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“Further, we’re currently in discussions with a local bus company in regard to potentially expanding the use of methane as a fuel for public transport buses, a solution that could be ideally aligned with our new biogas facility.”
Exploring a multitude of ways that waste can be turned into and utilised as energy, SORPA continues to turn curiosity from concept into reality, revolutionising Iceland’s waste management practices.
Facilitating the future
Fundamentally, SORPA’S acclaimed approach has been crucial in allowing Iceland to better address the challenges posed by rising waste, both raising awareness and providing effective solutions.
“SORPA’S contribution is vital when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of waste in Iceland,” Halldórsson adds. “Working in this privileged position, we ensure that we play a key role in helping to achieve almost all of the country’s sustainability goals.”
In recent times, Iceland has begun to experience tourism prosperity. Between 2016 and 2017 alone, visitor numbers rose by 24.2 percent, up from 1.8 million to 2.2 million.
With this in mind, achieving these goals will be highly dependent on SORPA’S ability to accommodate all types of waste in a financially sound and environmentally friendly way moving forward.
“Predictions are that this tourism boom will continue making the future of waste handling a challenge for all involved,” Halldórsson says, “a challenge that we will continue to work to overcome.”
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