COVID-19 raises questions and brings challenges regarding municipal waste management practices and procedures
Municipal waste management and COVID-19
In times like this, when travelling is limited, online communication and access to knowledge becomes more and more important.
With transferable case studies we try to support local organizations and municipalities to find sustainable solutions to their waste management tasks, wherever they are.
March 17, 2020
Hedwig Vielreicher, Director WtERT Germany
AWB Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb des Landkreises Neu-Ulm The disposal and recycling center EWW of the District Neu-Ulm – Perfect Combination of Material and Energy Recycling
The AWB Neu-Ulm, which is responsible for waste disposal in its district, supports its citizens both in the material and energy recycling of their waste. The interaction and mutual complementation of the WTE (waste-to-energy) plant and EWW (disposal and recycling center) create extremely positive synergies
Press release No. 053/20 Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) |Nature/Biological Diversity German Environment Minister Schulze: Global nature conservation can reduce risk of future epidemics
Prof. Nickolas Themelis, Global WtERT Council US Federal court strikes down Baltimore Clean Air Act
Wheelabrator, NWRA initially filed lawsuit against the city for the Baltimore Clean Air Act
ITAD: TAB Confirmed as System-relevant Disposal Infrastructure
In its response to an ITAD position paper, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Urban Affairs has confirmed the classification of thermal waste treatment as a system-relevant disposal infrastructure thereby preventing obstruction of this waste system
China Energy Building WTE Plant in Ukraine
China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd announced it will build the Karsa waste-to-energy plant in Kyiv, Ukraine
ZMS Zweckverband Müllverwertung Schwandorf Conversion of a lignite-fired power plant into a waste-to-energy plant using the example of the ZMS Schwandorf
With the establishment of the Zweckverband ZMS Schwandorf 40 years ago and the associated decision to convert the existing lignite-fired power plant into a waste-to-energy plant, approx. 8.25 million tons of CO2 equivalents were saved in the period from 1982 to 2018.
Acrplus.org Municipal waste management and COVID-19
As an international network platform, ACR+ is collecting data on the different systems and solutions implemented across Europe to manage municipal waste in the current situation
WASTEDIVE OSHA: Treat municipal waste and recycling with possible COVID-19 contamination
OSHA still recognizes waste and recycling workers are among a select few groups that could have occupational exposure. Workers in the healthcare, deathcare, airline, laboratory, border protection and wastewater management sectors are also believed to face heightened risks.
Earth Engineering Center, City College of New York Save the date for 2020 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference
Sustainable Waste Management: The Forefront of Innovation; October 22nd & 23rd, 2020