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Biogreen to support circular economy of Eastern Island

Biogreen is preparing to support circular economy of Eastern Island! We are proud and honoured for the agreement between Rapa Nui Municipality and Race For Water Foundation.

The municipality of Rapa Nui and the Race for Water Foundation have signed an agreement regarding the procedure for implementing the Biogreen solution “Converting plastic waste into energy” on Easter Island.

The signing of a draft agreement between Mr Petero Edmunds, Mayor of Rapa Nui and Marco Simeoni, President of the Race for Water Foundation is an important step forward in achieving the end goal of providing Easter Island with a sustainable and efficient solution.

During the official signing, Mr Petero Edmunds testified to the importance of a switch towards sustainable environmental solutions for his island henceforth: “We need to make big changes in terms of the processing of waste and renewable energies. Race for Water is showing us that efficient and appropriate solutions do exist and these are totally in line with our vision for Rapa Nui’s development”.

Marco Simeoni expanded on the subject: “The Biogreen solution developed by the Franco-Swiss manufacturer ETIA and the Race for Water Foundation could ultimately enable nearly 16 to 20% of Easter Island’s electrical requirements to be generated through the processing of all the household waste (excluding compost) as well as the uncontrolled waste washing up onto the island’s coastline each day. This Biogreen solution could also ultimately be integrated into a more global solution in terms of energy self-sufficiency for Rapa Nui through an ambitious project based entirely on renewable energies and the circular economy”.

In this way, the Race for Water Foundation will actively pursue this collaboration with its partners with an objective of 2020 for the implementation of the Biogreen solution on the island of Rapa Nui.

Find out more on the website of Race For Water Foundation


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