Critical Analysis of the Potential of Mechanical Biological Treatment for Irish Waste Management

Synthesis Report for the ERTDI-funded project: 2005-WRM-MS-35

Summary: STRIVE Report 16 - B. Guinan et al.

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-84095-027-4

Pages: 78

Filesize: 810KB

Format: pdf

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Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) is a waste treatment concept that has grown into a dynamic industry on mainland Europe since the 1980s. It evolved from a need in the face of changing legislative requirements to develop a method for treating residual municipal solid waste (MSW)1 material, and thereby reduce the need for traditional landfill disposal.

The aims of this project were to:

  • Provide information in relation to MBT that may inform future government policy.
  • Identify issues that require addressing in order to establish conditions that are suitable to the environmental development of MBT facilities in Ireland.
  • Identify issues that require addressing in order to establish conditions that are suitable to the economic development of MBT facilities in Ireland.
  • Make recommendations where possible as to the means to address these issues.

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