municipal waste biodegradation News

  • New biodegradable waste management plans proposed and evaluated

    Researchers have designed and proposed a new organic waste management plan for Catalonia, Spain, and presented it in a recent study. They say that the plan would reduce a number of environmental impacts that arise from landfilling biodegradable waste, including natural resource depletion, acidification, and eutrophication. To reduce the negative environmental effects of landfilling and to ...

  • Marchwood Scientific new range of services for biodegradable waste

    Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd (MSSL) the independent Dioxin testing laboratory near Southampton has now extended its package of testing services for biodegradable wastes. The EU Landfill Directive and corresponding UK Landfill Regulations set targets designed to divert biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) away from landfill. These targets state that by 2010, only 75% of the 1995 quantity of ...

  • How good an alternative are biodegradable plastics?

    A recent study discusses biodegradable plastics (BDPs) as an alternative to conventional plastic packaging. It investigates their advantages and the possibilities for waste management. Over 67 million tonnes of packaging waste is generated annually in the EU. The EU directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste1 requires Member States to reduce waste and develop recycling systems. Although the ...

  • European Commission takes Germany to court over biodegradable waste

    The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the European Court of Justice over a contract for the supply of a software application. The Commission has also decided to send a reasoned opinion to Germany concerning the award of a public service contract for the disposal of biodegradable and green wastes by the municipality of Bonn.Supply of software between public-law bodies. The ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • In-Pipe Technology and PMC BioTec Team Up to Reduce Municipal Wastewater Sludge

    In-Pipe Technology® Company, Inc. (IPTC) announced today that it has entered into a multi-year marketing agreement with PMC BioTec (PMC) to utilize PMC’s process technology, equipment and engineering services for the US municipal wastewater treatment market. The marketing collaboration agreement focuses on combining IPTC’s and PMC’s technologies synergistically to ...


    By PMC BioTec Company (PMCB)

  • Curate your waste: improving the efficiency of waste recovery

    Sustainable urban waste management has progressed over recent decades, with recycling of waste becoming a routine activity across the EU. However, the increasing volume and complexity of waste poses ongoing challenges for policymakers and municipal administrators. New research suggests that a rethink around how household waste is sorted could lead to more resources being recovered from solid ...

  • 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

  • Waste problems solved

    ARK RECYCLING have developed a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Process which produces Electricity, a Wood Substitute & Other Useful and Saleable Products from processed municipal solid waste. Government recycling targets are met as only 2% of the waste remains to be put into landfill sites. There are no emissions and waste is sorted at the plant so householders and collectors do not need ...


    By ARK Recycling

  • Mechanical-biological waste treatment (MBT)

    Today, three years before the (extended) initial deadline of the EU landfill directive, Greece still relies on landfills for the disposal of over 85% of its waste, while waste production continues to grow at about 3% per annum. The 2006 estimate for municipal Solid Waste production is 5.3 million tons, with biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) accounting for approximately 67% of that figure. ...


  • Scotland continues to win the waste battle

    Scotland is producing less municipal waste than in previous years, and recycling more of what we do produce. Figures released today (Thursday 20 August), by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), show that Scotland's recycling and composting rate for the last quarter of the 2008/09 financial year (January to March) increased to 33.2%, an improvement on 30.1% for the same quarter of ...

  • GBP 92m for Gloucestershire waste project

    Gloucestershire's waste facilities will see major improvements thanks to GBP 92 million in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits awarded by Defra. The proposed scheme will make an important contribution to the UK's landfill directive targets by diverting up to 263,000 tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill by 2020. The plans could also make an important contribution to the ...


  • New technologies needed for wastes in London

    Technologies such as gasification and anaerobic digestion will deliver a maximum reduction in climate change emissions while still meeting London’s recycling and renewable energy targets, according to a new report. Greenhouse Gas Balances of Waste Management Scenarios, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government awards Gloucestershire £92m for waste plans

    Gloucestershire County Council has been awarded £92 million by the Government to fund its private finance initiative (PFI) waste plans. Under the plans, which will be worth £171 million over the life of the contract, the council will invite tenders to divert up to 263,000 tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill by 2020. In its outline business case, the council did not specify a ...

  • Big potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste

    There is a big potential to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) from municipal solid waste management, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe', covers the EU-27 (excluding Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. It estimates that these countries could make GHG ...

  • England mulls ban on recyclable waste dumping

    The UK could follow the example set by some other European countries and ban landfilling of recyclable or biodegradable waste, the government said on Thursday. A revised strategy for reducing waste in England includes a promise to consult on the issue. The strategy also sets a series of new 2020 targets for better waste management in England. They include 50 per cent recycling of household waste, ...

  • EUR 100m to ENIA for Parma waste-to-energy plant

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 100m finance contract with the Romagna-based multi-utility ENIA to help it implement its integrated environmental project in Parma. The EIB funds will cover nearly half of the project investment cost and will be used chiefly for the construction and commissioning of a new waste-to-energy plant that will serve the provincial capital Parma and, ...

  • Food waste a priority for Ireland, says EPA

    Food waste has been highlighted as a top priority in Ireland to ensure the country doesn’t miss EU diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste. Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency has published The National Waste Report 2007, stating food waste “is a priority”. Other progress indicators were that overall general waste generation had not increased from 2006. And, recycling rates had ...

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