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We host and participate in a wide range of WtERT and Waste-to-Energy industry and climate change events across the globe.

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WtERT has developed a range of information and education resources to explain and desseminate Best Available Technologies.

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SOFOS Search Database

We have unique platform that gather over one thousand technical papers published in the proceedings of the North America WTE Conferences (NAWTEC) since 1965 that are not any more available in print.

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The Leading Top-Tier Research Center In The World

The Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WtERT) lead by Earth Engineering Centre from Columbia University in New York. Is an international top-tier-technical group that brings together engineers, scientists, and managers from industry, universities and government with the objective of advancing the goals of sustainable waste management on a global scale.

The primary aim of the Canadian sister organization of WTERT is the acceleration of deployment of Waste-to-Energy in all the provinces. While Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are the leading countries relating to a sustainable waste management, with a low landfilling rate of 4 % due to a high thermal recovery and recycling rate, Canada still far behind and currently affected by a high waste disposal rate with shortage of their capacity adding the Chinese National Sword policy that restricted and banned imports of Canadian solid wastes as raw materials and plastic in China.

We want to change this by promoting energy and material recovery from waste, improve people’s understanding of Waste-to-Energy utilization by sharing expertise, disseminate credible information based on science, building capacity and providing advice & support so that this vital technology can play its part in achieving Zero Waste to Landfill and fight climate change.

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Recyclables that are segregated from other trash are usually cleaner and easier to process

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Less trafic, Think Green!

Importance to reduce transportation footprint by bringing closer waste treatment facilities near urban waste generation

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The Right disposal Plant

Best Available Technologies (BAT) had an important role to play to combat climate change

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Frequently Asked Questions

The ABC of Sustainable Waste Management (SWM)

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Around the World

U.S. has 87 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that process 28 million tons of municipal solid wastes (MSW) and generate about 15 TWh of electricity annually.

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How Waste-To-Energy Works?

A waste-to-energy plant converts solid waste into electricity and/or heat – an ecological, cost-effective way of energy recovery.
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Be Waste Wise is a non-profit organization co-founded by Global WTERT Council under the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University, addressing the need for knowledge dissemination in waste management by bringing the best minds in the world together to build a global waste management community.

Waste Wise use 21st century tools to share expertise globally, opening up high-quality, leading edge thinking to those who have not had access to this expertise, while also eliminating the environmental and financial costs of global conferences.

Be Waste Wise provides educational resources, direct access to experts and networking for free and builds momentum around the global challenge of waste.

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