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ITAD e.V. DECISION: WASTE BECOMES GREEN HYDROGEN
Bundestag clears the way for green hydrogen from thermal waste treatment. ITAD welcomes the Bundestag's decision to produce hydrogen using electricity from waste incineration. "This means that the operators of waste incineration plants finally have planning security to produce climate-friendly hydrogen on site for their vehicle fleets and local businesses," explains ITAD Managing Director Carsten Spohn.
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze to EU Climate Law
Under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed on a European Climate Law this morning 22nd of April, 2021. Significant progress had been made on the draft law under the German Council Presidency.
Stadt Fürth, Municipality of Fürth Old Cooking Oils Used for Biofuel Production, Germany
Fürth – a role model for other German cities. Here, not only are reusable diapers being co-financed by the community, but also currently the city is ahead in the sustainable production of biofuel. As in the city of Erlangen and the county Roth, a pilot project of the company Lesch was carried out here. The objective was the collection of used cooking oil from domestic households to be further used for the production of biofuel. Meanwhile, a whole new firm was founded – named after the project “Jeder Tropfen zählt!”. (“Every drop counts”)
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Prof. Xenephon Kakatsios Waste Technologies Expert at Epsilon International S.A.
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Restricted Exports of Plastic Waste from EU
As of January 01, 2021, stricter regulations apply to plastic waste exports from the EU. Unsorted or contaminated plastic mixtures may no longer be traded inter-nationally. The reason for this is that this waste is difficult to recycle and thus often ends up illegally in the environment. Therefore, only clean and well-sorted plastic waste may be traded.
CReED e.V. Global Recycling Day
On 18 March, the Global Recycling Day took place and was dedicated to the theme #RecyclingHeroes. In this context, there were many campaigns on social media to highlight the relevance of recycling.
CReED e.V. E-learning Platform
International E-Learning Platform for Waste and Resource Management was launched at the end of year 2017.
Combining laser cleaning and LIBS: fast and precise recycling of metal alloysChao, Madlen; Günther, Jens-Uwe; Ashan, Amit; and Bohling, Christian
In respect of a limited amount of raw material, costs, CO2 and waste reduction, high precision metal recycling is getting more and more important these days. Contaminations of the melt with unwanted or outright detrimental elements (e.g. C, S, P, Cu or Pb in steel, Cr or Ni in low-alloy steels, Li in aluminium and so forth) are a huge liability toward the ‘‘alloy-to-alloy’’ recycling goal and essentially the only option in this case, is either costly dilution with clean raw materials, downgrading or worst case scenario discarding.
Reporting of food waste in the EU – Results of current estimates in GermanyM. Kranert, P. Fuchs, D. Leverenz; G. Hafner; T. Schmidt and F. Schneider
In February 2019, the German Federal Cabinet adopted the 'National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste', setting a framework for the future direction of this initiative. Among other things, it stipulated that an inter-ministerial "Indicator 12.3 Working Group" should prepare the data bases and methods for nationwide balancing of food waste generation (baseline). Based on existing 2015 data, this status quo analysis will be used as a starting point to agree on milestones for the respective sectors.
Markt Markt Schwaben Traffic routing at the recycling center Markt Schwaben, Germany
Visitor traffic and recycling yard logistics are completely separated here.
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland Once Removed, the Pesticides are Moved to a Place Where Work with Hazardous Substances is Permitted
Bulgaria: Disposal of the most dangerous locations with buried pesticides
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb Böblingen El Guettar, Tunisia: Project Partnership of the Waste Management Company Böblingen, Germany
The project "Municipal Knowledge Transfer Maghreb-Germany" between the waste manage-ment company of the district of Böblingen and the Tunisian municipality of El Guettar starts with the signing of the cooperation protocol.
THE ZERO WASTE UTOPIA AND THE ROLE OF WASTE-TO-ENERGYPeter Quicker, Stefano Consonni, Mario Grosso
While there is no doubt that the prevention of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation should sit at the top of any public policy, industrial strategy and individual behaviour, just like reducing the consumption of energy, this proposition might mislead the public into thinking that waste can suddenly disappear if only we had the will to make it happen.
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
AWB Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb des Landkreises Neu-Ulm The disposal and recycling center EWW of the District Neu-Ulm – Perfect Combination of Material and Energy Recycling, Germany
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
ZMS Zweckverband Müllverwertung Schwandorf Conversion of a lignite-fired power plant into a waste-to-energy plant using the example of the ZMS Schwandorf, Germany
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.
