Waste-to-energy (WtE) is a vital part of a strong and sustainable waste management chain. Fully complementary
to recycling, it is an economically and ecologically sound way to provide a source for energy while diverting waste from landfills.
The Clean Truth:
- For every ton of municipal solid waste processed at WtE facilities, GHG emissions are reduced by approximately one ton.
- WtE plants provide a safe waste disposal option that complements (not replaces) recycling. Recycling rates have actually increased in municipalities that have WtE plants.