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.
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.
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) - Waste Management Cooperation Munich Halle 2 – the Munich second hand store as nucleus of the local circular economy
Winner of the EUROCITIES Awards 2017 in the categorie "cooperation"
CEWEP’s Statement on the preliminary agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Circular Economy Package.
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.
vietnamnet Vietnam is becoming the next Asian country to include WTE in its national plan
Vietnam: Director of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Nguyen Toan Thang said at a conference calling for investment in WTE that with the annual growth rate of 5 percent per annum, total domestic garbage in the city would reach 13,000 tons a day by 2025.
UNEA - UN Environment Assembly World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit
The world today committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, with resolutions and pledges promising to improve the lives of billions across the globe by cleaning up our air, land and water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
:metabolon - From Waste to Resource Lindlar: From waste to resource :metabolon turns landfill into an innovation site
When the Leppe landfill was designated for follow-up use, the :metabolon project was expanded to form a European Centre of Resources Management as part of the structural funding programme of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Regionale 2010). The body responsible for the project is the waste management association Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband, which developed the location into a competence, learning and innovation centre for material conversion and site-related environmental technology and techniques. This was done jointly with Oberbergisch region, the Rheinisch-Bergisch region and the municipalities of Engelskirchen and Lindlar. Existing competencies were integrated, developed further and presented in a new light.
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.
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.
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.