Issue 23
June 2013
CONTENTS
1.
News from the President
2.
International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 Hong Kong
3.
ISWA Beacon Conference on Final Sinks
4.
BASWA Symposium on Solid Waste Management, in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5.
1st ISWA Study Tour on Source Separation of Food Waste and Biogas Production
6.
ISWA Specialised Conference at Waste Tech Expo, Moscow
7.
International Waste Management Forum and Exhibition in Szombathely, Hungary
8.
ISWA officially approved as Lead Partner of the CCAC MSW initiative
9.
ISWA comments on the European Commission’s Green Paper
10.
2nd ISWA Summer School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-23 August 2013
11.
IPLA Global Forum 2013 on Sustainable Waste Management for the 21st Century Cities, 9-11 September 2013, Borås, Sweden
12.
ISWA welcomes three new Gold Members!
13.
WM&R June editorial on recycling and resource efficiency
14.
ISWA Profile: Costas Velis (UK)
News from around the Globe
15.
The 5th Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference & Expo (Australia)
16.
WORLD: Radical action on waste hinges on challenging the design brief
17.
AUSTRALIA: Water sector sniffs around organic wastes
18.
AUSTRALIA: E-waste recycling scheme nationwide
19.
AUSTRALIA: CSIRO – more rubbish in seas than people on land
20.
INDIA: Waste not want not:
21.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Pressure mounts for plastics landfill ban as NI joins bag tax brigade
22.
POLAND: Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup
Coming Events
23.
Overview ISWA events and meetings 2013 – 2014
24.
Coming Events Calendar
The ISWA General Secretariat is proudly hosted by the City of Vienna, Austria
If you have any interesting news or events from your country, it would be appreciated if you could please forward details by email to iswa@iswa.org. While it may not be possible to include every story, all submissions will be gratefully received.
1. News from the President

Dear Friends, Colleagues and ISWA Members,

I have been invited, in June, to two extraordinary events in a small Swedish town called Tallberg, where the Tallberg Foundation holds its annual Forum.

Prior to this, I participated in a closed door meeting called by the US Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy to discuss, with just 40 people, global risks related especially to food supplies. Waste prevention naturally plays a significant role in

reducing the food consumed, whether because fisheries by-catch is not consumed or because food purchased is then discarded.

Also present were the World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, Colombia and other Universities, researchers from Australia, the UK and USA. ISWA was asked to play a role in forwarding this debate, which will continue in Geneva in January.

The Forum itself asked the question: is globalisation pulling the world apart or bringing it together? Of course, the answer is both; and during the three days of discussions, debates, late night fireside talks and afternoon walks, we were able to find inspiration for the future despite the often dramatic problems the world faces, among which figured the global waste emergency in developing countries.

After speaking at the National Environment Conference in Ukraine on 17 June, the end of June and then in July, I look forward to meeting National Members of ISWA in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Portugal.

Best wishes
David Newman
President, ISWA

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2. International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 - Hong Kong

The Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment Centre (ARCPE) successfully hosted the International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 - Innovation in Technology and Management (ICSWHK 2013) during 5 - 9 May 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This was the 2nd international ICSW conference hosted by ARCPE in Hong Kong. The conference was attended by more than 500 delegates from more than 40 countries covering Asian, African, American and European regions, sharing and discussing the challenges and opportunities arising from environment, economic and social issues pertaining to solid waste management.

ISWA Managing Director, Hermann Koller, was invited to give a keynote speech at the conference and to serve as an advisory member of the newly founded “Asia-Pacific Association for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management”. The goal of this Association is to provide a platform for waste management scientists and professionals to share the world’s advancement in waste treatment technologies and successful experience in waste management strategies and to identify the priority areas in solid waste management in Asia.

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3. ISWA Beacon Conference on Final Sinks
From 16-18 May in Espoo, Finland, a successful 2nd series of the International Conference on Final Sinks brought 100 waste experts together from academia, research & development institutions; administrators in the fields of waste management and environmental protection and many others.


The event was organised superbly by Aalto University; with the support of the Vienna University of Technology and the National Taiwan University.

The conference themes went far beyond landfilling, instead, covering safe final sinks; sources, types and composition of harmful materials; removal of harmful substances from material cycles; future needs for handling material flows and stocks to minimise harmful substances; and landfill aftercare.

The conference programme was highlighted by engaging speakers such as David Newman, the President of ISWA; Professor Paul Brunner and Roland Weber to name only a few.

The next series will be held in 2015 in Taipei.

