This Site is for Educational Purposes
Waste Recovery Seattle International, LLC. is a consulting company focused on international environmentally sound waste management practices with an emphasis on sustainability and zero waste.
WRSI’s primary focus is based on European Union (EU) environmental practices and policies. The EU adopts most of its environmental policies from Germany, and Germany supplies over 50% of the EU’s (27 countries) environmental research. Germany’s state of the art waste management practices have become the foundation of WRSI’s philosophy and activities.
Since 2005, Germany has banned untreated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in landfills. Politicians recognized that hypothetical data that is too often used in pro-landfill arguments. Acting upon that data risk public health and safety. Utilizing proven, state of the art technology such as Advanced Thermal Recycling (ATR) allows for exact measurement of input and, most importantly, the output.
Over the past 20 years, Germany has been experimenting with so called "alternative technologies" such as pyrolysis, gasification, plasma arc etc. The continuous performance failure of these technologies led Germany to favor mass burn/incineration technology. This technology has proven itself over the past 100 years as the most reliable, economical and environmentally sound method to utilize municipal solid waste in the most sustainable way possible.
This website is designed to guide the reader through the confusing technologies and policies dealing with solid waste management.
WRSI TV showcase presentation “Why Advanced Thermal Recycling/Waste-to-Energy should replace landfilling”
Please log onto www.metrokc.gov/kctv - click on Schedule to the left and look through the weekdays and times for the program called Waste to Energy Showcase. Please log on during show-time (Pacific Standard Time) and watch live over the internet. The show-times will vary depending on the day of the week. The program is about 2 hours in length and covers all major aspects. Shortly this program will also be available on www.greenenergytv.com.
Another Successful Study Mission:
Video of WRSI’s European Study Mission March, 2007.
This video documents the successful WRSI delegation to Germany where the delegates met with MSW industry association leaders, Members of the German Parliament (Green Party Members), Federal Environmental representatives to closely examine and tour Advanced Thermal Recycling, Waste to Energy, Refuse Derived Fuel, State of the Art Recycling and Sorting and Biogas facilities.
"Disposing of waste in landfills is not a solution. It is the most unsustainable way of waste treatment..."
German Green Party on waste disposal May 25th 2007 – read statement.
How waste treatment relates to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and why Germany enacted a law that banns untreated waste in landfills.
Read the statement by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Environmental Study-Waste Sector’s Contribution to Climate Protection"
The findings of this study show clearly that the
municipal waste sector makes a significant
contribution to achieving the climate protection
objectives in Germany. Especially through the ban
on landfill of untreated waste and the resulting
reduction in methane emissions, the waste sector
accounts for a large share – 20 % – of the reductions
achieved to date.
Read the Entire Paper