Net Zero Waste: A Sustainable Abbotsford Solution
We keep hearing about the problems associated with waste and its disposal. We’re fortunate to have a sustainable, eco friendly solution right here in Abbotsford. It’s called ‘Net Zero Waste Abbotsford Inc.’
Net Zero Waste Inc. designed, built, owns and operates a food, green and agricultural waste commercial composting facility for Abbotsford City.
This state of the art operation will be responsible for the treatment of organic waste for all 150,000 or so of Abbotsford’s residents.
It will also provide a much needed processing option for Fraser Valley commercial and agricultural waste management.
The interesting thing about Net Zero Waste’s facility is that it will use an in-vessel design by having the standard Gore Cover Processing Model in a building with secondary bio filter control.
In addition to that, through recovering waste heat energy, the facility will use the high temperatures generated below their compost piles to provide heat to greenhouses or other indoor agricultural initiatives.
Not only will they improve the sustainability of this type of waste management, they’ll also improve the the sustainability of energy consumption. This initiative will also encourge the construction of new greenhouses in the area.
Agricultural initiatives already underway by the landowner have always been a big priority of the organization. Hog barns have been redeveloped to house indoor farming and vermicomposting.
At the core of NetZero Waste’s operational strategy around is the Gore Cover System which is based on a membrane laminate technology similar to that of the Gore-Tex fabrics used for outerwear and footwear.
This proven technology has been used in more than 150 plants in 26 countries world wide. Not only is it an efficient way of dealing with organic waste, it has enormous side benefits: including odour reduction of 90-97%; Bio-aerosol Emissions reduction of greater than 99 percent; less than 1 KWH/ton Energy Requirement and a three square feet/ton space requirement.
You can read more about how Net Zero Waste operates here: http://netzerowasteabbotsford.com/#home