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Biowaste separation at Olympic Games in Beijing

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Source: EEP European Environmental Press

The conference centre at the Beijing Olympic Games will be equipped with a negative pressure transfer tube system for biowaste disposal developed by Puzair.

In the system, biowaste travels from the conference centre’s 29 waste-collection points to a centralized waste-collection site. The total length of the network is 1.7 km. Thanks to Puzair's technology, biowaste can be separated from other waste, composted and re-used, according to the sustainable development programme of the Beijing Olympics.

During the event, the waste containers will be emptied frequently, as often as once a day. The capacity of the equipment is seven tonnes of biowaste per day.

The Olympic project constitutes a significant reference in China for the Finnish company. Managing director of Puzair, Pertti Värtö says the company is currently negotiating further deliveries of waste management solutions for the Beijing Games.

(Uusiouutiset, Finnish Recycling News, Finland, www.uusiouutiset.fi)

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