10 reasons not to have an incinerator

Reason #1: Harmful to public health

Reason #2: Regulations don’t ensure safety

Reason #3: A track record plagued by malfunctions, explosions and shut-downs

Reason #4: Not compatible with waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting

Reason #5: Expensive and financially risky

Reason #6: Waste-to-energy is a waste of energy

Reason #7: Deplete resources and permanently damage the natural environment

Reason #8: Contribute to climate change and undermine climate-friendly solutions

Reason #9: Require large investment, but create few jobs compared to recycling and composting

Reason #10: Incineration is avoidable and unnecessary.

Excerpted from  An Industry Blowing Smoke  JUNE 2009
AUTHOR:  David Ciplet
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
1958 University Avenue  Berkeley, CA 94704
510-883-9490 • www.gaiaglobal

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