to the air.
does not use oxygen.
digestion: the turning of organic waste into soil conditoner using
the process of biodegration without oxygen.
Practical Environmental Option (BPEO): the most cost-effective and
can be broken down by a natural process of decompostition by bacteria
and other microorganisms.
Municipal Waste (BMW): the portion of Municipal Solid Waste which
can be broken down by bacteria and other microorganisms.
to turn organic waste into soil
conditioner using the process of biodegration.
from Waste (EfW): energy that is recovered by burning or otherwise
turning into gas; thermal treatment of waste to recover energy - the waste
is heated to between 800 and 1400 degrees C, in the presence of oxygen.
waste: organic waste from the garden and vegetable waste, tea leaves,
coffee grounds and egg shells.
waste: waste that is not active, that is, it does not decompose or
the method of disposing of waste by burying it under the ground.
water from a landfill site in which components of the waste have dissolved.
Reclamation Facility (MRF): plant where materials are seperated and
baled and then sent for recycling.
CH4 - a smelly gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect.
Solid Waste (MSW): solid waste that is collected by or on behalf of
a Local Authority.
waste: waste that is active, that is, it does change or decompose.
waste: refuse that is biodegradable.
pays principle: principle by which one who produces pollution (including
waste) is made responsible for it.
breakdown by heat; thermal treatment of waste to recover energy - the
waste is heated to between 400 and 800 degrees C, in the absence of oxygen,
and a mixture of gas, solid and liquid fuel is produced.
breaking down something to make something new from the material.
conditioner: a product that improves the condition of the soil.
a way of life, behaviour or practice that can be maintained indefinitely,
i.e. without exhausting finite resources.
development: development that can be maintained in the long term,
that is without consuming or destroying finite resources.
treatment: treatment by heat - in terms of waste, this includes incineration,
pyrolysis and gasification.
hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the order in which we should try
to deal with waste before we dispose of it.
minimisation: the process of reducing the amount of waste that is