Council of the EU Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on new EU waste rules
In the early hours of 18 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on all four legislative proposals of the waste package. EU ambassadors will be briefed on the outcome on 20 December, but the final analysis and endorsement on behalf of the Council is planned for the first quarter of next year.
Floating Garbage Patches on the Ocean: Prof. Themelis Statement
There have been many videos on the net regarding the horrific floating "garbage patches" on the oceans. Prof. Nickolas Themelis commented on this project in Facebook...
ia GmbH - Knowledge Management + Engineering Total costs of ownership - a comparison between incineration plant and landfill placed in the metropolian area of Sao Paulo
This study offers a decision support for executives, who compare in a draft both systems according to the method of Total Costs of Ownership (TCO), regarding the total life time and including the aftercare of landfill.
By Prof. Ange Nzihou, Ecole des Mines Albi WTERT France Progress Report 2017
Prof Ange Nzihou, head of WtERT-France received the insignia of Chevalier de
l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of National Order of Merit). Bestowed by the
President of France, the award was given in recognition of 15 years of outstanding
contribution in the field of Energy and Environmental Transition. This award
recognizes the creation of building blocks, not only in an individual’s career, but in
enabling others to advance their own research.
By Prof. C. Maritza Mariño Cala, Universidad del Oriente WtERT-Cuba 2017 activities
WTERT-Cuba participated in international conferences like ISWA & WASTECON as well as they offered the Workshop "Advances in sustainable waste management in Cuba" and an intensive course called "Advancing sustainable waste to energy in Cuba. A renewable energy source".
By: Marco J. Castaldi, Director and Demetra Tsiamis, Associate Director EEC|CCNY, N. J. Themelis, A.C. Bourtsalas, and Z.H.K. Cheng WtERT- U.S.A. activities in 2017
The Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York (EEC|CCNY ) had a number
of activities and productive collaborations that will continue into 2018.
By Prof. Alex Godoy Faundez, Universidad del Desarollo, Santiago WtERT- Chile activities in 2017
WTERT Chile is expanding as a Consortium of Universities that includes Universidad del Desarrollo (Prof. Alex Godoy, head), Universidad de Santiago
(Prof. Luis Diaz), Universidad de La Frontera (Prof. Rodrigo Navia) and Universidad Andrés Bello (Prof. Edmundo Muñoz) and WTERT Chile will include waste Management companies in Chile. One of them is WTE-Araucania.
By: Dr. Costas Velis, University of Leeds and Prof. Chris Cheeseman, Imperial College London WtERT- U.K. activities in 2017
We are delighted to report that we have had another successful year in the UK and we would like
to share with you a few selected updates. Professor Cheeseman of Imperial College London (Chair) and Dr Velis of University of Leeds (Vice Chair) met often to discuss developments in
the UK sector.
Information provided by Nebojsa Vranes (firstname.lastname@example.org) WtERT-Serbia 2017 activities
WtERT-Serbia, one of the newest GWC members, is headed by Nebojsa Vranes of the organization Zero Waste Serbia and its web page is www.wtert.rs. The management team includes Prof. Goran Vujic of the University of Novi Sad (email@example.com ) and Prof. Aleksandar Jovovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the University of Belgrade.
Earth Engineering Center CCNY 2018 WTERT Conference
Information about the 2018 WTERT Conference, City College of New York.
ADB - Asian Development Bank Funding has been approved for a series of WTE plants in Vietnam
China Everbright International Limited has secured a $100 million loan from the Asian Development Bank to develop a series of waste to energy plants in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. This initiative will be the first municipal waste to energy public-private partnership project in the country.
ISWA be Waste Wise & ISWA Partnership Kicks Off This Month
This is the first webinar that kicks off the strategic partnership between ISWA and be Waste Wise. As part of this partnership, ISWA will broadcast a series of webinars and online trainings which will address today’s most pressing global waste challenges.
Plastic Bottle Village Panamas Plastic Bottle Village
Plastic Bottle Village is changing the World with 5 cents, by introducing a new initiative in finding solutions to the invasion of PET plastic bottles on Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
BMUB Call for project ideas: Climate action connects Europe
The Federal Environment Ministry’s European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is calling for non-profit organisations to submit project ideas on inner-European cooperation in the field of climate action.
FuturENVIRO Optimisation of operations at Tirme Packaging Recovery Facility in Mallorca
The light packaging recovery plant, which is a key factor in the success of recycling in Mallorca, has been constantly improving operations since it opened in 2003. This plant represents a vital preliminary stage to enable the recycling of all the packaging waste deposited by residents of Mallorca in the yellow containers. In 2017, a series of improvements were carried out at the plant to optimise operations.
CEWEP e.V. Commission's Interface Communication rightly calls for decontamination of material cycles
CEWEP welcomes the European Commission’s 2018 Circular Economy Package1, published on 16th January, and its efforts to transform Europe's economy into a more sustainable one.
WTERT Republic of Korea WtERT Republic of Korea 2017 Progress Report
Through the Human Resources Development program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, R.O. Korea, WTERT-Korea concentrates on the development of the combustible/organic wastes energy process system technology and fostering trained manpower, especially post graduate level.
WTERT India WTERT India 2017 Progress Report
Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT)–India co-founded with the Memorandum of Understanding between CSIR - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and the Earth Engineering Centre (EEC) of Columbia University, New York, has been working in the field of Solid Waste Management & brings out solutions and understanding of the current challenges in sustainable waste management through conferences and workshops since the inception of WTERT-India in 2011.
European Parliament MEPs set ambitious targets for cleaner, more efficient energy use
MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030.
ECN - European Compost Network Provisional agreement on waste legislative proposals!
Fortunately the Commission, Council and the European Parliament reached an provisional agreement at the last trilogue meeting on the waste legislative proposals on 18 December 2017.
ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH Energy Globe World Award 2017 Winners
January 16, in the presidential palace in Tehran the Energy Globe World Award 2017 winners were announced. Guests from 60 different nations joined the ceremony, among them ministers of the Iranian Government , who announced the winners.
European Commission Press Release Database Plastic Waste: a European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries
The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.
WtERT Germany WtERT-Germany 2017 Progress Report
WtERT-Germany was assigned by the Global WtERT Council (GWC) to collect and showcase data from all WtERT organization which includes expert profiles, scientific papers, news, case studies on WTE solutions etc. In 2017 WtERT Germany developed the WtE Decision Support System now available at www.wtert.net .
CEWEP e.V. Circular Economy: Tremendous slow-down
CEWEP’s Statement on the preliminary agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Circular Economy Package.
WTERT Greece WTERT Greece 2017 Progress Report
WTERT Greece – SYNERGIA has collaborated, participated and been represented successfully through its members and representatives who continued to support our work in Greek and European level for the 9th year since its establishment in 2008.
WTERT Italy WTERT Italy 2017 Progress Report
The MatER Study Center, sister organization of the Global WTERT Council, wishes you a Happy and Successful 2018.
2017 has been for sure a rich year, full of novelties and original content in the history of our study center since its beginning in 2011.
Wastedive WtERT Sponsor SACYR group of Spain collaborates with State of Connecticut in plant combining recycling and WTE
Connecticut's Department of Environmental Protection has selected the Sacyr Rooney Recovery Team to redevelop Hartford's Materials Innovation and Recycle Authority (MIRA) waste-to-energy facility, as reported by the Hartford Courant.