"WtE" Waste to Energy
The Clean Truth:
For every ton of municipal solid waste processed at waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by approximately one ton. WtE plants provide a safe waste disposal option that complements (not replaces) recycling. Recycling rates have actually increased in municipalities that have WtE plants. WtE Technology supports business and industry "Zero-Waste-to-Landfill" initiatives.
Most waste ends in landfills. Rather than future generations facing the impacts of a traditional, linear economy — WtE Technology is helping our planet transition to a Circular Economy where energy is recycled in a loop and waste becomes a resource in and of itself.
Waste-to-energy power plants are an integrated part of this model.
Waste is burned at high temperatures to destroy chemicals, heat is transformed into energy and steam drives a turbine that creates clean electricity. Most importantly — the waste is diverted from the landfill and enters “the loop,” while we recover clean water, metals and other materials.