Norway is a worldwide recognized country for its fantastic nature and its incomparable fjords; However, they are not the only details that may differ from the rest of the European countries. And Norway converts more than 300,000 tonnes of rubbish a year – non-recyclable – into clean energy.
This environmental chain began with all Norwegians’ obligation to sort rubbish by the colors blue (plastic), green (organic waste) and white (other waste). In addition, I can see other rubbish after glass, paper, metal or electronic waste.
All non-recyclable or recyclable waste burns at a temperature of 800 C. Usually the waste goes from the white group to the furnace because plastic (blue) is recycled as new plastic products and food scraps (green) are used to get fertilizer and biogas (with city buses) .
The heat generated by burning the waste causes the water in a container to boil, and in this help the steam goes to a turbine, whose movement is converted into electricity. All this energy goes to schools in the capital Oslo – Norway and also feeds the district heating network.
The ashes left over from the burnt rubbish were buried in the rubbish dumps. Those responsible for the management of this information ensure that four tonnes of waste energy corresponds to one tonne of fossil fuel produced.
Since waste and pollution are low, the conversion of waste into clean energy and environmental solution is a landfill problem. In fact, Norway has for some years imported rubbish from other countries, such as England, and takes $ 30 to $ 40 per tonne. And Norwegians consider waste treatment a service.
Nevertheless, its dissidents, who are enthusiasts of the idea, are the only ones that Norway helps to get rid of some of the worst in the world in the best possible way. And the import of waste from the UK is a clear example, as it remains in Oslo’s hands instead of being in a landfill, eventually receiving money to receive rubbish that goes to schools and homes in the form of electricity and heating.
If Norway continues to use the technology for these plants, it will be approximately 20 years that greenhouse gas emissions are important for global warming.