Garbage miners mean business

June 2005
Ecos;Jun/Jul2005, Issue 125, p29
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The intractable garbage that doesn't go into kerbside recycling bins, officially known as residual waste, is at the heart of the waste disposal crisis, at it mounts up at landfill sites. This article reports that Australian resource company Global Renewables has applied its skills in mining and process engineering to come up with a remarkable combination of tried-and-tested technologies from around the world to recover an extra 23,000 tonnes of valuable recyclable material a year from residual waste. Among other benefits, the process diverts about 70 percent of garbage that would otherwise go to landfill. It does this by separating out valuable resources including metal, plastic, paper, glass and converting the organic component into compost and fertilizer products.


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