Sortiva, a Dutch waste recycling company, together with its Nepali partner Biocomp Nepal, an organic waste processor, have successfully finalized their grant programme trajectory. Through funding from a German development programme, EUR 200,000 grant funding was received to establish a sustainable, commercially viable value chain for organic waste. Advance Consulting has supported the project partners to develop the project proposal and was involved in the project’s implementation.


Biocomp Nepal is a socially and environmentally responsible private company, developed in cooperation with the Foundation Biocomp Nepal from the Netherlands. The main objective of the company is to process organic waste into compost. Most of the waste generated in Nepal is either burned, causing carbon emissions, or the waste is dumped in rivers, on streets or in traditional landfills, which causes the generation of harmful methane emissions and percolate. Before the implementation of the project, the pilot location of Biocomp Nepal was operating on a non-profit basis and reached its maximum capacity. With the project, the successful pilot has been converted in a commercially viable recycling plant.


A total of 20,300 tons of waste has been collected throughout the lifetime of the project, thereby avoiding the emission of around 1.3 million kg of methane. The collected waste has been processed into 1,000 tons of compost, of which 75% of has been sold to farmers who use it as organic fertilizer instead of chemical fertilizer. Through the project, employment has been created for 30 staff members and 726 people have been trained on waste identification and sorting.


For more information on this project, please contact Irma Verhoosel.