Issue 14
December 2011
CONTENTS
1.
News from the President
2.
ISWA General Secretariat Seasons Greetings
3.
ISWA at COP 17 in Durban
4.
ISWA Beacon Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia
5.
The Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM) Meeting in Vienna
6.
Cooperation with UNEP on Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling in South East Europe
7.
ISWA World Solid Waste Congress 2012 – 600 abstracts received!
8.
ISWA Beacon Conferences in 2012
9.
WM&R:The best waste to substitute fossil fuel for energy production?
10.
ISWA Job Exchange Platform
11.
ISWA Silver Member ÇEVKO Foundation celebrates 20th Anniversary
12.
New Gold Member: VINCI Environnement
13.
ISWA PROFILE: Rodrigo Navia (Chile)
News from around the Globe
14.
WORLD: Wastewater treatment 'greenest route' for food waste disposal
15.
EUROPE: Food manufacturers 'holding back rPET' lush outsources recycling
16.
EUROPE: Recycling industry adds to European economy (Europe)
17.
ITALY: Italian Wood Waste Pyro-Gasification Facility Fires Up
18.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Cow poo set to power Northern Ireland's second AD plant
19.
SCOTLAND: Scotland unveils 'emission-free' waste oil recycling plant
20.
SCOTLAND: Viridor to build MBT, AD and gasification 'super-hub' in Glasgow
21.
UK: Protest as nuclear waste costs decision 'snuck out'
22.
UK: Farmers spark demand for pig shelters made from waste plastic
23.
UK: Sainsbury's becomes largest retail user of anaerobic digestion
Coming Events
24.
Overview ISWA Meetings 2011
25.
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,

This autumn (Northern Hemisphere!) has been a busy period for me after the very successful ISWA Annual Congress in Daegu, which demonstrated the advances that have been made by our Asian members in greening their economies. Later in October, there was a very good technical meeting in Oporto, Portugal. In Malmö I attended the 7th Beacon Conference on Energy from Waste — as always of exceptional quality. This was followed by a wonderful visit to Thessaloniki with the Recycling and Waste Minimisation Working Group.

Earlier in December, I was in Vienna participating in the UNEP Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM) meeting, hosted by ISWA.

ISWA is taking part in this global Programme, leading the way in one of the six focal areas — the interrelationship between waste and climate change — designated by the Programme. Other focal areas include agricultural waste for fuel and e-waste. ISWA also has a close link to the latter through the link to our interest of curbing the problem of waste trafficking.

ISWA has also been promoting the cause of enhanced waste management at the CoP17 meeting in Durban, South Africa in December, to ensure that the waste and recycling sector is recognised for the valuable work it provides and could do more to mitigate the carbon emissions generated by human activity.

I wish you all the best for coming festive season and a Happy New Year for 2012.

Best wishes
Jeff Cooper
ISWA President

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2. ISWA General Secretariat Seasons Greetings
The crew of the ISWA General Secretariat wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Successful and Sustainable New Year!
Hermann, Julia, Gerfried, Rachael, Alfred and Kim
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3. ISWA at COP 17 in Durban
ISWA has been represented with a delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Summit, 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17), which took place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November – 9 December 2011.

Members of the ISWA delegation (ISWA Vice President David Newman, Past-President Atilio Savino, Board Member Erik de Baedts, Freek van Eijk, Director Strategy & Public Affairs from SITA, and ISWA Communications Manager Gerfried Habenicht), endeavoured to make sustainable waste management and its positive impact on our climate an issue at the summit and in the UNFCCC process. Somehow, they brought home the bacon.

Mission accomplished! Now “waste” — for the first time — is laid down (as a sector for reporting on climate mitigation actions) in a final UNFCCC document!

The waste sector was identified in the final text of the AWG-LCA (Ad Hoc Working Group on Long Term Cooperative Action). This text referenced the waste sector, describing how developed countries should report process in the achievement of mitigation targets. In effect, the text directed developing country Parties, to the extent where appropriate, to organise the reporting of mitigation actions by sector and by gas.

Waste was identified as one of the sectors, along with energy, industrial processes and product use, agriculture, and land use. This is important in terms of drawing attention to the waste sector and in encouraging developed country Parties to account for waste (and sectors more generally) as they report mitigation activity and, importantly, financial assistance to developing countries.

The Durban outcomes can be assessed as strongly positive for the waste management sector in terms of gaining greater recognition as a mitigation strategy, attracting new streams of public and private financial assistance, and supporting domestic regulatory reform efforts.

