Solid waste and biomass is a key part of a potential IRM system.
Landfills usually generate considerable leachate
pollution and are one of the largest sources of GHG emissions.
Gasification can capture and generate heating, cooling, power, fertilizers, and
more. Our IRM Process analyses how
to optimize this and creates an implementable plan.
An international engineering group studied solid waste
management options for three communities and concluded the best
option would cost $119m. We reviewed the recommended system and
found that if optimized using IRM, the systems could be
structured differently with taxpayer benefits of +/-$340m, with considerably better ecological and
We also reviewed the proposed organics recycling plan. The
proposed system will result in 63% reuse and recycling. An IRM
approach and optimised system would be capable of reusing and
recycling up to 97% with reduced costs and risks (see also the
recycling and technologies