TITLE

Waste incineration, PVC, and dioxins

AUTHOR(S)
Buekens, Alfons; Cen, Kefa
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Material Cycles & Waste Management;Sep2011, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p190
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Waste incineration is becoming increasingly necessary to tackle the rapidly rising amounts of municipal solid waste (MSW); in China many large cities are already surrounded by a girdle of landfills. Still, the not-in-my-backyard (nimby) syndrome holds strong. This attitude stems from fear of dioxins. These have been associated with incineration ('dioxin factories') and at times also with polyvinylchloride. In this paper this issue is analysed. China should build additional trust in MSW incineration, following promulgation of stricter emission standards, enforced by stringent controls.
ACCESSION #
66440269

 

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