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Call for papers for Thematic Issue on ELFM in Detritus

Call for papers for Thematic Issue on ELFM in Detritus

EURELCO and the EU Training Network for Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining (ETN NEW-MINE) call for papers on Enhanced Landfill Mining for a Thematic Issue in the IWWG Journal Detritus (Deadline: 11-6-2019).

Why ELFM needs to be politically acknowledged in Europe

Why ELFM needs to be politically acknowledged in Europe

In preparation of the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (20-11-2018), ETN NEW-MINE has published a new Policy Brief: “Why Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) needs to be politically acknowledged to facilitate sustainable management of European landfills”.

Register for the 6th EURELCO General Assembly (21-11-2018)

Register for the 6th EURELCO General Assembly (21-11-2018)

The 6th EURELCO General Assembly meeting takes place on November 21, 2018 at the Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM, Belgium). The GA is organised the day after the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP in Brussels. Registration is now open.

Register for 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP (20-11-2018)

Register for 2nd ELFM Seminar in the EP (20-11-2018)

Three years after the 1st ELFM Seminar in the EP, the 2nd Seminar – entitled “Towards a dynamic landfill management and mining strategy for Europe’s 500,000+ landfills” – takes place on November 20, 2018. Registration is now open.

New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

On July 2nd, 2018, Dženita Avdibegović (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Recovery of rare earths from bauxite residue leachates by functionalised sorbents‘.

ETN & EIT Summer School “To mine or not to mine” Leuven

ETN & EIT Summer School “To mine or not to mine” Leuven

On September 10-12, 2018, the Summer School “To mine or not to mine – A multi-criteria assessment of the landfill mining of municipal and industrial solid waste deposits” is organised in Leuven (Novotel). The Summer School is a joint initiative of the EU Horizon 2020...

Symposium: Availability of raw materials from secondary sources

Symposium: Availability of raw materials from secondary sources

April, 24, 2018 Geneva (Switzerland) The Symposium reflects on the future availability of secondary raw materials and the need for a unifying global standard – the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC), to manage anthropogenic resources in a circular economy,...

New Policy Brief on the Social License to Operate

New Policy Brief on the Social License to Operate

Following the Symposium on Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy – the Social License to Operate for the Mining and Recycling of Critical Metals (21 February 2018, Leuven, Belgium) the two EU Horizon 2020 projects SOCRATES and METGROW+ joined forces to publish a...

Valorisation of secondary resources: quo vadis?

Valorisation of secondary resources: quo vadis?

On 21 February 2017, SIM² KU Leuven attended in Cardiff (Wales) the closing conference of the INSPIRE project. This project, a collaboration between the universities of Cardiff, Warwick and the West of England, was about the “in-situ resource extraction from waste...

SOCRATES Policy View: Thermodynamic reality check

SOCRATES Policy View: Thermodynamic reality check

Overcoming challenges in the circular economy In this first EU MSCA-ETN SOCRATES Policy Brief, guest authors – Justin Salminen and Sirpa Olaussen from Boliden – provide their view on the challenges with respect to the zero-waste valorisation of low-grade ores and...

SMART GROUND wants to improve information on Secondary Raw Materials

SMART GROUND wants to improve information on Secondary Raw Materials

SMART GROUND aims at improving the availability and accessibility of data and information on Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) in the EU territory. Therefor the consortium carried out a set of activities to integrate all the data form existing sources and new information...

Joint SMART GROUND – COCOON – RAWFILL workshop on 7th February

Joint SMART GROUND – COCOON – RAWFILL workshop on 7th February

Three EU-projects on landfill management and/or mining were presented at the joint SMART GROUND - COCOON - RAWFILL workshop that was held in Mechelen (Belgium) on February 7, 2018. An international public of more than 100 people from academia, policy makers, companies...

Joint RAWFILL / EURELCO working group on 7th February

Joint RAWFILL / EURELCO working group on 7th February

The joint RAWFILL / EURELCO working group on promoting landfill mining policy in the EU was a great success. More than 20 participants from 8 EU member states participated in an animated discussion on (legal) barriers for LFM and legal and policy aspect of LFM. As...

Welcome to EURELCO

EURELCO is an open, quadruple helix network that supports the required technological, legal, social, economic, environmental and organisational innovation with respect to the development and implementation of a Dynamic Landfill Management (DLM) framework. The DLM framework includes resource recovery-driven Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) as one of its most advanced components, thereby supporting the transition to a resource efficient, circular, low-carbon economy. Are you a relevant actor working on DLM or ELFM?

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