Welcome to Keep the Air Clean!

incineratorAir pollution has increased drastically over the last 100 years, thanks largely to the increased burning of fuels, whether it be through the use of incinerators, cars (particularly diesel), power stations or other sources. All forms of incineration contribute to the fine particulate matter in the atmosphere and cause an estimated 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK.

Incinerators in particular have been heralded as a solution to the waste problem, creating electricity at the same time as burning the waste. However there are several negatives to incineration…

  • Pollutes the environment
  • Reduces recycling initiatives
  • Contributes to greenhouse gases
  • Creates a toxic ash
  • Inefficient energy production
  • Dioxin production

Fortunately there are many alternatives to incinerator as a method of waste disposal or producing electricity that are far less polluting.

  • Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) is an advanced thermal technology. Now used in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and BANES for black bin waste, with just tar as a waste product.
  • Recycling.
  • Renewable sources, including solar power, wind and hydro-electric.

Read more about the alternatives to incineration