Trashy stories from Reuters

Caught your attention didn’t it? Here’s several titillating articles (especially if you’re in the waste business) from Reuters on the growing issues and potential profitability of rubbish.

1. Trash and burn: Singapore’s waste problem – With growing population and little land mass, Singapore needs to find new ways to eliminate waste as alternative to incineration, and fast.

2. Garbage is dirty, but is it a clean fuel? – Environmentalists quibble on the green-ness of landfill gas but waste management businesses are seeing trash-to-treasure potentials.

3. Modern-day alchemy: turning trash into power – General Electric is tweaking its gasification technology to convert garbage into electricity.

4. Venture capitalist sees waste as feedstock for energy – An interview with venture capitalist Bill Green of VantagePoint Venture Partners about financial potential of waste as energy feedstock.



One Response to Trashy stories from Reuters

  1. Felix Staratschek 5 December, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    Waste is a source. Combustion destroys this sources! but inteligent persons should find methods to reduce and to reuse waste. Dr. Rosin in Germany developped kryo- recycling for e- waste and plastics as an alternative to incineration. More about the risks of incineration and besser recycling:
    hrrp://www.buendnis-zukunft.de/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=174

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