With five years' preparation and accumulation, "Solid Waste Frontier", the electronic weekly publication by Emerging Industries Institute (Shanghai), which contains industry policies, developing trends, scientific researches and latest project developments, comes on line officially on June 2, 2015. "Solid Waste Frontier" covers the latest developments in the industry and it provides most useful news and reports for enterprises engaged in the field of solid waste management.

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Economics of Solid Waste in India

For many years, economists engaged in research studies related to municipal solid waste (MSW) were hampered by the general lack of data. Very few municipal ...
Solid Waste Disposal and Costs
In India, municipal agencies spend about 5%C25% of their budgets on solid waste ...
Economic Instruments
Solid waste management had traditionally been addressed with command and control (CAC) ...
Waste and Poverty Reduction
At present, new forms of disposal had arisen in most societies due to the process of ...
Conclusions
The external costs of waste should be estimated in every municipality in ...


India: New policy to solve solid waste issue

June 22, Centre has kicked-off second generation reforms in fertilizer sector by framing a policy to produce compost from urban waste, which it believes would reduce chemical use and enrich soil.
A cabinet note circulated by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers offers incentives to manufacturers for producing compost and use municipal waste as manure in agro sector.
India's total municipal waste based compost production potential is around 40 lakh ...

China: Shanghai can become circular economy pioneer

Efforts to push a circular economy will significantly increase in advanced economies in the near future. With Chinas early-mover advantages ...

 CE pioneer

According to a 2012 McKinsey report, a shift toward circularity could add ...

 Shanghai as a frontrunner

As circularity is now seen as a possible platform to create a more ...

Germany: City may seek waste-to-energy facility proposals; two firms express interest

The city may seek proposals from firms interested in building a waste-to-energy facility in the municipality. Two firms have already expressed interest in building such facilities within city boundaries ...

German municipalities urged to keep hands off recyclables

Germany: The growing number of German municipalities claiming first rights on recyclables from households is continuing to have a dramatic impact on commercial recyclers, according to the German federal association for secondary raw materials and waste management (BVSE). Over the past two years, German scrap collectors and recyclers have seen ...

China starts work on multi-million tyre recycling park

Asia: The Central China Rubber Resources Recycling Industrial Park has broken ground in Xiangyang, Hubei province. Entailing an estimated investment of US$ 340 million and covering an area of 7.5 million ...

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Eco Waste Management, Satarem to set up waste-to-energy plant

ECO WASTE Management Co has set up a joint venture with Satarem (Thailand) Co to invest Bt850 million in its first waste-to-energy plant in Tha Rong Chang of Surat Thani's Phunphin district.
Via the JV, the company plans to invest about Bt11 billion to open six WTE plants over three years, with five in the ...

Waste-to-energy has a future in Bulgaria

 Hrvoje Milosevic, Regional Sales Manager at BDI-BioEnergy International AG
 Mr. Milosevic, tell us more about your company C BDI?
BDI C BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customised BioDiesel and BioGas plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself. The BDI BioGas technology ensures the production of ...

 Does energy generation from waste have a future in Bulgaria and the region?

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the estimated food, fruit and vegetable wastes percentage for each commodity group in each step of the food supply chain are 30- 45% in agricultural production, post-harvest handling ...

 Tell us about a project BDI has accomplished. What makes your technology preferable?

In the year 2010 BDI has been commissioned to build a plant for the fermentation of organic household waste and residual agricultural materials in Turkey. This plant is a waste management facility that processes 30,000 tons of municipal and ...

 Could this type of generation compete with other renewables, especially in the context of rethinking national support schemes, e.g. the tendency for lower feed-in tariffs?

For the generation of energy aerobic digestion is an appropriate technology for handling the waste, especially from organic fractions. The waste characterisation shows it is more suitable to be treated that way. It is noteworthy that expired food ...

 Does BDI work with universities and research bodies to bring about innovation? What technical achievements are you most proud of?

