Since WW II attempts to gasify municipal solid waste (MSW) have failed repeatedly. Processing trash with high heat is (1) polluting; (2) expensive; (3) energy inefficient; (4) destroys resources that could be reused, recycled, or composted; and (5) generates slag and other “by-products” that have to be landfilled.

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News and Current Campaigns

Article: Peeling away the layers from Waste-to-Ene... This article by Rod Muir appeared in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine (Canada). Excerpts: "With the ...
Destiny Watford wins 2016 Goldman Prize for defeat... Destiny Watford is one of six activists honored today with the Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony in the San Francisco Opera House. "In a co...
Toxic Air and Ash Emissions from U.S. Covanta and ... Covanta and other incinerator companies continue to have problems with dioxin, mercury, and other contaminants. Covanta reached a settlement with the...
Questions to Ask When Evaluating a “Waste-to... Communities facing the prospect of having “waste-to-energy” incinerators established in their neighbourhoods have a right to know the full details of ...