The Dutch island Terschelling has 4.721 inhabitants with an average waste production of 7 kg per person per week. When it comes to fuel and gasoline prices, the island depends highly on dredging natural gas from main land and fuel is brought to the island which makes fuel prices very high.
People in the island also have to pay high prices for waste treatment and disposal as the waste from the island is being transported to the main land by containers. This makes waste management more expensive and increases the dependency on the main land.
There are high costs associated with waste collection, separation, transportation to the main land which include diesel and energy costs too. Integration of the WER will eliminate the transportation costs as well as it will generate electricity which can be used or stored.
In the Terschelling case, the payback time of the WER is in this scenario is 2,7 – 4,1 years and will result in more than 400.000 euros waste disposal savings as well as less dependency on the land in terms of waste management.
* All numbers are based on research, not yet verified
Savings from normal and chemical waste disposal, gas savings, operational savings, lower waste collection price, reduce emissions, less dependency on main land.
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