Burning waste for energy is the subject of many environmental controversies. The only environmental advantage is that it provides an interim solution to get rid of high volumes of tire waste.

Burning waste for energy is also referred to as “Waste-to-energy” or “Energy recovery”. It is the lesser of two evils in the hierarchy of waste management, as it still destroys valuable commodities but is better than landfilling. TDP is a renewable technology that will stop this.