The plasma gasification treatment method is based on a thermal process, through which the waste is decomposed into basic molecular components while converting the organic material in the waste into a synthetic gas ("syngas"). The product can be used in as a raw gaseous or energetic liquid. The process does not include fire, but heating in a low or oxygen-free environment. Plasma energy produces higher temperatures than those obtained during combustion. These temperatures allow for the dissolution of organic waste, including its inorganic components, into their basic constituents. Approximately 40 to 60 percent of the energy produced from the waste is returned to the facility for sustaining the operation.