Incinerating waste has always been effective in terms of reducing mass. But energy recovery has not always been particularly good and pollution from flue gases has been a problem. That’s the story you often hear from those who have not followed the dramatic technological developments of the past decade.
But today, the combustion story is different:
When we look at the issue of energy conservation, modern waste-to-energy plants can provide:
This represents over 30% of the total reduction in greenhouse gases planned by the EU by 2020 – using a proven technology that is already available.