INSEE Ecocycle Lanka Director Sanjeewa Chulakumara (left), explaining about the Resource Re-covery Centre operations to Chief Guest Ambassador of Thailand to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan (right) and INSEE Cement Sri Lanka Chairman/CEO Nandana Ekanayake
INSEE Ecocycle, the pioneer in professional waste management in the country, inaugurated the first-ever novel Resource Recovery Centre with the aim of transforming industrial waste into valuable resources. INSEE Ecocycle has embarked on this great initiative in collaboration with local FMCG giant, Unilever Sri Lanka.
Gracing the opening ceremony as Chief Guest was Ambassador of Thailand to Sri Lanka Chula-manee Chartsuwan. Other distinguished guests present at this remarkable occasion included Unilever Sri Lanka Supply Chain Director and Head CCBT Foods and Refreshments Gerard Iru-dayaraj, INSEE Ecocycle Lanka Ltd. Director Sanjeewa Chulakumara, University of Moratuwa Professor Ajith de Alwis, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka Chairman/CEO Nandana Ekanayake, senior management from INSEE Cement, INSEE Ecocycle, Unilever Sri Lanka and well-wishers.
At the ceremony, an agreement was signed and exchanged between INSEE Ecocycle and Unile-ver Sri Lanka formalising the partnership towards spearheading a waste-free nation.
INSEE Ecocycle is committed to contribute to Unilever’s commitment to reduce the use of virgin plastic by 50% by 2025 and assist in the creation of zero plastic waste.
The fully-fledged Resource Recovery Centre, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, marks an important milestone for INSEE Ecocycle as it provides solutions in transitioning the country towards a greener circular economy, where waste is eliminated and resources are used in an efficient and sustainable way.
INSEE Ecocycle’s Resource Recovery Centre will ensure an end-to-end solution facilitating the systematic collection of FMCG and post-consumer waste through comprehensive steps includ-ing reverse logistics to collection of waste from general trade and modern trade, segregation, purification, reuse and recycle/upcycle. The cooperation of different recycling partners will se-cure an upcycling resolution for all discarded goods.
Through proven expertise, skilled resources, know-how and professional services INSEE Ecocy-cle exemplifies commitment and leadership in offering businesses waste management solutions and is able to assist corporates fulfil their sustainability goals.
Revolutionising waste management, INSEE Ecocycle’s Resource Recovery Centre moves away from accepted conventional norms of recycling, instead employing advanced waste manage-ment processes ensuring the discarded waste is converted through manufacturing into an in-valuable resource. As a result, the waste does not end up in landfills. Economic, social and envi-ronmental costs associated with waste are eliminated and the economy grows while becoming less dependent on resource use contributing to a better environment.
In addition to the new Resource Recovery Centre, INSEE Ecocycle also provides sustainable en-vironment-friendly industrial solutions to the public and private institutions, especially in the management of industrial hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste and the disposal of brand sensitive material.
INSEE Ecocycle has assisted for over 700 corporates including government institutions in Sri Lanka responsibly dispose approximately 800,000 MT of industrial waste annually in a sustaina-ble manner with the common objective of protecting the environment.
Towards its goals INSEE Ecocycle has invested over Rs. 1.5 billion for the expansion of the Eco-cycle business and is recognised in providing best available waste disposal solutions for the country.