PlasticFreeDanube: Composition of macro-plastic waste in and along the Danube River
© Lehrstuhl f├╝r Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversit├Ąt Leoben (11/2020)
The reliable estimates are essential to developing measures to reduce plastic pollution and to make successes measurable and visible. For this reason, the cross-border project "PlasticFreeDanube" (PFD), which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of Interreg Slovakia-Austria, aims to gain new knowledge on this topic for the Danube.
Bio-based plastics in the post-consumer-recycling stream
© Wasteconsult International (5/2017)
The global production capacities of bio-based plastics register a constant increase, and the prognoses also confirm this upward trend. This results in a variety of products made of bio-based plastics that reach the established disposal streams as post-consumer wastes after being used.
6. Customer Service, EQF 5 Premium
© AIRE (Adapting and installing an international vocational training for renewable energy) (2/2012)
Which knowledge, skills and competences does an AIRE specialist need as far as customer service, advising and councelling is concerned?
THE ECONOMICAL IMPACT OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
In most developing and emerging countries, collecting, sorting and recycling of waste provides income to thousands of people of the informal sector. They work in the streets, at dumpsites, landfills, transfer stations or at separation plants. The informal sector is an important actor in collecting, recycling and valorising recyclables and organic waste from households and businesses. However, legitimising the activities of the informal sector and integrating them into the formal solid waste system is being regarded as a challenging process that takes a long time and requires the full commitment of all stakeholders involved. As the informal sector is often regarded as little profitable, not organised and not trustworthy, only few cooperation models between the public, private and informal private sector have been initiated so far.
Engineering Sustainable Dams
© Springer Vieweg | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH (10/2007)
The concept of sustainable infrastructure and an approach to achieving it through the Engineered Sustainable Infrastructure Cycle (ESIC) are explained.
Disposal of high-calorific waste in the Weser-Ems network
© Wasteconsult International (12/2006)
With coming into force of the "Abfall-Ablagerungsverordnung", the possibilities of residual waste removal in local dumps and disposal facilities were strongly reduced. Removal networks could help to find ways out of the shortfall.
ATZ-TPH-process for optimized usage of organic waste
© Lehrstuhl f├╝r Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversit├Ąt Leoben (11/2006)
The treatment of organic waste by biological processes like composting and digesting only leads to a mass diminution from about 50 %.