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  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never be ...

  • Ethiopia’s landfill of opportunities

    Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is growing so fast that the Repi landfill site, which 40 years ago was in the outskirts of the city, is now at its centre. The 40 hectares of solid waste it contains are not only contaminating the ground, but methane emissions are also escaping into the air. Hundreds of poor people have been making a living from the site for decades, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...


  • IESI-BFC acquires solid waste assets of Fred Weber

    IESI-BFC Ltd. is acquiring one of the largest privately owned landfills in the United States as part of a larger deal for the solid waste assets of Fred Weber Inc. of St. Louis. The deal includes the waste collection, transfer and landfill assets of the company, including subsidiaries Crown Excel Disposal LLC and Weber Gas Energy LLC, for $159 million in cash. As part of the deal, Toronto-based ...


    By Progressive Waste Solutions

  • Waste management and landfills in Austria - interview with Dr. David Laner

    David Laner has been working as a research associate at the Department for Waste and Resources Management at the Vienna University of Technology dealing with landfill aftercare and criteria to assess the long-term environmental risk associated with landfills. His main areas of research as a senior fellow are the environmental risk assessment of landfills and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Tesco diverts 100% waste from landfill ahead of target

    Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer and private sector employer, is diverting 100 per cent of waste produced by its entire UK business away from landfill. As a result of a massive logistical exercise in reducing, reusing and recycling, as well as seeking out the best providers of waste management services, Tesco has achieved its target of 100 per cent diversion almost a year ahead of target. Methane ...


  • Ireland`s EPA to review waste licences for landfills - comment update

    Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will be reviewing EPA licences for landfills, to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill. It will aim to: Maximise the use and value of waste before it is disposed of to landfill; Assist compliance with the European Union Landfill Directive; Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and ...

  • Adama Technologies Corp. Announces the Establish of a Waste-To-Energy Landfill In Romania

    NEW YORK, November -- Adama Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: ADAC) a company in the Cleantech sector, is pleased to announce that it will establish a landfill in Bucharest, Romania, for the installation of a waste-to-energy system with the right to negotiate for renewable electricity generation or Diesel production. The Project consists of the installation of a municipal Waste collection system and ...


  • Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

      Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, reports Carpet Recycling UK.     ...


    By Axion Group

  • GBB Assists City of Iowa City with RFP for Alternative Solid Waste Facility

    With the assistance of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), the City of Iowa City plans to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) on or about July 15, 2013, for an alternative solid waste facility operating in partnership with the current City-operated landfill, which has historically received about 100,000 tons of solid waste per year. The scope of the RFP and project includes developing ...

  • More Space, Not Just a Landfill Dream

    The state of garbage abroad is a growing concern for municipal and private landfills, as space continues to be a premium and site closures continue to rise. With increasing government regulations, mammoth construction and operating expenses, the "not in my back yard" public attitude and rising land prices, business has dramatically ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Nevada landfill operator agrees to US$36m plan to close landfill site

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the current operator of the Sunrise Mountain Landfill located in Clark County, Nev., has agreed to construct and operate a comprehensive remedy for the site and to pay a US$1 million civil fine in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. The consent decree, ...

  • EnviroSolutions Exploring Anaerobic Digestion Technologies to Recycle Mixed Solid Waste

    When people think about landfills, the mind doesn’t paint an appealing picture. However, while landfills aren’t aesthetically pleasing, there are numerous benefits to landfills, many of them environmental. Municipal solid waste (or MSW) landfills have been converting waste to energy since the 1890’s. However, until recently, this was done through the process of combustion in ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • EBRD contributes US$4m to improve solid waste management in Tajikistan

    The EBRD will improve the quality of the environment in Dushanbe with a loan of up to US$4 million to a solid waste collection and disposal project in the Tajik capital. In addition to the EBRD loan the project will be co-financed by a $4.0 million capital grant from The Netherlands. The project will create a solid waste management programme and finance high priority investments to improve waste ...

  • GBB Helps Island Community Achieve Turnaround of Solid Waste Management Infrastructure

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) has developed, in addition to its broad array of solid waste management consulting experience, skills and technical resources, a unique expertise and understanding of the recycling and solid waste management challenges of island communities. Over the past five years, GBB has had important assignments in the U.S. Virgin Islands, County of ...

  • M&J pre-shredding equipment powers solid waste and recycling opportunities

    eFACTOR3 provides a complete line of pre-shredding equipment from M&J Industries. M&J is crushingly reliable when it comes to the supply of pre-shredding equipment. Founded as Møller & Jochumsen in 1857, M&J began to produce shredders for solid waste in 1988. M&J Industries' unique, patented cutting-table and knife designs have made the company a leading producer of primary ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • Montgomery County to Save $15 Million with Solid Waste Disposal Agreement

    Montgomery County officials announced a joint solid waste transportation and disposal agreement that will save more than $15 million for Montgomery County over the next five years. “The Montgomery County Commission is committed to exploring any possible tax-saving collaboration with other local governments. We all serve our citizens better if we work together to save money. This agreement shows ...


  • Bordo Poniente Landfill Closing Helps

    A project to close one of the world's largest landfills, the 927-acre Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City will stem the city's largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while creating renewable energy and local jobs. Developed in close collaboration with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities program and its partner the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Solid Waste Management Market to surpass USD 340 Billion by 2024

    Ongoing adoption of optimized treatment techniques coupled with rising environmental concerns will drive the solid waste management market size. Increasing generation of municipal solid waste owing to large scale urbanization will stimulate the industry growth. As per the United Nations Department of Economic and Social ...

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