A more detailed analysis of ISWA’s Durban mission will be provided soon in a separate email bulletin.

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4. ISWA Beacon Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia
An ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste-to-Energy and Packaging Waste in the South Eastern European, Middle East and Mediterranean Region was held in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 30 November – 2 December 2011.

More than 200 participants from the region and experts from Germany, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Greece and the United Kingdom attended the event.

The main goals of the conference were to promote exchange of knowledge and experience from the field of strategic waste management planning and enhancement of communication between target groups in identifying and solving current environmental problems.

The conference has been co-organised by ISWA, the Serbian Solid Waste Association (SeSWA), Department of Environmental Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Global Methane Initiative, Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning of Republic of Serbia, Provincial Secretariat of Urban Planning and Environmental Protection of AP Vojvodina and GIZ.

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5. The Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM) Meeting in Vienna
On 5 and 6 December 201, a meeting took place at the ISWA headquarters in Vienna concerning the Global Partnership on Waste Management, which was initiated by UNEP in November 2010.

This is a partnership for international agencies, governments, businesses, academia, local authorities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to enhance international cooperation among stakeholders, identify and fill information gaps, share information and strengthen awareness, political will, and capacity to promote resource conservation and resource efficiency.

At the meeting in Vienna, 18 experts from different UN bodies, participants from national government authorities and the EU commission presented and discussed work plans for seven different projects, with ISWA taking the lead on the focal area of waste and climate change.

Enhancing the capacity of local and national authorities to tackle the unsound management of waste will greatly contribute to GPWM’s overall objective of protecting human health and the environment from the adverse effects of waste.

Building capacity through training workshops and demonstration projects should have great multiplier effects. Knowledge on Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) and the development of appropriate planning can easily be shared, which will help to replicate activities on ISWM and thus raise awareness.

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6. Cooperation with UNEP on Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling in South East Europe
ISWA, in cooperation with UNEP, recently held two stakeholder workshops in partnership with local Environmental Ministries on the theme of plastic packaging waste.

The first workshop took place at the Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction (MEPPPC) on 25 November 2011 in Zagreb. Sixteen participants representing eight different organisations involved in waste management and recycling attended the event.

The Serbian Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning (MEMSP) hosted the second workshop on 28 November in Belgrade, with 28 participants attending from 20 different organisations.

The workshops form part of a UNEP/ISWA project, stemming from a UNEP initiative to address packaging waste through the promotion of reuse and recycling, with the aim to lead to the creation of jobs, economic return, rural tourism and the reduction of negative environmental impacts in South East Europe. This initiative is a subpart of a larger Programme on Resource Efficiency/Sustainable Consumption and Production.

The first part of the Workshops involved presentations on the current situation, legislation, opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and the benefits of developing the Reuse and Recycling of plastic packaging in each respective country. The second part of the Workshops entailed a guided discussion/facilitation session to identify specific recommendations and future steps.

The feedback received from the workshop has been very positive

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7. ISWA World Solid Waste Congress 2012 – 600 abstracts received!
From 17 – 19 September 2012, leading international experts from the waste management sector will be gathering in Florence, Italy, for the ISWA World Solid Waste Congress 2012, with main themes including developing countries, prevention, biological treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste.

The abstract submission deadline is closed now and 600 abstracts have been received! In the following weeks the Scientific Steering Committee will review these abstracts and by mid-January notifications of acceptance/rejection will be issued.

It is already possible to register for the Congress and to book your hotel. Please remember Florence in September is a busy period, so be quick!

Please visit www.iswa2012.org for more information.

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8. ISWA Beacon Conferences in 2012
In the first half of 2012, there will be two ISWA Beacon Conferences held in Europe that you should not miss:


The ISWA/DAKOFA Conference on Waste and Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark
19 – 20 April 2011

It is now time to follow up on the conclusions from the first edition of this conference held in connection with the COP 15 in Copenhagen.

The overall conclusion of this conference in 2009 was: Waste management is part of the solution and plays an important role in the effort to reduce climate change.

As an integrated part of the overall material flow through the economy, waste management has a tremendous potential for contributing to mitigating climate change.

The conference is dedicated to these issues with the goal of delivering a clear message from leading scientists and industries in the field of waste management to COP 18 in Qatar.


