from Global Investing:

There’s cash in that trash

April 9, 2013

There's cash in that trash.

Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch are expounding opportunities to profit from the burgeoning waste disposal industry, which it estimates at $1 trillion at present but says could double within the next decade. They have compiled a list of more than 80 companies which may benefit most from the push for recycling waste, generating energy from biomass and building facilities to process or reduce waste. It's an industry that is likely to grow exponentially as incomes rise, especially in emerging economies, BofA/ML says in a note:

from Raw Japan:

Mining gold from sewage

January 30, 2009

Gold barsJapan has discovered a new source of mineral wealth -- sewage.

A sewage treatment plant in central Japan has recorded a higher gold yield from sludge than can be found at some of the world's best mines.