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Creating Revenue Out Of Green Waste: New Perspectives For Municipal Organic Waste Harvesting In Geelong, Australia

Herron, Murray, Jones, David S., Roos, Phillip Barend and Allam, Zaheer 2021, Creating Revenue Out Of Green Waste: New Perspectives For Municipal Organic Waste Harvesting In Geelong, Australia, Geography, Environment, Sustainability, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 91-105, doi: 10.24057/2071-9388-2020-182.

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Title Creating Revenue Out Of Green Waste: New Perspectives For Municipal Organic Waste Harvesting In Geelong, Australia
Author(s) Herron, Murray
Jones, David S.ORCID iD for Jones, David S. orcid.org/0000-0003-3990-5520
Roos, Phillip BarendORCID iD for Roos, Phillip Barend orcid.org/0000-0002-5571-1059
Allam, Zaheer
Journal name Geography, Environment, Sustainability
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 91
End page 105
Total pages 15
Publisher Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography
Place of publication Moscow, Russia
Publication date 2021
ISSN 2071-9388
2542-1565
Summary The diversion and recovery of organic waste are one of the most significant opportunities and challenges for reducing the environmental impacts of waste disposal internationally, as recognised by the United Nations’ SDG 12 that seeks to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”. This issue is particularly pertinent to developed countries, like Australia, who have a high propensity for waste removal arising from their industrial and domestic use of products, materials and organic consumables. Through the use of GIS technology, using modelling software developed by the Global Methane Initiative, a series of simulations were undertaken to determine the viability of an anaerobic digester for the City of Greater Geelong (COGG), located in the State of Victoria (Australia), where organic materials constitute over 25% of all waste land-filled. Using only municipal organic waste, the modelling concluded that the COGG would generate between AU$6M-AU$11M/annum from the sale of biogas/methane. In addition to this revenue stream, COGG would have an Annual Projected Net Emissions Reductions of 3797 Mt. This paper further considers the development of a geospatial database to identify and locate concentrated organic waste resources in COGG, the design and development of a software tool to help quantify the production of food waste, and the development of an economic model to value the organic waste stream of COGG arising from the implementation of this proposal.
Language eng
DOI 10.24057/2071-9388-2020-182
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HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30149796

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