02 Apr 2015

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!

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