• Maishima Incineration Plant attracting tourist interest

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

An incineration plant in Osaka, Japan, has been gaining attention as a tourist place of interest. Maishima Incineration Plant, designed by famous Austrian/ New Zealand architect Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (which can be translated as Peace-Realm Rainy Day Darkly Multi-Coloured Hundred-Water), has its own Tripadvisor page and is sometimes mistaken for a theme park – from the outside, that is. The striking building and stack houses a facility that burns around 900 tonnes of rubbish per day, and does offer tours of the inner workings of the plant. One TripAdvisor review describes Maishima as “Incredible, unexpected and very memorable”. Incineration is currently an issue in Australia because China has stopped taking deliveries of recyclable waste material such as plastic bottles, and Japanese waste economist Professor Shusaku Yamaya recommends that users should pay per bag of rubbish requiring processing produced.