Garbage miners mean business

The intractable garbage that doesn't go into kerbside recycling bins – officially known as 'residual waste' – is at the heart of the waste disposal crisis, as it mounts up at landfill sites. Now, an Australian resource company has applied its skills in mining and process engineering to come up with a remarkable combination of tried-and-tested technologies from around the world to recover, with just one large facility, an extra 23 000 tonnes of valuable recyclable material a year from residual waste.

ECOS Archive

Welcome to the ECOS Archive site which brings together 40 years of sustainability articles from 1974-2014.

For more recent ECOS articles visit the blog. You can also sign up to the email alert or RSS feed