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No Time to Waste: GAIA, the Goldman Environmental Prize, and a Movement to Eliminate Waste Incinerators

By Claire Arkin 

Do you know where your waste goes? While we’d like to think that most of it gets recycled into a new product, in reality the U.S. recycles only 25.8% of waste and 12.8% gets burned in incinerators.

Incinerators are one of the most toxic, expensive, dangerous, and polluting industries in the U.S. They emit 68% more greenhouse gases per unit of energy than coal plants. The cost of running incinerators is two times higher than solar energy... Read Blog Post