Governments and municipalities are developing zero-waste strategies to minimise the amount of solid waste sent to landfills or dumpsites. These strategies include plans to develop waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, incinerating waste and providing energy that can supplement a country's electricity needs and diversify its energy mix.
The drive to reduce landfill and dumpsite waste is creating a period of disruption for waste management companies. They must develop more sustainable strategies as governments and companies are looking to gain value from waste. This will create more urgency for recycling and reuse. Waste-to-energy strategies are being developed and projects planned.