GGGI Rwanda Team has conducted sampling on Nduba Waste for Valorization purpose
BY Jean de Dieu Nizeyimana, Edited by Ange de la Victoire D.
Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda Team is working with key Government institutions to find long-term solution to wastes in Nduba dumpsite, thanks to the Waste to Resources project, a 3-year initiative funded by the Luxembourgish Ministry for Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, led by the Rwanda’s Ministry of Environment and implemented by GGGI.
This week, GGGI Rwanda Senior Waste Management Officer, Jérôme Fakhry, traveled to Nduba dump site to collect samples for an ongoing study to analyze the characteristics of waste from different households, the chemical composition of leachate, and to assess potential options for waste valorization.
By 2050, Kigali is expected to reach a population of 3.8 million. The city’s waste is collected at Nduba landfill. Although the rate of collection is high, only 2% of waste is recycled. The problem of the waste that is taken to the Nduba landfill and others around the country that cannot be recycled is one of the reasons why the project “Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda” was developed.
In an interview with TOP AFRICA NNEWS, last year, Ms. Michelle DeFreese, Senior officer with the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda revealed that “The project has three components. The first one is to introduce interventions in the Nduba landfill, includes equipment, such as a Weighbridge to accurately weigh the waste entering Nduba and also a sorting and separation demonstration facility.”
This equipment allow to separate recyclables that are coming into Nduba landfill and encourage their valorisation.
The second component is on E-waste. It’s to support the government of Rwanda to track and collect electronic waste.
The last component is on public awareness and engagement and focuses on behavioural change communication.
According to Ms. Defreese, “The entire project focuses on plastic, organic, and E-waste.”