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.
CONVAERO GmbH Eggersmann acquiring Bio-Dry technology from CONVAERO
After 20 years in the waste management sector, 15 of them running own companies developing and selling aerated membrane covered composting technology in COMPANY and biological drying in CONVAERO, we have decided to sell via an asset deal both the core business and all brands of CONVAERO.
County of Aschaffenburg Pay-As-You-Throw - Municipal Solid Waste Management in a German County
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
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Jan Reichenbach INTECUS GmbH Abfallwirtschaft und umweltintegratives Management
Prof. Dr. Anđelka Mihajlov University of Novi Sad-Faculty of Technical Sciences/EASD/PPI
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Material vs. Energy Recovery – An Assessment Using Computational Tools NERUDA and JUSTINEJiøí KropáÄ, J. Gregor, Dr. Martin Pavlas
The paper describes a continuing work on a unique approach of a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Project assessment and related risk analysing. It is based on long time developed computational tools NERUDA and JUSTINE which support decision making in the field of waste Management.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Overview of the Waste Management Situation and Planning in GreeceDr. Efstratios Kalogirou, Antonios Sakalis
Waste management has been recognized as one of the most pressing problems in Greece suffering of a low level of organization and relying predominantly on semi-controlled landfills until the end of the previous century . Nevertheless improvements have been made during the last twenty years making the solid waste management in Greece a well-structured, organized and environmentally responsible activity with specific goals, mostly in the urban areas. However, there is a big need of changing the waste Management model. The development of efficient use of resources is the mean of realizing this vision. The transformation of the economy towards a resource-efficient direction will lead to increased competitiveness and new sources of growth and jobs through cost reduction through improved efficiency, commercialization of innovations and better management of resources throughout the duration of cycle life.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Wrong Tracks in Waste ManagementDipl.-Ing. Thomas Vollmeier, Lukas Schwank, Dipl. Chem. Ing. Luciano Pelloni
Waste Management is ubiquitous in our everyday life. Economic prosperity and the abundance of materialistic goods imply the generation of waste. In parallel the public awareness for environmentally sound solutions in the field of waste management is raising. This context imposes challenging conditions for political leaders. Often politicians are confronted to take decisions about concepts or investments in waste management without independent expertise. They are approached by vendors of waste treatment technologies or concepts, claiming high environmental and energetic performance, combined with profitable cost – benefit rates.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Future Development of Waste Management in China According to the 13th Five-Year PlanYanglong Li, Zhai Zhengyu, Dr. Wenchao Teng, Professor Tianhua Yang, Prof. Dr. Rundong Li
Municipal solid waste (MSW) known as trash or garbage consists of food waste, paper, cardboard, plastics, PET, glass, textiles, metals, wood and leather, nappies, slug, ash, etc. are arising from human and animal activities. The rapid development and urbanization of China have resulted in an increasing volume of MSW. So the problem of MSW management has become a major social problem, but one the other hand, because of their intrinsic properties, MSW are often reusable and may be considered a resource for energy recovery. The delivering quantity of household waste averages 179 million tons in China, and the amount of untreated MSW over the years has reached 7 billion tons.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft New Waste-to-Energy Facility Energy Works Hull, United KingdomAdam Shore
Energy Works Hull (the Project) is a milestone project for the UK’s waste and renewable energy sector. It will be one of the largest gasification facilities receiving MSW in the UK, indeed in Europe. It is one of the first advanced conversion technology Projects to receive its renewable electricity subsidies through a Contract for Difference, the mechanism by which the UK Government determined to move from Renewable Obligation Certificates following its Electricity Market Reform process. It also plays a significant part of the urban regeneration of the City of Hull. The level of community engagement and benefit has resulted in the project receiving a GBP19.9M grant from the European Union’s Regional Development Fund.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Waste Management in India and Experience with the Implementation of Projects Based on Public Private Partnership ModelSundeep Kumar
Decades of improper Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management has resulted in the creation of huge dumpsites in cities. These dumpsites are causing considerable environmental pollution and are full to capacity in most cities. Land for new disposal sites is not easily available due to increasing urbanization and population pressure. In many cases there is considerable protest from surrounding villages for setting up of a new MSW disposal site.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft International Experience of Risks Sharing between Public and Private Entities in Energy-from-Waste Plants ConstructionChristophe Cord´Homme
