ISWA President, David Newman explains why in spite of the ambitious recycling and landfill diversion targets, the Commission has left the door open for countries to choose not to implement separate collections of biowaste with its recently adopted EU Circular Economy Package.
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David Newman, ISWA President, explains that Northern European waste to energy plants are now running at full capacity and gate fees are rising.
Over this summer, while reflecting upon the discussions going on in the EC on the Circular Economy, I looked at the potential impact of outside forces beyond our control on the recovery of secondary raw materials in Europe.
When the month of November begins the mind thinks of the countdown to the Christmas holidays in two months time. But before then a really busy period is ahead, as if we are punished for taking time off over the New Year.
ISWA Board member and the CEO of the Hamburg municipal waste company, Professor Rudiger Siechau, discusses Hamburgs success at combining waste to energy with recycling
Alexei Atudorei discusses a number of upcoming events for the year, starting in March, that are being organised by the International Solid Waste Association and its members in south and east Europe.
ISWA President David Newman questions whether, from an environmental perspective, it would be better to invest in basic sanitary waste collection and landfills in the huge countries of the developing world, than in ever higher and more expensive to achieve recycling rates in Europe
Construction and demolition waste in rapidly growing economies is perhaps their fastest growing waste stream, explains David Newman, ISWA President
David Newman, ISWA President explains why the EU Directive on plastic bags, while a compromise, gives a stimulus to the bio-economy and materials from biobased sources
David Newman, President of the International Solid Waste Association, questions whether the EU 70% recovery target is economically viable or desirable for Europe, and asks for your feedback on the matter.