Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities offer significant environmental protection, reduce Green House Gas emissions and play an important complementary role in the recycling efforts. This, according to a new City College of New York report that reviewed the most up-to-date scientific studies of the industry. The report “The Scientific Truth about Waste to Energy” City College of New York professor and chemical engineer Dr. Marco J. Castaldi, released in May, 2021 cities dozens of independent scientific reviews assessing Waste-to-Energy effect on environmental sustainability and public health.
The world currently has more trash than any previous time in history, the report states. As a remedy, Waste-to-Energy facilities generate renewable energy from non-recyclable and non-compostable waste that would otherwise be deposited in landfills. Such waste could be reduced up to 90% using technology developed by WEF Innovation LLC in addition it will decrease Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to a non-existent level.
Further, Waste-to Energy and Recycling will significantly reduce the land mass required by landfill, which produce significant amounts of Methane Gas, a powerful Green House Gas produced in the material decomposition, which are released to the atmosphere. Dr. Castaldi states reviewed studies showing Waste-to-Energy facilities DO NOT adversely affect human health; they Improve Human Health.
The report comes amid a dawning realization of the limitations of relying only to reduce, reuse and recycling programs. “Until global manufacturing and packaging practices change dramatically, we have to contend with significant amounts of unrecyclable waste. In the meantime, there are only two ways to manage the unrecycled waste our society produces: landfill it or use it to safely generate energy,” said University of Maryland Professor Ashwani Gupta, “Every credible study conducted on this subject has concluded converting Waste-to Energy is preferable to landfilling.”
Diagram of Conversion of Waste to Useful energy