Solid Wastes use as an alternate Energy source in Pakistan
Masood, Farhan (2013)
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Unfortunately, none of the cities in Pakistan has a proper solid waste management system right from the collection waste up to its proper disposal. Globally, wastes are used to produce electricity or used for recycling. Recently, Europe and United States (US) are recycling waste about 41% and 32%. China is also investing US 6.3 billion dollar to achieve 30% recycling of its waste 2030. The problems arising from the solid waste can be solved by using innovative technologies. Now-a-days different types of waste-to-energy (W-T-E) schemes are available through which energy can be efficiently recovered and used. Different types of benefits could be achieved if energy recovering and natural resources are considered as creation of jobs, reduction of environmental impacts and provisions of economic opportunities. According to the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (2005) only 51-69% of the generated waste is collected and the rest remains in the streets or collection points.