This graph is from Metro's Strategy for Updating the Solid Waste Management Plan, page 10.
The Scenarios for Metro Vancouver are to spend $2.5 billion on a "centralized" system with 3 incinerators, or $3 billion on a "distributed" system (6 facilities required).
The Metro Board has already authorized the first quarter of a billion dollars on "Waste-to-Energy" facilities.
Is this where we want our money spent?
Do we want to spend billions of public dollars to build and maintain machines that will destroy materials that will someday have greater value for recycling?