Zero Waste is the recycling of all waste materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment. The principles of zero waste are being adapted by a growing number of businesses, communities and countries throughout the world because of their environmental and economic advantages. Similarly, the emerging technology of plasma arc gasification opens the potential application of the zero waste concept to the current and future generations of fossil fuel power plants. These electrical generation facilities provide most of the world’s electricity. Yet, they are considered to be one of the greatest sources of air, land, groundwater and greenhouse gas pollution. The patented APAT process of introducing plasma gasification technology into the fossil fuel power plant industry would go a long way toward achieving, and potentially reaching, the goal of zero waste power generation from existing and future coal, oil and gas-fired power plants. At the same time, power plants would benefit from significant cost savings related to feedstocks, pollution control and coal ash disposal.