The "Green Deal” presented by the EU Commission received great support in the EU Parliament.
EU Commission has signed "Green Deal" on 15.1.2020
We are excited about the enormous potential for mitigation of GHG emissions in shutting down of Landfills!
„With regard to the status quo, the net results for the OECD countries, the USA, India and Egypt show that methane emissions from landfilling are the main contributor to the GHG burdens.*)
Werner P. Bauer, Managing Director, WtERT Germany GmbH
*) The Climate Change Mitigation Potential of the Waste Sector, Federal Environemnt Agency (Germany) 2011
AWG Abfallwirtschaft Landkreis Calw GmbH Composting of Organic Waste at the Simmozheim Waste Disposal Plant, Germany
With the introduction of the GORE® Cover technology in 2014, the composting plant could be standardized to such an extent that in 2019 the AWG received the quality seal for organic compost. Due to the high level of satisfaction with the technology, a second plant has already been put into operation in the district.
PhD. Catherine Mulligan Concordia University
Susanne Weber AWG Abfallwirtschaft Landkreis Calw GmbH
Waste360 China Unveils Five-year Plan to Ban Single-use Plastics
China is set to ban or restrict production, sales and use of disposable plastic products via three stages in the next five years
PadMad Kenya (Seren Associates Ltd) Padmad, Initiative on reusable sanitary pad in Kenya
PadMad, co-founded by Madhvi Dalal, is a social enterprise that has worked in Kenya and Somaliland on addressing period poverty. PadMad introduced biodegradable, reusable sanitary pads combined with Menstrual Health Management and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights education to prevent any infections and bring awareness within the adolescent groups.
Global WTERT Council Zero landfilling in San Francisco, to be done with mirrors
SAN FRANCISCO—In a giant building south of downtown, a river of paper, cans, cardboard, and plastic rushes along 150 yards of conveyor belts. It flows past human sorters who snatch unsuitable items from the stream, zips past air jets that blow sheets of cardboard onto a separate track, and crosses over shaking grates that sift out paper and more cardboard.
Global WtERT Council Covanta Energy Announces Concession Agreement to Build New WTE Facility in Zhao County, China
Covanta returns to China with 396,000 ton WTE that is projected to cost only US$100 million
European Commission EU Commission has signed "Green Deal" on 15.1.2020
Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.
Dubai International Award For Best Practices >> link to source- https://www.dubaiaward.ae/ Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development
Application Deadline: 30th April 2020. In partnership with UN-HABITAT and Dubai Municipality. Recognizing excellence and supporting urban best practices to improve the living environment. US$1M in prizes to be awarded at Expo2020.
IKI Small Grant call is open between 5 February and 5 March 2020 to submit the waste innovation project, this also can cover the capacity building.
This scheme will select project proposals with a funding volume of up to EUR 100,000. It needs to be submitted and implemented by a small/medium local non-profit.
Goverment Offices of Sweden Budget Bill for 2020: Reforms for a stronger society
Today the Government presents the Budget Bill for 2020 to the Riksdag. The Government is proposing measures to increase the number of jobs, tackle the challenge of climate change, safeguard welfare throughout the country and address crime and its causes. The proposals in the Bill are based on the January Agreement, the policy agreement between the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.