Incinerator

An incinerator treats waste through combustion (burning), which creates steam that is used to drive turbogenerators to produce electricity. This process is known as incineration or waste-to-energy (WTE). Nearly a quarter of all municipal solid waste is burned in incinerators in Europe, and this treatment is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. For countries lacking landfill space, incineration is considered a viable option. WTE incineration is often falsely labelled as recycling and considered a green solution for waste management. However, producing goods from virgin, finite resources requires a significant amount of energy, and burning them in an incinerator destroys those resources for good.Waste prevention, re-use and recycling are still preferred.