19 Jun '17, 1pm

Garbage Will Light 80,000 Aussie Homes

Garbage Will Light 80,000 Aussie Homes

Australia’s poor recycling track record has an upside. Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd., 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, according to CEO Vik Bansal. “Twenty years ago, this was all going to waste,” Bansal said in an interview last week in Melbourne. The gas was getting “flared up in the environment, now it’s creating electricity,” he said. Australia is the eighth-largest per-capita producer of municipal waste among developed economies, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 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. That’s proving a boon for companies such as Cleanaway, which extracts gas from landfill sites to powe...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/06/garb...

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