Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Waste Technology and Innovation Study


Survey of waste and resource recovery related technologies and innovations



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Survey of waste and resource recovery related technologies and innovations

  1. Introduction


A survey of waste and resource recovery related technologies and innovations are conducted for this study. The survey has been conducted within the strategic framework established for the project. Information has been obtained from consulting locally and overseas with industry, government and academic contacts.

The survey considered a range of possible technologies and innovations including:



  • Reuse, recycling and resource recovery;

  • Waste transport, collection systems and sorting;

  • Best practice transfer station management (including design and operation);

  • Landfill management (including design and operation);

  • Management of organic wastes;

  • Alternative waste treatment; and

  • Waste to energy;

The wastes and material types to be assessed, and the technologies assessed are summarised in Table 14.

Table 14 Technology types to be assessed - Mixed waste streams



Stream

Technology Type




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