Myth – Burning waste is an incinerator is better than recycling.
Truth – Incinerators produce energy but also an awful lot of greenhouse gas at a high cost to both taxpayers and the environment.
Unfortunately energy isn’t the only thing that is produced when trash is burned in an incinerator. Don’t be fooled into thinking that burning is a green way of getting energy out of all that trash. Incinerators emit more carbon dioxide into the environment than even the much-maligned coal-fired power plant. Incinerators are also expensive to operate costing more than other waste disposal and energy production facilities.
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