Waste recycle and re-use investment brings extraordinary benefits for climate change
THE CURRENT SITUATION
Recycling and re-using municipal solid waste reduces the amount of greenhouse gas
emissions released into the atmosphere, this is achieved by avoiding the decomposition of the waste in landfills.
The environment also benefits from the consequent generation of green energy and the decrease in demand for mined raw materials. An important factor to consider is that the energy input needed to mechanically separate materials and re-manufacture products is much lower than the energy needed for making the same brand new products from mined raw materials. The problem is the lack of infrastructure for waste management in developing countries, even when it represents a great potential.
The goal of Global Gateways is to invest in waste reduction and
recycling solutions. We are working hard on generating low cost green
energy with a negative CO2 balance. This hugely benefits the
environment with the decrease of landfills and a reduction of
greenhouse gas emissions. Our energy plants are being built to recycle
various kinds of waste, such as plastic, glass, aluminum or steel.