Sensor based sorting: A key technology for sustainable waste management
© Wasteconsult International (6/2010)
Waste is a heterogeneous mixture of materials often containing reusable or recyclable materials. In accordance with the hierarchy of the EU requirements “Prevention - Preparing for reuse – Recycling - Other Recovery – Disposal of Waste”, waste processing and recycling additionally fulfills the duty to protect the environment and to preserve primary resources. In order to meet the demands of increasing recycling rates and the quality of recycled waste materials sensor based sorting is playing an important and increasing role in waste processing techniques.

Strategy and Implementation Plan for Integrated Solid Waste Management in Tehran
© Wasteconsult International (6/2010)
The Tehran Solid Waste Management Strategy is being developed with the current situation, the current organizational structure and the current operational practices. The waste management organization has done various projects in public awareness, composting etc. The management and operation of solid waste relate to lots of criteria more than the human mind can handle effectively. The reports show integrated view in the solid waste management is the best method for management under multi dimensional situation.

Paper and cardboard sorting and Baling Plant in Lleida
© Infoenviro (2/2007)
A new paper and cardboard sorting and baling plant was recently started up by Felip Vilella I Fills, S.L., a company that collects, processes and recycles different types of waste. The new plant is an extension of the previously existing facilities that the company employ to handle other types of waste including end-of-life vehicles, scrap metal, batteries, glass and plastics, among others.

REACH Reviewed under WTO Law
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (6/2005)
This contribution analyses the comprehensive chemicals legislation proposed by the EU Commission, ”REACH”, from the perspective of WTO law. First, it inquires whether the treatment of foreign substances and foreign articles in REACH can be reconciled with one of WTO’s key requirements, i.e., non-discrimination.

Experiencing resource management - decentralised biological treatment at schools of Bangkok
© Bauhaus-Universität Weimar - Professur fĂĽr Abfallwirtschaft (4/2005)
The politics of Thailand is set out for combining the increase of the industrial production with a higher standard of the living conditions of wider parts of the Thai society. In order to secure the basic fundament and quality of life to next generations, Thailand is challenged to create and close energy and material circles.

The Developing Market for CERs: Current Status and Challenges Ahead
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (4/2005)
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the so-called project-based mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol). It allows Parties included in Annex I of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with an emission target inscribed in Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol (hereinafter called the Annex I Parties) to acquire Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from CDM project activities undertaken in Non-Annex I Parties and to use them for compliance with their commitments under Article 3(1) of the Kyoto Protocol.

Review of Compliance under the Aarhus Convention: a Rather Unique Compliance Mechanism
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2005)
The importance and character of the UN/ECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention or Convention) is underpinned by its provisions on the review of compliance (Article 15). The compliance provisions of the Convention are closely connected with the specific nature of the Convention.

The Challenges of Environmental Protection in Croatia
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2005)
The policies that underpin environmental protection in Croatia are set out in the National Environmental Strategy and the National Environmental Action Plan passed by the Croatian Parliament on 25 January 2002. The National Environmental Strategy attempts to reconcile action in two basic strategic directions.

The distinction of responsibilities for waste disposal in national legislation of the EU countries
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2004)
In Germany, the public municipalities and the private waste management companies are trying to defend or acquire respectively contingents of the solid waste accumulation.

The European Environmental Liability Directive
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (10/2004)
In April 2004 the EU legislative bodies finally adopted the EU Environmental Liability Directive 2004/35/EC thus putting an end to a controversial legislation process.

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