Nova Poshta has launched a pilot project for waste collection and sorting in ten Kyiv offices and is planning to extend it all over its chain, Director of Nova Poshta Oleksandr Bulba has told Interfax-Ukraine.
“In mid-April we started a pilot project for waste collection and sorting in our offices for all clients of the company. Ten our departments Kyiv are participating in the project. Three boxes are installed in each of them. The first one is for paper, cardboard, and paper packing material. The second one is for transparent stretch film and bubble film. And the third one is for plastic bags and colored stretch film. We pass raw materials to our contractors for recycling and they make new products of it,” he said.
Bulba added that the company collected around two tonnes of waste materials over months, 80% of which is corrugated cardboard.
“We are planning to extend this project all over Ukraine,” he said.
It is planned to build a waste recycling plant with a total annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes of waste in Kyiv, which will also sort waste, the press service of the Kyiv City Administration has reported.
“The city plans to build a waste recycling complex, which will have a total annual processing capacity of 700,000 tonnes and will include a sorting stage,” the administration said.
According to Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv City Administration Petro Panteleyev, Kyiv has clear plans for gradually quitting the technology of waste disposal as obsolete and environmentally dangerous one.
He also recalled that the National Waste Management Strategy was adopted in October 2017, and the National Plan in February 2019.
“The updated legislative base works only a few months. Nevertheless, the Kyiv city is preparing its own regional waste management plan for Kyiv. This is a comprehensive document, being agreed with the Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Economy Ministry and the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry,” the deputy head of the administration said.
In addition, Panteleyev said that Kyiv had refused placing a waste recycling plant near combined heat and power plant 6 (CHPP-6) in Troyeschyna district (Desniansky district of Kyiv).
“I want to immediately say that there was no speculation and gossip. The city refused to build a waste recycling plant near CHPP-6,” the deputy head of the administration said.
Japan is ready in the future to provide Ukraine with loans for the implementation of projects for generating electricity from waste, Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi has said.
“Japan is very interested in having a system through which energy will be generated from waste,” Sumi said at the conference “New Waste Management Policy is a Way to a Circular Economy” dedicated to the implementation of the National Waste Treatment Strategy until 2030 in Kyiv.
He noted that last year Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) developed a program for Ukraine and at the moment Japanese experts have visited three cities (including Kharkiv and Kyiv), where they conduct research for the possible further financing of relevant projects.
“In the future, the Japanese government will be ready to issue loans to the government of Ukraine to implement such a system for generating electricity from waste,” Sumi stressed.
As reported, in May JICA proposed Kyiv City State Administration to assess the potential of landfill No. 5 in the village of Pidhirtsi (Kyiv region) for energy production.