Welcome to ESWET
ESWET - The European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology is the European Association representing manufacturers in the field of Waste-to-Energy technology.
The main purpose of ESWET is to foster the development and the dissemination of Waste-to-Energy technology.
ESWET also seeks to raise the awareness of the positive implications of the technology in terms of better waste management, energy and for the environment.
Latest ESWET News
Press Release: Single use plastics must be banned!
Single use plastics such as the ones found in cups for beverages, cutlery or straws should be banned if a robust life cycle assessment does not show that they are the best option for the environment. Such plastics are normally not compatible with the circular economy.
This is why ESWET welcomes the publication of the Commission proposal to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. In particular, once in force, the legislation will contribute to the reduction of plastics which are not suitable for reuse, recycling or recovery.
Read the full press release here.
ESWET Activity Report 2017
ESWET Activity Report for 2017 is out! Read it to discover more about our activities and positions over the past year and to understand how we value your waste.
Press Release - The European Strategy for Plastics: A missed opportunity
ESWET welcomes the adoption of the EU Strategy for Plastics, a proposal that through its multiple applications will improve the life of citizens. However, despite the efforts made by the European Commission in order to boost and improve recycling, the Strategy fails to take into consideration the option of energy recovery.
Find out why here.
For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further
Following the publication of the Communication from the European Commission “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for Europe” ESWET joined other 118 European industrial associations and signed the Joint Reaction Paper: “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”.
The paper was presented to the Council Industry Working Party on 23rd October and it reaffirms the commitment of the industrial sector to cooperate with the EU institutions to implement a long-term strategy to keep the EU a competitive global industrial player.
Read the full paper here.
ESWET Position Paper: Renewable Energy Directive II
ESWET supports the transition to more renewable Europe. The European Union’s commitment to the Paris Agreement needs to be translated into ambitious targets and practical measures that will help mitigate climate change. However, the transition needs to be executed in a manner that will ensure security of energy supply. Using sustainable biomass is a way to accommodate both goals, and this is where Waste-to-Energy plays an important role.
Please download the full Position Paper here.
ESWET Position Paper: EU Strategy on Plastics
ESWET welcomes the Commission’s initiative to create an EU Strategy on Plastics. From packaging protecting food from rotting (and humans – from food poisoning) to pipes in our homes, plastics have proven their usefulness and versatility. They are light and durable and can be moulded into different shapes. In an ideal world, we would be able to recycle all of these materials infinite number of times. However, a reality check shows that in certain cases energy recovery is a better solution due to several recycling constraints.
Please read the full Position Paper here.
Activity Report 2016
ESWET has published its Activity Report for 2016. It includes activities from January to December 2016, with a specific focus on, amongst others, the Waste-to-Energy Communication, Circular Economy and BREFs.
Download the full version here
Press Release on WI BREF
ESWET welcomes the release of the Draft 1 of the Waste Incineration Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (WI BREF) on 24th May 2017. Once adopted, this document will have an important impact on the Waste-to-Energy sector as all permits will have to be based on the BAT Conclusions 4 years after the publication in the Official Journal.
On first reading, the BAT Associated Emission Levels (BATAELs) proposed in Draft 1 are stricter than the current emission standards for Waste-to-Energy plants. ESWET, together with CEWEP and FEAD believes that although some parts of the text can be supported, there are still open questions to be clarified.
For the full press release, please click here.