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Environment360 Environment360, Ghana, supports informal sector plastic waste collectors to reduce plastic litter in coastal communities
Environment360 works with informal sector plastic collectors in coastal communities throughout Ghana to help combat marine litter by ensuring plastic waste is collected from communities before it enters into waterways. According to World Bank, 80% of marine litter comes from land based sources. Fishermen in Ghana pull in nets full of plastic waste each day. Plastic bottles wash up each day in the coastal communities. This phenomena not only affect life on land but life below the sea and consequently leading to the potential contamination of some portion of the food chain by plastic waste. Environment360 works with all players along the waste management value chain to decrease the amount of indiscriminate dumping of waste in coastal and urban communities. The organization has empowered 300 waste pickers and supported 32 additional people with specialized training for their businesses.
Kartik Kapoor, WtERT Germany Climate finance through Clean Development Mechanism in Waste Management
Financial constraints become barriers to improve MSW management services, especially in lower-middle-income countries. The polluter pays principle is not easy to enforce in the countries where the population has never paid the actual cost of public services aimed at mitigating environmental damage. Having said that, the question persists, that who will pay for improving waste management?
EWWR EWWR European Week for Waste Reduction
This year´s EWWR took place in November 2020 and focused on Invisible Waste.
Eurasia Symposium Waste Management in EU, Asia and Turkey
Prof. Samet Öztürk, head of WtERT-Turkey presented a paper at the recent Eurasia Waste Management Symposium on status of waste management in EU, Asia and Turkey
ITAD e.V., Germany Energy Transition and Circular Economy - Unthinkable without Thermal Waste Treatment
Thermal waste treatment plants in Germany are, as a sink for pollutants and for the efficient recycling of non-recyclable waste materials, a decisive piece of the puzzle of a modern circular economy. In the energy transition, they also play an important role as a stabilizer of the energy system. In view of Germany's climate targets, policymakers must set the course even more strongly in the direction of sustainable product design and resource protection.
ESWET Can Waste-to-Energy become carbon negative?
On Friday 27 November 2020, ESWET organises an online panel discussion on the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Waste-to-Energy. With the participation of three high-level speakers from EU institutions, industry, and research.
IPBES, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics
This report is published at a critical juncture in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, at which its long-term societal and economic impacts are being recognized.
Waste Management in E.U., Asia and TurkeyS. Öztürk, Nickolas J. Themelis
Practices of municipal solid waste (MSW) management vary based on related rules and regulations of
the countries as well as their dedication to attaining sustainable waste management. Most of the
developing countries suffer from lack of optimal MSW management which cause environmental
problems and economic losses whereas in many developed countries better management of MSW brings environmental and economic benefits.
Kolics Company Ltd. (KoliKo Wear) Kolics Converts Waste Textiles into Shoes and Bags, Ghana
Kolics Company Ltd. (KoliKo wear) is a social enterprise that seeks to support skilled and opportunity seeking youth to produce innovative products which are environmentally friendly.
WtERT Canada Creation of WtERT Morocco
We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Global WtERT Council (GWC), and the Research Institute for Solar Energy and new Energies (IRESEN), Morocco’s national Institute for Solar Energy and Renewable Energy. www.iresen.org
RECYCLE UP! GHANA Recycle Up! Ghana Empowers Youth to Develop Local Solutions for Environmental and Societal Problems
Recycle Up! Ghana (RUG) aims to train and empower the Ghanaian youth and as well provide the platform for them to tackle the plastic waste challenge in the country.
WtERT Canada WtERT Canada hosted by The Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems
WtERT-Canada will be hosted at The Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems (CIWESS) directed by Dr. Catherine N. Mulligan Co-chair of WtERT Canada teamed with Mr Reda M. Kabbaj, Chair of WtERT-Canada.
ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE Alliance to End Plastic Waste Releases 2020 Progress Report
Report outlines major global efforts, investments and commitments to end plastic waste in the environment and contributing to a circular economy.
Seeker Network and Frank Boateng Acheampong How San Francisco Is Becoming A Zero Waste City
San Francisco plans to become zero waste city by 2020, which is a pretty ambitious but awesome goal.
INTERPOL INTERPOL Report Alerts to Sharp Rise in Plastic Waste Crime
LYON, France - A new INTERPOL strategic report on global plastic waste management has found an alarming increase in illegal plastic pollution trade across the world since 2018.
Markt Markt Schwaben Traffic routing at the recycling center Markt Schwaben, Germany
Visitor traffic and recycling yard logistics are completely separated here.
European Union The Circular Economy Paradigm Represents a Great Opportunity: Not Only for Society and the Environment, but also for Many Companies in the Plastics Industry
Spain: circular economy is rewriting the future of plastic