Why Waste-To-Energy Makes Sense

Americans generate more than 225 million tons of trash annually. About one-third of that is recycled or composted, leaving 150 million tons of trash to be managed. This remaining trash will be handled using other elements of EPA’s integrated waste management approach, primarily land filling and waste-to-energy.   Waste-to-energy is an effective method of trash management and volume reduction with the added benefit of generating clean energy. Modern waste-to-energy technology has proven to be safe, environmentally friendly and economical. Burning trash effectively destroys waste stream bacteria, pathogens and other harmful elements. The waste-to-energy process also reduces the incoming volume of waste by about 90%.
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Modern waste-to-energy facilities differ significantly from old fashioned municipal incinerators. The waste-to-energy process recovers the heat value of combusted trash to generate steam and electricity to power homes and industry. Modern pollution control systems ensure a cleaner-burning power plant. Waste-to-energy facilities that burn municipal garbage to generate electricity and steam are subject to tougher emissions standards. Those standards ensure that waste-to-energy is one of the cleanest sources of power in the world.
Integrated Waste Services Association
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