- Try a few synonyms to find more articlesIf you search for materials on “incineration”, try such synonyms as “waste-to-energy”, “energy from waste”, “thermal treatment”, and even “WtE”, “EfW”, and “burn” too. “Anaerobic digestion” is sometimes called “biogas” or “biomethanation”. Useful data on “source separation” may be found in documents on “waste segregation” or “curbside recycling”. Try all possible synonyms to maximize your chance of finding what you look for!
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- Plastics Exposed: How Waste Assessments and Brand Audits are Helping Philippine Cities Fight Plastic PollutionSingle-use disposable plastic is the greatest obstacle to sound waste and resource management. Inadequate waste management systems and human negligence are often cited as the main contributors to plastic waste leakage into terrestrial and marine environments—but waste and brand audit data in many parts of the world are helping reveal that the unfettered production of disposable plastic is the actual problem. As long as the mass production of throwaway plastics continues unabated, cities and countries will find it harder and harder to cope.
- An Industry Blowing Smoke: 10 Reasons Why Gasiﬁcation, Pyrolysis & Plasma Incineration are Not “Green Solutions”Studies that have comprehensively reviewed gasiﬁcation, pyrolysis and plasma in-cinerators have found that they provide little to no beneﬁt when compared to mass burn incinerators, while being an even riskier investment. The core impacts of all types of incinerators remain the same: they are toxic to public health, harmful to the economy, environment and climate, and undermine recycling and waste reduction programs.
- Why we shouldn’t support Biomass ElectricityA comprehensive report which tells us everything we need to know about Biomass Electricity from the US perspective: its legal context, public health and environmental impacts, jobs and economic impacts, and various types of subsidies supporting this dirty industry.
- Cancer mortality in the vicinity of incinerators and hazardous waste facilitiesAn academic article from Spain detected statistically significant cancer mortality in the vicinity of incinerators and hazardous waste facilities. It analyzed the risk of dying of cancer related with specific industrial activities at a national level, and highlighted the excess risk observed in the vicinity of these facilities.
- Zero Waste is happening!Find this great achievement by one of the poorest communities in Chile. This case study shows how the municipality of la Pintana took this innovative approach in 2005 by focusing on recovery of vegetable waste. With little investment, the new system achieved great cost savings and waste reduction.