Entries by msv2016

National Waste Masterplan for the Emirate of Kuwait

The State of Kuwait has taken action and commissioned a draft of a waste management plan for the country issued by the Kuwaiti Environment Public Authority. The assignment went to the Recycling Management Department of the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT). According to the information, the project (volume: 18 million […]

Kuwait: More Additional Waste Management Facilities Needed

In April 2017, the Kuwait official environmental portal Beatona announced that “Kuwait pushed towards ‘zero landfills‘ by creating recycling plants. Efforts are still underway as three landfills are remaining. Experts expect Kuwait to reach ‚zero landfills‘ over the next few years”. This assessment seems to be slightly too optimistic. There can be no doubt, that […]

British Metals Recycling Association launches ‘Support your local scrap yard, support your local community’

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), the trade association representing metals recycling and scrap yards, has launched a new campaign to encourage members of the public to support their local scrap yard, while raising funds for local schools, community projects and charities. Unlike other forms of recycled material, metal is 100% recyclable and has an […]

United Arab Emirates: On the Road to Zero Waste

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun to intensify its recycling efforts. One important goal is to divert 75 percent of waste from landfills by 2021. This strategic objective is part of the country’s Vision 2021, a long-term plan, launched in 2010, “that aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the […]

Waste Management in the Arab Region: Recycling on Trial

Increasing quantities of waste have become a problem for countries of the North African and Middle East nations, especially for more than half the region’s population living in urban centers and being affected by often seriously inadequate waste management systems. Whether these states are called the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Gulf Cooperation Council […]

IKEA Holding Invests in Recycling Technology

Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) has bought ownership stakes of two recycling technology providers in Europe. The management of Umincorp, a Dutch sorting technology provider, is convinced that the investment by Ingka Group enables them to take the next step in making their sorting solution for post-consumer mixed plastics available to […]

Continuous Development – Interview with Thomas Sörensson, the CEO of Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB.

Nowadays, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB is best-known for efficient tire recycling as well as recovering valuable resources. Nevertheless, it all started in 2001 when the newly founded company was trying to further develop the CFC technology (Carbonization by Forced Convection) to enable the manufacture of products of very high quality. Since that time the Swedish […]

Taiwan: Heat Recovery ORC Power Plant from Biomass Fuel

After Malaysia, India, South Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, and Japan also Taiwan gets a Turboden ORC heat recovery plant. The new ORC*) plant – according to Turboden the biggest of its kind in Taiwan – will recover saturated steam at low pressure from biomass fuel to produce 10 MW electricity. The high conversion efficiency of […]