Revisit incinerators in handling waste | Inquirer Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Revisit incinerators in handling waste

/ 04:10 AM July 17, 2023

I refer to your editorial “Running out of landfills” (7/16/23). I live in Baguio City. As your editorial stated it is expensive for local governments to transport their waste to landfills. For Baguio City, it is more so because it has to transport to other municipalities in other provinces and pay hefty fees.

The Philippines is the only country in the world to ban incinerators since 1999. We have been conned to adopt this in order to save the environment while other countries were incinerating their waste. For 24 years, we have been using up our land to accommodate our waste.

It is time for us to revisit this matter of incinerators and the imagined pollution generated by them. I implore the authorities to do so.

Incinerators today are very efficient. Take the incinerators in Singapore as an example. Not only are the emission safe but they also generate electricity.

PETER CHONG

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