Discuss the pros and cons of thermal treatment of municipal solid waste. Would a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant be useful for your community’s solid waste? Are you in favor of having a WTE plant near your community? Why, or why not?
Thermal treatment is vital in treating solid waste because it converts it to a stable and usable end product. In the end, this form of treatment reduces the amount of solid waste ending up in landfills. Despite the benefits it brings, thermal treatment is not an isolated process because it also incorporates resource management and environmental protection. The presence of waste-to-energy (WTE) plants allow communities to reduce landfill waste, generate significant energy amounts, and indulge in sustainable processes.