In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2021 and forecasts for 2022

We begin 2022 with FuturENVIRO’s special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2021”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the sector offer a review of the most significant events in the waste industry during the past year.

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2020 and forecasts for 2021

Empezamos el año con un primer número especial de agua de FuturENVIRO, con nuestra ya instaurada sección especial denominada “A Fondo: Análisis 2020”. Una sección en las que personalidades y asociaciones del sector del agua hacen un repaso de los acontecimientos más importantes en el sector del agua durante el año.

PREMET25: Área Metropolitana de Barcelona´s major waste initiative

Integrated waste management is one of the greatest challenges facing the metropolis of Barcelona. This includes prevention and taking the steps necessary to move from a linear to a circular economy in which the...

LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL project: Production of a renewable fuel, biomethane, from municipal solid waste

The planet is now facing major challenges associated with our current way of life, including demographic growth, waste management and the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. In light of these and other problems, the...

We were inspired by microorganisms to improve waste treatment

The microbiota is the set of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) that live in a particular environment. Our digestive system benefits from its presence, as these microorganisms produce energy and vitamins and help absorb calcium...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WASTE SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the...

LEARNING FROM THE PAST SO AS NOT TO MAKE ERRORS IN THE FUTURE

This opinion article provides a summary of 2018, an intense year, which I believe has laid the foundations for a change of economic, social and business model. I look forward to 2019 with optimism,...

BALEARES. TARGET: TO MANAGE 800,000 TONNES OF WASTE PER ANNUM IN A DIFFERENT WAY

Baleares was the only Autonomous Community lacking a Waste Act. Recently, the Parliament of the Balearic Islands passed the Balearic Islands Waste and Contaminated Lands Act. This pioneering legislation at national level in Spain,...

THE NEW WASTE MANAGEMENT MODEL IN THE METROPOLIS OF BARCELONA

The agreement, entered into by the Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), the Catalan Waste Agency (ARC) and the 36 metropolitan municipalities, has been ratified by the Metropolitan Council. It establishes the individualisation of commercial and...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2018

We begin 2019 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2018”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Waste Treatment Plant in Querétaro (México)

The project entrusted to Bianna Recycling encompassed engineering, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, staff training in operating and maintenance, and plant maintenance. The facility will serve the population of Santiago de Querétaro and will manage around...

Optimisation of operations at Tirme Packaging Recovery Facility in Mallorca

The light packaging recovery plant, which is a key factor in the success of recycling in Mallorca, has been constantly improving operations since it opened in 2003. This plant represents a vital preliminary stage...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2017

We begin 2018 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2017”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2016

We begin 2017 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2016”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Biofiltration for odour control at the Ecoparc de Barcelona

Introduction Around 1.6 million tonnes of waste is produced every year in the Barcelona metropolitan area (excluding industrial waste). The Ecoparc de Barcelona is an environmental facility dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of municipal organic...

Recycling equipment for greenhouse waste

Empresa Ejido Medio Ambiente S.A. was founded in 2001 as the result of a merger between Técnicas Medioambientales Tecmed S.A. and a group of local companies operating in the waste collection and transport sector. Tecmed...

Biowaste in the framework of the circular economy

The best data available, which does not always coincide with the official figures, shows that around 37.5% of municipal waste is biowaste. In simple terms, three principal sources of this waste can be identified:...
Proyecto POLYMIX: Obtención de mezclas asfálticas a partir de residuos

POLYMIX Project: Obtaining asphalt mixes from waste

The Institute of Plastics Technology (AIMPLAS), in cooperation with Acciona Infraestructuras, the Directorate General of Roads of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and project coordinator, the University of Cantabria, has obtained an innovative asphalt...
Cerrando el ciclo de tratamiento de los residuos urbanos

Closing the MSW treatment cycle

The Spanish Association of Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste (AEVERSU) is a non-profit organisation representing waste-to-energy plants. Its mission is to inform society of the work carried out by these plants, promote the...
España tendrá que poner más energía para cumplir los objetivos de valorización de residuos

Spain will have to put more energy into meeting waste recovery targets

The waste management and treatment sector in Spain, and specifically the waste-to-energy sector, closes the year with no option but to “swallow” (there is no choice in the matter) a reform in the electricity...