Is incineration an option?

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has just released a new report: Ontario’s Waste Management Challenge “Is Incineration an Option?”

This paper suggests that any discussion of incineration should only take place for waste that is truly residual, within a waste hierarchy framework that primarily seeks to prevent and reduce the generation of waste, and then seeks to achieve the highest possible rate of diversion.  The paper concludes with 11 recommendations for Ontario.  It, as well as our recent news release, can be downloaded from the CIELAP website.

One response to “Is incineration an option?”

  1. Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu writes:

    Thanks Elena. I just looked over the report. Like many reports, it recommends further study. The problem with truly residual waste is that it tends to be highly toxic and not particularly combustible. We should make it mandatory for manufacturers to take back products and packaging at the end of their useful lives. We should also ban a host of materials that are both toxic and non-recyclable. We should have green bins in every eating place, and stand-alone garbage cans should just be prohibited. So much to do.

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