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Burning issues

Burning issues

burningissues.jpgWith sweeping recycling legislation pending in New York City, it's no wonder trash has been on the minds of New Yorkers. In case you missed them, two recent pieces in the New York Times took on the issue of waste-to-energy (WTE) and disposal of waste. First, a lengthy debate over whether the country should burn or bury its trash. And this week, an op-ed argues for halting export of the city's waste in favor of burning it in WTE facilities.

Waste Age has reported on stirrings in the WTE sector. What are your thoughts on wider adoption of the practice in New York specifically and in the United States in general?