The following projects are some of the projects developed by AMOR since 2010. They are not only references of our past, they’re also projects that can be replicated and also improved in the future.
Training Micro Entreprises and associations on the Ecopoints Management – Since 2014
Support / Donner: JICA, Fonds Suez Environnement Initiatives, AVIS
Progressively, by focusing on the empowerment of minority groups and entrepreneurship, AMOR gave more autonomy to its Eco-points, managed today by microenterprise RLR – Recyclable Waste Collection, also dedicated to collection of recyclable waste tricycles. Today, AMOR enables small and medium-sized entities in the installation and management of independent Eco-points. In Maputo, the project “3R Station” was developed and implemented which consisted of the placement within the Zimpeto neighbourhood of a point of purchase and recycled material collection managed by micro Oliveira Multi-service. Similar initiatives are being developed in the neighbourhoods George Dimitrov (Benfica) and Xiquelene. In Beira, it was also installed one collection point in Xipangara district, operated by ADCS association and 4 others Eco-points should follow throughout the year 2016 in Chiveve.
The Ecopoints Network – Since 2010
Support / Donor: Mcel, CTB, SDC, Embassy of Germany, Fonds Suez Environment Initiatives
Soon after its creation, AMOR began installing a network of “Ecoponto” these are points of separation and collection of recyclable materials, intended for recycling. As far as possible, recyclable waste are purchased by Eco-points, to create a source of income for sellers. Next, waste is placed in bags and is sold in bulk to the recycling industry. In Maputo, a partnership was established with the community association “Xidzuki” which supports HIV-positive people in order to empower women to manage the recycling points. In parallel, it organized the collection of recyclable waste collection using tricycles, enabling young people to this activity.
Bins of AMOR – Since 2012
Customer / Donor: Mcel, BIM, Beers of Mozambique Lodges in Vilankulos
The poor disposal of waste sites along the public beaches and the lack of environmental consciousness of society in general were the reasons to create the AMOR’s project “AMOR buckets.” It consists of placing waste buckets in an area previously identified for the collection of waste, whether recyclable or not. After placing buckets on the beach of Costa do Sol, in the soccer field area of Beers of Mozambique, and on the Kit Surf area, the project was taken to the beach of Vilanculos in Inhambane province with the support of some Lodges and local artists who made painting of the same. In Feima in Maputo, 18 buckets were installed with the support of the BIM and 6 artists who participated in a contest of ornamental buckets. In addition to strengthening the municipal waste collection mechanism, one of the objectives of this initiative is to change the image of waste, starting at the deposit point.
Recycle and Win – Since 2013
Support / Donner: Millennium BIM, PANNE (EU), Fonds Suez Environnement Initiatives, AVSI, Lodges Vilankulos
In order to raise the population awareness from the earliest stages of school education about the need of recycling and environmental preservation, AMOR, in partnership with Millennium BIM implemented in 2014 and 2015 in the city of Maputo and the City of Vilankulos the program “Recycle and Win », one educational management program for recyclable waste. The program consists of school recycling centre facility in each participating school and conducting practical and theoretical environmental education activities (lectures, recycling workshops, tree planting, etc.), which aim to cultivate pro environmental spirit in children. To encourage the participation of the school’s community each kilogram of separate recyclable waste equate to 1mt distributed to improve teaching conditions. The best schools also earn additional bonuses.
Charcoal and Biochar – SInce 2014
Partners: Town Hall of Vilankulos, JAM
One of the big problems in Mozambique is deforestation due not only to unsustainable forest exploitation, but also to increasing consumption of charcoal. Thus, it is estimated that each day, the cities of Maputo and Matola but around 800t of coal that is being produced from 4200t of daily cut. On the other side in the same cities about 800t of organic waste are produced daily hence the idea to produce coal from organic waste, paper and cardboard. Currently the coal project and bio coal is being implemented in Vilankulos to produce coal. The coal dust is used as biochar, applied in sandy soils to improve their retention and their fertility.
Used Oil, Recycled as biodiesel – Since 2014
The environmental concern linked to the used cooking oils was expressed formally in a study of the CNPML (national cleaner production Centre). Through a simple processing technology used in neighbouring South Africa, the AMOR with support of GIZ, acquired an a processing-unit that has turn used cooking oil into biodiesel. Today about 200 litres of waste oil is collected weekly in Maputo, providing hotels and restaurants as the KFCs, Campo di Fiori, 1908 etc. The biodiesel produced is used on the vehicles of AMOR.
Christmas Trees and others ecological structures – Since 2014
Customers and partners: Piratas do Pau, Millennium BIM, FUNAB
Since 2014, AMOR, in partnership with the Piratas do Pau, carried out the initiative to reuse thousands of PET bottles in ecological constructions. In the year 2014 more than 4000 bottles were reused for the production of an eco-friendly Christmas tree of 3 meters that was placed in the city of Maputo. In 2015 over 10000 bottles were reused for the construction of two Christmas trees, one in Maputo with 7 meters high where they were needed about 6000 of PET bottles and another in Vilankulos of 3 meters high. This is an activity that you decorate with the participation of children from orphanages and some schools at the national level with the aim of raising the environmental awareness of residents and promote the recycling. Other ecological frameworks are possible according to the messages and needs of the partners.
Waste Management on events – Since 2013
Customers and partners: AZGO, Millennium BIM, Portuguese School
The AMOR has organised the waste management in various types of events. According to the needs of the clients, waste bins and sorting centre are installed. We also organized workshops of recycling to the public. The main message with this type of initiative is to show that it is possible to organize any type of event of greater affluence, while preserving the quality of the environment. Thus annually the AMOR participates in various events by organizing the management of waste, as in the festival AZGO, in the race of BIM, in the exhibition of the Portuguese school, in the Portuguese community’s Christmas party, etc.
Working groups on waste sector – SInce 2014
Support and partner: the Belgian Government, KfW
A AMOR participates actively in the working group about the opportunities of climate financing in the sector of municipal waste management in Mozambique. This group was created in May 2014 in order to identify opportunities of climate financing in the waste sector and support the formulation of requests to be presented by the Mozambican government in the international community. Led by MITADER (Ministry in charge of environment) and with the active participation of ANAMM – National Association of Municipalities in Mozambique, the FUNAB – National Fund for the Environment, Carbon Africa, experts in climate funds, and of AMOR, in addition to other stakeholders timely.
Feasability studies and plans on waste management for income generating activities – Since 2013
Client: WWF, CDN – Corridor Development in the North
In Bazaruto, the AMOR developed the strategy for Zero Waste in Bazaruto. It is about providing alternatives to fishing, through the recycling and waste management with the dual objective of (1) cleaning the National Park of their waste and (2) reducing fishing pressure through giving to fishermen and their families, economical alternatives linked to the recycling and waste management. Therefore, the project has 3 components: integrated solutions of waste management in hotels, school competition for recycling in the schools, and the manufacture and sale of crafts with recycled products. In Nampula, the AMOR prepared a study of the reuse of Solid Waste as alternative income generation with a focus on clearing and protecting the areas of operational safety of the railway Corridor Development in the North.