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  • 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

  • London Assembly focus on Consistent Waste Collections

    The report recommends putting long-term sustainability at the heart of Mayoral strategies and that London should work towards standardised domestic waste. The key challenges to accommodate London’s growth is highlighted in the report, it stated that: “Without good planning, London could suffer unreliable energy supplies and excessive carbon emissions; a shortage of drinkable water; ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Separate collection of organic waste from 2015

    The amendment of the German Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Managment Act obliges the German households from 2015 to collect their organic waste in a separate bin. The European member states have to implement the stipulations of the underlying EU revision of the Waste Framework Directive into national law. Domestic waste consists by up to 40 % of organic material. The German Federal Association ...


  • Waste industry misunderstands Defra’s definition of ‘separate collections’

    Many waste industry stakeholders have misunderstood the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s definition of “separate collections” for materials in relation to Article 11 of the revised Waste Framework Directive, according to Defra. Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have recently published a summary of responses to a ...

  • Consultation Defra’s Waste Management Plan & Site Waste Management Plans

    A consultation is underway on an updates Waste Management Plan for England, however, Defra’s documents contain no new policies on waste management. The waste management plan will complement the waste planning policy, PPS10; this policy outlines what planning authorities should take into account when considering proposals for new waste infrastructure. The Department for Communities and Local ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Scotland introduces zero waste plan

    A new waste plan which proposes landfill bans and stringent waste reduction targets has been introduced in Scotland. The ‘Zero Waste Plan’ policy framework, is designed to provide a direction for future waste legislation in the country. The plan includes a target for 70% of Scottish waste to be recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% of waste sent to landfill, plans to ban ...

  • E-waste management-expansion plan

    It is proud to share that the initiative of Infotrek Syscom Limited in the field of recycling of electrical & electronic waste (e-waste) in the organized sector in India is taking shape of an industry. We, at Infotrek believe that recycling will be amongst the most vibrating industries of the coming decade. Infotrek is now working on the plans of setting up the nationwide collection mechanism, ...


  • Waste Management Announces Restructuring Plan

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced a reorganization of its operations, designed to flatten the management structure and remove approximately 100 basis points of costs. The reorganization is designed to sharpen the focus on the Company’s three major initiatives: yield management, improving efficiency in operations, and better meeting ...


  • Waste Data in the UK. RWM Ambassadors call for improvement to waste data collection

    The RWM Ambassadors have published a new report aimed at stimulating the debate around waste data. Findings of this exclusive report show how improved datasets could drive key decision-making and underpin stronger Government policies. RWM Ambassadors have published their exclusive ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Battery collection consultation launches

    A consultation on Government plans to bring in producer responsibility for battery collection and recycling was launched yesterday. The draft regulations cover the handling of portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister Ian Pearson said: “This consultation sets out the proposed systems for introducing producer responsibility for diverting many portable, ...

  • Anaerobic digestion deal green lights county waste collections

    The first county-wide food waste collections to be processed using anaerobic digestion on a large scale will begin this summer in Oxfordshire. Food waste collections across the county will begin following a 15-year deal between the county council and organic waste specialists Agrivert. Agrivert will process the food and green waste at a number of facilities, including two new anaerobic digestion ...

  • New tool to make waste collection routes more efficient

    Significant savings on mileage and vehicle costs can be achieved by using computer optimisation to plan waste collection routes, new research suggests. When applied to a case study of cooking oil recycling in Portugal, it was found that the technique could lead to a reduction of 13% in annual distance travelled and a fleet hiring cost reduction of 11%. The increased interest in recycling has led ...

  • MEPs set out waste management plans for 2050

    The European Parliament has made a series of recommendations, including managing waste, to be taken in key economic sectors to achieve a future EU integrated policy on climate change. The report, 2050: The future begins today – Recommendations for the EU’s future integrated policy on climate change, was published on 4 February. MEPs have called for the EU and other industrialised countries to ...

  • GFL to Acquire Liquid Waste Collection Operation in Vancouver, British Columbia

    GFL Environmental Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of M&R Environmental Ltd. (M&R).  M & R has been a market leader in liquid waste collections inCanada's third largest market, Vancouver, British Columbia, for more than 20 years. The transaction is scheduled to close on July 1, ...

  • Ron Pettit Joins GBB as Principal Associate with Focus on Waste Collection Technology

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Ronald W. Pettit has joined the firm as Principal Associate focusing on projects that integrate technology tools into collection service improvements, further enhancing GBB’s consulting services to streamline, create operational efficiencies, and improve waste collection operations. Mr. ...

  • Defra plans to consult on changing waste definition for LATS

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intends to consult on changing the definition of municipal waste used in the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme and hopes to launch a consultation after the summer. Defra initially consulted on changing the definition of municipal waste in 2007 to clarify existing uncertainty. Some local authorities have voiced concern over the difference ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pan India Plan of E-waste Recycling

    May 1st, 2012 will be known as an effective date of commitment to safeguard environment from the pollutant effects of e-waste in India. For last two decades e-waste generated in India was being handled in an unorganised manner. Now with the implementation of E-waste Management Rules, managing this hazardous waste will be the responsibility of Producers and authorised/registered Recyclers in ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Waste Management Launches First Rotopress Collection Trailers to North America

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) announced today a pilot program that will introduce Rotopress waste collection trailers for the first time in North America to improve the flexibility of its waste collection operations. The pilot program will first rollout in Houston, Texas, followed by pilot ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

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