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.
www.letscleanupeurope.de Let's Clean Up Europe
Littering is a europe-wide problem. The initiative "Let's Clean Up Europe" wants to take a stand against littering and wants to make more people aware of this problematic situation.
University Stuttgart - ISWA Ensuring clarity about the amount of biowaste helps to reduce it
Research project carried out by ISWA, University Stuttgart
Experts to topic
Prof. Dr. Henning Friege N3 Nachhaltigkeitsberatung Dr. Friege & Partner
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Quicker RWTH Aachen University
Assoc. Professor, MBA Konstantinos G. Aravossis WTERT-Greece, National Technical University of Athens
WtERT Germany GmbH WtERT-Team attends the IFAT Trade Fair in Munich
World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management takes place from May 14th-May 18th in Munich. WtERT Germany GmbH Managing Director Werner Bauer and Director Hedwig Vielreicher will be attending the fair and be there for you to inform about WtERT.
ISWA What happens to my waste? - ISWA Video Award 2018
The ISWA Video Award is an online short video competition. Whether documentary, fiction, animation or a combination thereof - the decision about the film genre as well as the technical realisation is left up to the contestant. Only the length of the film is specified. The theme of this year's award is "What Happens to my Waste?" - #whathappenstomywaste.
European Parliament Circular economy: More recycling of household waste, less landfilling
Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy, adopted on Wednesday. Improving waste management will not only benefit the environment, climate, and human health. The four pieces of legislation are also part of a shift in EU policy towards a circular economy, i.e. a system where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible.
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.
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"
Werner Bauer WtERT Germany in Istanbul
On the subject of "Germany's Experiences in Waste Management Systems” German experts have been invited to Fairmont Quasar Hotel, Istanbul for a workshop within the export initiative Environmental Technologies of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on February 14, 2018.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.