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Plastic-Eating Wax Worms

(Source: Federica Bertocchini/Paolo Bombelli/Chris Howe)

State of global garbage

Research from former World Bank urban development specialists Dan Hoornweg and his colleagues Perinaz Bhada-Tata and Chris Kennedy  415 more words

Decomposition

8th International Forum on Solid Waste

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From 06/12 to 06/14, UTFPR carried out in partnership with the Venturi Institute the 8th International Forum on Solid Waste. The event had several panels, oral and banner presentations, mini-courses, a technical visit and exhibition of handicrafts using recycled materials. 37 more words

Events

Burning trash for electricity? No problem, report says

Draft Health Impact Assessment commissioned by Metro finds little cause for worry in proposal to incinerate Portland-area garbage in Brooks.

The idea of burning Portland’s garbage to produce electricity got what amounts to a clean bill of health in a recent draft Health Impact Assessment commissioned by Metro. 12 more words

Portland Tribune

LGU- Baliwag attended the seminar training on BAT/BEP

The Municipality of Baliwag under the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office attended the seminar training on Solid Waste Management and Technology. It was headed by the University of the Philippines National Engineering Center with the theme “Application of the Best Available Technologies and Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP) to reduce the emissions of Dioxins and Furans from Solid Waste”. 103 more words

Baliwag News Service

Another (unsustainable) Initiative

See p. 11 of the 2015 National Western Center Regeneration Framework  authored by ME Engineers:

9.4 Adding Renewable Energy – Waste to Energy

Instead of hauling off non-recyclable municipal solid waste (MSW) to landfills, there are several options to convert it to energy. 182 more words

Gasification-pyrolysis

J-Cycle Urban Alliance: Initiative to Reduce Landfill Waste

64 million tonnes of garbage are produced in Jakarta every year and this amount grows at an annual rate of 2-4%. A major landslide tragedy in 2005 led the Indonesian government to focus on Solid Waste Management (SWM). 208 more words

Jakarta