Gasification, Pyrolysis & Plasma Incineration

Africa - Incineration and cement kilns -

Gasification, pyrolysis and plasma technologies heat waste materials to high temperatures, creating gas, solid and liquid residues. Some companies claim that these technologies are “pollution free” or have “zero emissions,” but these claims have been shown repeatedly to be untrue. This fact sheet, produced by GAIA and Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice, articulates the serious flaws with these technologies and highlights the benefits of aiming for zero waste instead.