Batteries from junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals?

The increasing importance of batteries for electric cars, renewable energy, and consumer electronics has researchers looking for alternatives to the currently-dominant lithium-ion chemistry. But could one of those alternatives be a combination of junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals? That’s what a group of researchers are proposing, in the hope …

Puducherry Government to Implement Waste Management Rules

Puducherry government will implement the Municipal solid waste management rules, 2016, notified by the Union environment, forest and climate change ministry within a month following a direction from the National green tribunal (NGT). Puducherry municipality and Oulgaret municipality commissioners – R Chandrasekar and M S Ramesh respectively – made an …

UK’s Billions of Takeaway Cups Could Each Take ’30 Years’ to Break Down

Coffee-addicted Britain is leaving a mountain of toxic waste for the next generation as scientists warn it could take decades for paper cups from Starbucks, Pret a Manger and other chains to decompose. The environmental cost of the coffee-to-go culture has been highlighted amid growing concerns that much of the …

Large Renewable Energy Procurement Suspension to Hit Energy from Waste in Ontario

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is to immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1000 MW of waste to energy, solar, wind, hydroelectric and bioenergy projects. Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is to immediately suspend the second round …

Global dumpsite hazards led to 750 deaths in 7 months

This week at the 2016 ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites. This roadmap will shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the coming years as ISWA plans to invest significant energy into …

Roadmap to Close World’s Biggest Dumpsites Unveiled at ISWA Congress 2016

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has presented a roadmap for closing the world’s biggest waste dumpsites yesterday at the start if its annual Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia. As a measure to protect the environment and to assure better public health and safety, the organisation noted that open dumps …

New International Solid Waste Association President Inaugurated

At the ISWA Congress 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia Antonis Mavropoulos was formally elected and inaugurated as the new President of the International Solid Waste Association. A Chemical Engineer by profession, Antonis has worked tirelessly over many years as founder and CEO of D-Waste, as well as in his capacity …