Govt receives proposal to build solid waste recycling plant

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ecuador's industries and productivity ministry (MIPRO) has received a proposal to build a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) recycling plant in Pichincha province's Sangolquí municipality, the ministry reported in a release.

The industrial solid waste initiative was developed by local textile company Enkador and presented to MIPRO minister Xavier Abad.

Similar plants have been successfully installed in Colombia but they require the creation of a chain of suppliers dedicated to collecting and separating solid waste, the release said.

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A mixed company would have to be formed to develop the project involving MIPRO and the environment ministry. A legal framework would also need to be created for the plant's construction and operation.

In addition to traditional recycling, the plant would produce tiles and pipes which could then be used in construction, the release said.

In June, a ministerial agreement was signed to make industrial recycling and the adequate treatment of solid and liquid waste part of the state's public policy.