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March 2013

Ambassador of Ecuador visits Afvalzorg

Thursday 28th of March the ambassador of Ecuador in the Nederlands visited the headoffice of Afvalzorg near Amsterdam. He was informed about the history and development of the Dutch wastemanagement, among which collection and recycling, redevelopment of landfills and the possibilities of utilisation of landfill gas.

Ecuador has a booming economy and whishes to develop its waste management in a more sustainable way. Because the Dutch have already obtained a very sophisticated waste management infrastructure with high levels of recycling and re-use, the Ecuatorians are very interested in getting more insight in these experiences. During the visit the Dutch AgencyNL and a number of companies shared their experiences with the ambassador. Afvalzorg focussed on the possibilities of redevelopment of landfills and the utilisation of landfill gas for clean energy production. In the end of 2011 a delegation of the Ecatorian ministry of environment visited Afvalzorg.

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