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4. BASWA Symposium on Solid Waste Management, in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

BASWA, the ISWA National Member in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organised a Symposium on Solid Waste Management on 25 April 2013.

Alfred Holzschuster from the ISWA General Secretariat was invited to give a presentation on “Promoting sustainable waste management worldwide”, with a focus on how the region, especially Bosnia and

Herzegovina, can benefit from ISWA’s global network of waste management experts.

Representatives from the Federal Ministry for Environment and Tourism Bosnia and Herzegovina, HUGO (ISWA National Member of Croatia) and SeSWA (ISWA National Member of Serbia) provided status reports on the present situation of waste management and the challenges in each country.

Goran Vujic, President of SeSWA and RDN Representative at ISWA’s Board, assured the best possible support with ISWA as an important co-operation partner in order to further improve waste management in Bosnia and Herzegovina. RTV BN, Bijeljina’s TV station, reported from the Symposium, a clip from the TV report is available here.

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5. 1st ISWA Study Tour on Source Separation of Food Waste and Biogas Production
The first ISWA Study Tour on Source Separation of Food Waste and Biogas Production took place in Sweden from 20-24 May 2013. The Study Tour provided the participants with knowledge on different possibilities on source separation and collection of food waste. 19 participants from 13 different countries travelled through Southern Sweden visiting seven biogas and pre-treatment plants within 5 days.

In addition to the technical tours, the participants learnt of new technologies and research within the pre-treatment area, pre-treatment of packaging waste,

collection of food waste, pros and cons of different collection systems, how to measure and handle methane emissions, success stories of quality assurance system for digestate (95 % of the digestate in Sweden is used as fertilizer) and the use of biogas as vehicle fuel.

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6. ISWA Specialised Conference at Waste Tech Expo, Moscow

The Conference attracted over 230 participants from 26 countries with 80 presentations made in 2 parallel sessions over the two days of 28th and 29th May.

ISWA was represented at the event by Frans Willemse, Christian Stiglitz and Derek Greedy, who provided us with the following report:

"Being Chair of the Landfill Working Group, I was delighted to see that unlike in the member states of the European Union, that landfill is alive and well. If there was a common thread for the entire event, it was landfill. Perhaps not landfill as we all would like, since open dumping and poor landfill management seem to be the order of the day for many eastern European countries.

"Much progress, however, is being made with landfill engineering becoming very much the order of the day, rather than, the exception.

"There was, nonetheless, much discussion on alternative technologies such as sorting, mechanical biological treatment, composting and thermal treatment. It was recognised that, although these alternatives have a role to play, not one in particular stands alone as the solution.

What was so pleasing about the whole event was the vibrancy that surrounded it — from the welcome on your arrival by the brass band through to full conference sessions."

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7. International Waste Management Forum and Exhibition in Szombathely, Hungary

The 23rd edition of the Hungarian International Waste Management Forum and Exhibition was held in Szombathely on 23-25 April2013.

The Forum was organised in cooperation with the Hungarian ISWA Committee.

The opening speech was given by Dr. Gyorgy Hajdu, president of the ISWA Hungary. A big thank you goes to Dr. Zsuzsanna Pfeiffer who contributed highly to the event and presented the activities of ISWA Hungary. Among other things, she reported on the foundation of a Youth Committee within ISWA Hungary.

Other high class presentations were held on practical questions of waste management. The exhibition focused on the education of children to increase their waste management consciousness.

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8. ISWA officially approved as Lead Partner of the CCAC MSW initiative
All State Partners of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) have approved ISWA as an official Non-State Partner and subsequently the MSW initiative has recognised ISWA as a lead partner. The CCAC is a global partnership of numerous countries, international organisations and NGOs, seeking to rapidly reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) like black carbon, methane and HFCs.

ISWA is specifically involved in the MSW initiative: “Cities Reducing Emissions through Improved Waste Management,” – a global initiative to bring cities together to mitigate short-lived climate pollutants from the municipal solid waste sector. The initiative is working closely with a number of major cities from all around the world including Rio de Janeiro, Accra, and Ho Chi Minh City, to develop on the ground action plans to mitigate SLCPs by making improvements in waste management practices that can be scaled-up and include other co-benefits like job creation, improved public health and environmental conditions.