The
Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling, Vienna, Austria
31 May – 1 June 2011

At the third edition of this conference, an exclusive panel of speakers will assess policy instruments and practices for waste prevention, contemplate environmental impacts of production and consumption, and take an in-depth look into strategies on resource management and new recycling technologies.

Emphasis will be placed on the topics of food waste, planned obsolescence, communication & behavioural change, monitoring of waste prevention and producer responsibility.

Save the dates!
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9. WM&R: The best waste to substitute fossil fuel for energy production?


Rodrigo Navia
University of La Frontera,
Chile

This month’s Waste Management & Research editorial identifies residual woody biomass as one of the most attractive renewable energy sources.

Residual woody biomass can be either converted directly into heat and electricity or transformed into solid, liquid and gaseous fuels by means of thermal processes such as pyrolysis and gasification.

Another benefit is that this energy fuel is deemed carbon-neutral because the emitted carbon dioxide during its combustion can be considered as part of the global carbon cycle. However, the use of biomass to create energy is not without challenges.

To find out about new novel ways to overcome the challenges, I invite you to read this month’s informative Editorial written by Rodrigo Navia and Ljubisa R. Radovic.

To download the latest WM&R issue, please visit Sage Journals Online


Ljubisa R. Radovic
Penn State University, USA
University of Concepción, Chile
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10. ISWA Job Exchange Platform

The ISWA Job Exchange Platform provides companies and organisations with a highly targeted opportunity to find the most qualified personnel in the waste management sector all over the world. Place your job ad on a website that is visited by 10,000 waste management professionals per month!

This service is free of charge for ISWA members!

As a member benefit, ISWA company/organisation members (National, Gold and Silver members) may publish a certain number of job advertisements for free for each year of membership:

  • ISWA National Members:5
  • ISWA Gold Members:5
  • ISWA Silver Members:2

ISWA Individual and Student Members may upload an applicant profile for free.

Non-members who would like to use this target-oriented global personnel search are invited to contact the ISWA General Secretariat.

You are welcome to check this new service out right now by clicking Job Exchange Platform on the menu bar
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11. ISWA Silver Member ÇEVKO Foundation celebrates 20th Anniversary
Congratulations to ÇEVKO Foundation, the Turkish Collection and Recovery Scheme for Packaging Waste, who celebrated its 20th Anniversary with an international summit held in Istanbul on 1 November 2011.

This successful event themed “Increased Industry Responsibility in a Changing and Polluted World”, covered the current state of recycling in Turkey and recycling efforts in the world.

Many international guests followed ÇEVKO’s invitation to attend the Anniversary summit, among them representatives from ISWA, Packaging Recovery Organisation Europe (PRO EUROPE) and EUROPEN.

The ÇEVKO Foundation started as an industry initiative in 1991, and continued its operations on a voluntary basis until 2005 when declared an authorised body.

ISWA General Manager Herman Koller, together with EUROPEN General Manager Julian Carroll, PRO EUROPE General Manager Joachim Quoden and ÇEVKO Foundation General Manager Mete Imer participated as speakers in “Industry’s Responsibility in Packaging Waste Management” panel.

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12. New Gold Member: VINCI Environnement
ISWA is happy to welcome and present a new Gold Member!

VINCI Environnement, France, provides its clients with expertise accumulated over 50 years in the waste treatment, flue gas treatment and water treatment sectors.

Part of the VINCI Group — the world leader in construction and concessions — VINCI Environment UK, designs unique solutions based on a variety of in-house process technologies to ensure an appropriate response to any specific problem brought to its attention.

Whether dealing with residual solid waste; food and green waste; biomass, commercial or hazardous industrial waste, the technologies developed by VINCI Environnement for Waste to Energy, Anaerobic Digestion and In Vessel Composting, combined with the processes for Flue Gas Treatment, Odour Control and Water treatment are among the most accomplished and effective on the market.

The in-house processes of VINCI Environnement and its savoir-faire in complex project management, allows them to deliver both traditional and technically advanced waste and water treatment plants that measure up to highest expectations. Both customer service through dedication, professionalism and attention to detail and eenvironnent protection are core values of the entreprise.

For more information, please visit www.vinci-environnement.com (French) or www.vinci-environment.co.uk (English)

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13. ISWA PROFILE: Rodrigo Navia (Chile)

Name:
Rodrigo Navia
Associate Editor of Waste Management & Research

Company:
Full Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile

What is your background:
I am a Chemical Engineer (Chile) and hold a PhD in Mining Sciences (Austria). My main background is related to process engineering, particularly solid waste and biomass engineering processes focusing on energy and materials recovery.

