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  • Engineering Creates Opportunity from Waste

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    TEST Canadian households generate nearly 13 million tonnes of waste every year, more waste per capita than any of our peer countries, even the US. Recycling programs reduce a small portion of garbage that goes into landfills, but the trash keeps piling up and so has the cost of managing that waste: Canadian taxpayers spent a total of $2.6 billion in 2008 on waste management. In addition to the expense comes a concern for the impact our garbage has on the environment, and cash strapped local governments are now being pushed to find ways to make disposal and treatment of garbage both cheaper and more sustainable.

    Engineering that uses waste to create gas and generate clean power provides the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to deal with the mountains of trash we create. However, if trash disposal is going to be made cheaper and more sustainable, engineering entrepreneurs need to first provide proof of concept before these solutions will be employed on a large scale. Partnerships between BC area businesses, institutions, and municipalities are in the forefront of implementing technologies that are transforming the way we handle waste.

    Metro Vancouver’s Waste-to-Energy Facility

    As part of its Zero Waste Challenge, Metro Vancouver ... Read More