The current problem with Waste Processing Technology

The problem with basic and outdated combustion-based processes for municipal solid waste is that it emits harmful pollutants into the air, land and water. It is dangerous for us to ignore the fact that it is harmful to our health and the environment. Even though it seems to be a step forward to incinerate our waste for the generation of electricity, we are simply exchanging one problem for another. These facilities emit high quantities of pollution into the air and their by-products continue to overflow the landfills. It is clearly a step into the right direction to incinerate our waste for electricity, but we cannot ignore that combustion-based processes still pollute our air, land and water. Beyond this, most global communities do not even use waste to energy processes today. In fact, on a global basis, a considerable number do not even use an air quality control system to post process the gas and smoke from combustion.

Even though landfills are often found to be the least expensive way to dispose of our waste, it is a long term liability for most communities. In some communities, local capacity is running out. Analysts from the landfill industry assure us that, despite having fewer landfills, total capacity has increased. That is, landfills are getting bigger, on average, faster than their brethren have disappeared. Our waste has to travel longer distances to reach these landfills. Shipping and trucking costs are increasing and so does greenhouse gas emissions. On top of that, landfills are unsuccessful at containing hazardous materials and are producing dangerous gasses and strong odors that threaten local communities. All the liquids in the decomposing trash filtered down to the bottom of the hole and, from there, into the soil and groundwater. This gloop, known as “leachate”, could have contained any number of hazardous chemicals, especially in an era when few people thought much about what they tossed. The rotting garbage also released significant amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide, straight into the atmosphere. It is an environmental disaster! It is apparent to many in the waste processing world that future generations will ultimately need to remove most landfills and older trash dumps completely and then process the waste with a better, environmentally safe process.

Our ability to help protect the Environment

Aurutris’s Waste to Energy™ systems produce near Zero Emissions and virtually no landfill contribution. Everything we process produces primarily water vapor, gases normally found in the atmosphere prior to industrialization, and Engineered Pulverized Fuel (EPF). EPF is classified as a fuel product, not a pollutant and certainly no longer as waste! Our facilities do not require huge smokestacks to disperse harmful airborne pollutants, nor do they produce truckloads of hazardous waste for landfills.

Together we can protect our environment with Aurutris  Waste to Energy™ systems. This is your opportunity to partner with Aurutris and help protect our environment for us, today, and for future generations.