The 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health as the five-day Ocean Conference concluded today. The outcome document, together with more than 1,300 commitments to action, marks a breakthrough in the global approach to the management and conservation of the ocean.
Programme of the IRRC Waste-to-Energy 2017
Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Franz Winter (Vienna University of Technology), Professor Ing. Dagmar Juchelková, Ph.D. (Technical University of Ostrava) and Dr.-Ing. Stephanie Thiel (Scientific Director of TK Verlag) present a programme with internationally acknowledged, experts of the industry, from politics, science and technology.
Ocean Dome - art installation and education trail for school children
Permanent installation made of 50 gabions (metal baskets), which are stacked like bricks in form of a round tower and filled with plastic waste.
Experts to topic
Frau Monika Lichtinghagen-Wirths :metabolon c/o Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband
The Impact of Pay-As-You-Throw Schemes on Municipal Solid Waste Management: The Exemplar Case of the County of Aschaffenburg, GermanyJuergen Morlok, Harald Schoenberger, David Styles, Jose-Luis Galvez-Martos, Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl
The “pay-as-you-throw” (PAYT) scheme is an economic instrument for waste management that applies the “polluter pays” principle by charging the inhabitants of municipalities according to the amount of residual, organic, and bulky waste they send for third-party waste management. When combined with well-developed infrastructure to collect the different waste fractions (residual waste, paper and cardboard, plastics, bio waste, green cuttings, and many recyclables) as well as with a good level of citizens’ awareness, its performance has frequently been linked to an increase in the collection rates of recyclables.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany Trump's decision will not stop climate action
Barbara Hendricks regrets Trumps' decision, but makes it clear that international climate protection will continue. Hendricks is optimistic about the implementation of the Paris agreement, as the rest of the world is behind the agreement.
How to promote sustainable development of WTE industry
Panel Discussion at WTERT-Asia Inaugural Meeting, Nanjing, China, April 28, 2017
Waste-to-Resources 2017 Ways for increased material recycling of material flows from MBTMatthias Kühle-Weidemeier
By implementing modern thermal and non-thermal waste treatment technologies, waste management hast made a big leap forward. In the last two decades, Central Europe has been the motor of the development. The first decade of this century has been a period of development and installation of new processes in numerous locations. This was followed by nearly a decade of minor progress. This article will analyse the current situation and show how higher recycling rates even from mixed and residual waste can be achieved.
Waste-to-Resources 2017 Mechanical biological waste treatment plant for Bangalore west zoneMatthias Kuehle-Weidemeier, Karsten Kanning, Ketel Ketelsen
Proper solid waste management is a problem in many developing countries, especially in their big cities. Wasteconsult International was developing a solution for the municipal waste processing for the West Zone district of the Indian mega-city Bangalore. For that purpose, studies regarding the quality and quantity of the waste had to be made first in order to decide which processing concept is the most favourable. Incineration and Mechanical-
Biological treatment was taken into consideration. According to the attributions of the waste, MBT process with a convertible bio-drying and composting process was chosen and designed.
Challenges for an accurate characterization of wasteOlga Kasper, Christiane Dias Pereira
Currently, Brazil is generating an amount of 80 million tons per year of municipal solid
waste, from which 42% are still deposited on illegal dumps and 58% on sanitary landfills.
The new European Waste Catalogue and the POPsDr. Dipl. Chem. Beate Kummer
The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) provides a common system of waste classification in accordance with the waste law throughout the EU, with the purpose to improve the efficiency of waste management activities. The individual codes within the EWC classify the various waste types.
European Court of Justice and Public Procurement Law Recent RulingsNatalie Hildebrandt
Public procurement law in European Union member states is strongly shaped by EU law.
Circular Economy in the U.S.: Business Opportunities for European Vendors of Recycling and Waste Conversion TechnologyDr. Ines Freesen
Simply for its sheer size, the American waste management market is a worthwhile target for export-oriented manufacturers and know-how providers. Yet, there's uncertainty with regards to the nation's willingness to invest in an infrastructure which still heavily relies on landfilling.
