EU and EBRD help to upgrade Bishkek’s waste collection fleet.

EU and EBRD help to upgrade Bishkek’s waste collection fleet.

The city of Bishkek took delivery today of 30 specialised trucks for waste collection, acquired for a project to modernise solid waste management and part of a comprehensive environmental improvement programme for the Kyrgyz capital. Previously, the city had received over 5,000 waste containers. An official ceremony marked the handover of the specialised waste collection […]

Cuba evaluates investment proposals for Waste Management.

Cuba evaluates investment proposals for Waste Management.

Cuban authorities are analyzing proposals from 28 foreign companies willing to invest in a management project of urban solid wastes generated in the country aimed at reducing the negative impact to the environment and human health. Orlando Lopez, specialist of Industrial Policy Board of the Ministry of Industries told the Cuban News Agency that the […]

Tenement waste and recycling pilot.

Tenement waste and recycling pilot.

Two pilots to improve recycling provision for city tenements and flats have seen the amount of some materials recycled increase by up to 300 per cent. The pilots, carried out by the City of Edinburgh Council in the Hillside and Bellevue areas, tested a number of different approaches, including increased recycling capacity and changes to […]

EIB supports the development of Kyrgyz Republic’s water and solid waste infrastructure.

EIB supports the development of Kyrgyz Republic’s water and solid waste infrastructure.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 20 million to the Kyrgyz Republic to finance improvements in the municipal solid waste and water sectors from which some 850,000 people or 15% of the total population of the country will benefit. EIB Vice-President Jan Vapaavuori, who signed the loan on the first visit of a […]

Landfill facelift: the evolution from rubbish heap to nature reserve.

Landfill facelift: the evolution from rubbish heap to nature reserve.

Equivalent in size to approximately 450 international football pitches, the Pitsea Landfill site in Basildon, Essex covers 280 hectares. The active landfill accepts 800,000 tonnes of solid, non-hazardous, waste from the local area each year, but impressively it’s also home to a thriving eco-system. The unlikely nature reserve is home to foxes, badgers, birds, bees and even […]

Scotland announced recycling week.

Scotland announced recycling week.

Cabinet Secretary for Environment Roseanna Cunningham has announced a week long effort to get Scotland recycling. Recycle Week will run from 12 to 18 September, co-ordinated by Zero Waste Scotland, it will aim to get everyone recycling more by raising awareness of the benefits and promoting easy ways to do more. In the run up […]

EAD organises session on waste management legislative frameworks for Abu Dhabi.

EAD organises session on waste management legislative frameworks for Abu Dhabi.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi), organised an introductory session on the Waste Management Legislative Frameworks for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which was launched recently. The recently launched Waste Management Legislative Framework comes in line with the Government of Abu Dhabi’s […]

Council backs plans for a regional Waste Treatment Plant.

Council backs plans for a regional Waste Treatment Plant.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is backing proposals for a regional treatment plant which would significantly reduce the level of waste going to landfill in the future and avoid unnecessary costs being passed on to ratepayers across Northern Ireland. Despite having changed the way Councils manage waste in their local areas, local authorities are unlikely […]

Veolia is first to achieve the high efficiency standard for all its Energy Recovery Facilities.

Veolia is first to achieve the high efficiency standard for all its Energy Recovery Facilities.

Veolia, the global leader in optimised resource management, has now become the first operator in the UK to achieve the high efficiency, R1, standard for all of its Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF). By generating energy from municipal waste the plants have demonstrated a high level of energy efficiency according to EU regulations, and have increased […]