On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Ivana Vilotijević, Secretary for Environmental Protection of the City of Belgrade, visited the Vinča Resource Recovery Center.
Beo Čista Energija organized a tour for representatives of public utility companies and institutions that cooperate with the Secretariat of the facilities, namely, the Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Facility, the Leachate Treatment Facility, the Energy -from-Waste Facility, and the new sanitary landfill.
Ivana Vilotijević took this opportunity to point out that the completion of the Vinča project second phase, as well as the final testing of the Energy-from-Waste Plant are approaching to the end. It is, as she stated, the former “black spot” in Europe, which existed there for more than 40 years, and now it is getting closer to green.
After the old non-sanitary landfill reached its maximum capacity, the City of Belgrade made a turn towards an ecological solution – by closing the existing landfill in Vinča and establishing a modern center for waste management through a public-private partnership (PPP) with Beo Čista Energija.
By closing the old landfill in Vinča and changing the way waste is managed, the decades-long environmental and social issue is being solved, the level of environmental protection is being improved also through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and energy is produced by thermal treatment of waste and from landfill gas as clean energy, thus contributing to the reduction in using fossil fuels.
The construction of all facilities complied with all domestic regulations, while for flue gas emissions even stricter regulations have been applied, which are valid in European Union.