Posts including "waste collection":

Study aims to understand the biodegradation of individual polymers and their blends in managed and unmanaged environments

2019-06-27T14:11:54+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(c) American Chemical Society Biodegradable polymers are often promoted as an environmental solution to plastic pollution. However, their degradation in managed and unmanaged environments is not always well understood. The authors of the study “Biodegradable plastic blends create new possibilities for end-of-life management of plastics but they are not a panacea for [...]

News in brief: May 2019

2019-05-31T14:50:31+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shoes by Timberland Timberland increases the use of renewable materials in its shoes In 2018, a total of 69% of all Timberland footwear shipped in 2018 contained major components (e.g., uppers, linings, and outsoles) with at least 10% recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content, up slightly from 67% the previous year. Renewable materials [...]

Belgium

2019-03-25T11:06:44+02:0011 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 11,3 mio Area: 30,528 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Belgium is divided in three autonomous regions: Flanders (FLA), Wallonia (WAL) and Brussels (BRU). As waste management is a regional authority, each of these regions have their own [...]

Finland

2019-03-25T11:06:10+02:0010 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 5,5 mio Area: 338,424 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Ministry of the Environment (YM) Environmental Protection Department/Sustainable Materials Economy Ari Seppänen, Counsellor, e-mail: ari.seppanen@ym.fi, phone: +358 295 250 266 Finnish association for biological waste treatment: http://www.biolaitosyhdistys.fi/ Speaker Christoph [...]

France

2019-03-25T11:05:47+02:009 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 67,0 mio Area: 643.801 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Policy maker is The Ministry of Environment. Waste management is shared between municipalities and private companies (like Suez or Veolia for instance). For those, the local Mayor [...]

Germany

2019-03-25T11:05:10+02:008 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 82,2 mio Area: 357,376 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: German Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment (Bundesumweltministerium) Group of organic waste management in the Bundesumweltministerium Dr. Claus-Gerhard Bergs, Referat WA III [...]

Italy

2019-03-25T11:04:26+02:007 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 60,6 mio Area: 301,338 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: CIC – Consorzio Italiano Compostatori Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): In 2010, about 38 % of household waste was separately collected [...]

The Netherlands

2019-03-25T11:03:29+02:006 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 17,2 mio Area: 41,543 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Nedvang in Rotterdam; info@nedvang.nl Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): No information. Regulations for organic waste collection rates applied in the country [...]

Poland

2019-03-25T11:02:43+02:005 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 38,5 mio Area: 312,679 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Polish Ministry of the Environment, Department of Waste Management Phone: (+48 22) 36-92-262 E-mail: Departament.Gospodarki.Odpadami@mos.gov.pl There used to be a national and public waste research institute in [...]

Sweden

2019-03-25T11:00:12+02:003 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 10,0 mio Area: 450,295 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (www.naturvardsverket.se). Key person: Catarina Östlund, catarina.ostlund@naturvardsverket.se In matters concerning certain types of waste (i.e. animal by products), the Swedish Board of [...]