Letter: Zero Waste not zero at all

Dear Editor,

Metro Vancouver is still trying to find a site to build a garbage incinerator, which soon no one but they will want, as support is dwindling.

But will they do what is difficult for politicians to do, and change their mind?

A city in Scotland did, and paid a default penalty, which Metro won’t have to because no contract has yet been signed.

The biggest problem for garbage incinerators worldwide is that they are running out of combustible garbage, for which they pay a considerable penalty.

Metro’s committee for this project is called Zero Waste, but the fact is there will be ash residues of close to 20 per cent or more, so it isn’t really zero at all, is it?

Furthermore, ash isn’t really a residue, it’s the same garbage reduced to an unusable toxic mass. Anything that could have been recycled now can’t be, so what really will have been achieved?

If you don’t want it built, tell them!

Gary Huntbatch, Abbotsford

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