On day one of the Energy from Waste Conference, the complex issue of the binding new BREF and its significant implications for both new and existing waste to energy facilities was discussed.
By 2035 EU Member States will be permitted to dispose of no more than 10% of their MSW to landfill, but large quantities remain unrecyclable. To ‘square this circle’, both ESWET and CEWEP have recently outlined the long-term need for waste to energy.
After a 5-year review process, the Best Available Techniques Conclusions for Waste Incineration were published in the Official Journal of the EU.
There is no doubt that the waste management industry can play a positive role in the drive against climate change. With discussions going on at COP25 in Madrid, it's timely to look at an event which explores the role of waste to energy in a low carbon future.
The European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology has unveiled its vision for ‘Waste-to-Energy 2050: clean technologies for sustainable waste management’.
CEWEP has published a peer-reviewed tool to allow stakeholders to calculate how the waste weight shifts between recycling/composting, landfilling and the need for residual waste treatment.
With the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions on Waste Incineration expected to be finalised this summer, Hubert de Chefdebien, Chairman of the ESWET Technical Working Group and Deputy-President of CEWEP, advises stakeholders against a hasty use of the BAT conclusions.
New peer-reviewed CEWEP calculations show that 142 million tonnes of residual waste treatment capacity will be needed by 2035 in order to fulfil the currently set EU targets on municipal waste and assuming that recycling targets are achieved.
Taxonomy: Should facts guide the EU Commission and the European Parliament? What to do after recycling with residual waste? Patrick Clerens, ESWET Secretary General discusses the issues…
In December 2017 an agreement was reached on the Circular Economy Package in the EU inter-institutional negotiations. Now, an important time begins when Europe has to walk the talk.