Recent WtERT News

San Francisco Behind Benchmarks for Zero Waste Goal

Zero land-filling in San Francisco, to be done with mirrors According to the recent news report "San Francsico sends 467,000 tons of MSW to landfills, of 900.000 tons generated (about 1 ton/capita). Therefore, SF landfills 52% of its MSW (plus residues from recycling and composting of the other 48%). Mayor Breed, that's a long way from "zero landfilling". The only way for California to [...]

January 2nd, 2020|

Report by Viviana Avalos, GWC-Columbia visiting scholar, of her visit of Sims Recycling facility (MRF) in NYC and Covanta Essex WTE.

Visiting report of Sims Recycling facility (MRF) in NYC. Please click on the photo below to preview the visiting report. Visiting report of Covanta Essex WTE. Please click on the photo below to preview the visiting report. If you have any question, please contact with Viviana Avalos, email: .

November 30th, 2019|

UCLA Study Shows U.S. Can Maximize WTE

Recent University of California at Los Angeles study as to how WTE can be major source of WTE in the U.S. According to a new study published in Nature Energy from UCLA, the United States could produce enough energy by harnessing waste to power the states of Oregon and Washington, while reducing carbon. The study encompassed 15 energy conversion technologies [...]

August 21st, 2019|

WTERT – EEC|CU: Congratulations! Prof. Bourtsalas!

Dr. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas, head of WtERT at Columbia University was appointed as Lecturer int the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering of Columbia. In addition to his Industrial Ecology and Solid Waste Management and WTE courses, Prof. Bourtsalas will be overseeing the M.S. program in Earth Resources Engineering. Congratulations!  Prof. Bourtsalas!

August 21st, 2019|

SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities So Far in 2019

SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities So Far in 2019 The Solid Waste Association of North America, reported 31 fatalities in waste management last year, of which seven were at landfills and the rest during collection at transfer stations and MRFs . There were no fatalities at any of the U.S. WTE power plants. Link to webpage: [...]

August 21st, 2019|

Let’s Talk Garbage! (pilot, Episode 1)

Let's Talk Garbage! (pilot, Episode 1) This is a pilot episode for an educational series on waste management called, "Let's Talk Garbage!", which I am considering of developing in the future.  The ultimate goal of the series would be to provide the general public with a technical education on waste sustainability and to bridge the gap between the public and the [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Sharing News from Professor Themelis

Sharing News from Professor Themelis Dear friends, have a look at very informative video by Florida TV on one of the largest and newest WTE power plants at Palm Beach Florida. -I also refer you to the latest news of our WtERT-Germany partner -Here is a link to a new volume edited by me and Dr. Bourtsalas, titled Materials [...]

July 6th, 2019|

News for GWC management team

News for GWC management team Dear members of the GWC international team: a) Congratulations to Prof. Marco Castaldi (WtERT-US) on two very informative videos produced by his Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York that you may want to link to from your web pages: EEC|CCNY featured on CUNY TV's "Study with the Best" and b) Prof. [...]

July 6th, 2019|
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