Turn Your Trash Into Cash. How to Earn on Making Infrastructure of Waste Recycling?

MUF 2018
18 July

A number of European cities and countries have already transitioned away from depositing waste onto or into land. Instead, waste is recycled by private companies or burned at landfills to produce electricity. Recycling waste has proven to be a promising and highly profitable business, as every stage of the technological chain – transportation, storage, sorting and recycling – is a source of profit. In addition, almost all types of garbage are precious raw materials suitable for the production of various types of products. Companies implementing projects in the field of waste management have access to an inexhaustible resource of income, and also help the municipal authorities solve one of the most acute issues in urban areas.

  • What conditions should city authorities create to attract investment in the infrastructure of waste management?
  • Which international waste management practices are best suited for Russia?
  • What are the prospects for the development of a "garbage" business globally and in Russia?