Vantaan Energia Excursion
May 15, 2015
Did you ever wonder, where the trash you produce ends up?
Few days ago we figured out the answer. It gets burned. Well, part of it, as trash produced by inhabitants of Helsinki and Uusimaa region contains around 45 % of recyclable materials (metal, cardboard, paper, biowaste) that is collected separately and recovered as material.
The burnable waste we produce ends up heated to approximately 1000’C to avoid production of toxic emissions. The heat produced used for district heating and production of electricity, what substantially decreases consumption of coal and natural gas.
The plant was incredibly clean and a joy to visit. If only more plants were like this.
For further information and images please contact Stuart Buddle.
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