MID: Rs 10.1 Million for a Composting Project

7 years, 11 months ago - July 16, 2013
Rs 10.902 million have been spent Fund Maurice Ile Durable project for composting household waste. 10,210 composting units have been distributed so far. There are still about 1800 in stocks.

The company that won the tender exercise to deliver these units is First Response, a security company. The material was distributed to those who have made an application in May. This distribution is consistent with a training session to learn how to use it. Since May 24, 449 sessions were held in community centers.

The Environment Minister, Deva Virahsawmy, filed a writing to that effect at the end of last week in the National Assembly answer. It was in response to a parliamentary question from the member of the Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) Reza Uteem.

The objective of the program is to encourage households to participate in the reduction of waste sent to landfills, because about 40% of household waste can be composted. In 2011, Mauritius has produced more than 400,000 tons of household waste. The collection and processing of waste costing Rs 2500 per tonne on average. The recycling of these wastes would therefore consistently reduce these charges.

 

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