The City of Bratislava have bought a automated sorting line and successfully negotiated the premature termination of a contract with Bratislava Recycling Company
FREMONT, CA: Odvoz a likvidácia odpadu (OLO) a municipal waste management company and The City of Bratislava have bought a automated sorting line and successfully negotiated the premature termination of a contract with Bratislava Recycling Company, formerly known as Vassal EKO.The local government hailed the move as groundbreaking, which would leads to Bratislava's independence in the sorting and subsequent recovery of plastics and paper.
Bratislava aspires to enhance the rate of sorting and, in particular, recycling of sorted plastics to 45 percent in the near future, up from the present 10-15 percent. This rise is significant not only for Bratislava as a city, but also for the environment, as more trash sorting for recycling before recovery saves primary fossil resources and forests, which has a direct influence on decarbonization and climate change mitigation. Bratislava Recycling has established its empire around garbage sorting and has annual sales of 5 million Euros. The city intends to progressively transfer a significant portion of this value to the OLO, with the provision that, in addition to the economic benefits, environmental considerations would be prioritized. Recycling, sorting of plastics and paper alone has cost OLO over EUR 1,5 million per year. The city will be able to control the entire chain by transferring waste sorting to OLO.
Bratislava claims to have reclaimed control of waste sorting and will no longer be reliant on a partner whose business interests frequently conflict with the city's. The municipality hopes that by taking this step, people of Bratislava will be reassured that sorting pays off and that they would approach it carefully in their homes.