SANTA JUANA, Chile, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arcadis (EURONEXT:ARCAD) and the Government of Canada today announced an allegiance to develop a joint program to help Chile achieve its climate change goals in the waste management sector. The Reciclo Orgánicos program is designed to reduce the amount of organic waste disposed in sanitary landfills across eight Chilean cities by optimizing waste management processes, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The national Reciclo Orgánicos program was announced today in front of authorities and community members during a special ceremony.

The effort is designed to identify ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the capture of gas from landfills or diversion of organic matter through composting or anaerobic digestion, resulting in the conversion of organic waste into clean energy and natural fertilizer. The program creates processes for diverting organics from entering landfills and implementing systems to capture methane for fuel. The captured methane can then be used as fuel for cooking, transportation and power generation.

“Canadian businesses are already part of the global shift towards a clean growth economy and this project is another great example of that. By putting bold ideas into action, Canadian clean tech company Arcadis Canada will help Chile meet its climate change goals by reducing methane emissions - and create new jobs and opportunities in the process,” said Canada’s Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.

The Arcadis team in Canada and its waste management and gas collection experts will work closely with Arcadis personnel in Chile to design solutions for reducing emissions from landfills in eight Chilean cities.

“This effort, in collaboration with Canada and Chile, aligns perfectly with our company’s mission to create as sustainable future,” said Thomas Franz, president, Arcadis Canada. “Arcadis is honored to be working with the Government of Canada to utilize our proven environmental expertise along with Canada’s knowledge and investment in clean tech to provide an optimal solution to help Chile meet its climate change goals. By working together, we are proving our commitment to improve the quality of life around the world.”

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