Letter: Burning garbage is not the answer to waste problem

Even with growing opposition, Metro still wants to incinerate our garbage, reducing recycling in the process because recyclables burn.

Even with growing opposition, Metro still wants to incinerate our garbage, reducing recycling in the process because recyclables burn.

Even though a 40- tonne load of ‘sorted’ combustible garbage can reduce to between 10 and 20 per cent by volume, the residual weight will not be much less. The captured toxic flyash is part of the residual weight but physics dictates that the weight by which the garbage was reduced has become something else which was not captured. That uncaptured toxic something else will be in the air that we breathe! Then they tell us that emissions are low. If so, the ash going out must weigh virtually the same as the garbage going in, trucks can’t be overloaded so where are the haulage savings?

I believe that Metro has been lied to and that they are passing those lies on to us. When voting, check if your candidate supports incineration! Detroit, USA is bankrupt in part because of garbage incineration and recycling is banned because recyclables burn.

Gary Huntbatch

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