Seoul’s Supersized Refuse Solutions

Mega cities produce mega-mounds of trash. The growing industrial conurbations of Asia, in particular, are having difficulty coping with the masses of refuse resulting from booming consumerism. The greater metropolitan area of Seoul, for example, comprises 20 million people producing around 12,000 tons of trash every day. The city has resolved to tackle the problem head-on. South Korea is currently pumping 28 billion euros into what is known as the “Green Deal” – a program of projects focusing on sustainability and green energy generation. One of the key projects generates power as it recycles trash. That enabled the authorities to reduce its use of crude oil by 1.3 million barrels last year.

Seoul's Supersized Refuse Solutions

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Anna Jarczynska
Past Member 2 years ago

Good luck Korea.Great idea.I am glad you not only make great movies but also look after Mother Earth:-).

Barb Hansen
Barb Hansen3 years ago

most people buy more junk than they need. look at your stuff and see what really is used.

Dave C.
Dave C.3 years ago

reduce, reuse, recycle......then anything else we can do to deal with the leftovers is a good idea...thanks....very interesting....

Angie B.
Angela B.3 years ago

It sounds impressive that Seoul has declared they will lower greenhouse gases by 25% by the year 2020. I believe all countries should be involved in these endevours!

Lucie G.
Lucie G.3 years ago

such a lot of rubbish. Do they really need all that stuff in the first place. Sounds almost monster like

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Sounds dangerous.

Rachel R.
Rachel R.3 years ago

I wonder about the kind of fumes you get from burning things like plastics, but if they are also going for lots of recycling they have presumably removed most of those before they start.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thank you for the article...

Maria D'Oporto
Past Member 3 years ago

They have to much work to do, hope they really dealwith the environmental impact.

devon leonard
Devon Leonard3 years ago

generating power from trash.... what are the drawbacks to this? How do they do that?