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.
ABE-China and it affiliate Re3 in Israel, created a sustainable model for treating waste, focusing on China.
By using Israeli knowhow, you can implement a green, environmental, sustainable model, of treating waste, according the guidelines of the 5 year plan issues by the Beijing central government.
The first stage of this model uses the vegetables waste from the local markets, waste from agriculture area and the trim waste of grass and trees around city’s gardens.
The second stage focus on educational campaign, leading restaurants, and the local citizens for separation of their “green” waste.
Each stage result is ~1/4 of the total city waste, treated by a simple and very lucrative facility based on Israeli knowhow.
The end product of the facility is Organic Fertilizer, that can replace the Chemical fertilizers used in agriculture, thus, creating a great leap in quality and profit for the farmers as they will start to grow profitable and healthy Organic vegetables.
Major benefits: The ROI is very short, the total investment is relatively small, and as it is totally following the 5 year plan, and as such, it may be heavily subsidized.
The risks: As it is a sustainable methodology, widely used, with minimal investment, the risk factor is almost irrelevant.