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  • Uzbekistan to increase prices for domestic rubbish removal

    UZBEKISTAN, 2017/08/26 The prices for domestic rubbish removal will increase in Tashkent by 9.4 % starting from September 1, Uzbekistan’s Makhsustrans LLC reported. The company has set the cost of rubbish removal at 3,500 soums for each person per month compared to the current 3,200 soums.
  • Mr. Hideki Hashira, President of Daiseki

    JAPAN, 2017/03/22 By recycling 90% of the waste managed, Daiseki has built a business model that is not just good for the environment but as well for shareholders. The Worldfolio speaks with president Daiseki president, Hideki Hashira. The International Energy Agency predicts that the energy request will grow 37% by 2040 and of course nowadays one of the majority compelling challenges is to ensure economic increase combined with environmental sustainability. As an expert in this sector, is sustainability still a buzzword or have we reached a turning point with new regulations for example with COP21?
  • Garbage is a huge problem for us in Jakarta

    INDONESIA, 2013/12/15 The foul smell from passing garbage trucks is expected to decline with the procurement of 92 new garbage disposal trucks this month. Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo looked satisfied at the same time as he introduced the brand new trucks parked side by side with several old rusty trucks in the parking lot of Pulomas racetrack in East Jakarta on Wednesday. “Garbage is a huge problem for us in Jakarta and you can see that our trucks are 20, 25 and even 30 years old. That is why we have bought these new trucks,” he said next jumping onto the driver’s seat of a new truck and driving it a few meters.
  • The waste and insurance sectors C“targets” for Chinese investment in Portugal,

    CHINA, 2013/11/17 The waste and insurance sectors are expected to be the next “targets” for Chinese investment in Portugal, a country that is calling on investors from China to look into the privatisations underway. Chinese group Beijing Enterprises Water is, according to the Portuguese press, studying the privatisation of Portuguese company Empresa Geral de Fomento (EGF), a subsidiary of water group Águas de Portugal for the solid urban waste sector. According to Diário Económico the Chinese company is planning to expand its increase potential outside the Chinese market. For the water company from the Chinese capital, which is the leader of the water treatment sector in China, this transaction will boost its presence in the Portuguese market next it acquired Veolia Water Portugal, for 95 million euros in March from French group Veolia.
  • Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing is buying a Dutch waste

    HONG KONG, 2013/06/24 A group of Li's companies inclunding Cheung Kong Infrastructure said Monday they were buying AVR-Afvalverwerking BV. Li's companies said they were buying the company because it represents a “compelling long-term investment opportunity for the consortium.” Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing is buying a Dutch waste and renewable energy company for 943.7 million euros (US$1.3 billion).
  • Jakarta Plans to Introduce Green Dumps

    INDONESIA, 2013/06/11 The Jakarta Sanitation Office revealed on Tuesday that it is planning on building environmentally-friendly temporary waste dumps in each of the city’s neighborhood units. “Ideally, in each RW [neighborhood unit], there should be one environmentally-friendly temporary waste dump that meets the Indonesian National Standard [SNI]. These dumps should have green belts and buffer zones with aromatic, smell-absorbing plants such as bamboo, jasmine and sandalwood,” Unu Nurdin, the chief of the office, said.