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Dr.-Ing. Bertram Zwisele ARGUS - Statistics and Information Systems in Environment and Health GmbH
Zero Waste Europe Influential studies on reusable take-away packaging found to be biased in favour of single-use
Heavily cited studies which favour single-use over reuse often lack transparency and have implicit biases against reuse due to funders’ interests, cherrypicked scenarios and false assumptions, according to a new report by Reloop and Zero Waste Europe.
Methane Generation and Capture of U.S. LandfillsNickolas J. Themelis and A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
This study was based on the hypothesis that, on the average, methane generation is proportional to the tonnage of wastes landfilled annually.
Argus GmbH Methodology, Design and Implementation of Solid Waste Analysis (SWA), Turkey
The ARGUS approach consists of a well developed sampling and sorting methodology and an evaluation process to predict the accuracy of the SWA results. According to the local circumstances we can propose three different methodologies for SWA. The differences are found primarily in taking the sampling units.
Experts / Involved Parties
Professor Enrique Posada Restrepo WtERT Colombia, HATCH, Grupo Pospin
Tsvetomir Kalchev MAGISTERIUM Ltd
SANJAY JAGTAP ABHIRUTU CONSULTANTS
Waste&Recycling Amazon invests in Canadian bio-plastics research
Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund is investing in Genecis, an Ontario-based bioplastics company founded by scientist Luna Yu. Genecis uses organic waste, like table food scraps, to create a biodegradable bioplastic that is an alternative to conventional plastic packaging.
Waste Management World Discussion of ZWE report on dioxins from WtE plants
Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis, director of the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University discusses an article on dioxin emissions in three European waste-to-energy plants published published in January by Zero Waste Europe.
BMU Standardization Roadmap Circular Economy:
New options for action for the green transformation
MSW Management Survey of MSW Generation and Disposition in the US
In 2014 EEC-Columbia carried out its last state-by-state US survey of waste management
Nanyang Technological University - Singapore Prof. Lisak, WtERT Singapur, is hiring two postdocs
Topics: Gasification and CO2 Capture and Waste Management and Life Cycle Assessment
Nanyang Technological University - Singapore Research Fellow Chemical Engineering/Environmental Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering
A Research Fellow position is currently available in the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute - Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre (NEWRI-R3C).
Evaluation of the recycling potential in accordance with pretreatment efficiency for ash discharged from waste incineration facilities in KoreaMyung Kyu Choi, Jang-Hyun Kang, Young-Sam Yoon, Heung-Min Yoo, Hang Seok Choi
Due to recent policy changes in South Korea, the amount of incineration ash(IA) is expected to increase due to additional installation of incineration facilities or increased operation of incineration facilities.
Long-Term Health Impact Monitoring Results of WtE Facilities in SeoulYoon-Seok Chang
This study investigated polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in air (n=108) and human serum (n=1,802) samples collected over 20 years
Economic losses from hurricanes cannot be nationally offset under unabated warmingRobin Middelanis, Sven N Willner, Christian Otto and Anders Levermann
While the United States were able to balance regional production failures by the original 2017 hurricane, this option becomes less viable under future warming.
Argus GmbH Assisting Eurostat in the production and publication of waste statistics and in the development and application of methods to obtain robust data and information on the environmental impact of waste management.
The main objective of the Lot (Lot 2 of section 2.1.1 of the ToR) is to support Eurostat in the implementation, operation and further development of the Waste Environmental Data Centre.
Argus GmbH Determination of food waste in Germany in 2020, fulfillment of the reporting obligation to the EU Commission in 2022 and derivation of recommendations for measures to be taken
According to the EU Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC), food waste (LMA) is to be reduced.
Argus GmbH Nationwide study of municipal residual waste to determine the proportion of problematic substances and recyclable materials
Comparative analysis of municipal solid waste from representative regions in Germany to determine the proportion of problematic and recyclable materials.
