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Australia’s poor recycling track record has an upside
2017/06/19 01:32
the nation’s largest garbage company, has the potential to extract enough gas from rotting rubbish to produce electricity for as many as 80,000 homes,
2017/06/19 01:32
A report last year by the Australian Council of Recycling showed the nation recycled just 41 percent of that waste, compared with Germany on 65 percent.
2017/06/19 01:32
Melbourne-based Cleanaway sold 145,000 megawatt-hours of electricity to the grid from 120 million cubic meters of captured landfill gas last financial year,
2017/06/19 01:32
Bioenergy includes gas extracted from landfill, and forestry and agricultural waste that can be burned in power stations.
2017/06/19 01:34
But if Australia gets better at recycling, and cuts down on rubbish as it becomes a “circular economy,” gas extracted from landfill would play an even more limited role, he said. 
2017/06/19 01:34
There are quite a lot of examples from Europe where there was a waste-to-energy strategy 20 years ago, and some of those power plants simply have not enough waste anymore to burn, so they actually import waste from other countries,
2017/06/19 01:35
Nobody can achieve sustainability without managing waste. You’ve got to manage your waste because that is a massive carbon footprint.”
2017/06/19 01:35