Recovery of Waste, Materials, Energy

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Recovery of Waste, Materials, Energy
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Recovery of Waste, Materials, Energy means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

The recovery of waste is separated into categories: the recovery of materials and the recovery of energy. Whichever of these two choices is better for the environment and human health is the preferred option. The recovery of materials is most often preferred and includes activities such as recycling and composting. These management activities generally require a collection system and a method of material processing and conversion into a new product. Recovery of energy, such as incineration, is usually the less preferred option. The conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into usable heat, electricity, or fuel is done through a variety of processes, including anaerobic digestion, gasification, and pyrolysis.

Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning (STEP UP) Gothenburg/Anna Svensson, 2015/