On behalf of the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania e.V. and financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment WtERT Germany was to prepare a strategy paper for sustainable waste management in the Baltics and organize a workshop with clear recommendations and impulses.
BeWasteWise How Environmental is Social Value? Panel moderated by Adam Read
With the focus of the resources and waste sector very much on protecting the environment and delivering on decarbonisation, the broader impacts and the benefits these bring to society are often overlooked or underplayed.
PetStar Implementing a circular economy in Mexico through PET recycling
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is an indispensable plastic for our modern society, commonly used for beverage and food packaging. Due to its characteristics like strength, resistance, lightweight, and clarity, the use of PET has increased exponentially since 1990. Nowadays, more than 30.5 million metric tons of PET are produced per year all around the world. In Mexico, PetStar has revolutionized the plastics industry by designing an innovative circular process around PET and the beverage sector.
Experts to topic
Dipl.-Ing.(TU) Werner P. Bauer WtERT Germany GmbH
Günther Langer Consultant in SWM
Dipl. Ing. Frank Natau WEHRLE - Werk AG
Museo de los Residuos S.O.S. Morelia Waste Awareness with the Waste Museum in Mexico.
In Morelia, a Mexican city, there is a waste museum dedicated to creating social awareness of waste management.
Wirtschafts- und Servicebetrieb der Stadt Pirmasens Future oriented construction with recycled building materials in Pirmasens, Germany.
On the campus of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Pirmasens, a pavilion has been built in the beginning of 2021, using almost exclusively reclaimed building materials. The important innovation is that the reprocessed building materials are used in the same way as the original building material, as in precast concrete elements, for example, and no longer as inferior fillers. One can therefore speak of reuse - as opposed to recycling.
Waste Recovery Project in Istanbul, Turkey
A new system for waste collection and separation was implemented in Istanbul which should support people in need, clean the streets and gain value out of recyclable materials.
WtERT Germany Tunisia: How to Run an Île de Propreté?
Developing Business Models in Sheltered Container Spots for a Decentralized Waste Handling by Involving All Participants
Municipality of Siliana On its Way to a Cleaner City, Siliana
Begins Operation of Tunesia’s First "île de propreté"
Raising awareness for waste separation and environment among the population is the goal of our aesthetic and sheltered mini-recycling centers
WeiterGeben.org WeiterGeben.org: Alternatives for the Unnecessary Disposal of Old School Furniture
In Germany every year an unbelievable amount of 100 million pieces of furniture is sorted out, most of which are sent to bulky waste and almost always end up getting burnt. This happens, although many goods are still in a good condition. The predominantly unnecessary disposal of waste mainly applies to private furniture, but also includes office and school equipment.
Fjollë Kabashi, WtERT Germany Plastic Ban Vanuatu
State of Vanuatu, a small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, with a population of 300,000 spread across 65 islands, is one of the first in the world to put into effect the single-use plastic ban since January 2018. This includes non-biodegradable plastic such as bags and polystyrene containers. Furthermore, they also proposed a ban on disposable nappies. In 2019, the state of Vanuatu went further with banning other single-use plastic items such as plates, cups, stirrers, food containers and egg cartons.
Municipality of Planegg Crutches for Afghanistan
Every year a high number of crutches is disposed of in Germany, as the health system intends them for single use only. Meanwhile, many people in the global South suffer from a lack of medical supplies. Especially in war countries, the quality of life of many wounded people could be significantly improved through functioning prosthesis, wheelchairs, and crutches.
County of Aschaffenburg, Germany Pay-As-You-Throw - Municipal Solid Waste Management in a German County
The “pay-as-you-throw” (PAYT) scheme is an economic instrument for waste management that applies the “polluter pays” principle by charging the inhabitants of municipalities according to the amount of residual, organic, and bulky waste they send for third-party waste management
Geoenvironmental Considerations for Bulk Reuse of MSW Residues from Old Dumps and WTE Plants in Geotechnical ApplicationsManoj Datta, Garima Gupta & Mohit Somani
This paper examines the feasibility of using soil-sized residues from landfill mining operations as well as from WTE plants in large quantities (bulk) in geotechnical applications relating to earthworks and structural fills.
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.
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
Gov.UK England Plans to Introduce a New Tax on Plastic Packaging that
does not Contain at least 30% Recycled Material from April 2022
Plastic carrier bag sales have declined more than 95% since the 5p fee was introduced
Wrap On July 28th, the Waste Prevention Program for England 2013 Review was Published,
Evaluating the Actions Taken in the Six Years since the Waste Prevention Program was Published
Recent updates from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) highlight changes to laws and regulations brought about by the implementation of the Circular Economy Package (CEP) - transposition into UK law.
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) - Waste Management Cooperation Munich Munich’s campaign to reduce plastic waste, Germany
AWM's information campaign intended to draw Munich's attention to the plastic problem and to motivate people to avoid such waste.
Waste Management & Research ISWA Approaching a zero-waste strategy by reuse in New York City: Challenges and potentialMichael Lugo, Snehesh Shivananda Ail, Marco J Castaldi
In New York City (NYC), the aspiring target of zero waste to landfills is robustly engaging the often poorly understood solid waste management technique of reuse.
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.
WEEE Centre The WEEE Centre in Nairobi, Kenya and 15 Other Countries in Africa
The WEEE Centre, Nairobi Kenya offers recycling services for ICT waste to the general public, business, learning institutions, government and NGOs in East Africa working closely with social enterprise Close the Gap project. The increasing amount of E-waste has created a need to recycle them in an environment-friendly way and there are opportunities to reuse the ICT products to bridge technological gaps in low-income countries. Thus WEEE Centre works on the treatment of collected ICT waste by creating possibilities of reusing, dismantling and sourcing of downstream management in environmental compliance and has safely handled more than 10,000 tonnes of e-waste since inception.
2019 NYC Reuse Sector ReportNYC Department of Sanitation
New York City's residents discard 3.1 million tons of waste every year. For the average New York City household, that amounts to around 1,990 pounds of material thrown away in one year. Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill has well-documented benefits, such as avoiding the costs of garbage collection and transportation and the associated environmental pollution. To understand the composition of the City's residential waste stream and inform planning for sustainable waste management , the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has performed waste characterization studies (WCS) since the late 1980s.
Samsung Newsroom Samsung Electronics to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials
Under the company’s sustainability policy, Samsung plans to minimize and replace packaging with environmentally sustainable materials.
Werner Bauer Broken glass everywhere
“It’s like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.”
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Recy&DepoTech 2018 Mine It Or Leave It - Integrating Landfilled Material Stocks Into Modern Resource Classification FrameworksDr. Andrea Winterstetter
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johann Fellner
As an integral part of holistic resource planning strategies, the efficient use of resources, including urban mining, recycling and re-use of waste, has received increasing attention in Europe.
University Stuttgart - ISWA Ensuring clarity about the amount of biowaste helps to reduce it - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Research project carried out by ISWA, University Stuttgart
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) - Waste Management Cooperation Munich Halle 2 – Munich's second hand store as nucleus of Reuse
Winner of the EUROCITIES Awards 2017 in the categorie "cooperation".