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Orcanic waste mills

Most households in Longyearbyen have recently been equipped with organic waste mills. The purpose is that food waste is not supposed to increase the quickly growing waste dump in Adventdalen, but is rather intended to be shredded and released to the sea, together with the general waste water. Longyearbyen does, so far, not yet have a wastewater treatment plant. Akvaplan-Niva, a Norwegian institute for research on water, has recommended to have one established.

The organic waste mills may theoretically be a good contribution to waste reduction in Longyearbyen, but there have been frequent technical problems leading to increasing loss of popularity of the new installations.

Source: Svalbardposten

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: compilation: Elke Lindner