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“Recycling village” in Reykjavík

Waste management company Íslenska gámafélagid (ICC) is working on the construction of a “recycling village” inside a defunct fertilizer plant in Gufunes in Reykjavík, where ICC plans to house private recycling companies.

“This would be an ideal community,” managing director of ICC Jón Th. Frantzson told Morgunbladid. The village is scheduled to finish after two or three years, but the first companies plan to start operating in Gufunes in June this year.

“We want to enter the village with the idea that all empty print cartridges in the country can be collected there,” said Jón S. Halldórsson, the manager of Tóner.is, a company that recycles print cartridges.

“This market will grow without a doubt,” Halldórsson said. Currently only three percent of print cartridges in Iceland are recycled, but Halldórsson believes the amount will increase eightfold.

ICC plans to introduce the recycling village project to the public with an open day in May.

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