Waste Incineration: A Dying Technology

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This report by GAIA and Essential Action details the problems of waste incineration: pollutant releases both to air and other media, economic costs and employment costs, energy loss, unsustainability, and incompatibility with other waste management systems, and the health and environmental effects of pollutants emitted by incinerators. There are viable, economical, ecological, sustainable and worker-friendly alternatives to burning that are available, and there is a growing rejection of incineration from many places around the world that are also putting in place more sustainable systems of waste management that are rooted in Zero Waste.

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