Organic refuse-derived fuel (ORDF) is an alternative fuel for the Pakistan’s domestic use in the post-Covid-19 green recovery

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Organic refuse-derived fuel (ORDF) is an alternative fuel for the Pakistan’s domestic use in the post-Covid-19 green recovery

Nadir Buksh, Suraiya Jabeen, Akhtar Shareef
J. Bio. Env. Sci.21( 4), 101-108, October 2022.
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In Karachi, around 18,000 tons of solid wastes are generated each day, of which 40% can be turned into Organic Refuse-derived Fuel (ORDF). It can be considered the best alternative energy source for domestic and commercial sector due to lowering greenhouse gases emissions and promoting regional and social progress by making full use of inexpensive and abundant organic waste. This issue will not only promote the motto of reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials for maximum benefit, but it will also reduce the transportation load of civic agencies as well as their expenses, including a reduction in the use of landfill sites and progressive response in sustainable development. Clean and efficient household energy will improve health, gender equality, sustainable urban environments, climate action, and green recovery post-COVID-19. ORDF would be a life-changing product for end-users, influencing their social, economic, and financial lives, increasing sales and stability, resulting in more jobs and taxes for the government, and improving Pakistan’s economy.


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