INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Private) Limited

INSEE Ecocycle Marks 21 Years of Environmental Excellence with a City Cleaning Program in Anuradhapura


INSEE Ecocycle, the pioneer in industrial waste management in Sri Lanka, proudly celebrated its 21st anniversary on March 21st, 2024, commemorating a rich history of dedicated sustainable waste management service towards creating a cleaner and greener Sri Lanka. In honor of this significant milestone, the INSEE Ecocycle team organized a city cleaning program in the historic Anuradhapura city, collaborating with the Anuradhapura Municipal Council, School Children, Red Cross, and many other government institutions.


The event was complemented by an e-waste collection program at the municipal council and some awareness programs for school children on sustainable waste management. This initiative, part of the INSEE Ecocycle’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, marks the third consecutive year of collaboration for the Anuradhapura ancient city cleaning program and underscores the company’s commitment to community engagement and environmental stewardship.


Since its inception in 2003, INSEE Ecocycle has been at the forefront of sustainable waste management and environmental services, setting benchmarks for excellence and innovation in the industry. The company has successfully managed over 1 million metric tons of waste in collaboration with more than 1,500 customers, including corporations, government institutions, and recycling partners. Reflecting on the company's journey, Sujith Gunawardhana, General Manager of INSEE Ecocycle, says, "Ecocycle is a result of the hard work and commitment of every colleague, partner, and stakeholder that passed through our hallways over the last 21 years. We were keen to mark our anniversary in a meaningful way that contributes to the country and stays on par with our values. This city cleaning program embodies the INSEE commitment to make cleaner and greener Sri Lanka."


Since 2011, INSEE Ecocycle has been instrumental in addressing Sri Lanka's national solid waste management issues by accepting more than 30,000 metric tons of sorted non-recyclable and non-biodegradable plastic and polythene waste from municipal solid waste. Currently, INSEE Ecocycle processes over 1500 metric tons of sorted MSW waste monthly through its co-processing waste management solution, collaborating closely with more than 100 local authorities across all nine provinces. This initiative directly reduces waste in landfills, water bodies, and open burning, minimizing pollution. It emphasizes resource recovery from waste, extracting valuable energy and material from non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste streams, reducing the environmental burden, and promoting industrial symbiosis. It also creates jobs, fosters economic growth, improves livelihoods, and enhances living conditions by reducing pollution and associated health risks.


In addition to industrial waste management, INSEE Ecocycle serves as a producer responsibility organization for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, managing post-consumer plastic and polythene waste. The company's comprehensive approach encompasses the entire value chain, from collection to final disposal, within the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management framework. Moreover, INSEE Ecocycle invests in knowledge and capacity development for local authority officers and waste care workers to enhance operational efficiency, promote sustainable waste management practices, streamline operations, promote source segregation, and effectively implement sustainable post-consumer waste management solutions.


Beyond industrial waste management through co-processing, INSEE Ecocycle has diversified its environmental services portfolio to analytical solutions, resource recovery, and plastic recycling. The company has undertaken several national-level waste management projects, such as disposing of PCB-contaminated transformer oil, confiscating drugs, and disposing of expired chemicals, contributing to a cleaner and safer environment for all.