China's Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Power Plant

Is this the most beautiful way to burn trash?

(CNN) – Ski slopes, breweries and manicured parks are not the usual trappings of a power plant.

Historically, these industrial monoliths have been functional eyesores — often inciting resentment and “not in my backyard” protests from local residents.

But as cities generate more trash — the World Bank predicts global rubbish disposal will triple to 4 billion tons a year by 2100 — the need to change our attitudes to waste is becoming more urgent.

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