Zero Waste to Landfill?

Date: 2 Aug 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.

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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.