There are currently various Municipal Solid Waste management policies in the world, ranging from landfilling, recycling or recovering certain fractions, composting organic waste and/or incineration. It is openly known that any of these solutions is energetically poor and economically unsustainable without large subsidies or grants. In the case of South Africa, almost 90% of the waste is landfilled thus, there is a lot of energy giving raw materials lost in the dumping sites.
The current value chain of the waste management sector ENDS when the waste is dumped in landfill. it is very important to understand that with this project we are “lengthening the value chain” of the sector. That is to say, we use the waste dumped in the landfill to add extra value to the chain. That “forgotten” waste becomes the starting point of all this new beneficiation and the sales of recyclables (which were not previously recycled) together with the sales of electricity provide the necessary revenue to make the project sustainable.
The established waste management business model is not sustainable anymore. The amount of useful material being dumped in the South African landfills is costing too much to the country. By transforming it and bring back all that economic effort into the economy in form of new industries and new employment: the Circular Economy of the Waste.
Objectives of improvement achieved in our plants
In Africa (i.e.) the garbage is composed by at least 60% of organic material, which in the process of decomposition produces gas, condensates and pathogens that hinder the operations of handling and selection of materials. These facilities usually have unpleasant work environments, dominated by the bad smells. Our plants will eliminate it.
The design of our plants has focused special attention on the development of a global solution capable of converting waste into clean by-products, with optimum physical conditions for its subsequent handling, sorting and transformation into elements or valuable by-products.
Our facilities require little space and have sanitary conditions suitable for human labour, while do not impact on their environment.
On site treatment until its final recovery, or up to an optimal intermediate stage for his transfer to the “central plant”, drastically reducing management, transport and storage costs.
The liquid content of the waste is reused to obtain water for the process, with the aim of minimizing the consumption of natural resources.
Thanks to the versatility and modularity of our plants, a small town can buy a whole mobile station , autonomous and able to process the waste from its inhabitants. This will allow you to obtain significant economic savings in logistics and rates of landfill. At the same time, it will be possible to comply with the principle of subsidiarity (who generates waste, may clean) and reduce the impact on the environment.