ISWA is the implementer of a CCAC funded project to develop an online comprehensive Knowledge Platform offering a suite of services and resources to support cities regarding waste management.
Working closely with initiatives like the CCAC to address the impacts of Waste Management on Climate Change is interesting to ISWA for a number of reasons such as to:

  • Contribute to improved understanding of the scientific basis for climate impacts and benefits from waste & recycling
  • Help to mobilise funding for waste sector projects in developing countries and transitional economies
  • Integrate and prioritise WM & recycling strategies in National plans and initiatives including NAMAs

More details on the CCAC are available here.

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9. ISWA comments on the European Commission’s Green Paper

The European Commission has released a Green Paper on a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment inviting comments from all stake holders. Under the patronage of former ISWA President, Jeff Cooper, all ISWA Working Groups have been invited to work together in order to respond to the European Commission’s Green Paper.

Click here to read ISWA’s position paper.

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10. 2nd ISWA Summer School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-23 August 2013


The 2nd ISWA Summer School is organised in co-operation with the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This ISWA Summer School will take place from 12– 23 August 2013, and will focus on issues in Solid Waste Management in developing economies.

As landfilling of solid waste is still the main means of disposal in developing economies, special emphasis is on landfill siting, design and construction, operation, landfill leachate, landfill gas and its environmental health and safety implications, as well as the economic aspect of waste management.

Go to programme and registration

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11. IPLA Global Forum 2013 on Sustainable Waste Management for the 21st Century Cities, 9-11 September 2013, Borås, Sweden

We are pleased to announce that the IPLA Global Forum 2013 on Sustainable Waste Management for the 21st Century Cities -Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities through Partnership will be held in the City of Borås, Sweden, on 9 - 11 September 2013.

The Forum, which will be organised by the City of BoråsWaste Recovery International Partnership in Borås and UNCRD with the support of University of Borås, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Borås Energy and Environment and private sectors in Sweden, is expected to address the following issues:

  • Ha Noi 3R Declaration in the context of Rio+20 Outcome — The Future We Want
  • Better access to waste management technologies — experiences and knowledge transfer
  • Assessment and selection of waste management technologies
  • Appropriate transfer and adaptation of waste management technologies through international partnerships
  • Public private partnership (PPP) and financing and investment opportunities in zero waste 
  • Regional (inter-municipal/country-country) cooperation — waste recycling markets and green jobs

For registration, please visit UNCRD website

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12. ISWA welcomes three new Gold Members!

ISWA welcomes three new Gold Members!

ISWA is happy to welcome and present three new Gold Members! Please click on the logos to view the company profiles.

S.C. Supercom S.A., Romania
Tamiz Shahar JSC, Azerbaijan
Lubo Systems BV, Netherlands
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13. WM&R June editorial on recycling and resource efficiency

Paul Brunner
University of Technology, Vienna


This month’s WM&R editorial explores the very important issue of measuring the quality of recycling and resource efficiency above just the quantity.

As we know the, latter approach can be misleading for several reasons. Across Europe, recycling rates of around 42% are reported with around 70% for the best performing countries. As the authors of the editorial - Prof Paul Brunner and Costas Velis - inform us, it is, however, necessary to take a closer look at these achievements.

Considerable amounts of materials considered ‘recycled’ in the EU are in fact shipped over to the ‘sink’ (as far as the EU is concerned) of the fast-growing Asian economies: this included close to 3.6 million tonnes of plastic wastes in 2012 (Eurostat data).

The whole editorial can be found here
The table of contents of the latest issue is available here



Costas Velis
University of Leeds


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14. ISWA Profile: Costas Velis

Name:
Costas Velis
Associate Editor, Waste Management & Research
Coordinating Member, Globalisation and Waste Management Task Force

Company and current position in your company:
University of Leeds, Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems:
Bidding for and managing research portfolios, supervising PhD students, teaching at MSc level, running waste characterisation labs, academic publishing and disseminating research outcomes to the wider society. Who mentioned the word ‘busy’?

Fuelogy Ltd, Establisher and Director: thought provoking consultancy services and disruptive innovation for resource efficiency.

What is your background:
PhD:
Solid Waste Management / Environmental Engineering, Cranfield University, UK
MSc: Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development, Imperial College London, UK

BSc: Environmental Physics, University of Athens, Greece
Did you always work in the waste industry?
Even when I did not know. My wandering in physics, literature and environmental NGOs volunteering were the ideal preparation for submerging into the amazing world of waste. I got the idea 15 years ago and I have been steadily involved in the waste world for the last 10 years. It had the intensity of an inner call. Not regretted a single moment.

