Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for the COVID-19 virus

Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for the COVID-19 virus
In late 2019, an acute respiratory disease emerged, known as novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The pathogen responsible for COVID-19 is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, also referred to as the COVID-19 virus), a member of the coronavirus family. In response to the growing spread of COVID-19, WHO has published a number of technical guidance documents on specific topics, including infection prevention and control (IPC). ...

ERSAR Indicators – Urban Waste – December 2016

ERSAR Indicators – Urban Waste – December 2016
The company ECOGESTUS Lda. Since 2005 has been working in the field of urban waste management in Portugal, Europe and Africa. We witnessed the presentation by the ERSAREntidade Reguladora dos Serviços de Águas e Residuos of the revision of the indicators, on 30.11, in Lisbon. And we accepted the challenge posed by ERSAR to those present: suggesting improvements to the "Indicators". We believe that the country has in the "ERSAR indicators" an instrument...

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Portuguese Households- March 2016

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Portuguese Households- March 2016
This work is the first nationwide study in Portugal on pharmaceutical waste generated at households, exploring people’s attitudes and risk perception. The waste audit was carried out from September to November 2014, targeting pharmaceutical products kept by a sample of families (n = 244). This campaign was an assignment of VALORMED, the non-profit association that manages waste and packaging from expired and unused pharmaceutical products collected by th...

1st Technical Seminar: The (In) Success of Selective Collection in Portugal? – Coimbra, 2015

1st Technical Seminar: The (In) Success of Selective Collection in Portugal? – Coimbra, 2015
Ecopoint, the model (failed or is it) in crisis? Selective Collection System for Eco points (> 95% territory)   “Monsters” collection (free)   Sanitary Landfill (System without Recovery)   Wild Evictions   Non-Differentiated Tariff More Advanced Systems:   Ecocentre   Awareness: Domestic composting   Collect from merchants / door-to-door Need to reduce costs, e.g. oil price variation   The trend towards Private Service Concession  ...

Articles about PAYT – Tariff Systems – September 2014

Articles about PAYT – Tariff Systems – September 2014
Tariff - Urban Waste ECOGESTUS Lda. Since 2005 dedicated to consulting and engineering in the scope of waste management with experience in. Determination of solutions based on the User PolluterPay Principle and international benchmarkingPAYT System - Pay-as-You-Throw (“Pay what you throw away”) and Social Tariffs applied to WasteImplementation of Urban Waste Tariff in Portuguese municipalities. View PDF ...

Bio-waste separate collection in São Tomé and Principe, West Africa –Junho, 2014

Bio-waste separate collection in São Tomé and Principe, West Africa –Junho, 2014
2nd International Conference on Sustainable SW Bio-waste separate collection in São Tomé and Principe, West Africa. ECOGESTUS Lda, Waste Management Consulting, 3080 328 Figueira da Foz Portugal, joao.vaz@ecogestus.comUCCLA – União das Cidades Capitais Luso-Africanas Asiáticas e Americanas, Rua São bento, 640, Lisboa, PortugalCâmara Distrital de Água Grande, São Tomé, São Tomé e Príncipe Keywords: bio-waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), São Tomé Presen...

International Waste Conference – Athens –June 2014

International Waste Conference – Athens –June 2014
Waste news Antonis Mavropoulos, CEO and Founder of D-Waste, and D-Waste experts Alexandros Mavropoulos, and Aida Anthouli participated in the "2nd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management" which was held in Athens, Greece on 12th-14th June 2014. The Conference aimed to address the issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of effective technologies and safe practices. The conference focused mainly o...

Financing of Waste Management in São Tomé and Príncipe -April 2014

Financing of Waste Management in São Tomé and Príncipe -April 2014
FINANCING WASTE MANAGEMENT IN SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE   Dias, S., Environmental Engineering MSc - NGO Alisei - São Tomé and Príncipe - simaod@gmail.com   Vaz, J. Mechanical Engineering - ECOGESTUS Lda - Portugal - joao.vaz@ecogestus.com   Carvalho, A. Environmental Management MSc - General Directorate for the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and   Environment - São Tomé and Príncipe - arceitacarv@yahoo.com.br View PDF ...

ECOVALOR – The end of the monopoly in packaging management -March 2014

ECOVALOR – The end of the monopoly in packaging management -March 2014
Overview Waste Management In Germany • In 2012, approx. 14% of the raw materials used by German industry came from recovered waste. • Waste management contributes, with a share of approximately 20% to the German Kyoto targets for the reduction of CO2eq Emissions. • Waste industry is a powerful economic sector in Germany: almost 200.000 people employed in 3.000 companies produce an annual turnover of 40.000 million euro. • Around 15.000 waste treatme...