Representatives of the French Institute and of Ekoopstina (Eco-Municipality) project partners (Veolia Institute, Saint-Gobain, NALED, the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) and Veolia), visited the Vinca Resource Recovery Center, which is a concrete example of solving Belgrade’s environmental issues.
The French Institute initiated the competition “Ekoopstina”. This French-Serbian platform will be used to exchange good practices in Serbia and France in waste management, sustainable water management, energy efficiency and smart cities.
The visitors were presented the PPP Project signed between the City of Belgrade and Beo Čista Energija d.o.o., the management of municipal waste at the new sanitary landfill, the leachate treatment facility and the construction and demolition waste recycling facility. Particular attention was paid to the Energy-from-Waste plant, currently under construction, which is the first power plant fueled by waste in Serbia. Waste will become energy, and the amount of waste going to landfill will be reduced, as well as methane emissions, which is a greenhouse gas and a contributor to the climate change.
The Vinca Resource Recovery Center will enable the comprehensive and sustainable management of municipal waste in order to protect the environment. The PPP project is an example of good practice and cooperation between the public and private sector and the exchange of knowledge for the environmental transformation of Belgrade.