In the programme, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall highlighted the mountain of plastic waste that could have been recycled but instead was dumped in Malaysia.
For the past year @itsanitarani and I have been investigating the problem with #plastics, and what we can do to solve it. #WarOnPlastic hits your screens on Monday 10th of June @BBCOne 9pm. pic.twitter.com/BUWxNrm95K— Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (@HughFW) June 7, 2019
Powerhouse was not slow to point out this morning that its DMG technology can convert plastic waste into hydrogen and clean electricity and so eradicate any need for such waste to be shipped from the UK to Malaysia, or anywhere else.
It said one effective way of reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill sites would be for DMG plants to be located on waste management sites and for those same sites to have a hydrogen fuelling station to power super-green hydrogen-powered local buses servicing the local community.
Powerhouse said its DMG technology can be used to directly benefit communities where the exported plastic waste could be used to generate electricity for areas that currently have no, or very limited access to the electricity grid. A local plant using just 25 tonnes of plastic waste would create circa 58 MWh (megawatt hours) of electrical power per day, which is enough to provide for communities of several thousand people in the developing areas of the world - including Malaysia.
"We relish the opportunity to show just what can be achieved with our DMG energy recovery process to address the plastic waste crisis. It is the responsible thing to do alongside other commendable initiatives being deployed,” declared David Ryan, the chief executive officer of Powerhouse.
"The scope of our DMG technology is truly global and with the support we are seeking from governments and commercial partners across the world it is ideally placed to make a significant impact in helping win the war on plastic."
Shares in PowerHouse Energy were up 7.3% at 0.39p in eqarly morning trading.