When you visit the beautiful green grounds covering an area close to 48 acres in Gorai, in the western suburbs of Mumbai, by the side of a creek overlooking Asia’s largest pagoda, it is hard to imagine that this picturesque location was until recently home to approximately 2.3 million tonnes of garbage in an open dump with an average height of 26 metres, about as high as a five-storey building.
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The Thermal Converter is Waste Processing Plant which combusts various waste at high temperature 1700 0 C , in order to reduce the emission of air pollutants including dioxin. The heating will be changed as superheated steam by a boiler. It will generate a turbine and generator which produce electric power. Also Thermal Converter destroys 97 % of waste leaving only 2 – 3 % residue as marble which is suitable for cement additives as well as ceramic production.
Millions of tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans every year. Though these are local, the problem of plastic production, waste generation, and plastic pollution is global. Global plastic production has increased steadily and has reached 320 million tonnes a year. Of the estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, only 9 percent has been recycled and another 12 percent incinerated.
This report outlines how “waste-to-energy” (WTE) incinerators – the costliest and most carbonintensive energy corporations – are poised to take advantage of taxpayer subsidies, unless fiscally responsible judgment prevails in federal and state policy arenas.
Communities facing the prospect of having “waste-to-energy” incinerators established in theirneighbourhoods have a right to know the full details of the project and its impact on their health and environment. Host communities carry the direct burdens of these technologies in terms of noise, environmental pollution, and health and social impacts.
Factsheet on Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS) by Groundwork. Original URL: Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS)
Mexico City generates more municipal solid waste (MSW) than any other municipality in Mexico: 15000 tons a day. 1Until recently, most of this wound up in the Bordo Poniente landfill, the biggest in all of Latin America.
The cement industry is a major contributor to climate change. The production of cement, the second most consumed product in the world after water, is one of the most energyintensive industrial processes. Although the cement companies are committed to reducing their emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, its strategies to achieve this are causing serious environmental, social and economic problems.