Each year, over 10 million dry tonnes of bio-organic waste (biosolids) are generated in Canada and the United States alone. Historically, about 75% (or 3/4) of this material has been disposed of via:
All three of these primary management approaches are in a state of stress. A combination of technical, regulatory, and financial considerations are rapidly changing the industry landscape.
Land application of partially treated biosolids is under pressure due to perceived environmental and health concerns.
Landfill disposal is increasingly cost prohibitive and, due to shrinking capacity and other concerns, is not considered a sustainable practice.
Incineration is capital cost intensive, it does not necessarily further waste diversion goals, and there are concerns with GHG (Green House Gas) emissions with this approach.
Meanwhile, the responsible management of biosolids remains a top priority for Municipalities, Corporations, Elected Officials and the Public. Plus, the world is facing a depletion of natural resources and the need for renewable, nutrient-rich, organic-based fertilizer continues to grow.
These concerns are real but they can be resolved. In order to do so, we must advance. Advance to more sustainable, cyclic solutions. Solutions that reduce volumes and extract much needed high-yielding nutrients. Solutions that are safe, proven, cost effective, and responsible.
Lystek’s patented, award-winning, biosolids management solutions are already advanced; and ready to implement today!
Advance to Lystek to reduce organic waste and recover nutrient-rich resources in less time and for less capital investment than you might think!