Incineration

BC Hydro's stern letter shakes up business case for Metro Van's proposed incinerator

BC Hydro's letter prompts some Metro Vancouver directors to push for a review of the business case for the $517-million incinerator.

Proponents defend half-billion dollar incinerator as "least costly" way to deal with garbage

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he hasn't seen anyone put forward any better options than investing a half-billion dollar waste-to-energy incineration.

Critics blast Metro Vancouver's 'greenwashed' new business plan for incinerator

“If I had submitted that to my board, I would be thrown out of the board room."
Monica Wilson, Gaia International, San Francisco

A deep dive into garbage: Vancouver Observer series looks at Metro Vancouver's plan to burn

VO digs deep into Metro Vancouver's garbage story. A summary of twenty articles. More to come.

The world’s biggest incinerator debacles. Could it happen to Metro Vancouver?

“It’s been an economic and environmental sinkhole for the city,” Detroit zero waste advocate Ahmina Maxey said.

2008 Paris trip first spark in Metro Van decision-maker's push for incineration here

Metro Vancouver called Paris's incinerator “one of the best facilities on the continent.” Last week, it was being blamed as helping to cause heavy layer of smog.

Turning garbage into electricity, metal and toxic ash at the Burnaby incinerator

Paper, clothing, records, plastics and metal. These aren't supposed to end up tossed in the waste stream, but some have escaped the inspector’s scrutiny and face a fiery end.

Garbage burning plan 'dangerous' to health, says UBC expert

UBC air quality scientist says a regional plan to burn garbage is a 'danger' to human health

Big money for one company if Metro Van pushes incinerator plan through. Here's who'll make it.

Just a pile of ugly garbage to you and me. Huge money to one lucky player. Maybe.

What should Vancouver do about its garbage?

Burn, bury, or reduce our waste to zero? Over the next six months, Vancouver has some hard decisions to make about garbage. Introducing Earth Matter's series on how and where we'll be throwing it "awa