The current waste management process is recycling, landfill, and incineration. With an ever-growing population and increased volumes of MSW being generated the disposal of MSW has become an increasingly difficult problem to solve.
The Tucker solution increases the Waste Diversion over 90% from the current 40%. Sustainability of existing landfill sites eliminates the requirement for future landfill.
Of the 8.3 billion metric tons of waste that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. Of that, only nine percent has been recycled. The vast majority—79 percent—is accumulating in landfills or sloughing off in the natural environment as litter or a vast amount in our oceans.
The sawmill sector of the forest industry presents many opportunities for near-term deployment of biomass conversion technologies.
Sawmill by-products once produced a profitable or break-even by-product; they are now waste products. Opportunity and financial incentive for sawmills to process wood waste into value added products using on-site biomass conversion technology in addition to onsite use of heat and electricity.