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  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches AUTOSORT LASER to increase efficiency

    AUTOSORT LASER TOMRA Sorting Recycling is proud to announce the launch of a sensor-based sorting machine based on laser technology. AUTOSORT LASER enables the separation of glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from household and commercial waste. Its capabilities allow material recovery ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • New film on waste management in Greenland

    Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner ...

  • Brussels suggests new EU waste management agency

    A new European Union agency could be created to enforce and implement EU waste control legislation. That is the proposal of a new European Commission report, which says the standard of waste disposal in some EU countries remains low. An EC spokesman said: “Illegal dumping of waste continues on a significant scale, many landfill sites are sub standard.” He noted that in some EU countries “basic ...

  • Arc21 halve shortlist for new waste management facilities

    Northern Ireland waste management group Arc21 has halved its shortlist of bidders hoping to deliver its new waste management facilities. The umbrella group, which spans 11 councils in the east of Northern Ireland has announced the shortlist as: Greenstar Holdings/ E.On  Energy from Waste AG SITA Holdings UK Veolia ES Aurora These bidders now move on to the ...

  • New chair for Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

    Professor Laurence Williams has today been appointed as Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. He will take up the post in November 2012, for a period of four years. Professor Williams is currently Professor of Nuclear Safety at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Professor Williams has a long and distinguished career in the field of nuclear regulation, including as the ...

  • Waste management industry responds to new Government

    Figures in the waste management industry are “optimistic” about the impact of a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government on the recycling agenda, but have warned there is still much to do. The coalition government will mean the inevitable combination of key Conservative and Liberal Democrat waste management pledges, proposed in their recent election manifestos. In their ...

  • Innovative partnership provides new waste management parks

    Three councils are joining together to create an innovative new partnership for two waste management parks. Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Council joined together in the re3 Partnership, and are now working with Waste Recycling Group on a £610 million private finance initiative to improve waste management and recycling facilities across the three boroughs. Results of the partnership are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environment: a new medals table for waste management

    A new report on how Member States manage their municipal waste shows startling differences across the EU. The report grades the 27 Member States against 18 criteria, using green, orange and red flags in areas such as total waste recycled, pricing of waste disposal, and infringements of European legislation. The resulting scoreboard forms part of an on-going study that will help Member States ...

  • New technology for waste management at WASMA 2015

    October 27-29, 2015 Moscow Congress and Exhibition Center Sokolniki hosted the annual specialized exhibition of solutions and innovations for water treatment and waste managementWASMA-2015. Equipment manufacturers from different countries exhibited their own development in the environmental field. IPEC, being a permanent participant of the event, does not get tired to ...


    By IPEC

  • New Chief Strategy Officer Named at Waste Management

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) announced that John Morris is the company’s new chief strategy officer. He replaces Bill Caesar who is now president of WM Recycle America (WMRA). Morris will be joining the company’s senior leadership team, dedicated to growing the company through a strong customer focus, extracting value from the materials it ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • UK appoints new radioactive waste management committee

    In appointing Dr Rebecca Lunn and Professor Andrew Sloan, Environment Minister Phil Woolas welcomed the skills and experience in hydrogeology and underground engineering that they will bring to the reconstituted Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). The reconstituted Committee plays a key role in scrutinising Government’s and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) plans for ...

  • New waste contract for Colchester

    An Essex council has issued a tender for its waste collection services including, for the first time, an opportunity for a contractor to run its materials handling facility. Colchester Borough Council has issued a contract notice with intention of receiving expressions of interest from companies that can handle recyclable materials (sale or purchase) and to oversee the partnership ...

  • New decree on demolition waste

    Official Spanish State Gazette published Royal Decree 105/2008, which regulates the production, ownership and management of building and demolition waste. The said decree lays down the obligations and responsibilities of the players involved, who are, basically, the holders of the building permit or the owners of the property being refurbished or built; the developers, who are called the ...


  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • The Russian and Polish Waste Management Markets: No Time to Waste

    With strict EU regulations it is no surprise to see Poland in the process of shutting down almost 35% of its landfills. Meanwhile Russia, without EU regulation is developing a waste management market where landfill dumping thrives due to inefficient enforcement of environmental regulations and procedures. These evolving European waste management markets will be compared and discussed in Frost & ...


  • 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 SERIES

  • New UNEP Report Outlines Japan`s Experience with Industrial Waste Management

    In 1960s Japan, vast amounts of industrial and hazardous wastes, illegal dumping, air pollution and water contamination resulted in environmental and public health crises. One well known example of this was the mercury contamination in the city of Minamata, where large numbers of people became seriously ill after eating contaminated seafood from Minamata Bay. Much has changed since then. Today, ...

  • Wildlife Habitat Council Awards Waste Management Eight New Certifications

    At its 24th Annual Symposium, Working for a Greener World, the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announced that ...


    By Wildlife Habitat Council

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