Garbage Sorting Facilities

Revalorisation of waste

Waste management has become an issue of growing global concern as urban populations continue to increase and consumption patterns change. Each person in the EU produces 475Kg of waste per year, 98% of them being treated by different methods: 28% is incinerated and 16% composted, but still 28% is landfilled.

Landfills are associated with many problems, including the need to use large areas of land, and the production of leachate, which has been shown to leak from landfills and pollute groundwater. Landfills are also known to produce a lot of methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. On the other hand, incineration facilities are expensive to build, operate, and maintain and the smoke and ashes emitted by the chimneys contain acid gases, NOx, heavy metals, particulates, and dioxines.

Waste to Energy (WTE) technologies are becoming more popular as the process generates energy, usually in the form of electricity or heat, from controlled thermal treatment of waste.

When it comes to deal with waste, the pyrolysis allows for re-introducing waste into the economy in the form of fuel thus recovering the value in the waste as well as minimising carbon footprint of Municipal Solid Waste.

This is a eco-friendly alternative to incineration and also enabling for example tyres, organic, residual waste, plastic, into white diesel or energy.

Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming and can be obtained from the municipal solid waste.