Council of the EU Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on new EU waste rules
In the early hours of 18 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on all four legislative proposals of the waste package. EU ambassadors will be briefed on the outcome on 20 December, but the final analysis and endorsement on behalf of the Council is planned for the first quarter of next year.
European Parliament Circular economy: More recycling of household waste, less landfilling
Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy, adopted on Wednesday. Improving waste management will not only benefit the environment, climate, and human health. The four pieces of legislation are also part of a shift in EU policy towards a circular economy, i.e. a system where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible.
REDWAVE MBT Jiangsu – High-Tech Waste Processing for China
More than 200 waste-to-energy (WtE) plants are operating in China nowadays. One of them in the City of Lianyungang, Shandong Province north of Shanghai, will be complemented by a pre-treatment plant for municipal solid waste (MSW).
By: Dr. Costas Velis, University of Leeds and Prof. Chris Cheeseman, Imperial College London WtERT- U.K. activities in 2017
We are delighted to report that we have had another successful year in the UK and we would like
to share with you a few selected updates. Professor Cheeseman of Imperial College London (Chair) and Dr Velis of University of Leeds (Vice Chair) met often to discuss developments in
the UK sector.
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) - Waste Management Cooperation Munich Halle 2 – the Munich second hand store as nucleus of the local circular economy
Winner of the EUROCITIES Awards 2017 in the categorie "cooperation"
Werner Bauer WtERT Germany in Istanbul
On the subject of "Germany's Experiences in Waste Management Systems” German experts have been invited to Fairmont Quasar Hotel, Istanbul for a workshop within the export initiative Environmental Technologies of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on February 14, 2018.
Information provided by Nebojsa Vranes (firstname.lastname@example.org) WtERT-Serbia 2017 activities
WtERT-Serbia, one of the newest GWC members, is headed by Nebojsa Vranes of the organization Zero Waste Serbia and its web page is www.wtert.rs. The management team includes Prof. Goran Vujic of the University of Novi Sad (email@example.com ) and Prof. Aleksandar Jovovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the University of Belgrade.
By Prof. Ange Nzihou, Ecole des Mines Albi WTERT France Progress Report 2017
Prof Ange Nzihou, head of WtERT-France received the insignia of Chevalier de
l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of National Order of Merit). Bestowed by the
President of France, the award was given in recognition of 15 years of outstanding
contribution in the field of Energy and Environmental Transition. This award
recognizes the creation of building blocks, not only in an individual’s career, but in
enabling others to advance their own research.