The Japanese Toyota Tsusho is drawing up a techno-economic justification of the construction, in Moscow, of a large waste incineration plant, the company’s representative said on Monday at a session of the Japan-Russia working group on urban environmental issues.
According to him, Moscow waste is “qualitative” enough, i.e. it’s rich in plastic material and contains little moisture. These features significantly facilitate waste processing.
For his part, the Deputy Head of the Construction, Utilities and Housing Ministry of Russia, Andrei Chibis, pointed out that this subject is complicated, taking into consideration the fact that the city’s dwellers often perceive the construction of such facilities in a negative light.
However, the authorities are trying to find a place where waste incineration technology could be applied.
It should be remembered that Moscow produces 70,000 tons of household waste per day. Only 4,000 tons is destroyed.