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  • UK landfill methane emissions among the highest in Europe

    Methane emissions from UK landfill sites were among the highest of any EU15 country in 2008, a European Environment Agency (EEA) report warns. The European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2008 and inventory report 2010, which sought to assess whether EU countries are on target to meet Kyoto Protocol emissions targets, found that in 2008, UK landfill contributed 20,150 gigagrams (gg) of ...

  • End of Waste Conference debates how the industry can maximise the potential of end of waste and quality protocols

    Experts from the glass, paper, plastics and organics recycling sectors discussed and debated the current status of EU end of waste criteria at the End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference in London last week. (30th January). At the event, organised by letsrecycle.com, concerns were raised about the quality of materials, cross–border variations in rules and regulations and that the ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • BACKGROUND TO BALI (2): Climate change and the EU’s response

    What is the problem? The world is getting rapidly warmer, and there is an overwhelming consensus among the leading climate scientists that this is being caused mainly by carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases' emitted by human activities, chiefly the combustion of fossil fuels and deforestation. These gases remain in the atmosphere for many decades and trap heat from the sun in the same way ...

  • Industry debates EU end of waste criteria

    Letsrecycle.com organised an End of Waste conference which consisted of debates regarding the figures from the glass, organics, paper and plastic recycling sectors. Concerns were raised about the EU criteria for paper and also that the status for glass is only eligible for materials used in remelt. Ulrich Ix, president of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, which has more than 32 members ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Blue Sphere Corp. Announces Uzbekistan Landfill and Compost Joint Venture

    LONDON - Blue Sphere Corp. (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or “Blue Sphere”), a company in the Cleantech sector as an Emission Reduction project integrator, is pleased to announce that it has completed its due diligence on the Uzbekistan project announced on May 11, 2010 and has entered into a joint venture agreement to implement the project. The project, which is located in Smarkand, ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • End of Waste Conference provides help on the challenges of implementing complex EU criteria

    The End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference will address the impact of end of waste regulations, intended to divert waste materials from landfill. The specialist forum takes place on 30th January 2014, at 76 Portland Place, London, and is directed at businesses within the waste and recycling industry. The event will provide a detailed analysis of criteria regarding sectors involved with ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Effective EU waste management can contribute to 2020 CO2 reduction target

    A new report by Prognos states that by introducing an ambitious waste policy in EU the waste sector is able to contribute with 16-27% of the total 20% emission reduction target, to be meet by the EU countries under the Kyoto agreement. Mrs. Birnstegel from Prognos stated at the Press Conference 27 May 2008, that politically there is a need to focus on, diverting biodegradable waste from ...

  • End of Waste Conference to help the waste and recycling sector with the challenges of implementing complex EU criteria

    The impact of end of waste regulations, designed to divert waste materials from landfill, will be addressed at the End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference. This specialist forum for businesses within the waste and recycling industry takes place on 30th January 2014, at 76 Portland Place, London. The event, organised by the Environment Media Group and supported by the ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Managing wastes works. Eliminating wastes is better

    Waste management policy in the EU is successfully reducing the proportion of waste that is sent to landfill and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by inefficient waste management, according to a new study. However, the study also supports greater efforts channelled into waste prevention. EU waste management policy has developed substantially since 1990 and, as a result, recycling and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Improved waste management delivering climate benefits

    The EEA briefing, available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to increasing volumes across Europe. The study projects a significant decrease by 2020 in net greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste, with a reduction of more than 80 % (down to 10 million tones) compared to ...

  • Improved waste management can deliver climate benefits

    According to a recent European Environment Agency (EEA) study improved waste management practices are all ready contributing to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. The EEA briefing, released on January 31, 2008 and available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BGV Seeks EU100 Million for East Europe Emissions-Trading Fund

    Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Blackstone Global Ventures, the emissions trading firm based in Prague in the Czech Republic, is seeking to raise 100 million euros ($138 million) to invest in East Europe projects that curb the release of greenhouse gases. The fund will invest in projects, including landfill gas- combustion plants in Ukraine, to gain emission-reduction units under the United ...

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission`s proposal for effort sharing

    1. What is the Commission proposing? On 10 January 2007 the Commission adopted an energy and climate change package, calling on the Council and European Parliament to approve: an independent EU commitment to achieve a reduction of at least 20% in the emission of greenhouse gases by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and the objective of a 30% reduction by 2020, subject to the conclusion ...

  • Carbon capture in soil could reduce CO2 emissions

    To help mitigate climate change, it is possible to capture carbon in soil to avoid its release into the atmosphere. Breakdown of organic matter by organisms in the soil bacteria, releases carbon and incorporates it into the soil as soil organic matter (SOM). A new review has explored different EU strategies for capturing carbon in soil. As part of the Kyoto1 protocol, the 15 member states that ...

  • Preparation Environment Council, 28 October 2014

    The first formal Environment Council under the Italian Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 28 October. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will represent the European Commission. The Council will deal with environment points in the morning before moving on to climate issues over lunch and afterwards. The first environment point ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Biowaste challenges and opportunities in the coming decade

    Facing up to the challenges of dealing with biowastes over the next decade will need the right balance of controls and incentives to encourage the reuse of waste while protecting the environment and human health, according to the UK Environment Agency. The United Kingdom produces over 100 million tonnes of biodegradable waste every year, enough to fill approximately 25 Wembley stadiums, and most ...

  • New online waste assessment tool to boost business resource efficiency

    A tool to help businesses be more resource efficient by putting their waste back to work was launched today by the Environment Agency and a number of waste and resource sector organisations. The IsItWaste tool is a free, easy-to-use assessment tool that will help businesses in England to check whether a waste or surplus material is a by-product or achieves End-of-Waste status ...

  • Funding announced for three Alberta biological projects

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is funding three new initiatives through its Biological Greenhouse Gas Management Program. The program is managed on behalf of CCEMC by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. The initiatives include optimizing small methane biofilters for controlling low volume point-source emissions, creating 'activated' biocarbon from wood-residue to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CARBON EXPO 2006 closes after posting outstanding results

    - A unique business and knowledge sharing platform for the CO2 Market - CARBON EXPO ASIA to be held in October in Beijing/China The third CARBON EXPO - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference – closed this Friday after three days of meetings, panel discussions, technology forums, business to business exchanges and public events. Organizers characterized Carbon EXPO 2006 as “a remarkable ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Waste Sector GHG Emissions Significantly Underestimated

    According to a report published by Zero Waste Europe, the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and, the reduction of greenhouse gases. The report, namely ‘the potential contribution of waste management to a low carbon economy’, shows that the role which waste prevention and improved waste management can play in reducing GHG emissions ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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