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[greenyes] Incineration vs. landfill


I wonder, if we might approach this from another direction.
Presuming that for the near term we need to either burn or bury waste
my question has always been
what are the items in the waste stream you most certainly want to remove
after traditional recycling prior to disposal

My list based on average (?) knowledge.

From landfill
Organics
(While you may capture some gas compost 50 feet underground is of no value.
We must be returning soil to our increasingly depleted farmland)

From incineration
PVC

From both
Batteries (cad. & lead)
Thermostats thermometers (mercury)

Such a list could perhaps be used to prioritize zero waste initiatives

I would welcome further additions
Rod Muir
Waste Diversion Canada



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