Brazil: Rio Gets a Pilot Plant to Explore Energy from Waste

A national technology to process and explore energy from organic waste started being tested in the city of Rio de Janeiro. As reported, the pilot plant is installed in a processing facility of the City Company of Urban Cleaning (Comlurb) in the Caju neighborhood and has in January completed a month in operation. According to […]

Joint Global Operation of Custom Administrations

Operation “Demeter IV” targeted illegal trafficking of waste. As reported by Belgium-based World Customs Organization, in total 75 customs administrations participated in the joint global operation last year, which yielded over 326,133 tons and 54,782 pieces of different types of waste. Throughout the operation – conducted between 4 June and 8 July 2018 – customs […]

Bureau of Middle East Recycling: Business Factor with far-reaching Connections

The Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR), founded as the association of the recycling industry in this part of the world, aims at expanding the course of the sector in the region and strengthening the cooperation with worldwide traders and consumers. BMR is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization to represent its members and provide […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing interest for Enviro’s technology in North America

Enviro’s pyrolysis technology is hotter than ever in the North American market. The company currently has active MoU’s (Memorandum of Understanding) with three different actors in the tyre recycling industry, as well as ongoing discussions with additional interested parties. CEO Thomas Sörensson and the Enviro team recently returned home from the US where they visited, […]

“We are simply paying lip service to recycling” – A statement from Ranjit Baxi

UK businessman Ranjit S. Baxi is the Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation. As the Foundation builds up to Global Recycling Day (18th March 2019) with its focus on “Recycling into the Future”, Mr Baxi comments on why it is crucial we continue to promote recycling and think ‘resource, not waste’, if we are […]

Waste to Energy (WTE) Market size to reach $35.5bn by 2024

As per a recent industry report put forward by Global Market insights Inc., Waste to Energy Market is forecast to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of six years, by exceeding a revenue of USD 35.5 billion by 2024 with a projected CAGR of 6.5% over 2018-2024. Increasing municipal solid waste […]