Does energy produce by incineration competes, recycling?
Energy produced by incineration does not compete with recycling. In fact, WTE plants have an average recycling rate higher than the national average in United States of America. Only in America these plants can generate yearly more than 700,000 tons of color metals for recycling. The facts show that even in Europe, in the countries with the highest recycling, incineration is also at the same high levels. Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Belgium and Holland according to their official records have almost avoided it and are moving towards ZERO landfilling.
Avoiding emissions of methane gas causing greenhouse effect to the atmosphere. Gas around 25 times more dangerous.
Reduction up to 90% of the volume of waste that are being incinerated through the hygenic waste treatment method.
Minimizing the occupation of the land surface, unlike landfills that have a designated life and require lots of territory.