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Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, say MEPs 

The share of waste to be recycled should be raised to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, while landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, should be limited to 5%, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday, as they amended the draft EU “waste package” legislation. 

Source: European Parliament
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Circular Economy: Commission delivers on its promises, offers guidance on recovery of energy from waste  
 
Progress made in the Circular Economy Action Plan, Proposal on Waste to Energy, and the new Circular Economy Finance Platform .
 

Source: European Union
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International Conference on “Integrated Solid Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries” 
 
The aim of this conference is to create awareness in the areas of solid waste management with involvement of experts, scientists, researchers, policy makers, consultants, technologists and service providers working in this domain. 
 
Source: CSIR- NEERI

MEPs’ green light for Paris climate agreement to trigger its entry into force 
 
The UNFCCC Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, will come into force next month 
 

Source: European Union
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RECENTLY UPDATED EXPERTS ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Prof. Alex Godoy
Universidad del Desarrollo
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Mr. Rushi Gajjar
Abellon CleanEnergy Ltd
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Prof. Stefano Consonni
Department of Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
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Landfill mining option: MBT role and landfill potential danger 
The use of landfills for the disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) has many technical and regulatory limits. An interesting solution is to recover the bales that have been previously stored in a landfill.
Status and new trends / perspectives of MBT in Germany 
Waste treatment management needs to realign specifications of sustainability of resources. According to present studies, waste treatment management is significantly able to contribute to material and energy recovery from solid waste.
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identiplast 2017 Cirular Economy and Plastics Opportunities and Challenges
22.2.2017, MuseumsQuartier Vienna Halle E+G Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna, Austria
 
International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges (SEEC - 2017)
26.2.2017, Centre of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali, India
 
Indonesia Renewable Power Summit
27.2.2017, Le Meridien Jakarta
 




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