The waste management solutions provider Geocycle Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim, has teamed up with the World Bank and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment to safely dispose of 34.9 tonnes of expired pesticides dumped at Alexandria, Safaga, and Adabiya ports.
The hazardous waste, abandoned at Egyptian ports, has been disposed of in accordance with “the world’s strictest ecological standards,” Minister of Environment, Yasime Fouad, said in a statement.
Through its Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutant Management Project (POPs), “Lafarge Egypt’s Geocycle has successfully burnt hazardous pesticides in six hours over six days, paying due respect to the global HSE [health, safety, and environment] standards,” General Manager of Lafarge Geocycle, Niels Ledinek, pointed out.
For her part, the Financial and Procurement Consultant at Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants Management Project (The World Bank Representative), Esraa Quassim, said: “By facilitating waste management procedures, the World Bank has complemented the sincere endeavors paid by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment and Lafarge Egypt’s Geocycle to safely and competently dispose of waste, while mitigating its harmful impact.”
Geocycle has three platforms for waste treatment in Qalyubia, Suez, and Sharqiya, in addition to its state-of-the-art platform in Ain Sokhna.