Waste in the United States is managed in three ways: recycling and composting (34.7%), waste-to-energy (12.8%) and landfilling (52.5%).
Dr. Marco Castaldi, professor, The City College of New York, recently authored the "Scientific Truth About the Waste-to-Energy," a peer-reviewed study that examines the key benefits of using waste-to-energy technology. The report analyzes waste management in the United States and shows how waste to energy plays a key role in reducing greenhouse emissions as well as the potential to reduce up to 90% of waste that goes to landfills. It calls upon dozens of independent scientific reviews to offer a comprehensive assessment of waste-to-energy's influence on environmental sustainability and public health.
In this episode of Stef Talks Trash, Castaldi along with Dan Pellowitz, executive director of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, speak about waste-to-energy technology and the integral part it plays in generating renewable energy as well as the correlation with increased recycling in the U.S.