Solid Waste & Recycling


Paul van der Werf

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    Bound to Be Earth Bound

    September 27, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

      Bound to Be Earthbound MMSB  Puts on Excellent Organic Waste Conference I was recently  invited to come speak at their inaugural Earth Bound conference (http://www.earthbound2013.com) (26 and 27 September) and give an overview of how the composting process works.

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    Dutch Waste Management Trade Mission- Day 5

    September 24, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    DMT developed/operates a biogas upgrading plant at a ROVA anaerobic digestion facility (Kompogas) in Zwolle. They are able to generate 85m3/gas per tonne waste. ROVA is a public sector company that is responsible for the collection of wastes in the

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    Waste Management Themed Trade Mission to Netherlands- Day Four

    September 23, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    The City of Apeldoorn (165,000 residents) is situated in the centre of the Netherlands. They have used Diftar methodology to reduce waste generation. Diftar is an acronym for differential tariff and is essentially a form of User Pay. In 2006

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    Dutch Waste Management Trade Mission-Day 2

    September 20, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_ Waste Management Themed Trade Mission to Netherlands Day Two We spent another solid day on the road looking at Dutch waste management facilities. Electronic waste has a fairly broad definition in the

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    Overview of Dutch Waste Management Policy

    September 18, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_ Waste Management Themed Trade Mission to Netherlands Day Three Waste Management in the Netherlands Mr. Loek Bergman Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Directorate for Sustainability The Netherlands is a densely populated

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    Dutch Trade Mission on Waste- Day 1

    September 17, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_  #dutchrecycling Waste Management Themed Trade Mission to Netherlands Day One The Dutch landscape is filled with green fields and polders: cows and canals. As we worked our way out of traffic we

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    Dutch Waste Management Trade Mission

    September 15, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    We are about to start the Netherlands Waste Management Trade Mission, which runs from 15-20 September. The 14 delegates will have the opportunity to tour a number of Dutch waste management facilities as well as attend an annual Dutch recycling

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    Hypocrite in Chief

    March 9, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Former Vice President and failed Presidential Candidate Al Gore has been a poster boy for the environmental movement especially as it relates to global warming and climate change. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his effort. He does give

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    The Grinch Goes Shopping

    December 20, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    Consider Christmas. It is yet again on our threshold. Once a religious high holy day it is now a mere vestige of itself- a holiday if you will. It has become the high holy day of something different altogether- consumerism.

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    Shifting Sandy

    December 10, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    The past month or so have been tough for Americans along the eastern seaboard. Hurricane Sandy, Frankenstorm, Superstorm Sandy…whatever you wanted to call it was devastating. I was a bit shocked by how quickly climate change was blamed for Sandy,

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