Want to learn more from one of the top recycling nations in the world? Inside this report discover how Taiwanese companies are using waste as a resource in a variety of sectors with a special focus on heavy industry. You can explore how these companies capitalized on proven circular economy practices to develop environmentally and economically sound business models.
Globally consumer electronics and electric vehicle use continues to increase, yet with this comes increasing environmental impacts from battery production. Would recycling parts of the elements used to make batteries lead to any environmental benefits? This LCA report found that overall recycling battery catalysts have a lower environmental impact, and offer more benefits because they reduce the need for mining cobalt and manganese.
使用不可回收的廢物來減少公司的燃料費用，也可減少垃圾掩埋的費用，但是潛在的環境影響呢？本報告以生命週期評估法，分析紙廠製紙過程產生的廢紙排渣，透過製程再製為 RDF 作為鍋爐輔助燃料，對整體環境的衝擊。主要結果顯示，廢紙排渣再製為 RDF 對整體環境衝擊僅燃煤的20%。
Using non-recyclable wastes for energy reduces fuel expenses for companies and reduces landfill usage. But what about the potential environmental impacts? Results from this life cycle analysis on paper waste fuel show that it is 80% better for the environment than coal. Using this type of fuel to replace coal would have noticeable environmental benefits. This has important policy implications for Taiwan as currently this type of RDF is limited to internal factory use only.
To improve air quality and fight climate change countries use plant-based energy, or biomass, as a substitute for fossil fuels. This report looks at the total life cycle impact of using wood pellets and palm kernel shells (PKS) as fuel for energy in Taiwan. This study shows wood pellets and PKS are at least 70% cleaner than coal. These findings suggest that for Taiwan to quickly clean up it’s emissions it can use more biomass instead of coal.