Waste in China
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Today, most cities in China, treat waste by: Landfill, burning the waste to create energy, or just burning the waste openly. All these ways create environmental pollution, and the outcome of energy is minimal and very costly.
Very little is done for separation of waste and is focused on Plastic, Metal, Glass and Paper.
Landfill, creates pollution in land and aquifer water on one hand and releases Methane gas (most hazardous gas) on the other.
Burning > Energy facility, is very expensive to build and maintain. As more than ~1/2 of the waste treated is “wet”, the facility uses lots of energy to allow the waste to burn, the outcome is economically poor in results.
Burning in the open, well, we surly understand the drastic implications on pollution, while treating waste this way.
As a rule of the thumb, more than ½ of the waste in China is of organic origin.