Of particular interest to wastenotIOWA is Plasma Arc technology. It uses an electric arc much like lightning that creates high temperatures which virtually destroy waste and convert it to clean gases containing energy and inert materials that can be used to make useful products. This is done using only part of the energy from the waste itself. The rest can be used for external renewable energy.
Locked up in the waste we send to landfills is an enormous amount of BTUs. These BTUs can be recycled into useful forms of energy. This can be in the form of heat, gases, liquid fuels and electricity. Citizens and local governments all over the world are getting excited about the possibilities technology can bring, especially with high energy prices and reliance on unstable foreign governments. There are successful existing applications and new ways to use proven technologies that have moved past the research stage being and are being implemented in waste treatment
Inorganic waste can be reused into other products. Metals can be tapped and recycles. Other inorganics form into slag that does not leach and can be used for other products.