Plasma Plants Vaporize Trash While Creating Energy
This is why I no longer recycle paper, plastic, or glass. All they hydrocarbons in the trash get turned into syngas and burned. All the useful elements are highly concentrated in the slag, which can then be processed. We just need to build a lot of these and mine our way through old landfills, shoveling the ancient trash into the gaping maw of the plasma gasifier.