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Last Mission for the MarColombia Project.
12 december 1016
After 2,5 years the last mission is in full swing.
Jewel is helping the Ministry of Housing to transfer the software code to their servers and database.
Last night (12 December) a small ceremony took place at the Ministry in presence of the Minister of Housing Elsa Noguera and the vice Minister Harold Guerrero López and the vice Ambassador from the Netherlands Joris Jurriens.
Three representatives of the pilot projects were present: ARB, Aremapo and Dar el tu mano.
Thursday 24th November 2016 Paddy Noë gave a presentation on behalf of GreenPartners in Romania, to the solid waste department of the City of Cluj.
The general idea was to have a discussion on how to improve the solid waste collection system en include the Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme to increase recycling rates and reduce collection costs.
Decisions in the Solid Waste Collection scheme should be based on measurements. Momentarily no such system is in place in Cluj. This means nobody has accurate numbers on the amount of generated waste (and the source), the waste composition and therefore is not able to design a payable workable source separation system.
Paddy Noë introduced the model of GRIP: Global Recycling Information Platform that could be used to register and monitor the Solid Waste flows in Cluj.
The idea is that GreenParners will write a project proposal to implement such a system in Cluj, and based on actual numbers and benchmarks, good decisions can be made on how to improve the existing system.
At Acodal the software, developed in the MarColombia project, was handed over to the Ministry of Housing.
First a presentation was given by Paddy Noë and Jadira Vivanco and afterwards, at the Holland House stand, the ceremony took place.
From 17/08-30/08, Anne Scheinberg, Jeroen Ijgosse and Paddy Noë, are carrying out the last mission within the MarColombia Project.
Goals is to have a smooth handover from the software that is specifically developed for registering waste separation and recycling, including the added value of the informal sector.
The Ministry of Vivienda Ciudad y Teritorio will take over all software and start implementing it in Colombia.
To give an idea of the software schema, some slides are added:
From the 4rd of April 2016, NMPO has changed its name into Jewel. The main reason for this is to have a single name and software brand and we hope to deliver a clear message to the market and our customers.