Tag: waste-to-energy

Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the incineration of waste. WtE is a form of energy recovery. Most WtE processes produce electricity and/or heat directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels.

The China Waste Ban: Be Part of the Solution

The China Waste Ban: Be Part of the Solution

The mid-July headline from Reuters read, “China says it won’t take any more foreign garbage.” China informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would not be accepting any more imported waste such as plastics, paper, slag from steelmaking, ash, etc. In its filing with the WTO, China said, “We found

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

Reader Profile: Angelique Giraud

In 1986, the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) officials of Palm Beach County, FL discovered federally-endangered snail kites on property earmarked for a landfill. The SWA took steps to preserve the active rookery, resulting in the development of the SWA Greenway System, offering visitors a natural respite amidst the SWA’s waste

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it

SWANA News

SWANA News

International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress is co-locating with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA this September.

These international events will feature topics such as climate change, resource management, marine litter, energy recovery, and more, through technical sessions, facility tours, exhibits and global networking

POWERING UP WASTE DISPOSAL

POWERING UP WASTE DISPOSAL

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

On average, the United States generates 230 million tonnes

No Fly Zone?

No Fly Zone?

At this year’s SWANApalooza, I sat in on a session in which Jay Hatho, the CIO and senior vice president at SCS Engineers, explained that the widespread use of drones in the waste industry is still years away.

Waste management is, however, embracing the benefits of big data, and one

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Living on an island with its limited footprint calls for creative solutions for handling solid waste. The efforts of Honolulu’s solid waste division—guided by Energy Recovery Administrator Wayne Hamada—earned SWANA’s 2016 Waste-to-Energy Gold Award. Over the years, one of two landfills closed, leaving the other and an incinerator operating, until

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA CEO Accepts PRECO Electronics’ 2016 Excellence in Safety Award
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, accepted PRECO Electronics’ Excellence in Safety Award at a ceremony at SWANA’s headquarters.

Tamara Humpherys, PRECO Electronics’ Marketing and Communications Manager, presented the award to Biderman and Jesse Maxwell, SWANA’s

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste

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