly in our urban environment by local government authorities is risking our communities health, particularly our children who are more vulnerable to the impacts of pesticides.

Our scarce groundwater resources are at risk from the continuous applications of pesticides on the Swan  Coastal Plain. Indeed there are very few days in the year when local governments are not spraying pesticides in our environment. It is therefore almost impossible to protect oneself from exposure to pesticide spray drift or residues in the urban environment.

Glyphosate has recently come under considerable criticism and scrutiny with a global scientific consensus declaring Glyphosate a Class 2A probable carcinogen and potential endocrine disruptor leaving unacceptable levels of residues in our food, water and bodies.

The WA Health Act (pesticide regulations) is failing to protect human health in our urban environment from pesticide applications. Agency regulators are failing to monitor, assess or enforce compliance with the Act.

Lengthy local government contracts with the pesticide industry are contributing to an industry biased and non- compliant culture, undermining progress towards safer, more sustainable alternatives for weed control in public places.This situation is untenable.

ACE supports the work of the Pesticide Action Group WA

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