European Parliament voted for ambitious waste targets and separate collection for bio-waste
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With great majority, the members of the European Parliament adopted the report of the ENVI Committee on the waste legislative proposals in the Plenary on 14 March 2017. This vote will pave the way towards a Circular Economy by strengthening the waste hierarchy and mandating separate collection of bio-waste across Europe.
Eggersmann acquiring Bio-Dry technology from CONVAERO
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After 20 years in the waste management sector, 15 of them running own companies developing and selling aerated membrane covered composting technology in COMP-ANY and biological drying in CONVAERO, we have decided to sell via an asset deal both the core business and all brands of CONVAERO.
New ways for Metal Recycling
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Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely.
Europe's energy transition is well underway
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The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening.
Circular Economy: Commission delivers on its promises, offers guidance on recovery of energy from waste and works with EIB to boost investment
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Questions and answers: progress made in the Circular Economy Action Plan, Proposal on Waste to Energy, and the new Circular Economy Finance Platform.
Waste-to-Energy Communication: the mountain brought forth a mouse
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“This Communication, when it was first announced in 2015, created big expectations. It was supposed to use the newest scientific data to help policy makers see WtE for what it is – a strong partner in the Circular Economy and Energy Union. Unfortunately, the resulted text has more basis in political considerations rather than in facts and science”, Ferdinand Kleppmann, the President of CEWEP summarises.
International Conference on “Integrated Solid Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries”
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CSIR- NEERI is happy to announce the forthcoming two-days international conference on "Integrated Solid Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries". The aim of this conference is to create awareness in the areas of solid waste management with involvement of experts, scientists, researchers, policy makers, consultants, technologists and service providers working in this domain.
Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, say MEPs
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The share of waste to be recycled should be raised to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, while landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, should be limited to 5%, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday, as they amended the draft EU “waste package” legislation. They also advocate a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030.
Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally
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More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastics issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics. The action plan is presented in The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action, a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with analytical support from SYSTEMIQ, which reveals that concerted action by industry could result in reuse and recycling of 70% of all global plastic packaging, up from today's recycling rate of just 14%. The authors last year revealed that there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050.
Environment MEPs for a stronger EU carbon market
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Plans to boost greenhouse-gas emission curbs through the EU carbon market (EU ETS) were backed by the Environment Committee on Thursday. MEPs propose reducing the carbon credits to be auctioned by 2.4% each year, and doubling the capacity of the market stability reserve (MSR) to absorb the excess of allowances on the market.