Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety UN Climate Change Conference begins: Germany supports developing countries in climate change adaptation
The German government opened the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn by announcing an additional 100 million euros to support developing countries in climate change adaptation.
G20 Action Plan on Marine Litter
The G20 recognizes the urgent need for action to prevent and reduce marine litter in order to preserve human health and marine and coastal ecosystems, and mitigate marine litter’s economic costs and impacts. We stress the direct relationship between the challenge of marine litter, environment, human health, economic development, social well-being, biodiversity and food security.
Town of Khotyn, Ukraine Khotyns awareness in recycling starts with collection of used batteries
Based on the plan for the collection and utilization of solid domestic waste.
Experts to topic
Dipl.-Ing. Burkart Schulte CReED e. V.
Stadtdirektor a.D. Helmut Schmidt Nachhaltige Abfallwirtschaft
WtERT-Germany WtERT-Germany attends IRRC Waste to Energy, Vienna
In September 2017, Hedwig Vielreicher, Director of WtERT-Germany attends IRRC Waste to Energy in Vienna.
Final SinkProf. Dr.-Ing. Peter Quicker
Waste management needs an option for final treatment of waste that cannot (and in some cases should not) be recycled. For this purpose only two options exist: Landfilling and waste-to-energy.
ForumZ International commitment of ForumZ
The networking of ForumZ which meanwhile has been lasting for 20 years is based on the variety of municipal experiences and thereby identifies again and again outstanding examples of good local waste management.
University Stuttgart - ISWA Ensuring clarity about the amount of biowaste helps to reduce it
Research project carried out by ISWA, University Stuttgart
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Think Global – Act Local: A Common Approach for International Projects and Local MarketsAndres Kronenberg
Leading technology providers for energy-from-waste plants (EfW) are continuously adapting their business models to serve markets that have been experiencing dramatic change over the past decade.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Brexit – Effects on European Waste ManagementKirsten Berry
The impact of Brexit on the economy is clear, and already recognised to have had a more significant effect than even the global financial crisis of 2008/09 and subsequent Eurozone crises. From my own perspective, and discourse with industry leaders, there is both an economic and emotional effect of Brexit yet fully to be understood.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Impact of EU Legislative Developments on the Waste-to-Energy SectorPatrick Clerens and Natalia Walczak
Looking at the evolution of the municipal waste management in the EU during the last two decades, one can come to several observations.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky How Oxfordshire County (UK) Managed to Close Its Landfill with a Successful Association of Material-from-Waste and Energy-from-Waste SolutionsChristophe Cord’homme
Zero Waste to Landfills is an important objective to reach in the Circular Economy strategy.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky What are the Preconditions and Drivers for the Development of Waste Management in a Country?Ella Stengler and Maxime Pernal
Each year, the European Union (EU) produces more than 2.4 billion tonnes of waste of which approximately ten percent is composed of municipal or similar waste.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Waste Management Situation and Perspectives
in Bosnia and HerzegovinaMehmed Cero, Irem Silajdžić and Sanda Midžić Kurtagić
The reform in the solid waste sector started with development of National Solid Waste Management Strategy in 2000 through EU Phare programme.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky High Calorific Fraction for Energy Recovery in Poland – an Overview of the Current SituationEmilia den Boer
Currently, one of the most important challenges of municipal waste management in Poland is the ban on landfilling of the combustible fraction of municipal waste, which entered into force on January 1, 2016.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Waste Management Projects in Emerging Markets: Risks and their MinimizationTobias Faber and Maria Koliasta
In the last few years, a significant growth has been observed in the global market of waste-to-energy (WtE) and it is anticipated to continue its steady growth until 2023.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Waste Management 4.0 at the North/South/West/East ViewpointDagmar Juchelková, Klaus Koppe and Helena Raclavská
Waste utilization has the potential of savings in using fossil fuels. Everywhere. But the boarder conditions are different. The article aims try to present the current situation, some examples and potential for the future according the Industry Revolution 4.0 at the Waste Part.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Progress on Implementing an Advanced Waste Management System in the Czech RepublicJaromír Manhart
Planned major legal waste changes totally failed in January 2017
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Achieving a Closed Carbon & Circular Economy for the Waste Management Sector – Net Zero Emissions, Resource Efficiency and Conservation by Coupling the Energy, Chemical and Recycling Sectors –Roh Pin Lee, Alexander Laugwitz, Florian Keller, Christian Wolfersdorf, Friedemann Mehlhose and Bernd Meyer
Lignite (namely brown coal) and carbonaceous waste are valuable primary and secondary carbon carriers which are generally combusted in Germany mainly for electricity generation.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Waste Management: A Playground for Utopians and CharlatansLuciano Pelloni
Waste management is regulated mainly by environmental laws, what means by ecological criteria. Regulations bear the concept that waste material shall be either disposed or landfilled.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Waste-to-Energy Implementation and other Investment Opportunities in the Greek Waste Management SectorAntonios Sakalis and Efstratios N. Kalogirou
The present work constitutes a full-scale analysis of the current situation regarding Waste Management in Greece, explores the options regarding financing of waste management infrastructure and finally presents six different case studies in terms of energy output and financial outcome.
CEWEP e.V. CEWEP Celebrates 15th Anniversary with a New President!
Today, in its annual General Assembly CEWEP elected a new President, Mr Paul De Bruycker, representing CEWEP’s Belgian member, Belgian Waste-to-Energy (BW2E). Mr De Bruycker replaces Ferdinand Kleppmann, the founder of CEWEP and President of more than 15 years who takes a well-deserved retirement.
WTERT India WTERT-India at Waste Technology India EXPO, January 18 to 20, 2018
WTERT-India has joined hands to participate in the third edition of Waste Technology India EXPO to be held from JAN 18-19-20, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.
Scottish Resources Conference: global experts gather to shape circular economy action
More than 400 delegates intent on shaping a more prosperous, sustainable future will be meeting in Scotland this September for the country’s premier circular economy event.
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.
THEOCEANCLEANUP First Estimate to Quantify Global Plastic Input from Rivers into Oceans
Rivers annually emit between 1.15 and 2.41 million metric tons of plastic to the oceans.
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.
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.