municipal waste News

  • Leveraging Data in Moving Towards the Smart City

    Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.  A special panel session at the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Municipal waste to biofuels - now a reality

    Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels company, today held a groundbreaking ceremony to signify the start of construction of its municipal waste-to-biofuels facility with its partners, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta. Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Enerkem Chief Executive Officer Vincent Chornet participated in the event. Enerkem's advanced ...


    By Enerkem

  • Global municipal solid waste continues to grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world’s cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling of waste that current ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EUR 5m for municipal solid waste management in Serbia

    The EBRD is lending €5 million to the Duboko Waste Management Company to build a regional solid waste landfill that will serve more than 300,000 people in nine municipalities across central and western Serbia. Inadequate solid waste treatment is one of the biggest ecological problems in the country and solid waste management has been defined as one of the priorities of Serbia’s environmental ...

  • UK municipal waste management statistics 2007/08

    Defra has published estimates from the Department's 2007/08 survey of municipal waste. These estimates are based on data submitted by all local authorities to WasteDataFlow. The figures for financial year 2007/08 show a further increase in recycling, a decrease in total municipal waste and a decrease in the amount sent to landfill. These data replace the provisional estimates published for the ...


  • City of Los Angeles Innovates Municipal Waste Management

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- Six thousand six hundred tons of refuse (trash, recyclables and yard trimmings) are currently being collected curbside on a daily basis in the nation's second largest city. As its population increases, and resources become more limited, the City of Los Angeles is working hard towards becoming a cleaner, greener 'zero-waste' city. This means that the City's solid waste material ...


    By Rehrig Pacific Company

  • New technologies of complex recycling of municipal solid waste

    UkrSSEC ”Energostal” developed effective technologies of complex recycling of solid domestic waste and concluded first contracts on creation of enterprises for waste recycling on the “turn-key” basis. In January-February 2010 UkrSSEC ”Energostal”, city halls of two big towns of Ukraine (its western and southern regions) and also investors signed tripartite protocols on building of modern ...


    By UkrSSEC Energostal

  • Defra publishes municipal waste management statistics

    Defra today published provisional estimates from the Department's survey of municipal waste in England, incorporating the first quarter of the 2008/09 financial year (April to June 2008). These results are based on information supplied by local authorities to WasteDataFlow. These data are provisional as returns to WasteDataFlow can be revised by local authorities during the scheme year although ...


  • Defra releases municipal waste management statistics for England

    Defra has published the second provisional set of estimates from the Department’s 2007/8 survey of municipal waste in England.  These provisional results incorporate the second quarter of the financial year (July to September 2007) and are based on information supplied by local authorities to WasteDataFlow.  Limitations of the dataThese data are provisional as not all returns have ...

  • Converting municipal solid waste to biomass feedstock

    CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable energy and bio-based chemical production, has received a US patent for its process and apparatus for converting MSW into cellulosic biomass feedstock, known collectively as the Biomass Recovery Process. The Biomass Recovery Process is carried out by the angled ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US biofuels industry could use municipal wastes

    The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a new report outlining how the Pacific Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources -- if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used. The report notes that it will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Municipal Solid Waste Continues to Grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world's cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EIB financing of EU municipal waste management projects

    Within the last 8 years period (2000-2007), the EIB signed loans of around EUR 1,5 billion dedicated to investments in municipal waste management facilities. Nearly EUR 1 billion of the signed amount involves incineration. This represents some 0. 3% of total signed loans of EIB during that period. The projects are located mainly in EU-15, notably FR, DK, IT, NL, UK and often involve efficient ...

  • Rising municipal solid waste generation fuelling the municipal solid waste-to-energy market, notes Frost & Sullivan

    Extensive technology adoption and better collection efficiency of municipal solid waste (MSW) could help the Indian municipal solid waste-to-energy market register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 by 2013. The increase in the quantity of waste generated, coupled with the need for a proper means of waste disposal, offers significant growth opportunities to the market. New analysis from ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Dubai municipality to promote waste management initiatives at the Middle East Waste Summit

    Dubai’s immense economic growth in recent years has brought about significant waste management challenges to the booming emirate. To respond to the increasing quantities of generated waste as well as the need for innovative waste management solutions, Dubai Municipality lends its full support to the Middle East Waste Summit 2009 (MEWS) to be held at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre from 26–28 May. ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Rising Municipal Solid Waste Generation Fuelling the Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Market, Notes Frost & Sullivan

    Extensive technology adoption and better collection efficiency of municipal solid waste (MSW) could help the Indian municipal solid waste-to-energy market register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 by 2013. The increase in the quantity of waste generated, coupled with the need for a proper means of waste disposal, offers significant growth opportunities to the market. New analysis ...


    By Marketwire

  • Determining the municipality waste fees and way of payment in Japan - Mariusz Grabda

      Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • More Greek municipalities explore Chania’s advanced waste-management template

    The DEDISA waste-processing center serves a population of 155,000 inhabitants, which represents around 25 per cent of the island’s total population. Furthermore, the Chania prefecture also provides another 88,000 beds for tourists, and most of the region’s municipalities fall within the DEDISA plant’s catchment area. The seasonal fluctuation of its population as well as broad ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • New York becomes first US municipality to introduce e-waste legislation

    Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws; 'The first of four bills before me today is Introductory Number 728, sponsored by Speaker Quinn and Council Members de Blasio, McMahon, Comrie, Dickens, Fidler, Gentile, Katz, Koppell, Recchia, Sanders, Weprin, Gerson, Jackson, James, Stewart, Vallone, Martinez, Yassky, Liu, Nelson, Foster, Monserrate, Rivera, Garodnick, Mealy and ...

  • RFP - Curbside Collection of Recyclables and Solid Waste for the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex

    The Corporation of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex invites Proposals for:  Supply of all labour and equipment necessary for curbside collection of recyclables and solid waste, as detailed in the specification section.  This Contract includes transportation and, in the case of recyclables, the Contractor may supply a cost to deliver recyclables to a MRF located in Ontario ...

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