In recent years, a Canadian company, from Québec, by the name of Enerkem has achieved what everyone dreamed to achieve: taking your non-recycling portion of your garbage and transforming it into ethanol.
This is a major breakthrough and there is a promising future for this application. This is a solution for recycling the “non-recyclable” portion of our waste and at the same time improving the eco-system efficiency, because this will take some pressure off the corn agriculture which produces ethanol and this will benefit both the population and the earth.
This new technology will have the advantage of taking some pressure off some waste site and as you can imagine, all of the big nations will want to have that technology in order to help them with their waste management.
The only interrogation that come to my mind with this technology, is since it will take care of or non-recyclable portion of or waste, what will be the pressure now on the governments and of the industries to build better product with the objective of Sustainable Development when they know that their waste now recyclable?
I am including the link of the company and an article on the construction of their first facility in Alberta