It’s not waste, but resources

In a world grappling with environmental challenges, it’s time to reframe how we view waste. Beyond mere garbage, these are untapped resources that hold the key to a sustainable future.

Waste, whether organic or solid, can be composted, harnessed for energy, and recycled into high-value materials. Norway sets a remarkable example with a 97% recycling rate, even importing waste as “raw materials” to fuel its economy. Through innovative waste-to-energy technologies, they generate electricity efficiently while reducing waste and pollution.

Waste transformation projects offer a dual promise: economic growth and environmental preservation. By reducing carbon emissions, they can even generate carbon credits to advance sustainable development.

Moreover, they create jobs, empower communities, and elevate living standards. Latin American nations, in particular, have a unique opportunity to embrace waste as resources, safeguard ecosystems, and transition to more sustainable agricultural practices.

In his recent column on NTN24, Alexis Leroy, ALLCOT’s Founder & CEO, underscores that waste is not a burden but a solution. It’s a chance to unlock economic potential, drive positive change, and pave the way for a greener, more prosperous world.