We expect that at least 90% of our waste stream is non-construction waste where there is little gyprock. Sophisticated sorting technology that is part of this proposal includes automated and manual systems to capture almost all recyclable items from the incoming waste streams, including plasterboard, bricks, glass, ceramics etc. Not only are these things of no thermal value in the waste-to-energy process but they create increased levels of ash if they are not removed, so it is in CRS’ interest to exclude them from the fuel.
Further, many of these resources have value as recycled products, such as agricultural gypsum in the case of plasterboard, which is important to CRS. CRS partners have recycled thousands of tonnes of waste plasterboard into agricultural gypsum over the past 15 years. We continue to have relationships with leading plasterboard recycler, Regyp. For more information see: www.regyp.com.au/
Finally, the facility’s emissions capturing system would remove Sulphur Dioxide from the flue gas to levels that are below the world’s strictest standards.