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DOE Solicits Startup Support to Rewrite Waste Management

DOE Solicits Startup Support to Rewrite Waste Management DOE Solicits Startup Support to Rewrite Waste Management

Trying to improve solid waste management in Tehran, the Department of Environment has called on startups and knowledge-based firms to send their ideas and solutions.
Households in Tehran generate over 8,000 tons of garbage every day, of which a substantial part is recyclable. Due to the lack of proper and advanced recycling facilities most of the urban waste ends up in landfills polluting the soil, air, and water.
Director of DOE's Water and Soil Office, Ali Moridi says the existing waste management policies are mostly focused on waste disposal techniques, and disregard prevention, sorting and collection processes.
 

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