A three-step model for change
Just over a decade ago, there were no waste management solutions available in Bulgaria for household waste treatment. Then, in 2005, Geocycle Bulgaria began supporting the capital municipality of Sofia, positioning itself as the primary actor for the treatment of household waste, promoting a simple, three-step business model:
This provided a local best-practice solution, which meant reduced investment for the municipality thanks to the pre-existing capacity of cement kilns.
Co-processing contributes to a more circular economy, as opposed to a traditional linear economy, and provides a practical, cost-effective and environmentally preferred alternative to landfills and traditional incineration. In regions that still rely heavily on waste disposal rather than waste management, Geocycle’s solutions can accelerate the move to a more circular approach.