Britain To Burn Trash for Energy

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landfill site near Canterbury, UK
From Time Magazine. By THOMAS K. GROSE Monday, Jun. 09, 2008

For all its fervent advocates, recycling has come nowhere close to allaying the world’s burgeoning production of garbage. Now Britain’s Isle of Wight is presenting what proponents hope will be a parade example of how to deal with the megatons of waste that can’t be reclaimed. This summer, a $16 million, 2.3MW gasification plant — the first in Britain and one of only a few in the world — will fire into action, turning 30,000 tons of rubbish a year into electricity for 2,000 homes. Read more

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