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Professor Nickolas J. Themelis Director, Columbia University, New York,
University Stuttgart - ISWA Ensuring clarity about the amount of biowaste helps to reduce it
Research project carried out by ISWA, University Stuttgart
Council of the EU Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on new EU waste rules
In the early hours of 18 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on all four legislative proposals of the waste package. EU ambassadors will be briefed on the outcome on 20 December, but the final analysis and endorsement on behalf of the Council is planned for the first quarter of next year.
UK Research and Innovation UK's Science Minister announces £20 million Plastics Research and Innovation Fund to turn the tide on plastics production
A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns is announced today by Science Minister, Sam Gyimah.
European Commission Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter
Why is the Commission proposing a new Directive to tackle marine litter? - More than 80% of marine litter is plastics. The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules that target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. These products are the biggest part of the problem. Together they constitute 70% of all marine litter items.
Youtube//comunicazione qthermo "Firenze has made the right decision"
Interview with prof. Nickolas Themelis, on the advantages of waste to energy systems.
Sustainable Asia & Chinadialogue Podcasts: EIGHT MILLION
Learn how eight million metric tonnes of plastic are entering our ocean every year and the potential solutions coming out of China. A five-part audio documentary that takes you through the ins and outs of plastic waste treatment globally and in China. It's an illuminating look at how the Middle Kingdom is closing its doors on imported plastic waste, and turning its back on industrial pollution in favor of building an 'ecological civilization.'
www.letscleanupeurope.de Let's Clean Up Europe
Littering is a europe-wide problem. The initiative "Let's Clean Up Europe" wants to take a stand against littering and wants to make more people aware of this problematic situation.
Nickolas J. Themelis, Director,
Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University China has stopped the importing of U.S. "recycled materials"
China has stopped the importing of U.S. "recycled materials" on the grounds that, including the environmental impacts of processing, these "recyclables" were not a boon but a burden.
WtERT Germany GmbH WtERT-Team attends the IFAT Trade Fair in Munich
World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management takes place from May 14th-May 18th in Munich. WtERT Germany GmbH Managing Director Werner Bauer and Director Hedwig Vielreicher will be attending the fair and be there for you to inform about WtERT.