icon-cookie
The website uses cookies to optimize your user experience. Using this website grants us the permission to collect certain information essential to the provision of our services to you, but you may change the cookie settings within your browser any time you wish. Learn more
I agree
blank_error__heading
blank_error__body
Text direction?

Bloomberg

Need help? Contact us

We've detected unusual activity from your computer network

To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot.

Why did this happen?

Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy.

Need Help?

For inquiries related to this message please contact our support team and provide the reference ID below.

Block reference ID: undefined
Measure
Measure
Related Notes
Get a free MyMarkup account to save this article and view it later on any device.
Create account

End User License Agreement

Summary | 8 Annotations
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