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  • 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 ...

  • Separate collections for biodegradable waste recommended by EU

    Countries in the European Union should make strong efforts to introduce separate collections for biodegradable waste in order to facilitate high quality recycling and anaerobic digestion (AD), according to a new communication from the European Commission. The communication on future steps in bio-waste management, published on May 18, looks at ways in which EU member states may further tap into ...

  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Polymers Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092427/Global-Biodegradable-Polymers-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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 ...

  • Producing environmentally friendly biodegradable plastics from vegetable waste

    Using vegetable waste to produce bioplastics can provide sustainable alternatives to non-biodegradable plastic, new research has found. The biodegradable plastic developed for this study, produced using parsley and spinach stems, cocoa pod husks and rice hulls, have a range of mechanical properties comparable to conventional plastics which are used for products from carrier bags to kitchenware ...

  • 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 ...

  • Harmless bacteria engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic

    A team of students from Imperial College London have been recognised for their project, which uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic. Harmless bacteria have been engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic by a team of students from Imperial College London. According to the team the bio-plastic uses include ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • New biodegradable products for treating stormwater runoff launched

    Construction contractors and managers of industrial sites finally have an affordable and completely environmentally responsible resource to meet today’s stringent discharge standards thanks to ChitoVan™LC, an innovative product launched nationally today by Cascade EcoSolutions. The announcement came at StormCon, the World’s Largest Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, August 3-7, in ...

  • The Biodegradable Products Institute sponsors “Zero Waste” Barbeque at the US Composting Council’s 2007 Annual Conference & Exhibition

    New York, NY - The Biodegradable Product’s Institute (BPI) will host the “All Compostable” BBQ at the US Composting Council’s (USCC) Annual Conference and Exhibition, January 21-24 in Orlando Florida. This marks the first time that the USCC has held a “zero waste” event at its annual meeting. The goals of the “All Compostable” BBQ are to highlight the growing array of certified compostable ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Composts that contain biodegradable plastics may hinder plant growth

    Composts containing biodegradable plastics may hinder rather than help plant growth, according to a recent study by university scientists in Poland. These findings have implications for waste management practices within the EU. It is important to assess the quality and potential environmental risks associated with composts prepared from different wastes. Biodegradable plastics - known as ...

  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winners Discover Method for Biodegradation of Plastic

    Canadian teenagers’ project chosen first of entries from 30 countries - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the most prestigious international student award for water-related research sponsored globally by ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), was awarded to teenagers Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong of Canada yesterday at the World Water Week in Stockholm. Allard and Luong’s research, ...

  • Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

    A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer backlash, fill the environment with unwanted polymer debris ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry Report, 2012-2015

    Under the influence of environmental pollution, severe waste of resources and other factors, biodegradable plastics industry has been a great concern over recent years. Global biodegradable plastics capacity in 2012 exceeded one million tons. However, affected by product performance, exorbitant prices, etc., the actual demand for biodegradable plastics around the world is only 760,000 tons or so, ...

  • 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

  • EU waste management policy

    Today's society generates a great deal of biodegradable waste, which causes major environmental and health problems. There are various forms of treatment to prevent and monitor those problems. The choice of the best method is based on maximising safety, minimising environmental impact and, whenever possible, obtaining recyclable end products. The best way of doing this is by biological treatment ...


  • Less Electronic Waste with Bioplastics

    With 50 million tons of waste produced worldwide every year, electronics (smartphones, tablets, computers, etc.) are now a serious problem for the environment. To reduce the impact of the so called e-waste, a new contribution has arrived in the form of the revolutionary bioplastics designed by bio-on: this polymer (100% naturally biodegradable in water and soil) can be used as a substrate for ...


    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

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