Waste to Energy: A Proven Procedure Worldwide

Waste to Energy facilities process 14% of municipal solid waste in the United States, serving the disposal needs of more than 37 million people and producing enough electricity for 2.8 million homes.

In Europe, Waste to Energy is more prevalent, and plans to construct new facilities are being prepared, due largely to the European Union's waste management directives aimed at minimizing landfills. In fact, the European Union points to energy recovery from waste as preferable to raw garbage landfills in its hierarchy of preferred waste management options.

Similarly, Waste to Energy technology is used extensively in Japan and other Asian countries, which rely on modern WtE technology to generate renewable power and reduce the need for landfills. It is estimated that there are more than 600 Waste to Energy facilities worldwide.