RL Magazine
Edition 43
Message from the Editor: Tran-Siberian Recycling
By Lyndsey Turner

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While traveling on the Tran-Siberian I was able to visit the capital city of Mongolia, Ulan Bator. I remember vividly that the city is built on the outskirts of the Gobi Desert and had an unusual look to it. On the outskirt of the city I saw a huge building being built and now I know what it is.

Mongolia and the Republic of Korea signed a cooperation agreement to build a waste recycling plant in Ulan Bator. The recycling plant that was recently completed at a cost of 3.5 million U.S. dollars will sort out recycle and burn combustible waste to generate power. Ulan Bator founded in 1639 has become Mongolia’s financial, industrial and cultural center with all manufacturing plants gathered around it. The man focus of this new plant is to recycles household waste into raw materials for industrial use that will feed into Ulan Bator’s Industrial community which would could replace raw materials that are currently imported.

On our way out to the desert we say tons of garbage littered along the dessert, just dumped anywhere. It’s nice to see that recycling worldwide is turning a curve and is now seen as function rather than fashionable.

Lyndsey Turner, Editor • Editor@RLA.org

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