100NGO / ISWA Study Tour and Practitioner Training Course: Framework and practice of successful Bio-Waste Management

11-14 September 2017 – Austria 100NGO / ISWA Study Tour and Practitioner Training Course: Framework and practice of successful Bio-Waste Management Registration now open  Dear Colleagues,The ISWA Practitioner Training Course on Bio-Waste Management 2017 will give an insight into separate collection and recycling techniques of organic waste through a smart combination of theoretical seminars and site visits showcasing state-of-the-art practices of the diverse biological treatment techniques and processes (composting,mechanical biological treatment of residual waste, anaerobic digestion, biochar). You will learn about concepts of low cost, decentralised composting schemes in rural and urban environments. One highlight will be the visit of the 5th International Practitioner Day on Composting  (more…)

Circular Economy: one year after adoption, working together for the future Conference – Brussels, Belgium

Circular Economy: one year after adoption, working together for the future Conference (9-10 March 2017/ - Brussels, Belgium A more sustainable European economy implies reducing drastically our consumption of resources and the amount of waste we produce. Far from being an exclusively environmental concern, the transition to a circular, more resource-efficient economy is a business and social opportunity, leading to new markets and new jobs. In late 2015, the European Commission published its Circular Economy Action Plan, along with a proposed review of the current waste legislation. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supports an ambitious implementation of this Action Plan, which includes in particular an in-depth consultation of stakeholders and civil society. In previous opinions concerning the circular economy adopted in December 2014 and April 2016, the EESC made the case for a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, whose aim would be to facilitate civil society consultation, cooperation between national, regional and sectoral networks and the exchange of expertise, information and best practices. With a view to taking stock of the Action Plan's implementation, looking at next steps and discussing the goals and practicalities of a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, the EESC and the European Commission co-organise a conferenceread more

100NGO signed a Cooperation agreement with waste management company „ComCap“ and Florianopolis municipality in Brasil

100NGO signed a Cooperation agreement with waste management company „ComCap“ and Florianopolis municipality for a long term partnership on practical establishment of a new modern recycling oriented waste management system in the Region After a very successful working week and very successful implemented international seminar on waste management in Florianopolis, 100NGO team signed a Cooperation agreement with the municipal waste management company „ComCap“. The 100NGO team of experts will evaluate the current waste management situation in the region and will accompany the decision making process and further infrastructure development on separate collection and recycling of municipal waste. In Autumn 2017 a Study tour and workshop is held to be organised in Austria where the participants will receive a mutual knowledge on Austrian technologies, know-how and waste management approaches in the different Austrian provinces.  

Conference & Programme (en/pt) “Zero Waste & Organic Cycle” – 2016 (Brasil)

  Brasil, Florianopolis - 27 October  2016  Seminar – Training – Exhibition  ” Steps towards sustainable waste management” – Status, challenges and solutions “100 – First Zero Waste and Organic Cycle Organisation” will use the opportunity for an intensive education programme following the implementation needs of the  Brasilian Policy. (http://egem.org.br/detalhe/?id=178) TRAINING AND EDUCATION TOPICS: [caption id="attachment_881" align="alignright" width="211"] Program (pdf) in English[/caption] From waste to resource – prevention – reuse/recycling – energy recovery - disposal Legal and strategic framework for a modern resource recycling society? Step by step planning of key elements towards an ecological waste management Basics of food waste prevention along the food supply chain Integrating waste treatment options: composting, AD, MBT, Recycling plants for glass, plastics, metals, paper & cardboard etc., waste to energy Logistics and infrastructure for cost effective collection models for recycling Intercommunity cooperation: for efficient municipal waste collection and recycling Collection schemes for bio-waste at the source: garden and park waste, kitchen waste, food waste from households, shops, restaurants etc. [caption id="attachment_882" align="alignright" width="211"] Program in Portuguese (Programa em Português)[/caption] Low tech – low cost composting systems in cooperation with agriculture Basic elements of the art of composting and humus production Quality management and qualityread more

Conference “Zero Waste & Organic Cycle” – 2017

Conference "Zero Waste & Organic Cycle" -  2017   Seminar – Training – Exhibition  " Integrating separate collection and recycling of biowaste into the current waste management system" - Status, challenges and solutions "100 - First Zero Waste and Organic Cycle Organisation" will use the opportunity for an intensive education programme following the implementation needs of the national Bulgarian Biowaste Policy. TRAINING AND EDUCATION TOPICS: Legal requirements and obligations Planning ‘door to door ‘ collection and implementation of‘pay as you throw’ principle Minimum requirements for composting plants, process management & quality assurance Practical examples for successful projects towards ‘Zero Waste’ Presentation of equipment and technology Use the contact form to keep you updated for the detailed programme and to register for the seminars/workshops.