Did you always work in the waste industry?
No, in my first five years, I was employed in the food industry as plant manager (Chile). I spent my last 12 years at University, where my main focus has been related to environmental engineering issues.
Did you ever have a mentor or someone you found inspirational?
Of course, for instance in the University (Chile), one particular professor was very inspirational, mainly because of his industrial background and the capacity to link theoretical knowledge to practical industrial analyses. In addition, during my PhD studies, my advisor — Prof. Karl E. Lorber, who is a great scientist and person.

What would you say is your greatest achievement to date?
My family, for sure. I have two great children and an incredible wife who supports me unconditionally.

Best advice that you ever received?
“Follow your intuition.
When not working, I enjoy …
Sports like football, skiing and squash and to read interesting books, particularly history. As often as possible, on weekends and holidays, I enjoy driving to our small house on the Villarrica Lake with my family, and spending time with my wife and children there.
Why did you decide to become part of ISWA?
Being part of the Editorial Group and the Associate Editor of Waste Management & Research — ISWA’s scientific journal — it only made sense to become part of ISWA.
When did you become nominated to your current position in ISWA?
About three years ago.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the waste industry today?
I think there are two main challenges: To make a clear contribution on saving CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by improving and developing new waste management technologies; and to continuously recover energy and valuable materials from waste.

In your opinion, what are the industry’s strengths and weaknesses?
I think the industry’s strengths are mainly related to the concept of considering wastes as a resource, and in this sense, now materials and energy recovery from waste is being achieved.

The main weakness, I think, is related to the recycling market, which is unfortunately very much dependent on external issues, such as economic crisis as well as global commodity prices.
Where do you see, if any, market opportunities for the waste industry?
I see market opportunities for the waste industry in the carbon market, i.e., related to carbon credits (clean development mechanism), and also in the field of valuable metals recovery from waste.
What do you think the future holds for the waste industry?
In think the “Urban Mining” concept will be particularly a very hot topic in the near future. It seems that in the following decades, this concept will be at the top of the agenda of the waste management sector, probably connected with big cities. Particularly, I refer to the cost-effective recovery of valuable materials from landfills, disaster, construction and demolition wastes, as well as industrial wastes at large scale, simultaneously promoting the environmentally safe use of our natural resources.
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14. WORLD: Wastewater treatment 'greenest route' for food waste disposal
Using advanced wastewater treatment facilities to treat food waste through anaerobic digestion (AD) is the best environmental option, according to a new study.

The life cycle assessment report from PE International examined the impact of various food waste disposal systems. It found that food scraps put into a sink-based disposal unit and sent to wastewater treatment plants resulted in lower global warming potential than landfill, incineration and centralised composting.

According to the study, commissioned by US Company InSinkErator, if 30,000 households switched from sending food waste to landfill to a waste disposal unit instead, the reduction in global warming potential would be the equivalent of eliminating nearly 2,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

The study assessed the environmental impact of the four primary systems for managing food scraps - wastewater treatment, landfills, incineration and advanced composting. It analysed several critical environmental impacts: global warming potential; eutrophication potential; acidification potential; smog formation, and the energy demands associated with each system.

It found that food scraps processed through a wastewater treatment plant with AD and cogeneration can not only result in a reduction of global warming potential, but will have lower energy demand compared to other disposal methods.

For the full story, please visit edie.net

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15. EUROPE: Food manufacturers 'holding back rPET' lush outsources recyclingCar
The use of recycled PET in the food sector is being held back by poor quality control and by brand owners' misconceptions, according to PET bottle molder APPE.

The company, which says it is the largest food-grade PET recycler in Europe, is investing €10m at its recycling plant in Beaune, France to increase food-grade rPET output by 40 percent. But, European Plastics News reported, further expansions could be constrained by low supply of post-consumer PET.

Frédéric Blanchard, plant director of the Beaune facility, said the lack of supply is causing the price of post-consumer PET bales to rise to record highs. He said recyclers' costs also include blending, process controls and changeovers. But he said brand owners think incorrectly that rPET should be cheaper than its virgin cousin.

In other packaging news, multi-national cosmetics company Lush has outsourced the recycling of its black polypropylene cosmetics pots from its shops in the north of England, to eco-manufacturer Remarkable, Edie.net reports. Lush packaging buyer Maria Feast said many local governments don't have a process in place to handle this material.

