Re: “Metro Vancouver should end garbage incineration: Study.”
In today’s society, dealing with garbage is a growing problem when you consider how much waste we create. So of course the government wants incinerators that help with the problem. They get rid of a lot of garbage that could end up in landfills and can help power cities.
But incinerators are massive carbon emitters that add to the ever-growing problem of climate change.
The region wants to minimize garbage in our landfills, but what’s the point of that if it gets spewed into the air we breathe?
Landfills maybe aren’t the most environmental way to deal with garbage, but they are more secure than others.
Having garbage in a hole, under your feet, is better than having it around your head, in your lungs.