Iran has nearly doubled its construction and demolition waste recycling capacity, according to the Tehran Times.

The newspaper said that around 50,000 tons of construction and demolition waste is produced in the country’s capital every day.

But Hossein Ja’fari, managing director of Tehran Municipality’s Waste Management Organisation, told the newspaper that two contracts have been signed to increase waste treatment by 5,000 tons.

It is also planned to set up a factory to recycle many of the elements of construction and demolition waste, including dredging materials.

(Photo: Mehr Newsagency/Asghar Khamseh)

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