Key Issues

IRM explained

Integrated Resource Management

How Gothenburg implemented IRM

Waste can be turned into a resource that's both financially viable and environmentally sustainable, which needs to be planned for using a comprehensive business case which we call Integrated Resource Management or "IRM":

  • For business it reduces cost and risk, thus adding to the bottom line;
  • For communities, IRM is better for the environment and better for taxpayers.

IRM was reviewed by Dr. Charles McNeill, Manager of the United Nations Development Programme's Environmental Program Team, who concluded:

"I conclude that this IRM plan is conceptually sound and on the right track, and if implemented it would likely provide a model of great value to countless municipalities throughout the world."

Gothenburg, Sweden implemented IRM.  See the short interview with Mr Kaj Anderson, Manager of Gothenburg's combined water and waste management division explaining how they did this.  Gothenburg subsequently implemented an Advanced Gasification system using a fluidized bed reactor.  For more detail see the summary, read about our technologies or contact Pivotal.


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