Research and Development is crucial for BDI in order to continue to set standards in the field of sustainable energy production using the companys own technologies. Every year, BDI invests a considerable share of its turnover in future-orientated R&D related to the utilisation of new raw materials from the waste sector and other industries to produce renewable energy ...

Waste Management Recognizes Construction Companies for Reducing Waste


Fourth Annual Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding performance in diversion and recycling.

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New tech converts tannery waste into carbon to make green shoe soles

In an initiative that would not only help reduce the industrial carbon footprint, but also successfully embrace the waste-to-wealth concept, a group of scientists have developed a technology to make environment-friendly ...

Spore to use food waste to boost energy creation

SINGAPORE When it comes to transforming waste to electricity, the sum of the parts is indeed greater than their whole. By adding food waste to the process of turning used water sludge into electricity, twice as much power can be produced compared with the conventional method that digests only used water sludge...

Re-inventing energy from waste: The evolution from volume reduction to circular economy

Conversion technologies have had a long history in the U.S., transforming from volume-reduction incinerators in the 1950s to sophisticated fuel and energy producing systems today that process, condition and divert waste to extract maximum value.
While the 50s through the 90s were dominated by mass-burn facilities and modular incineration with minimal preprocessing or separation of recyclables, todays technologies have responded ...

New Innovative Mobile Technology for the Safe and Environmentally Responsible Destruction of Chemical Weapons

A UK based company is developing a transportable plasma arc system for the destruction of hazardous and harmful chemical weapons.
Tetronics International, headquartered in Swindon, has been awarded a contract by government agency the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to ...

Re-inventing energy from waste: The evolution from volume reduction to circular economy

Turning dug-up waste into gas or converting rubbish into building materials are among new techniques that may help end landfill
What do you think happens to the rubbish when you throw it out into the street? asks the Mighty Booshs great realist Howard ...

 The end of incineration?

There are a number of reasons why incineration is one of the least preferred measures of waste disposal, not least because it ...

 Digging up the old

Historic landfill is full of useful rubbish, buried before we had the ability or inclination to recycle it. At the Remo landfill site in Flanders, trials have been successfully conducted to show the potential for ...

 Divide and conquer

Also being trialled at the Remo site is the separation and temporary storage of rubbish. Tom Jones from the ELMC says this is basically a way to store certain fractions [of waste] which are not yet recoverable ...

 Technology good, people better

In the end though, peoples behaviour is by far the biggest factor governing how much waste we produce, says Vilella. To reach waste prevention targets, you need to think of social innovation, not ...

 Zero waste?

A society with almost no waste is coming. But can we get to zero waste? Joe Ross, director of the Biorenewables Development Centre in York, says we are heading in the right direction and a ...

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What's Going On with Electronic Waste?

Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are sold by the billions, but when todays electronics break, become obsolete, or just go out of fashion, most consumers send them to the dump ...

 Hazardous Substances

The toxicity of e-waste is one of the biggest concerns. Hazardous chemicals associated with electronics include polyvinyl chlorides, mercury ...

 The Recycling Challenge

According to the EPA, only 15% to 20% of e-waste, in general, gets recycled. Part of the problem is that recycling electronics can be difficult. As Aaron Blum, co-founder and chief compliance officer of Electronic ...

 Divide and conquer

Also being trialled at the Remo site is the separation and temporary storage of rubbish. Tom Jones from the ELMC says this is basically a way to store certain fractions [of waste] which are not yet recoverable ...

 New Technology

When it comes to issues surrounding e-waste and recycling, disposal of batteries often takes center stagewhich makes sense, considering that 330,000 tons of batteries were disposed of globally last year alone ...

 Award-winning designs

While there is a growing call from environmentalists and other interested parties for legislation to address e-waste concerns, some manufacturers are addressing the problem without government ...

 Electronic Waste by the Numbers

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