The Future of the World Depends on How Openly We Work Together!
In the WtERT Community we enhance the ability to understand, witness and raise awareness of existing problems and solutions in the field of waste and resource management. We stimulate a significant change in communication of solid waste management - for the benefit of our environment and humanity.
Professor Nickolas Themelis
President Global WtERT Council
Abfallverwertungsgesellschaft des Landkreises Ludwigsburg mbH District Heating Supply from Landfill Gas in the Vaihingen District of Gündelbach, Germany
Nowadays everyone is aware of this fact: fossil fuels are limited and must be replaced by regenerative alternatives. This is also the reason for the lighthouse project Gündelbach district heating supply. The district was converted into a bioenergy village in which a large proportion of the inhabitants heat with district heating instead of oil.
Tobias Mertenskötter Abfallverwertungsgesellschaft des Landkreises Ludwigsburg mbH
Dr John Hahladakis Qatar University
Prof. Yiannis Angelo Levendis Notheastern University Boston, Massachusetts
Ramboll Group Establishing Australia’s first large-scale energy from waste project
Australia is moving away from landfill disposal and towards more sustainable ways of managing the waste generated in the country and is currently building its very first large-scale energy from waste facility in Kwinana, Perth. The Avertas Energy facility will be in full operation in 2022 and recover resources and energy from municipal and commercial waste. Ramboll plays a critical role in the design, construction and commissioning of the Avertas Energy Plant as the Owners Engineer.
WEEE Forum Potential for Improvement in Handling of Electronic Waste
57.4 million tons of e-waste were generated worldwide this year. This represents a new record. Despite valuable raw materials, only a small fraction is recycled.
RWTH Aachen University Sensor-Based Sorting & Control Conference
The first conference Sensor-Based Sorting & Control took place in 2004. Since then it was organized every two years and stands out because of its internationality. In 2018, 150 people from 24 different countries participated.
Global News Minister corralling $100B climate funds says he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ on its delivery
Canada’s environment minister says he’s “cautiously optimistic” that he, and his German counterpart, will be able to convince enough countries to help fund a $100-billion climate change pledge ahead of the rapidly approaching U.N. climate talks in Scotland next month.
J. Energy Resour. Technol. Effects of Carbonization on the Co-Activation of Sludge and Biomass to Produce Activated CokeLiwei Wang, Lin Lu, Minghua Li, Yulin Liu,
Xiaohan Ren, Yiannis A. Levendis
Activated coke was prepared by mixing sewage sludge and waste poplar bark biomass from furniture manufacturing. The physical activation method of these feedstocks with steam for 1 h at 850 °C was implemented.
European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology It’s high time we tackle methane emissions from waste
With the new report on methane emissions, the European Parliament supports bold actions to minimise the damages methane causes to the environment. The waste sector cannot be left out of the process.
UNECE Support the potential contribution of Waste-to Energy to Circular Economy approaches!
Those who care for sustainable waste management, please respond to the UNECE survey
Current state of Waste Management in Kosovo 2021Fjollë Kabashi, WtERT Germany
Established in 1990, Kosovo  is one of the newest countries in the world located in South-East Europe, part of Western Balkans, with a surface coverage area of 10,907 km2, a population of 1, 883, 018  and a population density of 166 inhabitants/km2.
Effectiveness of Waste Management in KazakhstanTatyana Khavratova, Bernar Alikhan
What are the latest trends of develoment and modificatin of the Kazakhatani environmental legislation, including with introduction of the new Environmental Code? What are the reasons for inefficient measures taken and what are solutions to these problems - Learn more about this.
PLOS ONE Microplastic Pollution Caused by Laundry
Scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) investigated on the amount of microplastic emissions shed by domestic laundry throughout the last decades. The microfibres shed by synthetic clothing is not negligible!
Podcast Episode with Professor Marco J. Castaldi from WtERT US - Listening Recommended!
WtERT Turkey Waste-to-Energy plant in Istanbul, Turkey
In the metropolitan city of Istanbul with almost 16 million inhabitants a WtE plant is under construction since 2018.
"Waste to Energy" in KazakhstanKonrad Adenauer Foundation, According ot ALE "Solar Power Association of Kazakhstan"
In the ligth of the new economic paradigm, in 2020 the ministry of ecology, geology and natural resources of the republic of kazakhstan raised the problem of solid domestic waste recycling. According to the concept for transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to a "green economy", in Kazakhstan this indicator should b e brought to 40% by 2030. According to the ministry, only 14% is ecycled today. The industry is not attractive for Investors due to low tariffs: Today, tariffs for garbage collectin in Kazakhstan are low and do not take into account hte costs of solid domestic waste recycling.
Waste Recovery Project in Istanbul, Turkey
A new system for waste collection and separation was implemented in Istanbul which should support people in need, clean the streets and gain value out of recyclable materials.
WtERT Germany Tunisia: How to Run an Île de Propreté?
Developing Business Models in Sheltered Container Spots for a Decentralized Waste Handling by Involving All Participants
EIP-Agri Focus Group EIP-AGRI Focus Group Plastic footprint: Final report
This report presents the findings of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group 'Reducing the plastic footprint of agriculture'. Plastics can be found in each step of crop production, from containers to fertilisers to mulch covering the soil, the pipes irrigating the fields, and the packaging around the final products. The Focus Group experts discussed how the plastic footprint in agriculture could be reduced. They discussed existing solutions to reduce the use of plastic, avoid debris with biodegradable plastics, limit contamination from microplastics, collect waste in an efficient way, and recycle the plastics.