Florida is a beautiful state with spectacular weather and a vibrant economy, but residents are increasingly concerned about its environment and health implications. Over the last few years, the state has seen rapid population growth, leading to an increase in trash production and burning. This has resulted in noxious fumes and ash in the air, leading to an increase in respiratory illnesses amongst Floridians. Trash incineration is a method of disposing of waste that has been used for many years, and produces energy, but it is highly polluting and the burning of plastics can release toxic compounds. In addition, the burning of municipal waste often occurs without any kind of filter or air-cleaning device, which can add to the hazardous air pollutants released into the atmosphere. These pollutants can lead to an increase in asthma and other respiratory issues, as well as other health problems. Residents in Florida are feeling the effects of this burning trash. People have reported an increase in respiratory illnesses, including asthma and bronchitis, as well as headaches and nausea. There have also been reports of increased cancer risk, which is particularly alarming considering the state’s high population density. The state has become increasingly aware of the problem and in recent years, has taken steps to reduce the amount of burning. Laws have been enacted to discourage this practice, and alternatives are being explored to dispose of the trash safely. Waste-to-energy plants are one such option, as they produce energy while controlling pollution levels. Trash incineration may be a necessary practice in areas with limited landfill space, but it must be done responsibly. Laws need to be enforced and alternative methods of disposal should be increasingly encouraged. Florida residents deserve to breathe clean air and to know that their air quality is not being compromised by burning trash.