The future of waste just got a whole lot more exciting. A $5M Waste Less Recycle More grant will help build a new refuse-derived fuel facility at Global Renewable’s Eastern Creek site, UR-3R, west of Sydney.
While the UR-3R site receives about 220,000 tonnes of household rubbish each year, 66% of it is either recyclable or organic matter. The remaining 33% is headed for landfill.
This new project will mean that only 5% of that waste will end up as landfill in the future. A staggering 90% of rubbish currently going to landfill will be turned into renewable fuel to create electricity.
This is great news, offering a renewable alternative to fossil fuels like coal AS WELL AS helping to solve the landfill problem.
Watch this space!