n IMIESA - Garbage to energy : technical paper

Volume 41, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



In June 2014, eNCA reported South Africa's landfills were rapidly running out of space and the only solution was recycling. They were quite right. With over 108 million tonnes of waste generated by South Africans each year, or between 500 g and 600 g per person per day, on average, the only way to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill is to reuse or recycle some of the waste generated. Of this solid waste, approximately 60% is carbonaceous material, and just what the doctor ordered. This material can be transformed into electricity, low-sulfur diesel, slag and industrial wax. But, where does it all begin?

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