Facts about “Waste-to-Energy” Incinerators

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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. This factsheet looks at the hard facts about “waste-to-energy” incineration, and how it fails both as a waste and resource management option, and as an energy generating facility.