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Time to think laterally about landfill material

The Beagle Editor, For some time in Holland, and possibly other enlightened countries, electricity has been produced by burning material that would otherwise go into landfill. That was mentioned in the news last week as another problem to face the UK as a result of a no-deal Brexit. Material that would otherwise have gone into landfill in the UK has instead been sold across the Channel to provide power for Continental cities. It would, in a no-deal Brexit, have to be trucked to landfill sites in the north of England.

Which raises the question: Are there any power stations in Australia using the same otherwise nuisance materials? There was a proposal for a bio-mass power plant in the Eden area ten or so years ago and has anything come of that? And it could be asked if current coal-powered electricity plants use landfill instead or as well as coal?

On the same theme, Holland has for some time been using single-use plastic bags in road building resulting, reportedly, in cheaper, longer-lasting roads. Eric Wiseman, Moruya.


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