Lush has created an in-store takeback scheme for product containers, which either go back to the Lush pot manufacturer or to Remarkable's factory. There, the pots are washed, cut down into plastic chips and melted into new pots, which go back to Lush.

Source: Environmental Leader
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16. EUROPE: Recycling industry adds to European economy

A recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), The Role of Recycling in a Green Economy has found that recycling provides a significant economic benefit to Europe’s economy, by providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation.  The revenue from the seven main recyclable categories for the period 2004 – 2008 almost doubled to more than €60 billion (US $80 billion) in the European Union.

Source: WasteMINZ newsletter, 9 December 2011

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17. ITALY: Italian Wood Waste Pyro-Gasification Facility Fires Up
The new Villanova Mondovi pyro-gasification plant in Torino, Italy has begun processing waste wood into energy, helping the country move toward its goal of producing 17% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020.

The process used at the new facility features four phases: the drying of the wood, gasification, gas cooling and depuration and finally combustion of the gases in two GE Jenbacher J316 gas engines.

According to GE, the technology deployed for the Villanova Mondovi plant evolved from a similar gasifier project in Grossenkneten, Germany, co-financed by the region of Lower Saxony, and is producing the highest net electrical efficiency ever reached by a syngas cogeneration plant in the 1 MW output range of between 27% and 29%.

The electrical efficiency achieved is dependent on the quality of the wood and the air used in the process. With an output of 995 kW, the project qualifies for the Italian government's incentive tariff, which encourages the development of smaller, geographically distributed power plants.

To read the full article, please visit Waste Management World
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18. NORTHERN IRELAND: Cow poo set to power Northern Ireland's second AD plant

A farm-based anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will use cattle dung and grass silage to power homes and businesses in Northern Ireland.

The Greenhill Dairy Farm Biogas farm near Ardstraw claims to be the first plant in Northern Ireland in 20 years to provide sustainable heat and power in this way. The poo from some 600 cows on the 700 acre site will help fuel the plant to produce 430 kWh - enough to supply 430 homes with electricity.

Alfagy was selected by the developer for the project as the combined heat and power (CHP) and gas conditioning supplier. Although the project faced funding challenges, its fast payback period was the deciding factor in getting investment backing.

The Ardstraw facility is only the second AD facility in Northern Ireland. More farmers in the region are now considering similar projects.

Source: edie.net
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19. SCOTLAND: Scotland unveils 'emission-free' waste oil recycling plant
A waste oil recycling facility has officially opened on 1 November 2011 in Scotland, which will turn industrial waste oil into lubricant and fuel oil.

According to Press Association reports, Scottish Secretary for Infrastructure & Capital Investment, Alex Neil MSP, opened the £2m vacuum distillation unit in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, operated by Northburn Industrial Services (NiS).

The plant is designed to release no harmful emissions into the atmosphere, as the waste oil will be treated by vacuum distillation at reduced pressure. This will reduce the temperatures required to treat the oil, thus lowering the amount of energy needed to power the plant.

NiS company director Chris McLean said: "This is a major step forward for our company and a significant investment. It highlights our commitment to developing the latest waste oil recycling technology and will set us apart from our major competitors.

For the full story, please visit edie.net
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20. SCOTLAND: Viridor to build MBT, AD and gasification 'super-hub' in Glasgow
Viridor is set to develop a £150m 'zero waste hub' for Glasgow City Council to treat and dispose of its residual rubbish.

As part of the project, which aims to help the city divert 90% of its municipal waste from landfill, a mechanical biological treatment facility (MBT), anaerobic digestion (AD) and gasification solution facility will be built.

It is thought that the hub, which will have a total treatment capacity of 200,000 tonnes per annum, will enable the council to boost its municipal recycling rates and achieve a net carbon saving of about 89,457 tonnes a year.

For the full story, please visit edie.net
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21. UK: Protest as nuclear waste costs decision 'snuck out'
The Government has been accused of releasing crucial information around the nuclear power industry and its waste in an 'underhand' way.

The announcement was made, with the formerly anti-nuclear energy secretary Chris Huhne out of the country at COP17 in South Africa, by Charles Hendry.

Mr Hendry said he wanted to 'protect the taxpayer and provide investor certainty' as he set out statutory guidance for new nuclear operators to produce plans for funding the decommissioning of their power stations and managing their radioactive waste.

However, campaigners said the consultations on an updated waste transfer policy and revised funding for decommissioning will cost the public a 'fortune'.