Production of clean compost out of mixed MSW:
a giant leap towards Zero WasteLuc De Baere and Bruno Mattheeuws
One of the latest innovations in Mechanical Biological Treatment-plants is a new process, called SORDISEP (SORting, DIgestion & SEParation).
Mechanical recycling of polylactide wasteDenisa Bellušová, Saskia Mauer, Hans-Josef Endres
Reusing polymeric materials poses a global challenge. Polymer recycling is thus becoming
an important issue in the current economy.
Creation of a resource cadastre in the residential building sectorOezlem Oezdemir, Karina Krause, Annette Hafner
To estimate the material quantities of the residential building stock various research dealt with the detailed material composites of a building and with creating typical material values for building typologies.
Reuse of building componentsUte Dechantsreiter, Peter Horst, Referent: Andreas Lieberum
Cities and buildings are urban mines for raw materials and bind large quantities of
valuable resources for various periods of time. In addition to the common recycling
activities, primarily for mineral construction residues, a market for well-preserved 2nd
hand structural components and materials is emerging.
MSW management in Estonia: The current situation and future potential for energy recovery from sustainable sourcesAdele Clausen, Cristina Garcia Lopez, Mait Kriipsalu, Thomas Pretz
In order to comply with EU legislation, Estonia is in the process of establishing integrated waste management.
North America's First Circular Economy Framework
Challenges and OpportunitiesJonathan Cocker
In January 2017, the Ontario Government began implementing North America’s first circular economy waste diversion regimei ("Circular Economy Framework"), which included Independent Producer Responsibility ("IPR").
Impressions from a research project on the climate potential of integrated waste management for Indian citiesAnja Schwetje, Regine Vogt, Andrea Stubbusch
By using the life cycle assessment (LCA) method, an on-going UFOPLAN study aims to identify the potential of three Indian cities (Bangalore, Bhopal, Haridwar) to contribute to climate protection through climate-friendly waste management systems.
Human resources development in waste managementKlaus Gellenbeck, Gabriele Becker
Due to the demographic development, companies from the waste management sector are facing major challenges in the area of HR development.
Ways for increased material recycling of material flows from MBTMatthias Kuehle-Weidemeier
By implementing modern thermal and non-thermal waste treatment technologies, waste management hast made a big leap Forward.
Municipal solid waste management in India - challenges and potentialsSpeier, Christopher J.; Zacharias, Mara M.; Weichgrebe, Dirka
Solid waste management in India currently faces a great challenge in handling rapidly increasing waste amounts and a changing disposal behaviour.
Integrated Solid Waste Treatment Concept for Electronic City, IndiaVidyaranya, Vishwas.; Zacharias, Mara M.
The waste management situation in Electronic City, Bangalore, India and its surrounding villages need immediate attention since over 100 tons of MSW is currently generated in these areas every day.
Kompogas® Dry Anaerobic Digestion and BioMethan Gas Upgrading Technologies in modern MBTs to Produce
Carbon-Neutral Vehicle GasLukas Heer
While MBT plants traditionally focus on mechanically sorting selected material fractions
from a given MSW waste stream and on stabilizing the organic fraction to be used e.g. as landfill cover, a modern waste management system requires much more.
Brazilian waste management and its symbiosis to the cement marketChristiane Dias Pereira
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Fricke
M.Sc.Geogr. Olga Kasper
Dr. Hubert Baier
Dr. Luiz Carlos de Sousa
The rules established by the National Policy for Solid Waste (PNRS), published in 2010, end the duality of the old system collection-disposal by introducing certain regulations and technological obligations which require greater technical complexity and mainly the introduction of Technology in the waste sector.
WTERT-Asia Inaugural Meeting April 2017 Value solutions from a global innovation leaderVictor de Avila
Presentation from WTERT-Asia Inaugural Meeting April 2017
WTERT-Asia Inaugural Meeting April 2017 A Brief Introduction of Waste to Energy in JapanMasaki Takaoka
Presentation from WTERT-Asia Inaugural Meeting April 2017