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.
AVA Abfallverwertung Augsburg GmbH AVA (Waste Treatment Augsburg), Germany - Energetic and Material Recycling Under One Roof Leads to Considerable Synergies
The waste management companies of the city of Augsburg, the district of Augsburg and the district of Aichach-Friedberg, Germany, are active around the clock for the approx. 1.2 million inhabitants in their disposal area. With the initial operation of a biowaste fermentation plant in 2013 and 2016, AVA has become one of Germany's largest players also in the field of material recycling. The reciprocal supplementation and interaction of the plant components result in extremely positive synergies.
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Franco-German Climate Working Group discusses pathways to climate neutrality
Today, the Meseberg Climate Working Group met in Berlin. It is the second meeting of the Franco-German group, bringing together all ministries dealing with climate change measures under the lead of Climate State Secretaries Brune Poirson (FRA) and Jochen Flasbarth (DEU). The close collaboration across sectors responds to the mandate given by President Macron and Chancellor Merkel in June 2018 at Meseberg.
CLIMACT & ecologic Planning for Net-zero: Assessing the Draft National Energy and Climate PlansMatthias Duwe
Eike Karola Velten
Julien Pestiaux (Climact)
Benoît Martin (Climact)
Pascal Vermeulen (Climact)
A report by Ecologic Institute and Climact shows that the draft National Energy and Climate Plans presented by governments at the start of 2019 are in acute need of improvement. They suffer from inadequate targets and insufficient details on the policies and financing needed to move towards net-zero emission economies in Europe. Member States also need to do better in involving their national stakeholders in providing input to the plans, to benefit from their expertise and to get them on board for future policies. Good practice examples exist around the EU to serve as inspiration for the final plans due by the end of the year.
WtERT Germany // Kai Löffelbein Ctrl-X, A topography of e-waste
Together with Mr. Thomas Schwarz (photo), Managing Director of Zweckverband Waste Management Region Hannover (aha) Werner Bauer and Dr. Karoline Borner, WtERT-Germany had the pleasure to visit the impressive photography exhibition "Ctrl-X, A topography of e-waste" of documentary photographer Kai Löffelbein in Hanover.
Proceedings of 2018 EEC/WTERT ConferenceMarco J. Castaldi, Francesco Patuzzi, Simona Ciuta, Swanand Tupsakhare, Demetra Tsiamis
The 2018 bi-Annual EEC/WTERT conference was held this year at The City College of New
York hosted by The Earth Engineering Center at City College (EEC|CCNY). The conference
brought together the best minds in academia, industry, and government representing 12 countries
across five continents to discuss important current topics in waste.
WtERT Germany Croatian Delegation visited Bavarian WtE- and Composting Plant
As a completion of the intensive cooperation of the export initiative Environmental Technologies "Sustainable Waste and Recycling Management in Croatia", a high-ranking 30-member delegation from Croatia visited Bavaria.
WtERT Germany Visit from WtERT-India
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Principal Scientist and Head, Head of WtERT India had a meeting with Dipl.-Ing. Werner Bauer and Dipl.-Ing. Hedwig Vielreicher in Munich, Bavaria.
BSA GmbH Business with Construction Waste in Gmund, Germany
BSA GmbH in D-83703 Gmund, a specialist waste management company according to the German §52 KrW-/AbfG, takes construction waste and processes it into substitute building materials.
Technische Betriebsdienste Reutlingen Anti-Littering-Campaign in Reutlingen, Germany
In Reutlingen, 300 citizens have been showing their full commitment to their city for 15 years: They own a sponsorship for a "piece of Reutlingen", an initiative of the TBR. The people of Reutlingen are responsible and dedicated to this sponsorship by maintaining and upgrading public spaces.
Abfallwirtschaftsgesellschaft Nordfriesland mbH Transfer Station on North German Islands
The islands of Föhr and Amrum are home to two of the four waste Transfer stations in the district of Nordfriesland. The various types of waste are reloaded here into roll-off containers and then prepared for transport from the islands to the mainland by ferry.
Demmel Sixtus AG Business Case Private Composting Plant, Germany
Every year Demmel Sixtus AG processes approx. 500,000 m³ of green waste into approx. 100,000 m³ of high-quality compost and substrates, which are sold in composting factories, agriculture and private households.