The Italian company Novamont, which produces biodegradable plastic materials, mainly starch granules from corn and polyester, is interested in forging cooperation with municipalities and companies in Serbia.
Their idea is to support the implementation of new technologies and to raise awareness about the importance of treating waste as a raw material, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce has said.
Novamont has met up with the local authorities in Gornji Milanovac to suggest the best format for collection, disposal and composting of organic waste, which makes between 40 and 60% of the municipal waste, as well as its use as a raw material. The company is also willing to provide support to Gornji Milanovac in construction of such waste treatment facility.
The Serbian Chamber of Commerce will support the cooperation betweeb the local self-government and the Italian company through the model of public private partnership, in order to improve the quality of life and boost environmental awareness in Gornji Milanovac.
Dragan Stevanovic from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce pointed out that that would be a pilot project connecting local self-governments and Serbian companies with foreign companies with the view of making circular economy more efficient in Serbia, given the obligations laid down in this area in the European regulation.
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