Almost one third of the annual waste generated in Hungary consists of biodegradable and compostable material. A large part of it cannot be returned into the natural environmental cycle. This is mainly because the waste is often contaminated by synthetic objects such as glass, plastic and metal. The separation of these non-compostable materials from the organic green waste is currently posing major challenges for the waste management in Hungary.
In the project "Elimination of impurities in compostable waste Hungary/Baden-Württemberg" the Baden-Württemberg platform Umwelttechnik e. V. and the Hungarian company NHSZ are working together. The project participants want to develop strategies for solving this problem. Consequently, the purity of the compostable green waste and the environmental sustainability of the Hungarian waste management should significantly increase in the foreseeable future. The project is funded by the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg from the EUSDR project fund.
For this purpose, as a first instance a study will be conducted, in it the problems and main findings as well as the possible solutions will be explained The project aims to stimulate an avid exchange of knowledge between science and industry experts from Baden-Württemberg and Hungary, in order to generate ideas and methods to improve the efficiency of the composting industry in an effective and practicable manner that may be adapted to the Hungarian situation. The practical experience of the German industry as well as on public administration in this field, shall also serve as guidance.
After completion of the scientific analysis, the results of the study shall be presented to the public in order to sensitize the public in general and not only the experts about the composting subject.
The project started on December 12, 2017 and should be completed by autumn 2019.
Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Hommel
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