Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Basics of “Watergy” for Countries without Pants

Stockholm June 15, 2012

Container Deposit Legislation [CDL] is soon to be adopted throughout the European Union and it would do best building on the success of the CDL in Sweden. The aim of CDL is to improve the efficiency of recycling, reducing the impact at the landfill, it targets beverage packaging sorting, where a nominal deposit provides an economic incentive to clean it up. By taking the packaging back to the supermarket or recycling center the bearer may redeem the deposit.

Practically all consumption-ready soft drinks, alcohol and other cold beverages sold in Sweden have a deposit or “pant”. A pant is often mistakenly referred to as a tax. “A pant is not a tax because you get it back” Says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “and now, its not only beverages, many kinds of aseptic packaging may also now carry pants”. Continue reading

Tipping Floor, Landfill Killing Floor

Unsorted MSW on a Polish Landfill SiteWarsaw June 11, 2012

PowerCan® 200 and similar small gasification systems are making landfill practice history across Central and South Europe even in West Africa; “landfill is no longer part of modern waste management”. Says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “With PowerCan® 200, the waste is recycled or made extinct at the sorting station” “MSW never goes beyond the tipping floor and at the existing landfill its the perfect solution to clean up Central Europe and West Africa”.

SOLIDEA Group are working with district planners worldwide who clearly prefer smaller sorting stations; with a PowerCan® 200 inline with the tipping floor; large scale ambitious new projects are dinosaurs they simply no longer make sense. Continue reading