Environmental group Greenpeace also claimed the Government tried to 'bury' the news on a busy news day with the water white paper, COP17 talks and European Union funding talks all hitting the headlines.

For the full story, please visit edie.net
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22. UK: Farmers spark demand for pig shelters made from waste plastic:
2K Manufacturing is doubling production at its Luton factory to meet demand from the agricultural sector for its EcoSheet plywood replacement board.

EcoSheet is made from waste plastic sourced from farms, businesses and homes and is increasingly being used in the farming industry as animal housing for a range of livestock including outdoor pig units.

From January 2012, 2K Manufacturing will double its production to 1,300 EcoSheet boards per week. Production is then expected to double again in spring 2012 with the installation of new machinery.

2K Manufacturing's Peter Ball said: "EcoSheet has a number of advantages over plywood in practical terms, including the fact it doesn't rot, doesn't contain adhesives and preservatives and is easier to clean which improves animal welfare.

"Plus it is more environmentally friendly than plywood, which usually ends up in landfill as part of the 25 million plywood sheets that are disposed of in the UK each year. EcoSheet on the other hand can be recycled again and again."

2K has secured equity funding from Foresight Group, a leading investor in green investments, and debt financing from KBC Bank.

Source: www.edie.net

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23. UK: Sainsbury's becomes largest retail user of anaerobic digestion
Sainsbury's has become the UK's largest anaerobic digestion (AD) retailer after signing a ground breaking deal with Biffa. The three-year deal means all food waste from Sainsbury's will be sent to AD plants around the country.

The deal will see food waste collected from Sainsbury's distribution centres across the UK, then processed to produce renewable energy to power homes and businesses. None of the food waste from Sainsbury's supermarkets is sent to landfill, but some of it goes to other waste from energy processes. This new deal will ensure all of it is sent for AD.

Neil Sachdev, Sainsbury's property director, said: "Anaerobic digestion is the most efficient way to create energy from waste, so this new contract means our food waste is being put to the best possible use.

Source: Materials Handling World Magazine
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24. Overview ISWA meetings 2012
2012
Start
End
Meeting
City
Country
2 Feb 2 Feb Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting Paris France
3 Feb 3 Feb ISWA Board Meeting Paris France
29 March 30 March Working Group Meeting on Energy Recovery Barcelona Spain
17 April 17 April Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting Copenhagen Denmark
18 April 18 April ISWA Board Meeting Copenhagen Denmark
19 April 20 April DAKOFA/ISWA Waste and Climate Beacon Conference Copenhagen Denmark
7 May 7 May Working Group Meeting on Landfill Munich Germany
8 May 8 May Special ISWA Event at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 Munich Germany
8 May 8 May Working Group on Collection and Transportation Technology Munich Germany
9 May 9 May Working Group Meeting on Recycling and Waste Minimisation Munich Germany
10 May 10 May Working Group Meeting on Hazardous Waste Munich Germany
10 May 10 May Working Group Meeting on Communication Munich Germany
31 May 1 June ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling Vienna Austria
6 July 6 July Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting Singapore Singapore
7 July 7 July ISWA Board Meeting Singapore Singapore
15 Sep 15 Sep Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting Florence Italy
16 Sep 16 Sep ISWA General Assembly Florence Italy
17 Sep 19 Sep ISWA Annual Congress 2012 Florence Italy
20 Sep 20 Sep ISWA Board Meeting Florence Italy
25 Oct 26 Oct Working Group Meeting on Energy Recovery Bern Switzerland
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25. Coming Events Calendar
ISWA Event - ISWA Events
ISWA Member Event - ISWA Member Events
2012
March 2012
ISWA Member Event 7 – 9 March 2012
IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS merge to become IE expo
Shanghai, China
www.ie-expo.com

April 2012
ISWA Event 19 – 20 April 2012
DAKOFA/ISWA Waste and Climate Beacon Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark
www.wasteandclimate.org
May 2012

ISWA Member Event 7 – 11 May 2012
IFAT-ENTSORGA
Munich, Germany

www.ifat.de/en

May 2012 cont
ISWA Event 31 May – 1 June 2012
ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling

Vienna, Austria
July 2012
ISWA Member Event 24 – 26 July 2012
Enviro 2012
Adelaide, Australia
www.enviroconvention.com.au
September 2012
ISWA Event17 – 19 September 2012
ISWA World Solid Waste Congress 2012
Florence, Italy
www.iswa2012.org
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