Does Singapore have a lesson for the way we could treat rubbish and generate clean energy?

With ongoing issues treating waste in Australia generally and specifically locally with diminishing tip capacities we thought this two minute video may well be very apt.

Clean Incineration in Singapore to produce Energy and clean air!

90% of the waste burns to produce electricity, 10% turns into ash which gets dumped into a man-made island.

See the full video below;

One thought on “Does Singapore have a lesson for the way we could treat rubbish and generate clean energy?

  1. Yeah. High temp. incinerator technology has been around for decades. Their was a joint NSW/Vic governments attempt to build one back in the mid 80’s primarily to deal with the large quantities of toxic material stored in our major cities. It became a political hot potato because no-one wanted it in their back yard.
    There have been recent private attempts to build one in western Sydney.
    One of the current reasons for not pursuing this option is that it would normalise waste generation rather than reduce it. So in the meantime we truck it to the nearest hole in the ground.
    Video was a lot of hype. They don’t mention the toxic substances such as heavy metals etc removed in the ‘scrubbing’ process to purify the air emitted or the contribution to global warming.
    I think you could find a better solution in Australia for terrestrial burial of waste. I think it needs to be reconsidered here because the stockpile is building and until smarter viable means of recycling turn up……

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