New ARF Report Documents Waste-To-Energy Use in Europe


Identifies Opportunities in North America

The SWANA Applied Research Foundation report, Thermal Treatment of Residual Waste: Lessons from Europe, investigates why developed countries in Western Europe have embraced thermal treatment and are processing 97 million tons of residual waste in over 500 WTE facilities located in 22 countries.

European thermal treatment facilities were developed to:

  • Meet landfill treatment and stabilization requirements
  • Recover energy for electricity and heat generation
  • Recover additional materials for recycling

The report is being published as a companion to the recently-published ARF report, Mechanical Biological Treatment: Lessons from Europe. The full report is only available to SWANA ARF subscribers one year prior to release. SWANA members receive free access to this report when it is relesed to the public in March, 2019.

The Executive Summary can be accessed by filling out the Contact Form.