Government of Canada and Arcadis launch programme to enhance waste management in Chile

Arcadis and the Government of Canada have partnered to develop a joint programme to help Chile achieve its climate change goals in the waste management sector. The Reciclo Orgánicos program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by optimising waste management processes across eight Chilean cities, cutting the amount of organic waste disposed in sanitary landfills. The national Reciclo Orgánicos program was announced on 23 May.

The effort is designed to identify ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the capture of gas from landfills or by diverting of organic matter through composting or anaerobic digestion. The goal is to convert organic waste into clean energy and natural fertiliser. The program creates processes for diverting organics from entering landfills and implementing systems to capture methane for fuel. The captured methane can then be used as fuel for cooking, transportation and power generation.

The Arcadis team in Canada and its waste management and gas collection experts will work closely with Arcadis personnel in Chile to design solutions for reducing emissions from landfills in eight Chilean cities.

Arcadis is a design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. The company works in partnership with clients to deliver sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of these assets. It employs 27,000 people in over 70 countries and generated over $3 billion (€2.5 billion) in revenues in 2017.

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