Waste management

Waste management planning and rate calculation now faster and optimized!

Between April and September 2023, AO E-Circular Training and Consulting Center within Project "Improving digital and ecological skills of APL for better planning and waste management" implemented with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), from the funds of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) developed and published – EXCEL module for developing local waste management programs and calculating tariffs for public waste management services. The online module facilitates the calculation of sanitation rates and the development of Programs

From September 16, 2023, the Regulation on waste transfers came into force!

It entered into force on September 16, 2023 The regulation on waste transfers, approved by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Moldova no. 411 of June 22, 2022. Regulation is developed in accordance with art. 44, 45, 63-64 of Law no. 209/2016 on waste and with the Decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova no. 1599-XIII of March 10, 1998 on the accession of the Republic of Moldova to the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary transportation of hazardous waste and its disposal. The given regulation provides measures

The Regulation on waste incineration and co-incineration was approved

On the current June 15, it was published in the Official Gazette GD no. 205/2023 for the approval of the Regulation on waste incineration and co-incineration. The regulation enters into force from 06.12.2023. The regulation is enforceable and extends to all economic agents in the Republic of Moldova, authorized to carry out waste incineration and/or co-incineration activities. The provisions of the Regulation apply to: stationary or mobile technical units and equipment defined in art. 17 para. (2) lit. a) from Law no. 209/2016 on waste as installations of

The EU is about to break its promise!

The European Commission is ready to break its earlier promise to ban all but the most essential hazardous chemicals by law, according to the latest documents made public. The commitment to "ban the most harmful chemicals from consumer products, allowing their use only where essential" was a flagship component of the European Green Deal when it was launched in 2020. In an update of the REACH regulation of the EU mentioned the fact that

WORLD REFILL DAY Tips to ditch single-use packaging!

As we become more aware of the devastating effect plastic has on the environment, many of us are looking for ways to live more sustainably and reduce our use of single-use packaging. Reducing our plastic footprint is a great way to take action, and World Refill Day is a great time to start making small changes. We don't need one person to make it perfect by ditching plastic

New legislative requirements regarding waste oil management have come into force

In the last quarter of 2022 it was published Government Decision no. 731/2022 of 26.10.2022 for the approval of the Regulation on the management of used oils and which enters into force today, 25.05.2023. The regulation establishes the requirements for the appropriate ecological management of used oils (UU) generated at the national level, by applying the extended producer responsibility regime, in accordance with the provisions of art. 12 and 52 of Law no. 209/2016 on waste, in compliance with international environmental agreements to which

Plastic in clothing and the effects on the human body

Did you know that nearly 70% of all clothing on the planet is made of plastic? The development of new textiles such as polyester and nylon has facilitated the emergence of so-called "fast fashion", where clothing items are worn on average only 7 times, losing their appearance and durability very quickly. These poorly made clothes made of plastic materials have many harmful side effects, such as, for example, plastic pollution and poisoning our body. How does this happen? Simple. During production, wearing

The 8 most common mistakes encountered in waste management

Mismanagement of waste always involves a significant impact on the environment, human health and the economy. There are a number of common mistakes that can be made in organizing waste management in a locality: Lack of proper planning: Proper planning is essential to ensure that the waste management system is efficient and sustainable. Lack of proper planning can lead to problems such as overcapacity of landfills and increased waste management costs. For good organization and planning

POLYSTYRENE waste – an environmental problem and a challenge for recyclers!

  Polystyrene / Polystyrene foam / PS – no matter what we call it, we are talking about the same plastic material. It's found in single-use cups, in the appliance boxes we buy and unpack, and whenever we order takeout. Polystyrene is a synthetic polymer that can take many chemical forms, a plastic material commonly used to create a variety of consumer products. It is widely used in the packaging industry and