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Mass Burn Incineration – the alternatives
There are many alternatives to mass burn incineration for sustainable waste management. Which is the most appropriate depends on the specific waste stream involved. So, the alternatives for managing construction waste differ to those for managing medical waste, household waste, packaging waste, or electrical and electronic waste.

Cleaner production, reuse, recycling, composting, alkaline hydrolysis, biodegradation, and gas phase chemical reduction are just some of the many and varied alternatives available.

Oireachtas Report on Recycling of Household Waste

Greenstar report on Alternative Technologies for Ireland (April 2007)

Dioxin for Dinner? The Alternative Menu

Alkaline Hydrolysis
Cleaner Production

Non-Incineration Medical Waste Treatment Technologies (HCWA)

Recycling in Ireland (ENFO)

Other suggestions on how to make a difference (ENFO)

Alternatives to incineration (Greenpeace)


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