Thursday, Apr 30 2015
Waste-to-energy incineration plants burn garbage to generate electricity. They are common in Europe, and just beginning to get attention in the United States. The Obama administration considers them a greener alternative to landfills because they don't emit as much methane, a greenhouse gas. But some environmentalists warn that these facilities still pollute mercury and lead, and compete with recycling companies. A discussion about the pros and cons of waste-to-energy plants.