Did you ever have a mentor or someone you found inspirational?
A great poet, George Seferis said: “Our words are the children of many people”. Being inspired by people around me has been vital in fuelling my trip so far. I was blessed with ingenious friends, teachers and colleagues. If I had to single out a mentor, Prof David Wilson, MBE, has been a role model of outstanding out-of-the-box analytical and independent thinking, combined with humane manners, unpretentious kindness and generosity. Antonis Mavropoulos’ ability to sense the future and generate ground-breaking yet solid ideas keeps on stunning me. Had I to resort to the wider legacy, I would note the marked imprint inside me of the great physicist Richard Feynman on “the effort it takes to be able to say you know something…”

What would you say is your greatest achievement to date?
Waking up every morning with the same strong urge to find solutions on sustainable resource efficiency, and hopefully to drive the society along. On a more tangible level, specific (research) outcomes. Global society: opening direct communication channels between the industry and the informal sector by chairing the Buenos Aires workshop, where for the first ever time an ISWA President and leaders of ‘cartoneros’ openly exchanged ideas. History of ideas: revealing the role of the private waste in the formation of modern solid waste management in London 200 years ago, preceding the sanitation era. Technical innovation: complex optimising of artificial lightweight aggregate production from waste glass. But future needs, unresolved challenges are always the drive: achievements are just an enabling basis to keep on with our vision.

Best advice that you ever received?
Do not become a jazz musician – you will be just mediocre. Leadership is about enabling others and taking responsibility. Ask and share. There is life beyond physics. Humility helps in engineering. Have your best shot and move on to the next big thing. But never give up.
When not working, I enjoy …
Is there life outside work? The sea, travelling, art photography, jazz concerts, fine dining and reading on contemporary thinking, are always a great pleasure. Ultimately, sharing with beloved people.
Why did you decide to become part of ISWA?
Working in the sector, it came naturally, being a member for nine years now. Somehow it was inconceivable not to be part of. That said, the last few years I am far more consciously and actively involved. ISWA is ‘the place’ for international networking and global market awareness. Participating in ISWA is central to my service to the profession: the best forum for sharing my academic expertise and assisting with the strategic development of the sector. Unmatched opportunities for transforming personal vision into collective reality.
When did you become nominated to your current position in ISWA?
Three years ago for Globalisation Waste Management TF. November 2012 for Waste Management & Research.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the waste industry today?
Challenges are different in the affluent North and the low-income and/or poor institutional capacity countries. But we all increasingly produce similar waste. Providing quality and affordable services to the billions who still live without primary collection and/or safe disposal is vital. Transition from the end-of-pipe model to a secondary resource materials manufacturing and energy provider industry. Maintaining the balance between traditional drivers (public health and environmental protection) and the emergent needs for higher value extraction (resource efficiency, circular economy) and climate change mitigation. Health implications should remain the key priority. Financing increasingly high-tech solutions in an austerity climate. Official development assistance and beneficial engaging with the so called informal sector for the poorer societies. Coordinating to address global-scale challenges, such as the oceanic plastic waste. Overcoming poor governance that chronically impedes fast progress. It is reassuring that ISWA the last few years through its Working Groups, Task Forces, WM&R, and wider activities, is making an exponentially increasing contribution towards global awareness and in transferring solutions and building capacity. GWM TF collaborative work is addressing some of the big emerging challenges – an outcome which I am really proud of.

In your opinion, what are the industry’s strengths and weaknesses?
Strengths:
Real need and impact: it provides a vital service to every human society, which is increasingly recognised, within the circular economy framework. Diversity: a great variety of technological solutions is available to customise for specific local challenges. Dedication: passionate employees.

Weaknesses: Profitability: often low profit margins, too dependent on good governance and long term financial policy measures, which may not always be the case around the world. Overregulated, but still not sufficiently transparent. Research & Development: generally, there is insufficient investment in innovation, with some of the technological application being still semi-empirical. Quality management: despite decades of progress, there is still a long way towards keeping up with the standards of manufacturing industries.
Where do you see, if any, market opportunities for the waste industry?
Rapidly developing economies have been providing most opportunities (recent examples: China, Brazil, and Turkey). Eastern Europe and the Balkans will at some point also inevitably open up. Same for South East Asia. Developing profitable yet affordable services for the low-income countries remains an interesting challenge.

What do you think the future holds for the waste industry?
All engineering does is to predict the future. Good engineering fails with only insignificant consequences. Through my crystal ball of academic omniscience, I predict: development, increased financial aid for managing waste, recognition of contribution towards a sustainable society; access to waste management services is accepted as a basic human right; fight over access to ‘waste’ / ownership; increasingly recyclable complex products – but containing  increasingly unrecyclable highly engineered materials; more choice of small-scale technological solutions; mainstreaming of quantifiable waste prevention; merging with reprocessing, manufacturing and energy sectors.

