A few days ago the first treatment plant in Cusco that transforms organic matter into charcoal (biofertilizer) was inaugurated.
This is part of the plan to convert Machu Picchu into an “eco-sustainable natural wonder”, according to Actualidad Ambiental. The plant is the first solid waste recovery facility of this sort in all of Peru. The charcoal it will produce will be used as fertilizer in afforestation and reforestation projects, and to improve agricultural production in the population centers of the district.
“The Deputy Minister of Environmental Management, Albina Ruiz, and the Deputy Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Gabriel Quijandría, along with the head of the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp), Pedro Gamboa, participated in the opening ceremony of the said plant, and also in the presentation of a hydraulic inorganic waste press for the sector of Choquesuysuy”, the aforementioned media informed.
For his part, Quijandría outlined that this plant has the capacity to process eight tons of waste and generate biochar, a natural fertilizer that will also help to intensify the agricultural productivity of the soil in the area.
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