The Global Waste Problem: 'Status Quo'
Profit Driven Methods Long Proven to do Massive Damage to Our Environment
Burning of Waste
Waste incineration systems produce a wide variety of pollutants and toxic emissions which are detrimental to human health, including dioxins, toxic metals and acid gases;
Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals and is a known human carcinogen and endocrine disruptor;
Dioxin may cause cancer and neurological damage, and disrupt reproductive systems, thyroid systems, respiratory systems etc.
Encapsulating Waste for Thousands of Years
There are large long-term costs associated with landfills; causing pollution to the local environment by contaminating the groundwater and aquifers, contaminating the soil, and producing methane;
Methane as a greenhouse gas is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2);
Greenhouse gases are said to be the leading cause of climate change.