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World news round-up 17 October 2014

Soild waste management project in Kyrgyzstan; Copper scrap recycling plant in Sri Lanka; Funding for organic waste and recycling projects

Solid waste management in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan is planning to improve solid waste collection and management in the city at an estimated cost of €22m (£18m). The contracts for the project will be financed with the proceeds of loans and grants from the European Bank and other EU financial institutions. The cash will be subject to the bank’s procurement policies and rules and will be open to firms from any country.

European Bank

Copper recycling plant in Sri Lanka

Electrical products manufacturer Orange Electric has set up a copper recycling plant in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The plant is believed to have processing capacity of almost 200 tonnes a month and is estimated to meet one-fifth of the country’s copper wire demand. It is capable of producing 99.98% pure high-grade copper from waste and could generate foreign exchange savings of $16m (£10m).

Scrap Monster

Funding for organic waste

New South Wales’ Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are inviting applications for funding for organics waste and recycling infrastructure. Second round of the £26m Organics Infrastructure programme is open, with grants available to construct or supply infrastructure to divert food and garden organic waste from landfill. An EPA official says that around 1.2 million tonnes of such waste currently goes to landfill each year in NSW.

The fifth estate

Aerospace firm looks to EfW

Lockheed Martin, the Maryland-based aerospace giant and manufacturer, has signed an agreement with waste gasification technology developer, Concord Blue, to provide all manufacturing support for energy from waste technology. The system uses gasification processes and advanced conversion technology to convert waste products to electricity, heat and synthetic fuels.

Waste Management World

Bio-energy projects in Guyana

Guyana’s Institute of Applied Science and Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pinnacle Group to construct a facility to transform biomass waste into pellets and another for power generation. The $35m (£22m) projects will utilise the country’s large level of waste such as bagasse from the production of sugar, paddy husk from milling rice and waste wood created by sawmills.

Stabroeke News


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