New horizons for 100NGO….

Global Methane Forum 28-30 March 2016 Washington, DC, USA will bring together methane experts and policy-makers from around the world to discuss options for methane reduction and abatement activities. Organized by the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), the Forum will be followed by a CCAC Working Group meeting. This unique opportunity will grant access to: High-level plenary sessions on cross-cutting issues such as project financing and policy. Technical sessions on biogas (agricultural sources, municipal solid waste, municipal wastewater systems), coal mines, and oil and natural gas systems. Joint GMI Subcommittee – CCAC Initiative level discussions on policy and projects. Opportunities for networking with methane experts in the public and private sectors from around the world. The Chair of 100 NGO is invited as a speaker and will share the specific knowledge regarding the  “Compost and Digestate Application in Europe - Quality Assurance and Standards” (Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 14:15 – 15:30 Biogas Policies and Tools Session). For more details please see the program:   http://www.globalmethane.org/forum/docs/Draft_CombinedAgenda.pdf#page=4

New cooperation is started…….

In December 2015, experts of 100 NGO have been in Yerevan, Armenia for a meeting with the waste management decision makers. The work meetings took place in the Ministry of Nature Protection where representatives of different ministries, Yerevan municipality and relevant stakeholders from NGOs were invited. During the meeting, the main structure and expertise of 100NGO was presented and possibilities for cooperation were discussed with the aim to support the country on its way towards a modern waste recycling society. It was agreed that a small workshop on biowaste management will be organized under the umbrella of the TAIEX program. The event is expected to take place in Yerevan in autumn 2016.

Sofia composting plant becomes a member of Austrian Quality Assurance Organisation for compost – “ARGE Compost & Biogas Austria”.

The Sofia composting plant becomes a member of the Austrian Quality Assurance Organisation for compost “ARGE Compost & Biogas Austria”. With this the composting plant Han Bogrov implements the external quality assurance scheme for compost run by “ARGE & 100-NGO”. After positive certification the composting plant will be awarded with the Quality Label for compost which also applies for the operational quality management system. ARGE Compost & Biogas Austria was the first national quality assurance organization which was certified by the European Compost Network – ECN QAS. Preceding first certification, the composting plant must successfully pass the recognition year in compliance with BG Ordinance on treatment of biowaste and the Quality Assurance Scheme of “ARGE & 100-NGO”. This includes on-site quality inspection and quality testing of at least 4 compost samples (one in each season). After successful assessment by the Quality Committee of both, test reports on the quality criteria as required by the BG Ordinance and internal QM procedures regarding process management and documentation, quality label and certificate is officially approved. The compost produced in composting plant Han Bongrov has been already successfully sampled and analysed 3 times by an accredited Austrian laboratory. The last quality check during theread more

The biological treatment facilities of the City of Sofia produce now 5 different quality products from source separated biowaste

  Sofia’s biological treatment plant (Municipal enterprise waste treatment), including the composting plant for green waste and the biogas plant for commercial food waste and former foodstuff produces now 5 different products from source separated biowaste –complying with BG Ordinance on biowaste treatment. The composting plant Han Bogrov produces 3 types of products: high quality compost (10 mm), mulch compost (10-40 mm) and compost from dewatered digestate. The biogas plant produces 2 types of products: liquid as well as dewatered fermentation product. The quality inspection of all 5 products has been done by “100 NGO” in cooperation with an accredited laboratory in Austria. All samples complied with the quality requirements laid down in the Ordinance on biowaste treatment and could be placed on the market in Bulgaria as a product. Produced products are suitable for use in agriculture, landscape reclamation and remediation. For more info: http://spto.bg/?p=614