We know what most people think about the mass incineration of plastic waste and so on. It is considered outdated, inefficient, and terrible to the environment. But today's advanced heat treatment technology is a smarter solution for managing plastic waste.
Recycling of plastic waste and incineration for energy production is not a real answer to the growing problem of disposing of plastic waste. In particular, the problem of disposal of plastic waste is more serious for countries that do not have the financial means to install large plastic waste incineration facilities. They must provide an environment where they can incinerate plastic garbage safely and cleanly. They have no means other than landfilling or open dumping.
We should pay attention to plastic garbage that is not even recyclable in areas where waste-to-energy facilities can not be installed. The increase in such plastics is a clear and real environmental hazard.
It is time to think differently about local incineration.