European Commission A modern budget for a Union that protects, empowers and defends: Questions and Answers
What is the long-term EU budget? The long-term EU budget, also referred to as Multiannual Financial Framework (or 'MFF'), provides a stable framework for implementing the EU's annual budget. It translates the Union's political priorities into financial terms, for a period of several years and sets annual maximum amounts ('ceilings') for EU expenditure as a whole and for the main categories/priorities of expenditure ('headings') (...)
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.
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.
Experts to topic
Andrei Orban Asociatia Environ
Assoc. Professor, MBA Konstantinos G. Aravossis WTERT-Greece, National Technical University of Athens
MR Michael Richter Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer protection
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.
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.
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.
Global WTERT Council Global WTERT Council 2017 Progress Report
2017 Progress Report to Donors
on R&D and Information Dissemination Activities of WtERT-Columbia, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University.
The reported acitivities include the formation of WtERT-Asia regional organization, WTE Guidebook editions for Greece and China, present research topics, etc.
TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky Mercury Removal by ChemisorptionWolfgang Esser-Schmittmann and Sandra Scheele
The removal of mercury and its chemical compounds from waste gas is a matter of special importance due to its ecological toxicity and non-restricted to waste incineration facilities.
Market Study: Bags and Sacks - EuropeMarket Study: Bags and Sacks - Europe by Ceresana:
According to the market study, “ Bags and Sacks—Europe ” from Ceresana the popular issue of lightweight carrier bags is seeing the first consequence of the EU Plastic Bags Directive.
REDWAVE ROWE Nuremberg opens new paper sorting plant
The REDWAVE Process Monitoring and Control System (PMCS) allows maximum automation of systems as well as optimisation of the entire sorting process
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.
Storage facility private households: Utilizing
unexploited potentialRalf Brüning, Julia Wolf
Electrical and electronic equipment that contains private data, such as mobile phones or notebooks, is often stored in private households.
A study of the process of obtaining alcohol fraction from the waste of food, agricultural and woodworking industry
Marufdjan Musaev, Akmal Abdurakhmanov
This article describes the problems of obtaining fuel – alcohol from food waste (peel and spin fruit) and farming (stems and honeycomb corn) and pulp and paper (waste paper and sawdust) industry.
Optimization of preparation of new activated carbons from olive waste via sequential hydrothermal carbonization and activation with KOH and steamGhizlane Enaime, Abdelaziz Bacaoui, Abdelrani Yaacoubi, Marc Wichern, Manfred Lübken
Present study aimed to obtain higher quality of activated carbon (ACs) from olive waste (OW) through successive hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) and activation.
Recycling of plastics – possibilities and limits
mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH, which have been owned by the Borealis Group since 2016, have been recycling plastic waste since 1994. Today, mtm is among Europe’s technology leaders after changes in ownership and several phases of modernisation.
Bio-based plastics in the post-consumer-recycling streamJasmin Bauer
The global production capacities of bio-based plastics register a constant increase, and
the prognoses also confirm this upward trend.
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.
Management of contraries in biogenic wasteMartin Wellacher, Andreas Kunter
Contraries in biogenic waste have been a well-known phenomenon since the source
separation began about 25 years ago.
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.
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.
Innovative conveying and steep incline conveying
technology in modular designBernhard Veltmann
The cover belt conveyor, which is able to convey steeply up to 40°, and the double belt
conveyor, able to convey vertically, are part of VHV Anlagenbau’s steep incline
THEOCEANCLEANUP The Ocean Cleanup Raises 21.7 Million USD in Donations to Start Pacific Cleanup Trials
Donors include Silicon Valley philanthropists Marc & Lynne Benioff, as well as Peter Thiel and other supporters.
Markus Heinsdorff 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.
New ways for Metal Recycling
Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Current Practices and Future Management Options of Medical Waste Management in TurkeyAssist. Prof. Dr. Hasan Sarptaş, Bırcan Dındar, B. Sakız, Prof. Dr. Ertugrul Erdin
Medical wastes constitute a larger portion of infectious wastes that are potentially dangerous since they contain pathogenic agents. While sustainable management of municipal solid waste, wastewater sludge and construction and demolition waste gain significant attention, medical waste has not attracted the same level of attention as other types of wastes, especially in developing countries. Therefore, medical waste management is still a critical issue in many countries due to ist potential environmental hazards and public health risks.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Improved Eco-Design of Lithium-Ion Battery Packs for Simplifying the Recycling ProcessMag. Therese Schwarz, Bettina Rutrecht, Alexander Curtis, P. Handel, J. Worschech
Due to the increasing numbers of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars as well as in electric and electronic equipment, the design and recycling of batteries is gaining increasing importance. This fact demands for an efficient and holistic battery concept as well as a future concept for recycling and treatment.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben New Sampling Technique for Coarse Waste Materials from BalesDr. Martin Wellacher, T. Berto
Environmental analysis has to deal with the possible sources of error. It is known that the process of sampling is the major source of error (up to 90 % of the total error). The sampling error is scarcely considered, while the insignificant analysis error is included with up to three decimals. However, there are not yet any effective methods to reduce the sampling error, mainly because of the inhomogeneous properties of waste.
The aim of the project was to improve the sampling process with the same or an even higher accuracy of the analysis results.