Click here to view this email in your browser   September 2014
 
Dear Readers,
 
Waste is an issue that affects us all and proper waste management is a key element in ensuring resource efficiency and the sustainable growth of European economies. 
 
The landfill is not a preferred disposal option in the waste hierarchy in most industrialized contries. The approaches towards waste are changing across the world under the influence of the growing environmental awareness - stringent waste management regulations are passed, the global industry become more responsible in order to meet customer’s expectations for better environmental performance.
 
According to the recent report of marketsandmarkets.com the global industrial waste management market is expected to cross $1 trillion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2014 to 2019.
 
In the September edition of our newsletter we give you an opportunity to trace the progress in the preparation of ‘Save the Planet’ 2015 and to be informed about industry news from our partners. 
 
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What’s new about ‘Save the Planet’ 2015?
● Austrian Pavilion will be located at the Exhibition ground.
● Keynote speakers from EDA, ENEP, Plastic Europe, etc. have joined the Conference agenda
● The number of the supporting associations and media has reached 37.
 
Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste (C&DW)
Construction and demolition waste is one of the heaviest and most voluminous waste streams generated in the EU. It accounts for approximately 25% - 30% of all waste generated in the EU and consists of numerous materials, including concrete, bricks, gypsum, wood, glass, metals, plastic, solvents, asbestos and excavated soil, many of which can be recycled.
 
Member States shall take the necessary measures designed to achieve that by 2020 a minimum of 70% (by weight) of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste.
 
For the first time in the agenda of 'Save the Planet' will be included the topic 'New Model of C&DW Management'. The session will be organized in partnership with the European Demolition Association (EDA).
 
 
        Partner
 
It was founded in 1978 and is the European platform for national demolition associations, demolition contractors and suppliers. EDA represents thousands of companies, through its national associations and direct memberships.

EDA has a strong focus on developments in Europe, which are of interest to the demolition industry, including new regulations on equipment technology, waste management, and hazardous waste decontamination.
 
 
100 % Film Made from Post-consumer Waste: a Challenging Application - News from Recovery
For the production of film made from post-consumer waste, HERBOLD MECKESHEIM GmbH  in cooperation with EREMA (both companies ware exhibitors at ‘Save the Planet’ 2014) has designed a model plant for POLIGROUP in Bulgaria, in operation since September 2013. High quality film is produced there, partly with thicknesses down to 30 my made from plastic waste only. This mix consists of LDPE film waste from agriculture as it is used in crop forcing or silage film. A further component comprises LLDPE film waste also coming from the agrarian sector, e.g. for wrapping bales.
A third component is film from household waste arising in automatic sorting plants.
 
Why this film mix? The principal material is LDPE from agriculture that, to a large extent, forms a homogeneous material with an unchanging melt flow index (MFI). The LLDPE improves the physical properties, and films from household waste are particularly well-priced materials available on the market. Read more in the new edition of recovery – Recycling Worldwide.
 
 
Main Media Partner
 
The journal recovery – Recycling Worldwide has been informing its readership on
developments and solutions to problems in mechanical process-engineering in the fields of e-waste and metal recycling, recovered glass, waste paper, scrap car recycling, recovered timber, plastic recycling, household waste and all types of industrial waste.
 
5000 copies of recovery will be distributed to major recycling companies worldwide and displayed at international recycling fairs.
 
Spain second in Europe in plastics recycling - News from Futur Enviro
Spain occupies second place in Europe in plastics recycling per capita, behind only Germany. From year to year, Spanish households are recycling more in terms of both quantity and quality by depositing their plastics in the yellow containers. 371,218 tonnes of plastics were recycled in 2013, up 3.7% on the previous year and three times more than the figure for a decade ago, representing a quantity that would fill 28 football stadiums of the size of the Santiago Bernabéu or the Camp Nou.
A plastics recycling rate of 56.6% has been achieved in Spanish homes, meaning that Spaniards recycle 1.6 of every 2 plastic containers.

While other European countries only recycle bottles, all types of rigid and flexible plastic packaging is recycled in Spain, including white milk bottles, yoghurt tubs, shower gel and shampoo containers, plastic bags and plastic film. The 360,369 yellow containers distributed around our streets enable 100% of the plastic packaging deposited in them to be recycled.
 
 
 Media Partner
 
The magazine FuturENVIRO launches with the aim of becoming the benchmark publisher of Projects, Technologies and News in the environmental sector, with emphasis on our international coverage, use of new technologies and direct contact with the sector as our key differentiators.
 
FuturENVIRO provides information to developers about the companies best suited to carry out their projects, and for suppliers the specifications of on-going projects, with particular attention paid to those markets with the greatest business expansion possibilities.
 
FuturENVIRO publishes 10 issues a year. With a flexible editorial program, completely adaptable to cover all areas of interest: from Waste Management and Water Management to Air Pollution, Soil Recovery, Biofuels, Municipalities, Smart Cities, Regulations, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc.
 
 
 
 Partner Event
 
 
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'Save the Planet' 2015 will be promoted for the first time at KAVALAEXPO, Greece
 
Via Expo uses various communication tools and performs different activities in order to bring together exhibitors and professional visitor audience from Souht-East Europe at 'Save the Planet'.
 
We are glad to announce that we will participate at KAVALAEXPO, organized by the Chamber of Kavala.
 
We will have an opportunity to make a good pre-event promotion of ‘Save the Planet' not only to the general public, large and medium companies from Greece and the wider Balkan region, but also to exhibiting companies.
 
The exhibition scope of KAVALAEXPO includes: products, services, technology and ideas.26 September - 1 October, 2014,  Exhibition Center Apostolos Mardiris, Kavala, Greece
 
 
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