Society is clearly implicated in this: waste is a symptom of a need to change our ways. There must be an increase in reuse and recycling. However, it will take a generation for the impact of any change in attitude to come through and the problems of waste are with us now.
Modern, clean incinerators have a part to play in a balanced approach to waste management. Incineration reduces the volume of waste going to landfill sites by 80 per cent; more if the bottom ash produced is used in construction. It can also provide power generation and heating for local homes and businesses.
Chairman Elect Waste Management Board
The Institution of Civil Engineers