Solar PV recycling offers huge business opportunity.

Solar PV recycling offers huge business opportunity.

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, according to a new report. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) and the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS). Irena is […]

Geotech eyes greater market potential in Malaysia’s Renewable Energy.

Geotech eyes greater market potential in Malaysia’s Renewable Energy.

Leading UK manufacturer of biogas analysers focuses on nation’s palm oil and landfill sectors. Geotechnical Instruments Ltd. (Geotech) is enhancing its focus and investment in Malaysia and South East Asia by empowering industry players in the renewable energy sector in the region.  The United Kingdom-based manufacturer of biogas analysers is targeting revenue growth of 20% […]

Waste Management NZ ownership juggles between Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Waste Management NZ ownership juggles between Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Chinese state-owned enterprise Beijing Capital Group plans to put a controlling stake in Waste Management NZ into a Hong Kong-listed company it also controls. Hong Kong-based Capital Environment Holdings shareholders will vote next week on a deal that would see the company buy a 51 percent stake in Waste Management NZ for US$234.4 million, filings […]

Waste management projects announced for Karachi.

Waste management projects announced for Karachi.

Funds have been allocated for two new waste management projects in Karachi and Shaheed Benazirabad in the budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. These projects have been announced despite the fact that two projects previously initiated in the same cities still await release of funds. The provincial budget has allocated Rs20.731 billion for the local government […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

“Improving wastewater and solid waste collection and management presents the most urgent short-term solution to reducing plastic inputs, especially in developing economies.” A 179-page report on plastic marine debris was released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly. The report suggests “marine plastic litter is a global concern”. Marine plastics are distributed throughout the ocean, from the […]