Imagine that you are the mayor of a city named Metropolis and are in Charge of School logistics. Before doing so, you might have to ask yourself a few essential questions. What kind of transportation will you provide? Who will it benefit: students, staff or both? Where will the service be provided? When will it be provided: in the evening, morning? And finally, how much will it cost? All these essential questions need to be answered before starting to implement this project and to buy your buses. By doing so, planning, financing, building and operating the chosen mean of Transportation will become an easier task. After that, your political decisions will direct the choice of implication of private sector on the different aspects of your project.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Review of the List of Restricted Substances in EEE under RoHSMaria Tesar, Brigitte Karigl, Herbert Reisinger, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Neubauer
Given the provisions of the RoHS2-Directive (2011/65/EU) which came into force in 2011 the list of restricted substances in electrical and electronic equipment shall be reviewed periodically, the fi rst time by July 2014. In 2012 the European Commission launched a study with the 2 main objectives: to develop a methodology to identify and assess substances for a potential restriction in EEE and to assess selected substances with a view to their future restriction.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Long-Term Efficiency of Gentle Soil Remediation - The GREENLAND ProjectDr. Markus Puschenreiter
Gentle remediation options (GRO) include various and in general plant-based Options to remediate trace element contaminated soils (TECS) at low cost and without significant negative effects for the environment. Although GRO comprise very innovative and effi cient technologies, they are still not widely used as practical site solution due to several hindrance reasons.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Required Drivers for Resource Efficiency in Waste ManagementMag. Dr. Hannes Klampfl-Pernold, Ing. Mag. Gerald Schmidt
Waste is often referred to as a resource in the wrong place. The Austrian Waste Management is among the pioneers in the use of this resource worldwide.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Recycling Concepts for Photovoltaic ModulesDipl.-Ing. Laura Benedek, Priv.-Doz. Dr. mont. Stefan Luidold, Prof.Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Helmut Antrekowitsch
In the fi eld of renewable energies photovoltaic-technologies become more and more important. Therefore an increase of end of life panels can be expected in the next few years depending on the durability of the modules.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Framework Requirements for Harmonising Food Waste MonitoringDipl.-Ing. Felicitas Schneider
The overall problem when comparing food waste data is the lack of a common food waste Definition as well as different methodological approaches in use for quantifying food waste throughout the food supply chain (FSC). Both challenges are targeted by the FP7-funded project FUSIONS which runs between years 2012-2016.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Carbon Footprint Tool for Municipal Waste Management in StyriaMag. Therese Schwarz, Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. mont. Roland Pomberger, Univ.-Lektor Hofrat Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wilhelm Himmel, Mag. Andrea Gössinger-Wieser, Kerstin Schopf
The contribution of waste management operations to environmental protection is mostly looked at in terms of the collection and treatment of waste. Due to international contracts, as Kyoto Protocol and national emission reduction objectives, Stakeholder are confronted with collecting data, calculation of emissions and presenting them within sustainability reports.
Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben Efficient Re-Use of Tunnel Excavation Material by Using New TechnologiesDipl.-Ing. Hartmut Erben, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Robert Galler
Watching the upcoming underground projects within the European region, more than 800 Million tons of material will be excavated for the construction of underground infrastructures such as railway and road tunnels, metros and power plants in the predictable future.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Paradigm Shift in the British Waste Management Sector – from Landfilling to Incineration –Paul Carey
Twenty years ago, in 1994, the UK was still coming to terms with the advent of new legislation, principally the Environmental Protection Act 1990, under which many local government waste management operations were transferred to arm’s length companies, some of which were subsequently wholly or partly privatized. Other operations were the subject of public tenders in which the private sector to part. The author was involved in one of the first privately funded and operated energy from waste projects for Hampshire County Council, being a 400,000 tpa facility planned for Portsmouth.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Waste Generation and Disposal Methods in Emerging CountriesAyman Elnaas, Dr.-Ing. Abdallah Nassour, Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles
Solid waste is an environmental problem in both developed and developing countries. The typical problem in Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) of developing countries can be identified as inadequate service coverage and operational inefficiencies of services, limited utilization of recycling activities, inadequate landfill capacity, and inadequate management of hazardous and healthcare waste. In recent years, most developing countries have started to improve their municipal solid waste management practices. Different countries have adopted different strategies for reaching their goals, be it by applying advanced environmental technologies and extending recycling and reuse. Sustainable waste management will have to consider all possible options for the reduction of the negative impact of consumption.
bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH bifa Text No. 64: Hygienically optimised collection of biowastes with ecovio biowaste bagsDr. Klaus Hoppenheidt, Jadranka Grganovic, Susanne Nischwitz
In the bifa Text No 64, the collection of biowaste without biowaste bags was compared to collection in paper bags, PE bags and biowaste bags made of the compostable plastic ecovio.
European Compost Network ECN e.V. CO2 calculation tool for sustainable green waste managementArjen Brinkmann
CO2 calculation tool for sustainable green waste management This presentation will outline key features of an innovative and practical CO2 calculation tool, which allows to quantify CO2-effects of green waste processing and of application of derived products. Unique about the tool is that it does not only calculate CO2-effects of energy applications (e.g. use of wood chips as fuel or), but also accounts for CO2-effects of material re-use, most notably compost products. Optionally, the tool can take into account CO2-effects of innovative, biobased products from green waste.
European Compost Network ECN e.V. Urban Forest Waste Management in Small Municipalities of São Paulo State, BrazilMariana Cerca, Dr. Adriana Maria Nolasco
The waste management of urban trees is related to one of the main challenges of urban centers: the proper disposal of solid waste, in compliance with the Solid Waste National Policy. Under the current circumstances in Brazil, the mismanagement has resulted in high costs for municipalities, affecting large areas for disposal, pollution and degradation of the environment. Entails also the residues materials that have potential for the manufacture of various products such as well as compost. Thus, was designed a model for urban forest waste management for small municipalities that have special technical, administrative and economic conditions that often prevent an appropriate disposal of such waste.
European Compost Network ECN e.V. Greenhouse gas balances in biowaste treatment concepts with focus on compost and energy productionDr.-Ing. Wolfgang Müller, Maria Ortner, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Bockreis
The greenhouse (GHG) gas and energy performance of bio-waste treatment plants was investigated for characteristic bio-waste treatment concepts: composting, biological drying for the production of biomass fuel fractions, and anaerobic digestion. In contrast to other Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies the focus was put on the direct comparison of the latest process concepts and state of the art emission control measures. In addition the value of compost as a soil improver was included in the evaluation.
Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH - EJRR The Principle of Institutional (Un)Balance after LisbonSimone Gabbi
Case C-270/12 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v European Parliament and Council of the European Union, Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 22 January 2014
Institute for Preserving the Earth System (IESP) IESP Symposium on Intelligent Peri-Urbanization through Decentralization
The symposium was held on May 6 at the Munich International Congress Center in conjunction with the 2014 IFAT Trade Fair. On May 7 the lecturers together with some invited guests met again in the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen to reflect on the outcome of the symposium. The statements presented in the following may support better understanding the importance of peri-urban and rural areas, and the need for sustainable development of both regions.
What Can the Post-2015 Climate Regime Learn From Global Financial Governance?
Eigenbeiträge der Autoren Climate Protection - opportunity to ensure financial sustainability of solid waste management in developing countriesDr.-Ing. Wolfgang Pfaff-Simoneit, Dr.-Ing. Abdallah Nassour, Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles
The vast majority of solid waste management (SWM) projects implemented in developing, emerging and transition countries (DETC) envisage the disposal of residual waste on a sanitary landfill. This approach leads in most cases to an increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By implementing advanced SWM systems DETC could lower their national greenhouse gas balance by 10-15%.