The Economic Benefits of a Circular Waste System
Reduce Capital Duplication
Waste streams are traditionally treated as seperate. By combining the disposal of wastewater sludge, green waste and food waste the IWTP will reduce capital duplication by processing multiple waste streams through a single plant.
No Increase to Water Rates
A circular economic model generates revenue, offsets of carbon emissions reduce liability and create income from commercial ETS credit sales.
A small ITWP reaches break even after seven years. Larger ITWP's can be debt funded from clean energy investors or returns from the ITWP revenue can be reinvested in ageing water maintenance.
No matter who owns the IWTP, it will pay for itself.
Green Economic Growth
Attract investment into high skilled green jobs. Grants and private investment are available to create new biotech jobs during construction and operations. Growing the local economy will also reduce climate issues facing your primary and horticultural industries.
Reduced Land Footprint
A smaller footprint is possible as the IWTP combines multiple waste streams into a single disposal site. No need to purchase land to discharge processed wastewater and reclaim land from sludge ponds.
An IWTP has a significantly smaller footprint than open-air composting, with no odour and 10x faster biodegradation due to heat and pressure.