Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Ministry of Environment has cooperated with Geocycle Lafarge Egypt to safely dispose of 200 tonnes of hazardous and obsolete pesticides.
Through the sustainable persistent organic pollutant management project (POPs), Geocycle has succeeded in providing several waste management solutions as part of activities of its parent company, LafargeHolcim Group, according to a statement on Sunday.
The renewed collaboration witnessed successfully incinerating 34.9 tons of waste back in September 2020.
Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, said: "The Ministry is always keen on allying with concerned parties to dump harmful waste ecologically; capitalizing on modern technology to maintain the health and wellbeing of people.”
“Together, we can properly attain the State’s ultimate agenda of creating a clean and safe ambience to all citizens,” the minister added.
Hazardous pesticides are incinerated inside Lafarge’s cement furnaces in line with health, safety, and environmental standards.
"We are looking forward to more collaborations, pledging to reinforce our strategy towards actualizing sustainability while contributing greatly to Egypt Vision 2030," General Manager of Geocycle Lafarge Egypt, Niels Ledinek, said.