Suriname Waste Management Planning

Jeroen Kool acted as Project Manager on behalf of ILACO Suriname to the implement of a Waste Management BAT-BEP demonstration project for Greater Paramaribo. The project will be completed by February 2018 and is part of a Program for Sustainable Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) in the Caribbean region. The project is financed by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). UNIDO is GEF's implementing agency and the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) is the executing agency for this project.

Non-sustainable waste management is one of the major sources of POPs in Suriname, and Integrated Waste Management services are urgently required to improve the solid waste management situation in Greater Paramaribo, with a population of over 400,000 people, and to mitigate the environmental and public health risks associated with the current handling of solid waste based on the Best Available Technologies (BAT) and the Best Environmental Practices (BEP).

The project assists Suriname to transfer state-of-the-art technologies for waste management. It includes an assessment of the current waste sector in terms of waste generation, collection, transport, disposal and reuse. Next, the project develops an integrated solid waste management strategy until the year 2040, focused on planning and design of a new sanitary landfill, optimizing reuse of recycling of domestic, industrial and agricultural waste, and developing effective financial, institutional and legal frameworks for the implementation of the preferred waste strategy. The project also includes development of a solid business case and identification of international finance to realize the required capital investments.

For more information, contact: Jeroen Kool.