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Next Event: 7 – 9 March 2017


Date: 5 – 7 April 2016
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 7th edition
Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia

Save the Planet Conference will present case studies on waste management and a closer look at the market potential in South-East Europe. Speakers from European organizations will provide attendees first-hand knowledge on important topics.

Nadine De Greef from the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) will speak about the upcoming Circular Economy Package. The European Demolition Association (EDA) was invited  to organize a special session on the role of the construction sector in the Circular Economy.

A big challenge for Bulgaria is the bio waste recycling – 25% of biodegradable waste has to be recycled till 2016 and 50% of it till 2020. In the context of this purpose a topic ‘How to Turn Waste into Resource in the Food & Beverage, Agriculture and Wood Processing Sectors’ will attract the attention of delegates. The leading Bulgarian associations in the relevant sectors have confirmed their support.

Save the Planet Conference 2015

  • Speakers from Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, Switzerland and the Netherlands took part. Among them were experts from the European Demolition Association (EDA), European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP), VDMA Abfall- und Recyclingtechnik, Romanian Environmental Association (REA), Bulgarian Industrial Association, Dr. Brüning Engineering UG, Vlakglas Recycling Nederland, Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria, Plastics Recyclers Europе, BDI - BioEnergy International AG, etc.
  • Three sessions were held: Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste (C&DW), Circular Economy and Plastic Waste Recycling.

Post Event Report 2015





Exhibitions & Conferences

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition


Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

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Update of Renewables Map to include the year 2014

Remarkable increase in the share of renewables for Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia
24/05/16|03:06 -- enercee.net

Czech Republic to raise energy efficiency ...

... and to increase the share of renewables in final energy consumption
24/05/16|02:34 -- enercee.net

Estonia to reduce final energy consumption by 13% compared to 2010 level

Reduction of GHG emissions by at least 70% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels
24/05/16|02:20 -- enercee.net

Allocation of solid waste collection bins and route optimisation using geographical information system: A case study of Dhanbad City, India

Collection of municipal solid waste is one of the most important elements of municipal waste management and requires maximum fund allocated for waste management. The cost of collection and transportation can be reduced in comparison with the present scenario if the solid waste collection bins are located at suitable places so that the collection routes become minimum...
21/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C among domestic and healthcare waste handlers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Infection with the hepatitis B and C viruses may occur through contact with infected body fluids, including injury with infected sharps. Collectors of domestic or healthcare wastes are potentially exposed to these infections. The aim of this article is to investigate the risk factors associated with the prevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV) infection among domestic and healthcare waste workers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil...
21/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Mini-review of the geotechnical parameters of municipal solid waste: Mechanical and biological pre-treated versus raw untreated waste

The most viable option for biostabilisation of old sanitary landfills, filled with raw municipal solid waste, is the so-called bioreactor landfill. Even today, bioreactor landfills are viable options in many economically developing countries. However, in order to reduce the biodegradable component of landfilled waste, mechanical and biological treatment has become a widely accepted waste treatment technology, especially in more prosperous countries...
21/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Promoting environmental compliance and green business practices in small and medium-sized enterprises

EU funded project „Greening Economies in the European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood – EaP GREEN"
20/05/16|01:43 -- enercee.net

Forecasting of construction and demolition waste in Brazil

The objective of this article is to develop a computerised tool (software) that facilitates the analysis of strategies for waste management on construction sites through the use of indicators of construction and demolition waste generation. The development involved the following steps: knowledge acquisition, structuring the system, coding and system evaluation...
13/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Holistic assessment of a landfill mining pilot project in Austria: Methodology and application

Basic technical and economic examinations of Austrian mass waste landfills, concerning the recovery of secondary raw materials, have been carried out by the ‘LAMIS – Landfill Mining Austria’ pilot project for the first time in Austria...
12/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Waste flow analysis and life cycle assessment of integrated waste management systems as planning tools: Application to optimise the system of the City of Bologna

The results of this case study are used to argue that waste management planning should follow a detailed process, adequately confronting the complexity of the waste management problems and the specificity of each urban area and of regional/national situations...
12/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Romania’s Green Group to take the next step towards a listing on the Bucharest Stock Exchange

Investment by EBRD made this development possible
10/05/16|02:43 -- enercee.net

Influence of steam explosion pretreatment on the anaerobic digestion of vinegar residue

Vinegar residue is the by-product in the vinegar production process. The large amount of vinegar residue has caused a serious environmental problem owing to its acidity and corrosiveness. Anaerobic digestion is an effective way to convert agricultural waste into bioenergy, and a previous study showed that vinegar residue could be treated by anaerobic digestion but still had room to improve digestion efficiency...
06/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Analytical study of the performance of a geomembrane leak detection system

The electrical detection of leaks in geomembranes is a method that allows identifying leakage of contaminants in lined facilities (e.g. sanitary landfills, pollutant ponds, etc.). The procedure in the field involves placing electrodes above and below the geomembrane, to generate an electrical current, which in turn engenders an electric potential distribution in the protective layer (generally a clayey soil)...
06/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

A sustainable process for the recovery of valuable metals from spent lithium-ion batteries

In this work, an eco-friendly and hydrometallurgical process for the recovery of cobalt and lithium from spent lithium-ion batteries has been proposed, which includes pretreatment, citric acid leaching, selective chemical precipitation and circulatory leaching...
06/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Decomposition and humification of dissolved organic matter in swine manure during housefly larvae composting

Housefly larvae (Musca domestica) composting has been increasingly adopted as an efficient practice to achieve value-added swine manure bioconversion, but few researches have evaluated the features of compost maturity by examining the biochemical compositions of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in compost...
06/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

A pilot-scale steam autoclave system for treating municipal solid waste for recovery of renewable organic content: Operational results and energy usage

A pilot-scale (1800 kg per batch capacity) autoclave used in this study reduces municipal solid waste to a debris contaminated pulp product that is efficiently separated into its renewable organic content and non-renewable organic content fractions using a rotary trommel screen...
06/05/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com


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