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
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.
Study Tour on Effective Food-Waste Recycling Italian Compost and Biogas Association (CIC), 22-24 September, Milan (IT) The study tour is intended to give MSW management experts and managers an overview of current best-practices and approaches in foodwaste separate collection and recycling. The tour will start on the 1st day by visiting the solutions applied in Milan, currently Europe’s largest Cities with a full implementation of separate collection for foodwaste from households. A second specific visit will be done, so to understand the differences in managing foodwaste in apartment blocks and in semidetached housing structures. Furthermore 2 biological treatment plants will be visited, both with low-tech and high-tech solutions for composting and anaerobic digestion, accepting foodwaste collected with compostable bioplastic liners and bags. The Workshop with CIC on the 2nd day will focus on efficient operational solutions, effective instruments and tools supplied to households in high-rise areas to enhance collection of foodwaste. The standard technologies to recover biowaste into compost and biogas will be discussed, including the details about how to management compostable bioplastic bags. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit EXPO2015 on the 24 September, the Universal Exhibition that Milan hosts until October; EXPO2015 is a global showcaseread more
1st Announcement of "Zero Waste & Organic Cycle" - Sofia 2016 Seminar – Training – Exhibition This is the first announcement of the - after 2013 (proceedings see biowaste.eu) - second large conference around the implementation of municipal and biowaste management for Bulgaria entitled: " Integrating separate collection and recycling of biowaste into the current waste management system" - Status, challenges and solutions 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 Safe the date and use a request by means of the contact form to keep you updated for the detailed programme.