On 17 February, IGES will co-present the third of three webinars dedicated to assisting policymakers and practitioners in developing countries with their selection of appropriate waste management technologies, and in carrying out related policies and strategies to improve management of waste. This webinar on Mechanical - Biological Treatment (MBT) also relates to the 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs) which will be organised by the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM) online on March 11 and March 15-19.
- Homepage of 3RINCs: 3RINCs | The 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Wast…
- The history of 3RINCs: https://www.3rincs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Jan5th-revised-edition.mp4
Globally, various approaches have been attempted to solve waste management issues, and proper treatment of the increasing amount of waste is an important challenge for all societies, particularly as developing countries’ economic growth accelerates. There is an urgent need to provide reliable information so that policymakers and practitioners have a clear and holistic view of all waste management technologies. In this context, the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and the United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP IETC) started to develop a series of guidelines, in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and JSMCWM. The aim of the webinar series is to assist developing countries’ policy-makers and practitioners, at both the national and municipal levels, with their selection of appropriate waste management technologies, and in carrying out related policies and strategies to improve their management of waste.
At this initial phase, three main topics are covered: 1) Waste to Energy (WtE), 2) Composting, and 3) Mechanical - Biological Treatment (MBT). Following the webinar on WtE and Composting last year, this third in the webinar series will focus on MBT, and aims to give attendees a deeper understanding of the guidelines through a discussion of existing technologies, their advantages and disadvantages, and related challenges people may face on the ground.
The guideline on MBT is available at CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies: Mechanical-Biological Treatment | CCET
Recording of the event:
(Dr. Tomonori Ishigaki, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
(Dr. Chart Chiemchaisri, Kasetsart University, Thailand)
(Dr. N B Mazumdar, International Academy of Environmental Sanitation and Public Health, India)