Brown: Why Ottawa should adapt a waste-to-energy plan

By David Brown, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, January 7, 2023

In 2019, Ottawa’s city council declared a climate emergency, arguing that urgent action is needed to reduce our city’s greenhouse gas emissions. A major source of emissions is our landfills, including the Trail Road Landfill that is in Ward 21, where I have the privilege to serve as councillor.

Landfills leach greenhouse gases, particularly methane, into the air, and harmful byproducts into their local environment; they are environmentally unsustainable. If the city is to take seriously its obligations to the environment, it must reduce waste and implement waste-to-energy incineration.

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