Burning waste to make energy: How Amazon, American Airlines and Subaru are trying to get out of landfills

Burning waste to make energy: How Amazon, American Airlines and Subaru are trying to get out of landfills

In northern California’s Stanislaus County, next to a landfill, there’s a company managing waste in a very different way: by burning trash instead of burying it. The energy recovery facility run by New Jersey-based Covanta harnesses steam to make enough electricity to power 18,000 homes in the area. A portion of the waste comes from …

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