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15. EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 5th Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference & Expo (Australia)
REGISTER NOW! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE WASTE &
RESOURCE RECOVERY INDUSTRY'S BIGGEST CONFERENCE
The 5th Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference & Expo will be held from 7 to 9 August 2013 at Jupiters Gold Coast. Please click here to save these dates in your diary now.

As the conference marks its return to the state where it all began, we hope that you are able to join us to hear from industry leaders and experts, meet with suppliers and network with over 300 other waste and resource recovery industry representatives.

If you work or are involved in the waste and resource recovery industry, you simply cannot afford to miss this year's Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference and Expo.

Over four days you will:

  • Be inspired by Keynote Presentations from Australia, the UK and Portugal
  • Hear from over 50 platform presenters as well as view e-Poster presentations
  • Experience the latest products and services for the industry at our Equipment Field Day and Trade Exhibition
  • See best practice in action on Technical Tours of award winning facilities
  • Network with over 400 delegates at the Welcome reception; Conference dinner & Networking breakfast

Conference topics include: Landfill Gas, Living with Carbon, Planning, Design and Operations, E-Waste Recovery, Innovations in Plant and Equipment, Coping with Extremes and the Evolution of Transfer Stations.

Visit our website for the full event schedule, to register and for further information about this exciting event.

For further information, please contact WMAA Events:
T: 1300 651 026 E:
registration@wmaa.asn.au W: www.landfill.com.au
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16. WORLD: Radical action on waste hinges on challenging the design brief

New dialogues need to be brokered between designers, suppliers and waste management companies to facilitate the level of collaboration required to transform thinking around end-of-life materials.

This was one of the key messages to come out of a report released this week by the RSA and Technology Strategy Board that investigates the role of design within the emerging circular economy.

The document summarises the learning of the first phase of the Great Recovery project - an initiative which is bringing key stakeholder groups together to deepen understanding around eco-design and material use.

The study sets out four key design approaches upon which closed loop processes could be built. These are: designing for longevity; designing for leasing/service; designing for reuse in manufacture; designing for material recovery.

For the full story, please visit Edie

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17. AUS: Water sector sniffs around organic wastes
The water industry is looming as a threat to the waste sector as it makes increasing noises about sourcing solid and liquid organic wastes to feed into bio-digesters at its sites.

The Ozwater conference in Perth [early May 2013], got a peek inside the feasibilities studies for Melbourne water retailers Yarra Valley Water (YVW) and City West Water (CWW) on taking these organics.


Overseas, Californian water utility East Bay Municipal Utility District has been successfully importing solid wastes for several years, while Thames Water in the UK is in the throes of developing a £250 million ($360 million) suite of digesters that will see it follow suit.

Last month YVW announced plans for Australia's first anaerobic digester that will combine sewage sludge with organic waste trucked to the site to optimise its energy potential. It will be sited at one of its existing sewage treatment plants.

For the full story, please visit BEN
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18. AUS: E-waste recycling scheme nationwide

Australians across the country can recycle their unwanted e-waste for free, now the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is available in every state and territory.

The launch of services in Tasmania under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme has coincided with the one year anniversary of the first services under the initiative.

There are now over 380 ongoing recycling services available across Australia, including 15 in Tasmania. Over 20,000 tonnes of unwanted televisions and computers have been recycled since the scheme started operating in Canberra in May last year.

For the full story, please visit EnviroInfo
Further information on the scheme, including service location details, can be found at www.environment.gov.au/ewaste
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19. AUS: CSIRO – more rubbish in seas than people on land
A new CSIRO survey shows that from toothbrushes to balloons, there are more than five pieces of ocean rubbish for every person in the country. The CSIRO-led survey, which is the first of its kind in the world, has found Australia’s oceans and beaches are covered in rubbish with plastic making up nearly three-quarters of marine debris.


The majority of rubbish is found near major population centres but ocean currents are pushing a lot of it far from our cities.

There are 5.2 pieces of debris for every person in Australia and on beaches there are 3.2 pieces of rubbish for every metre of beach.

CSIRO research scientist Dr Denise Hardesty said there is a misconception the rubbish is coming from other countries.

