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  • 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 ...

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Air & Waste Management Association Launches New Online Job Service

    Pittsburgh, PA (August 8, 2006) – The Air & Waste Management Association is proud to announce the launch of its interactive job board, the A&WMA Career Center. The A&WMA Career Center offers its members an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. “We’re very excited about A&WMA Career Center, because we know how critical it is for employers in the field of ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association offers new source review workshop

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will offer its industry-leading workshop, “Clearing the Air on NSR,” September 18 –19, in Orlando, FL. This workshop will discuss the regulatory requirements for the New Source Review (NSR) Rule for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in May 2008, information relevant to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 ...

  • Conference to Spotlight New e-Waste Management Solutions for Kenya

    A National e-Waste Conference and Exhibition was held in Nairobi, Wednesday, to identify solutions to Kenya's mounting e-waste problem. Focusing on the potential economic and environmental benefits of the responsible management of e-waste, stakeholders discussed ways to reduce the hazards arising from the disposal of electronic equipment in Kenya. Electronic waste is now Kenya's fastest growing ...

  • Munich Municipal Waste Management Service upgrades to new SAP release

    Munich Municipal Waste Management Service (Abwallwirtschaftsbetrieb München - AWM) has been using the latest SAP release ERP 6.02 since early November. AWM has now upgraded from its outdated SAP system successfully and according to plan. The international Implico Group implemented key components of this complex release upgrade project. During the tender process in early 2010, Implico ...


    By Implico Group

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