Slovenian capital has a waste treatment centre named RCERO. It is currently the most modern and largest waste treatment centre in Europe. The RCERO waste treatment plant handles the waste of about fifty-eight municipalities.
The RCERO waste treatment plant treats more than about one lakh and seventy thousand tonnes of waste per annum. The waste treatment plant is unbiased concerning the biodegradable nature of the wastes generated. Out of the total wastes generated, up to ninety-eight per cent of the waste is recycled into either the objects, fuel or the composts. The compost finds its fate in biofuel production by the fermentation process. When you look at the RCERO waste treatment centre regarding energy, you will see that it is self-sufficient. The European Union’s Cohesion Policy supports the RCERO waste treatment project. EU Cohesion Funds finances about €77.5 million for the RCERO waste treatment project.
A native Edita talks about the RCERO waste treatment plant, “My name is Edita Sabic, I’m a student who lives in Ljubljana, and I’ve been separating waste for the past ten years. Ever since the waste plant opened up, a lot has changed in my life. I’ve been working there quite often.”
Edita is a guide there at the RCERO waste treatment plant and works for about four times in a month. She demonstrates the plant before the students and visitors. The RCERO waste treatment plant typically has visitors from North Africa, European Union and the Middle East. Within about two years, the RCERO waste centre revolutionised the Slovenians recycling process for their rubbish disposals.
About half of the country’s population benefits from this RCERO waste treatment centre which serves as a model for Europe.