Energy Renewable Energy Waste to Energy Waste to Energy through Incineration

Is burning trash a good way to handle it?

Waste to Energy through Incineration

Argues why burning waste is a bad choice to manage waste, with interesting charts to guide you along the way.

  • At least 31 waste incinerators in the US have closed since 2000 due to issues such as insufficient revenue or inability to afford required upgrades.
  • The composition of municipal solid waste in the US has changed over the past 50 years. Synthetic materials such as plastics have increased, while biogenic, compostable materials such as paper and yard trimmings have decreased.