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Outlook to 2060: Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences
This Outlook can help decision-makers understand the direction in which we are heading and help to assess which policies can support a more circular economy. The OECD stands ready to assist governments in making this transition by designing, developing and delivering better resource efficiency policies for better lives.
WtERT Germany Waste Management´s Response to Climate Change, October 2019
Our Crowd Sourcing Campaign is supported by the global WtERT network, represented by seventeen organizations from thirteen countries.
WtERT Germany Waste Management`s Response to Climate Change, August 2019
WtERT Crowdsourcing Campaign gets patronage from the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (StMUV).
WtERT Germany Minutes of Meeting of Global WtERT Council in Heraklion, June 27th, 2019
During the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Heraklion Global WtERT Council members from Greece, France, Italy, Germany, Colombia, Chile and USA met with guests from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Singapore and Greece as well as Antonis Mavropoulos from ISWA to discuss, how to start the WtERT Crowd Sourcing Campaign "Waste Management´s Response to Climate Change”.
Sustainable Waste Management: Policies and Case Studies Life cycle assessment (LCA) is widely used to assess the environmental imapcts of different waste management processes and waste management systems, but the results of an LCA can be highly dependent on some of the initial assumptions made. Another prNeelanjan Dutta, Anaya Ghosh,Biswajit Debnath, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
Paper with a case in India discusses how climate change is bringing uncertainity in waste management operations
bvse bvse-Network supports Waste Management Project in Africa
In West African Togo, people and the environment suffer from a major waste problem. Since there are no disposal structures, waste simply ends up on the streets. Sanvi Sodji, who studies in Germany, wants to change this situation in his home country.
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.
Recy&DepoTech 2018 Characterization of Fine Fractions from Landfill Mining - A Case Study of a Landfill Site in BelgiumJ.C. Hernández Parrodi
C. García López, K. Raulf & T. Pretz
B. Küppers, D. Höllen & R. Pomberger
In general terms, landfill mining (LFM) and enhanced landfill mining (ELFM) aim for the mitigation of the pollution originating from landfill sites, reduction of aftercare and closure costs, land reclaim in urban areas, material recovery and, among many others, regaining landfill capacity.
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.
SuperDrecksKëscht® Clever akafen -
Products recommended by the SuperDrecksKëscht®, Luxembourg
With the campaign „Clever akafen“ the SuperDrecksKëscht® would like to increase the visibility of ecologic products in the shops and help consumers make environmentally correct choices. For this purpose, supermarkets and retailers will mark these productions with the label „Clever akafen – Product recommended by the SuperDrecksKëscht®“.
Recy&DepoTech 2018 Sustainability Assessment for Advanced Biofuel from Waste Wood Integrated in the Steel IndustryDr. techn. Gerfried Jungmeier
Mag. Dr. Ingrid Kaltenegger
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec. Markus Hadler
The global steel production is the neck of the industrial civilization. Almost any produced good and service needs inputs that are directly or indirectly made of steel. However, the production of steel has not only major impacts on the overall economy.
Recy&DepoTech 2018 Sustainable Approach to Valorise Ashes from MSWIH. Lucas & B. Friedrich
P.R. Monich & E. Bernardo
G. Sauve & K. Van Acker
Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) is a solution adopted by several European countries to reduce the amount of waste landfilled.
Utilization of biodegradable wastes as a clean energy source in the developing countries: A case study in MyanmarTun, M.M., Juchelková, D., Raclavská, H., Sassmanová, V.
Nowadays, waste-to-energy has become a type of renewable energy utilization that can provide environmental and economic benefits in the world. In this paper, we evaluated the quality of twelve biodegradable waste samples from Myanmar by binder laboratory heating and drying oven at 105 °C. The calculation methods of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) were used for the greenhouse gas emission estimation from waste disposal at the open dumpsites, anaerobic digestion, and waste transportation in the current situation of Myanmar.
Waste Management Vol. 8 Current Status, Waste Management Strategies and Planning in Finland
The objective of Finnish waste policy is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and to prevent the environmental and health hazards and harmful effects posed by waste and waste management. In addition, the aim is also to reduce the amount and adverse effects of waste and to prevent the accumulation of litter. The Finnish Ministry of the Environment takes part in the preparation of the EU and international waste policy and is responsible for the preparation of the national waste legislation. The Finnish waste legislation has been reformed almost in its entirety in the 2010s. The main purpose has been to update the Finnish legislation to correspond with the reformed waste legislation of the European Union.
Waste Management Vol. 8 The New National Action Plan for Waste Management 2016 to 2023 of the Republic of Turkey
The waste management action plan drawn up by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Affairs for the years 2016 to 2023, taking into account relevant international standards, national circumstances and priorities and the appropriate European Union regulatory framework, assumes that the national waste management strategy must meet the requirements of sustainability and integrative action. The hierarchy of avoidance of waste, recovery and disposal is considered as a high priority, so too the polluter pays principle regarding responsibilities and financing issues. In the frame of political and strategic considerations, the plan takes into account various activities such as avoidance of waste, collecting at source, separation, transportation, temporary storage, recovery, recycling, mechanical, biological and thermal treatment and final disposal.
Waste Management Vol. 8 Municipal Solid Waste Management in India – A Critical Assessment
Atul N. Vaidya
In the ongoing phase of the overall economic development of India, which is witnessing a good progress in manufacturing and service sector in addition to the well established Information technology sector, sustainability issue has come to the forefront specifically with respect to resource management and waste management.