The project Integrated Sustainable Waste Management is now in the second phase out of three. Phase one included studies and workshops that led up to the conclusion that there is a great opportunity to start composting organic material in Freetown. The aim is to introduce environmentally friendly waste management and to both handle waste in a sustainable way and achieve a profitable result – biofertilizer. Phase two of the project is about constructing the pilot plant, designing a business model, raising funds necessary to build the plant and send a team down to Sierra Leone, and also producing information material about composting and waste management – work underway at the present!
Since November last year we have a new project manager, MA student in Civil Engineering Energy Systems Hanna Blomström. We also have a number of new members in the project involved in the different working teams Business Model, Technology, Information & Communication, Sociocultural and Fundraising. In Freetown, Engineers Without Borders Sierra Leone has formed a reference group with members including representatives from Freetown City Council, EWB SL, National Farmers Association Sierra Leone, and others. We look forward to the cooperation with the reference group!
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