Kazakhstan to raise solid waste disposal share

Kazakhstan Materials 25 October 2021 16:56 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25


More than 8,000 containers for separate collection are planned to be installed in Kazakhstan, Trend reports citing Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.

“We have repeatedly voiced that the other main problem is excessive waste accumulation. In this regard, within the sustainable waste management, it’s envisaged to increase the share of solid waste disposal from 18 percent to 34 percent through measures such as the construction of energy waste disposal facilities by extracting energy using "Waste-to-Energy" technology,” the ministry’s head Serikkali Brekeshev said during a briefing at the Central Communications Service.

Besides, it’s planned to install more than 8,000 containers for separate collection and mercury-containing waste, as well as eco-boxes for medical waste in pharmacies.

"As part of the development of a closed-cycle economy, it’s planned to create sites for the collection of construction and bulky waste," the minister said.

Earlier, Brekeshev speaking about the national project "Zhasyl Kazakhstan" said that through the project’s implementation, about 60,000 jobs will be created.