Recycling without the bad smell
This may come as a surprise, but a really large portion of our waste comes from nappies. At ARN, the waste energy plant just outside of Nijmegen, the very first nappies will find their way to a new installation for waste processing. It ensures a maximum recovery of raw materials and maximum energy use. Compared to the previous waste incineration plant, this new method reduces the CO2 emissions by 480 kg per tonne of nappies. That’s like saving a car trip of 2000 kilometres! Find out more? Go here!
Organic waste gives back
Organic waste, so vegetable, fruit and garden waste, is collected separately in Nijmegen. And there’s a good reason too! Organic waste not only contains raw materials but also loads of energy. ARN ferments organic waste from surrounding municipalities and turns it into green gas, which is used to power the public transport busses in Nijmegen. But ARN does even more with organic waste. As well as green gas, CO2 is released during the fermentation process. This is used as a fertiliser in horticulture. And the compost that’s produced in the recycling process? ARN processes that into certified compost, which goes back into agriculture. Read more here!