Tunisia: Ebrd-EU-Elec’recyclage – Inauguration of Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste Recycling Facility in Tunisia

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Tunis/Tunisia — The European Financial institution for Reconstruction and Growth (EBRD), the European Union and Elec’Recyclage formally inaugurated a non-hazardous industrial waste recycling facility in Utique, Bizerte, Tunisia.

Elec’Recyclage Tunisie acquired an EBRD mortgage of as much as Ꞓ1.1 million to finance the development of an industrial constructing in Utique in 2019, along with an EU grant of Ꞓ85,000 for technical help.

The corporate used the financing to put money into new tools to develop its recycling capability, together with a shredding workshop of 135 m² and a conditioning, shredding and compacting facility, which have elevated the corporate’s thermal remedy capability from 700 metric tonnes/month to 2,000 metric tonnes/month.

“The brand new know-how has not solely made the recycling course of extra productive and environment friendly, however it has additionally diminished the quantity of waste that’s despatched to landfill or overtly dumped. Elec’Recyclage has been capable of enhance the amount of recycled supplies it sells by 40%, from 6,270 tonnes per yr in 2017 to eight,745 metric tonnes/yr anticipated by the top of 2023. The corporate can also be anticipated to not directly cut back its CO2 emissions by 2,647 tonnes a yr by the top of 2023, ” in response to EBRD.

In parallel, the corporate benefited from EBRD enterprise advisory assist to implement Occupational Well being and Security administration system (OHS) to acquire an ISO 45001 accreditation which boosts the corporate’s competitiveness because it gives wider market entry.

The funding additionally helped the corporate to enhance the working circumstances of its 100 workers, 35 of whom are girls, by decreasing noise ranges and introducing extra environment friendly workflows.