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ESWET - European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology

ESWET is the European association representing manufacturers in the field of Waste-to-Energy.

Waste-to-Energy, also called Energy-from-Waste, is an essential part of a sustainable waste management strategy as it treats non-recyclable waste: waste that cannot be recycled or reused.

Non-recyclable waste has two treatment options: Waste-to-Energy or landfilling. The diversion of waste from landfills prevents the production of methane emissions, saves valuable land, and allows the recovery of energy and materials.

In fact, Waste-to-Energy plants recover energy which is used to power and heat households, buildings, industrial facilities and transports. Thousands of private homes, offices, schools, hospitals, and industries in Europe receive daily their energy from waste.

Metals and minerals resulting from the combustion process are also recovered and reused for several products, such as road construction materials, additives to cement raw materials, concrete manufacturing, etc.

The purpose of ESWET is to raise awareness of the positive implications of Waste-to-Energy in terms of sustainable waste management, clean and reliable energy, and protection of the environment.

Technology from the ESWET members is the heart of most of the Waste-to-Energy plants in Europe and worldwide, allowing the recovering of energy and materials from non-recyclable waste which would otherwise be landfilled!

Activities and Framework of ESWET

ESWET promotes Waste-to-Energy with a wide range of activities across different tools and channels.

We organise events on circular economy, energy and the environment, and we regularly exchange with EU policymakers to provide the latest information on Waste-to-Energy.

We publish informative and political documents such as factsheets, opinions, figures and reports, including a guidance document on the WI BREF, our Vision 2050, and the communications campaign “The Beauty in the Beast“.

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