Solid waste and Sindh

Solid waste includes solids or semisolids, non-soluble materials (including gases and liquids in containers) such as agricultural refuse, demolition waste, industrial waste, mining residues, municipal garbage, and sewage sludge. The most common types of solid waste are municipal solid waste, industrial waste, agricultural waste and hazardous. The solid waste composition varies from region to region and time to time. There are following different types of waste. Biodegradable waste i.e. could

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US firm signs MoU with SBI for power generation from solid waste

STAFF REPORT KHI: US-based Princeton Environment Group (PEG) has signed an MoU with the Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) to generate power from solid waste at Karachi.
Under the agreement, both the parties will explore avenues to expand the scope of this MoU not only to support that project but would also identify more avenues for the mutual cooperation in the same sector. Under the MoU, the Sindh government would facilitate PEG for visa assistance; provide landfill site, relevant documents

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Solid waste for generating power

SOLID WASTE management has become a nightmare in Pakistan. Municipalities are equipped with centuries-old and outdated methods as they lift only 60 per cent of the waste generated in cities. In the absence of professionalism and proper waste disposal system, most of the garbage lifted from cities is crudely dumped in open spaces. Such dumps spread all sorts of diseases which badly affect health of the residents of the city.Karachi, with an estimated population of 20 million, generates around 12,

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Pakistan can produce power, gas thru solid waste management

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan can save a big chunk of budgetary allocations by using solid waste to generate electricity and gas that can help in overcome the persistent energy crisis in the country and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is all set to launch a pilot project to act as a role model for other cities. The successful experiments of power and gas generation in western countries have opened a window of opportunities for Pakistan where solid waste management has emerged as a major

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Italy to help Pak manage solid waste

STAFF REPORT IBD: Stronger linkages between academia and business communities coupled with government support of Pakistan and Italy will lead to capacity building of Pakistan and sustainable management of solid waste in the country.According to details, a Pakistani delegation, led by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali, has recently visited Italy and held talks with experts and business community of the two countries at University of Rome, Tor Vergata.The

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