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Date: 11 March 2015
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 6th edition
Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia

The Conference ‘Save the Planet’ will present case studies on waste management and will provide a closer look at the market potential in the Region that could be realized through new financing and incentive schemes.

The Conference Highlights 2014

● Speakers from:  EC DG Environment, Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+), European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP), Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts, Sofia Municipality, Bulgarian industrial Association, etc

● EU Waste Management Day, organized by  ENEP and ACR+   

● ‘Global and Local Perspectives for New Waste-to-Energy Projects & Waste-to-Energy for Sustainable Economic and Social Development’ Workshop, organized by WtERT, Greece.

Post Event Report 2014

Exhibitions & Conferences

Emergency, Rescue & Safety

Elevators & Escalators


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

Green tips: Learn how you can reduce the environmental impact of your daily actions, whether at home, at work or on the road.


DS Smith names Jim Malone head of recycling

He replaces Peter McGuinness, who has been named the company’s director of sustainability.
09:30 -- recyclingtoday.com

PRC India: The future in mind

Veteran trader Ranjit S. Baxi debuts his book “Recycling our Future” in India.
09:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Axion Polymers adds polymer technologist

New sales staff member will focus on expanding the range of Axpoly and Axplas recycled polymers.
09:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Consortium acquires German paper mill

Group of investors includes a paper converting operation.
09:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

ArcelorMittal Montreal restructures scrap operations

Steel firm to reopen its auto shredder facility in Contrecoeur; divests two other operations.
03/03/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Untha UK adds to staff

Shredding equipment company adds mechanical engineer James Smith.
03/03/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

“Hard-to-recycle” plastics targeted with pilot program

Groups aim to show the possibility of using more challenging plastic grades to produce fuel.
03/03/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Tetronics sells plasma arc technology to DR2

Plasma technology will allow the scrap metal company to recover precious metals from catalytic converters.
03/03/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Vecoplan introduces HydroDyn plastics washing line

Company will launch the washing line in North America at NPE show in Orlando.
03/03/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

P&G joins How2Recycle Label program

Consumer products firm joins more than 30 other How2Recycle members.
03/03/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com


Characteristics and management of domestic waste in the rural area of Southwest China by Zhiyong Han et al., Waste Manag Res January 2015 33: 39–47, doi:10.1177/0734242X14558668.
03/03/15|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Determination of non-gaseous and gaseous mercury fractions in unused fluorescent lamps: A study of different lamp types

Since incandescent light bulbs have been phased out in the European Union from 2009, the use of fluorescent lamps has drastically increased as a reliable, more energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative. State-of-the-art fluorescent lamps are dependent on mercury/mercury alloys, posing a risk for the consumer and the environment, and appropriate waste management is challenging...
03/03/15|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Producing high-strength liquor from mesophilic batch acidification of chicken manure

This report describes the results from anaerobic batch acidification of chicken manure as a mono-substrate studied under mesophilic conditions. The manure was diluted with tap water to prevent methane formation during acidification and to improve mixing conditions by reducing fluid viscosity; no anaerobic digester sludge has been added as an inoculum...
03/03/15|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Enhancing engagement with community sector organisations working in sustainable waste management: A case study

Voluntary and community sector organisations are increasingly being viewed as key agents of change in the shifts towards the concepts of resource efficiency and circular economy, at the community level. Using a meta-analysis and questionnaire surveys across three towns in the East Midlands of England, namely Northampton, Milton Keynes and Luton, this study aimed to understand public engagement with these organisations...
03/03/15|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Effect of pyrolysis temperature on chemical and physical properties of sewage sludge biochar

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of pyrolysis temperatures (300, 400, 500, 600 and 700°C) on properties of biochar produced from an urban sewage sludge. Biochar yield significantly decreased from 72.5% at 300°C to 52...
03/03/15|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

The effect of moisture on the release and enrichment of heavy metals during pyrolysis of municipal solid waste

The investigation of the effect of moisture on the release and enrichment of heavy metals during pyrolysis of municipal solid waste is essential. This is important owing to: (i) the increasing amount of metals in the solid product of pyrolysis beyond the normalised level; (ii) the effect of moisture on the overall cost of pyrolysis process; and (iii) the utilisation of pyrolysis products...
03/03/15|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

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