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Zero Waste to Landfill?

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 2, 2016 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

All incinerators need landfills despite the myth of “zero waste to landfill” put forward by garbage incineration proponents. Citizens in Saugus, MA, have been trying to close an ash landfill for 14 years. The need to expand the facility to take more incinerator ash gives them a new opportunity.

Zero waste sends less materials to landfill than an incinerator.

See Saugus incinerator’s request for more landfill space sparks environmental protests – from Katie Lannan, WWLP, Chanel 22 News.

About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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