Written by our very own founder and featured in the prestigious Waste360.
The world generates more than 2.1 billion metric tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) every year. That’s enough to fill 822,000 Olympic swimming pools. Sadly, only 16 percent of this is recycled, with the majority of items sent to landfills after only one use by consumers.
Policy makers face difficulty focusing efforts within the waste hierarchy. Should they invest in more recycling programs as successfully demonstrated by countries like Sweden? Or is it time to accept the reality of the present situation and invest into energy recovery methods from the phenomenal amount of landfill waste? Research conducted by the University College of London (UCL) aimed to focus on innovative waste-to-energy methods.
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