Garbage Incineration: What a Waste

Garbage Incineration: What a Waste

Waste burning facilities are the most toxic, expensive, and climate-polluting energy industries in the U.S. These facilities are predominantly sited and built in low-income communities and communities of color across the country, burdening these communities with...
Facts about “Waste-to-Energy” Incinerators

Facts about “Waste-to-Energy” Incinerators

Incinerators are facilities that treat waste by burning it. They come under many names such as “mass burn incinerators,” “thermal treatment facilities,” or so-called “waste-to-energy” (WTE) plants, and involve processes such as combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, or...

Incinerators and “waste to energy”: Myths vs. Facts

In recent years, the incinerator industry has tried to expand their sector by marketing their facilities as “Waste to Energy” (WTE), using misleading claims of “reducing climate pollution”, and being a “clean energy source”. This document dispels some of the most...