NO to INCINERATORS IN DISGUISE falsely promoted as clean methods of waste disposal and a renewable energy source!
No to Gasification, Plasma Arc, and Pyrolysis!
Yes to Zero Waste!
Greenaction is working to help communities, governments and Native Nations around the world learn about and stop the onslaught of proposals for new incinerators using gasification, plasma arc or pyrolysis technologies to treat garbage and other wastes.
While traditional incinerators burn the waste directly, this new generation of what we call “incinerators in disguise” are essentially two-stage incineration. These gasification, plasma arc and pyrolysis technologies typically heat the waste in a chamber, then burn the gases (called “syngas”) that result, emitting toxic and criteria pollutants into the air.
Industry calls these “conversion technologies” and “renewable energy,” implying they convert waste into energy. The reality is that very few facilities using these technologies actually generate energy. Also, many facilities using gasification, plasma arc or pyrolysis have been huge failures. Real renewable energy is the sun and wind, not garbage or toxic wastes.
Instead of burning waste in incinerators or dumping it in landfills, we support Zero Waste programs that reduce, reuse and recycle waste and prevent it from being generated in the first place. We also support the use of well-operated anaerobic digestion facilities to treat organic wastes.
Where: Across the US and the world!
Click HERE to view our powerpoint on Incinerators in Disguise