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Burning issue: Are waste-to-energy plants a good idea? | Environment | The Guardian

Burning issue: Are waste-to-energy plants a good idea? | Environment | The Guardian To the Editor, Guardian: Re the Australia-related article "Are waste to energy (WTE) plants a good idea?",  twenty years of in-depth studies at Columbia University have shown that...not only it is a good idea but it is the only practical idea for avoiding wasting land, metal, and energy resources, [...]

March 2nd, 2019|

Summary Report of 2018 Activities of WtERT Partner Organizations

Summary Report of 2018 Activities of WtERT Partner Organizations GLOBAL WTERT COUNCIL Research, education, and information for sustainable waste management (January 20, 2019) This Report is a summary of the research and other activities of the partner WtERT organizations around the world. The Report shows the breadth and depth of the research, education, and information dissemination activities of the national organizations [...]

February 4th, 2019|

Should energy be recovered from plastics?

An excellent article in Chemical and Engineering News (Sept. 2018, by Alexander Tullo, see link at very bottom) is titled "Should energy be recovered from plastics?" Columbia University has been studying the subject of used plastics for nearly ten years. One can find several theses and other documents at our web page www.wtert.org. After many efforts by chemical industry and others [...]

September 24th, 2018|

UNECE Committee for the development of PPP Guidelines

UNECE Committee for the development of PPP Guidelines Dr. Bourtsalas was appointed as an expert at the UNECE committee for the development of PPP Guidelines on WTE applications at the 'One Belt, One Road' regions. The committee consists, among others, of financial- ADB, IFC and  legislative insteuments- UN, Chinese government. The final report will be presented in May 2020. [...]

July 26th, 2018|
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