An overview of waste incineration

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An overview of waste incineration

  1. 1. An Overview of Zero Waste Waste Incineration Presented by Ann Leonard Zero Waste Conference Beirut, July 2010
  2. 2. • Incinerators waste resources • Incinerators emit toxic pollution • Incinerators depend on continued use of landfills • Incinerators encourage waste production • Incinerators undermine real solutions Zero Waste • Incinerators drain funds from the local economy • Incinerators create few jobs • Incinerators waste energy • Incinerators are politically unpopular • Building new incinerators contradicts the intent of the United Nations Stockholm Convention • Incinerators are a relic of the past. Investing in them is a missed opportunity to chart another way.
  3. 3. Zero Waste

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