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Solid Waste Disposal

Advanced paper recycling © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Recycling is a process which reconsiders the current life cycle of creating products and materials and associated process and final waste. Specifically, paper recycling is the process of...

Bioplastics © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Bioplastics have much in common with conventional plastics. Two main characteristics separate bioplastics from conventional plastics: 1) The use of renewable biomass materials in the manufacture...

Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste for Large-Scale Electricity/Heat © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Thermal gasification of municipal solid waste (MSW) is a chemical process that generates a gaseous, fuel-rich product. This product can then be combusted in a boiler, producing steam for power...

Increased glass recycling Flame in a glass furnace (ICG, 2010)

Over half of the energy consumption of the glass industry is used for melting in order to form the glass. Adding recycled glass to the raw materials reduces energy use and CO2 emissions...

Recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered...

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