"Waste to Energy" in Kazakhstan

In the ligth of the new economic paradigm, in 2020 the ministry of ecology, geology and natural resources of the republic of kazakhstan raised the problem of solid domestic waste recycling. According to the concept for transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to a "green economy", in Kazakhstan this indicator should b e brought to 40% by 2030. According to the ministry, only 14% is ecycled today. The industry is not attractive for Investors due to low tariffs: Today, tariffs for garbage collectin in Kazakhstan are low and do not take into account hte costs of solid domestic waste recycling.

by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, According ot ALE "Solar Power Association of Kazakhstan"

In this regard, it was proposed to introduce the "Waste to Energy" mechanism, which provides for sale of electricity generated by waste incineration. at the same time, there are strict requirements for quality of emissions, similar to European directives. this mechanism will in a longer run reduce the volume of waste by up to 30% by 2025 and attract private investment.  

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published: , 8|2021
Keywords: Policy Tax Instruments, Kazakhstan