Are your recycling quotas for municipal solid waste still accepted by the EU?Dr.-Ing. Bertram Zwisele
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Analysis of Reshaping Plastics Report
Prof. Nickolas Themelis reviewed the data presented in the Reshaping Plastics report of April 2022
Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Integrated Waste Management Strategies Based on Gasification and Mechanical Biological TreatmentAbdulrahman Abdeljaber, Rawan Zannerni, Wedad Masoud, Mohamed Abdallah and Lisandra Rocha-Meneses
This study investigates the feasibility of integrating gasification and MBT technologies in multiple ISWM strategies, compared to incineration- and anaerobic digestion (AD)-based strategies.
Waste to Energy Spatial Suitability Analysis Using Hybrid Multi-Criteria Machine Learning ApproachRami Al-Ruzouq, Mohamed Abdallah, Abdallah Shanableh, Sama Alani, Lubna Obaid & Mohamed Barakat A. Gibril
In this study, an analytical hierarchy process (AHP)-based framework was established to explore the optimum location for WTE facilities
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.
Methane Generation and Capture of U.S. LandfillsNickolas J. Themelis and A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
Analysis of the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) database of 2,549 MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) landfills showed that there were 1,164 operating landfills in which 348 million short tons (316 million metric tons) of waste were landfilled in
UN-Habitat Brief description of Waste Wise Cities Tool
The Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT)supports cities and countries in establishing better waste and
resource management strategies, creating business and livelihood opportunities, and transiting
towards a circular economy. Globally basic data on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and
management is lacking, especially in low- and middle-income settings. This lack of data hinders
the development of management strategies and investments in infrastructure, leading in many
countries to insufficient or absent MSW management services.
India – What is Happening with Dumpsites & Landfills?Kartik Kapoor, WtERT Germany
There are 3159 operational dumpsites in India as per 2019 data of Indian central pollution control board, dumping approximated amount of 8.5 million tonnes annually (This is claimed value, whereas in reality amount is much higher and data for it is unavailable), it is estimated that more than 10,000 hectares of urban land are locked in dumpsites in India. Most of this dumpsite land is owned by the Municipalities and managed by them or the contracted private players. In addition, there are large groups of informal workers engaged at these sites for recovery of valuables and recyclables.
Applicability of multivariate data analysis to improve the sorting degree of recycled polyethyleneBredács, Márton; Oreski, Gernot; Frank, Andreas; Pinter, Gerald; and Gergley, Szilveszter
The Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration of the European Commission targets the us-age of 10 million tons of recycled plastic per year into new plastic products in Europe by 2025 (European Commission 9/20/2019). To assist this objective this work focuses on the improvement of mechanical sorting of polyethylene (PE).
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.
Life cycle assessment of waste wood used for energy production – Methodology and case studiesM. Hingsamer, J. Pucker-Singer, G. Jungmeier, J. Van Bael, J. Al Koussa; W. Van der Stricht, S. Van de Casteele, and F. Norman
To assess the sustainability along the whole value chain, life cycle-based methodologies have been developed over the last years. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) considers environmental impacts along supply chains, from extraction of raw materials to end-of-life of products (ASI 2006). The aim of this paper is to describe the use of LCA to assess the environmental impacts of the use of waste wood for energy production. Important methodological aspects on the use of LCA for the assessment of waste wood are presented using two different case studies from the H2020 projects STORY (Added value of STOrage in distribution sYstems) and TORERO (TORefying wood with Ethanol as a Renewable Output: large-scale demonstration).
Packaging recycling in EU member states – requirements from the circular economy packagePichler, Stefan
The EU has established concrete recycling targets for packaging waste for 2025 and 2030. Furthermore, the methodology for calculating the corresponding recycling rates has been amended. The new and stricter calculation methodology will potentially lead to decreases of the current rates. This will be particularly the case for plastic packaging, where denkstatt calculated a gap far above 10 % compared to smaller decreases (> 2 %) to be expected for glass or steel packaging.