Doppstadt Solutions for Japan/Fukushima: Skimming Radioactive Soil

Since the nuclear incident in Fukushima on 11th March 2011, many areas of cultivable land are contaminated with radiation or covered by a thick salt layer. In order to use the land again for agriculture, a certain layer must be removed. In search of a capable environmental enterprise, the Japanese government came across the Doppstadt […]

Recycling of C&D Waste in India: First Steps Taken

The Delhi government has decided to mandate recycled products from C&D waste in prospective contracts for building works and road works to be taken up by the government and its agencies. Following the decree, all Delhi government authorities are required to incorporate a clause in their tenders: It mandates use of a minimum of two […]

Tunisia: Waste Management on the Rise

In November 2014, the GIZ/SWEEP-Net project “Structural Integration of the Informal Sector into the Municipal Solid Waste Management in Tunisia” presented the pilot operations with its respective partners, the municipalities of Ettadhamen–Mnihla and La Marsa. The actions were implemented January 2015 and lasted until June 2015. The SWEEP-Net (Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise […]

Waste Recycling in South Africa: The Private Sector is Called upon

South Africa aims to have all households in the country‘s large centers separating their own waste into recyclable and non-recyclable material by 2016. The National Waste Act supports this by encouraging separation of recyclable waste at household level to be implemented in all municipalities over time. And the National Waste Management Strategy not only wants […]

Latin America: On the Way towards Legal E-Waste Frameworks

As a result of technological innovation – the trend to upgrade devices and products’ ever-shorter life span – e-waste is now the largest growing flow of waste. In 2012, the world’s biggest generators of e-waste were the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and Russia, with quantities ranging between 1.5 and 9.4 million metric tons. An […]

Scrap Recycling in U.S. Has Increased Economic Impact

According to a recent study – published by Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Inc. – purchasing, processing and brokering old materials to be manufactured into new products provide more than 470,000 persons with jobs and generate nearly 106 billion dollar annually in economic activity in the United States. This analysis, conducted by the […]

Global E-Waste Management Market: A Billion Dollar Business

According to a new report by U.S.-based market research and business-consulting company Allied Market Research, the global e-waste management market is expected to reach an amount of 49.4 billion dollar by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate of 23.5 percent from 2014 to 2020. “The ever-growing need for adapting the latest technology is the […]

Major Investments in U.S. Recycling Infrastructure Necessary

The recycling rate in the United States has been stagnating at 34 percent for several years. There is a particular pent-up demand in the reutilization of plastics, electronic scrap and construction waste. New concepts are already being tested for this. This is accompanied by an increasing demand for modern treatment and processing facilities and equipment. […]

Good Prospects for Waste Paper Management

According to a new report*), published by the Indian-based company MarketsandMarkets, the worldwide waste paper management market has been growing proportionally with the increasing environmental concerns among people and enforcement of stringent environmental laws and regulations. The paper industry has been dominated by North America for more than a century now. As reported, North America […]

Namibia: Long-term Market Opportunities Ahead

15 years ago, the waste management sector in Namibia employed approximately 900 people, half of them in Windhoek alone. Recycling in one form or another took place in 24 of 35 local authorities, most carried out by scavengers; eight of 35 local authorities took materials to recycling enterprises. The State of Environment Report estimated a […]