Development of a Mechanical Biological Treatment Pilot Project for the Waste Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Colombia
The objective of this technical assistance is to assist the city of Cali, Colombia, to decide upon the deployment of an alternative Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) treatment plant that will contribute to reducing GHG emissions to net-zero level in the waste sector overall.
Within the framework of this technical assistance, the sub-contracted entity, namely ISWA – The International Solid Waste Association – a global, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management worldwide - will conduct an in-depth evaluation of existing technical studies for a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant, as well as studies related to its operationalization and the integration of the waste pickers working in the informal sector. Based on the initial assessment, further studies will be undertaken to refine the technology to be applied, as well as the business model to be deployed. In this way, it is expected that the CTCN will be able to help prove the technical and financial feasibility of an alternative MSW treatment plant, and put forward a practical business plan for the implementation of such a plant.
The three main outputs of this technical assistance will encompass:
The verification of the feasibility of the selected technology (i.e. MBT for the pilot MSW management plant in Cali);
The elaboration of the deployment structures for the selected, alternative MSW management plant for Cali with a particular emphasis on the institutional, commercial and management structures to be put in place and taking into consideration the needs of key stakeholder groups (waste pickers working in the informal sector);
The elaboration of a business model for the selected, alternative MSW management plant, as well as the development of a plan to access financing.