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Opportunities for Waste-to-Energy in Jamaica

On the waste to energy  initiative,  Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Julian Robinson, points to the huge amount of waste generated annually on the largest of the eight waste disposal sites in the country, the 100-acre Riverton Landfill.

He points out that there are opportunities for private persons to invest in converting waste to energy, which could be put on the grid. He also cites the employment opportunities that would result from such investments.

The Riverton Landfill is also home to several micro entrepreneurial enterprises, including the gathering of   plastic bottles by many persons, which are then sold for recycling.

There are also those who recover cardboard boxes and paper of all types; glass bottles, copper wire, scrap metal and electronic waste.  All these activities generate an income for a person, which has a ripple effect on the economy.

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