Pembina Institute

Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste: An Update on Pollution

Published May 9, 2007

By Pembina Institute et al.

Municipalities across North America are struggling with complex decisions around long term waste disposal planning. Decades of experience with various disposal options offers a sound set of data from which to measure their environmental impacts.
 
A coalition of six environmental organizations including the Pembina Institute, the David Suzuki Foundation, Sierra Legal, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Canadian Environmental Law Association and Great Lakes United produced this 4-part fact sheet series covering the following four areas:

The objective of this fact sheet is to provide decision makers and the public with information
about direct and indirect pollution releases from waste combustion technologies, including
modern mass-burn incinerators as well as gasification and pyrolysis systems. 

To download this fact sheet click on "download" below. To download one of the other fact sheets in the series, click on the title above.
 

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