For the full story, please visit EcoNews
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20. INDIA: Waste not want not
A wedding, a grand party and celebration of any kind leaves behind happy memories to cherish. But little do we realise that great fat Indian weddings also leave behind an enormous amount of leftovers. Not only weddings, the quantity of food cooked is over estimated on many other occasions and ultimately the surplus food goes to the waste bins.


Each morsel thus wasted, in a way, contributes towards hunger. In addition, wasteful food-consumption is also leading to unsustainable demand for natural resources. When large quantities of food goes wasted instead of feeding hungry mouths, it ends up in a landfill — ultimately contributing to global warming by releasing methane gas.

For the full story, please visit The Hindu

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21. NORTHERN IRELAND: Pressure mounts for plastics landfill ban as NI joins bag tax brigade

Northern Ireland has become the latest region within the British Isles to introduce a levy on disposable carrier bags as the European Commission draws up plans to clamp down on their use.

The tax, in which retailers across Northern Ireland will charge upwards of five pence for each single use plastic bag, forms part of the Government's drive to reduce the 250 million carrier bags distributed in the country each year.

Northern Ireland joins Wales and Ireland in charging for their use, and there are plans in Scotland to introduce a similar measure - a consultation on this issue is already well underway.

For the full story, please visit Edie

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22. POLAND: Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup

With too many people chucking their garbage into neighbours' bins - or worse, the woods - to avoid paying for disposal, Poland has taken on a massive overhaul of its laissez-faire waste management system.

The new greener setup, which enters into force in July, will lower the incentive to litter by requiring everyone to pay a municipal disposal tax for a service that up to now has been left up to each household to coordinate.

While Poland has a long way to go to catch up to green superstars like Austria or Germany - which recycle or compost over 60 percent of their rubbish - the new system should help bring Warsaw into line with EU norms.

For the full story, please visit The West Australian

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23. Overview ISWA meetings 2013
Start
End
Meeting
City
Country
24 June 28 June ISWA Study Tour on Waste to Energy Vienna Austria
1 July 5 July ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy Vienna Austria
16 July 16 July Scientific Technical Committee Meeting Lisbon Portugal
17 July 17 July ISWA Board Meeting Lisbon Portugal
7 Aug 9 Aug ISWA Cooperation Conference: Landfill and Transfer Stations Gold Coast Australia
12 Aug 23 Aug 2nd ISWA Summer School Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
3 Sep 4 Sep ISWA European Group Meeting Brussels Belgium
5 Sep 6 Sep Working Group Meeting on Communication Vienna Austria
5 Sep 7 Sep International Conference & Expo on Solid Waste Management & Recycling Wuhan China
12 Sep 13 Sep Working Group Meeting on Energy Recovery Turin Italy
19 Sep 20 Sep ISWA/UNEP Workshop on GHG and SLCP Emission Quantification Methodologies Paris France
25 Sep 26 Sep Romanian National Conference on "Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management. Concepts and Strategies" Bucharest Romania
5 Oct 5 Oct Scientific Technical Committee Meeting Vienna Austria
5 Oct 5 Oct ISWA Board Meeting Vienna Austria
6 Oct 6 Oct ISWA General Assembly Vienna Austria
7 Oct 11 Oct ISWA World Congress 2013 Vienna Austria
10 Oct 11 Oct Working Group Meeting on Legal Issues Vienna Austria
14 Nov 15 Nov ISWA Beacon Conference on Optimising Collection and recycling of WEEE Dusseldorf Germany
27 Nov 28 Nov ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste-to-Energy Malmö Sweden
2014
22 Sep 26 Sep ISWA Study Tour on Collection & Recycling Vienna Austria
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24. Coming Events Calendar
ISWA Event - ISWA Events
ISWA Member Event - ISWA Member Events
August 2013
ISWA Member Event 7 – 9 August 2013
5th National Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference
Gold Coast, QLD
www.landfill.com.au
September 2013

ISWA Event5 - 7 September 2013
International Conference & Expo on Solid Waste Management & Recycling
Wuhan, China
jtang@iswa.org

ISWA Event25 - 26 September 2013
Romanian National Conference on "Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management. Concepts and Strategies"
Bucharest, Romania

October 2013

ISWA Event7 – 11 October 2013
ISWA World Congress 2013
Vienna, Austria
www.iswa2013.org

ISWA Member Event 22 – 24 October 2013
WasteMINZ Conference & Expo 2013
E: info@wasteminz.org.nz

November 2013
ISWA Event 27 – 28 November 2013
ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste to Energy
Malmö, Sweden
E: jakob.sahlen@avfallsverige.se
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