Today’s incineration – whether it’s containerized combustion or full waste-to-energy systems – looks a lot different than it used to. A lot cleaner, in fact.
We know what most people think about incinerating waste: it’s old-fashioned, it’s inefficient, and it’s terrible for the environment.
But done right, today’s high-tech thermal treatment technologies are in fact smarter solutions for waste management.
That’s where EWS comes in. Whether you choose our batch or continuous feed energy from waste systems you’re choosing a solution that meets or exceeds North American and EU standards for low emissions, eliminates the need for waste pre-processing, and leaves you with a small amount of ash that can be re-purposed.
Most importantly, you’ll be reducing your environmental footprint, by avoiding methane generation, reducing land use for disposal and/or recovering energy to power homes and businesses.
It’s time to think differently about incineration.
Landfills require about 30x more land area than a WTE facility designed to handle more waste
Incineration produces no methane gas at all and dioxins can be avoided altogether (or removed with air pollution control). Landfills continue to release both methane and dioxins for many years
Recycling is great, but sometimes valuable materials end up in the garbage. Removing metals after combustion is easier than opening bags at the landfill
The residual ash from combustion and WTE facilities can be used in a variety of ways – again, reducing waste that is dumped in landfills