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Solid Waste

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Solid waste as a renewable source of energy is a way of reducing the dependency on conventional fossil fuels for energy generation. Waste-to-energy technologies help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, environment pollution, fossil fuel use, and unnecessary landfill dumping. Energy generation from waste materials reduces pollution caused by the burning of coal and oil based fossil fuels, and the land which would have otherwise been used for landfill purposes can be used for many other useful and green purposes

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Waste To Energy Conversion

waste to energy

Waste to Energy Conversion reduces the environmental impact of sending municipal waste to landfill. Better solid waste management systems around the world are now extracting the energy from waste materials by thermal or biological means to generate electricity. The management and treatment of solid waste by thermal pyrolysis and gasification technologies is the economically viable approach for the management of solid wastes. Biochemical and biological technologies which use living organisms and microbes is more suited to liquid slurry wastes allowing waste energy to be a form of recycled energy

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Energy Conservation

energy conservation

Energy Conservation is about reducing your homes energy usage by designing a more energy-efficient building. Lowering a buildings utility bills not only saves you money but benefits the environment, and makes for a more comfortable home. Energy efficient and renewable energy components such as upgrading lighting circuits and fixtures to LED, strategic insulation and glazing to reduce your homes peak heating and cooling demands, or the installtion of solar photovoltaic panels, all add towards a more energy efficient home

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Grey Water and Wastewater Recycling


Grey water and wastewater recycling has many uses in both the home and garden. With increased pressure on the world’s freshwater sources, climate change, population growth and water scarcity, there is a growing need to manage water resources in a more sustainable manner. The use of recycled water which was previously considered unusable has become an increasingly important source of water for irrigation and garden use. Waste water collected from roofs, showers, baths, washbasins, and washing machines can all be reused as greywater both reducing the amount of freshwater consumption, but also the volume of water discharged into the sewerage system

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What is Biomass

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What is Biomass Energy and what is biomass made from. Simply put, biomass is any organic type material or matter that is renewable over time producing stored energy. Biomass gets its energy from the sun so all organic matter contains stored energy from the sun. Biomass is made from woody materials, agricultural crops, green wastes or any organic matter that can be used as an energy source. There are many different types of biomass materials available which can be used for heat, power, electricity, fuel, and other bio related products, biogas, biodiesel, ethanol

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Composting Turns Your Waste Into Soil

aerobic compost

Aerobic composting turns your garden waste in soil. Soil management in the garden has always been a priority for gardeners and those with green fingers to ensure the optimum growth of their plants and flowers. Composing organic solid wastes into usable soil enhancements using aerobic composting technologies prevents the waste from being sent to landfill with all the environmental issues that doing so entails. Backyard aerobic composting of organic matter by air-breathing microorganisms, worms and larger beetle type soil life forms can be used to breakdown the organic matter into a dark brown humus for use as a soil enhancer

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Aerobic Composting

aerobic compost

Aerobic composting is the controlled and natural process of rotting down and decaying of once living organic wastes into an inexpensive and green renewable resource that solves a lot of the problems associated with disposing of dead plants, kitchen wastes and other organic waste products which would otherwise by sent to a landfill. The benefits of aerobic composting include improved soil and root structure producing healthier plants and crops as well as a reduction in the use of chemical fertilisers.

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