Traditional methods of using landfill and incineration to dispose of waste streams are no longer acceptable.
The global population is predicted to approach 9 billion by 2030, we are using more resources than the planet can provide. Our future depends on reusing what we have in a sustainable way. The economics of the Australian Waste Management Industry changed dramatically over the past several years with the balance tipping in favour of recycling and remediation against the historical model of bury or burn.
At its peak in 2015 China imported 46M tonnes of waste. Waste had a commercial value with a tonne of mixed plastic being traded at A$150. On 1 January 2018, China banned the import of waste materials, which led to a A$300 per tonne price differential as the revenue disappeared and landfill levies were introduced by State Governments.
Once waste materials enter the final destination there are a variety of solutions which can be utilised to minimise the bury and negate the burn. Advanced pyrolysis processing is a significant part of this solution and is an ideal component of any waste management facility that can be used to process a wide variety of waste which would otherwise have to be either land-filled or stockpiled.