New report from The City College of New York provides comprehensive scientific review of industry’s technology as large-scale waste management solution.
The world has more municipal solid waste now than at any point in history. In the U.S. alone, we generate nearly 300 million tons a year, a number that rises each year as our population grows, according to the most recent federal data. This waste is managed in the U.S. in three ways: recycling and composting (34.7), waste-to-energy (12.8%) and treatment and disposal, primarily by landfilling (52.5%).
The report, “The Scientific Truth about Waste-to-Energy” by CCNY professor and chemical engineer Dr. Marco J. Castaldi, calls upon dozens of independent scientific reviews to offer a comprehensive assessment of waste-to-energy’s influence on environmental sustainability and public health. The report was peer-reviewed by subject matter experts at Columbia University, University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, State University of New York- Stony Brook, and several international and U.S.-based energy and resource management officials.
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