Angola produces 6.4 million tons of solid waste per year

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Luanda - Angola produces, on an annual basis, around 6.4 million tons of solid waste, the director general of the National Environmental Management Institute, Nascimento Soares said Monday.

According to Nascimento Soares, who was speaking at a seminar on environmental management and solid waste in Angola, organised by the MPLA Political Bureau, Luanda produces 2.6 million tons, or 45 percent of solid waste.

"Based on the studies carried out, 45 percent of that waste goes to recycling and various industries, 35 percent can be used as fertilisers and 20 percent for power generation," he said.

Nascimento Soares said that, with these figures, the country's capital had a potential for waste recycling of around US$550 million per year.

In order for this to become a reality, Nascimento Soares explained that it was necessary to create infrastructures.

According to Nascimento Soares, who was speaking at a seminar on environmental management and solid waste in Angola, organised by the MPLA Political Bureau, Luanda produces 2.6 million tons, or 45 percent of solid waste.

"Based on the studies carried out, 45 percent of that waste goes to recycling and various industries, 35 percent can be used as fertilisers and 20 percent for power generation," he said.

Nascimento Soares said that, with these figures, the country's capital had a potential for waste recycling of around US$550 million per year.

In order for this to become a reality, Nascimento Soares explained that it was necessary to create infrastructures.