Indaver is working together with partners at international level to share knowledge and experience concerning sustainable waste management, and to monitor the development and application of the legislation for the sector, by providing information to the most important European institutions. That way, these European sustainable waste management partners seek to continually tighten up standards in this area.
Eurits: gatekeeper of the circular economy
Indaver was one of the founding members of Eurits, the European Union for the Responsible Incineration and Treatment of Special Waste.
Eurits represents over 90% of the specialist waste incineration sector in the European Union. It holds a brief on safe, lawful and environmentally sound waste incineration. Indaver has held either the chairmanship or the technical directorate since 1997.
Eurits offers Indaver a European platform to communicate its vision. For Eurits, hazardous waste incineration facilities are like the ‘gatekeepers of the circular economy’. This waste incineration prevents hazardous waste from ending up in recycled products or in the food chain.
It offers a forum for the exchange of technical and operational information to ensure best practice. It represents the specialist hazardous waste incineration sector and monitors the development and application of the legislation for the sector by providing information to the most important European institutions.
ISWA: sustainable waste management worldwide
Indaver cooperates on an international level with partners to share knowledge and experience in the area of sustainable waste management. One such platform is ISWA (International Solid Waste Association).
ISWA strives towards sustainable and professional waste management worldwide. It promotes efficient use of raw materials via sustainable production and consumption, improves waste management via education and training, and promotes the most appropriate and Best Available Technology and practices.
ISWA offers scientific, economic and social instruments, such as an international network for sharing knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable waste management and the battle against climate change; working groups of experts to increase knowledge and expertise, education and training, professional publications and partnerships with all stakeholders in waste management, in particular with the national ISWA members as well as with international organisations and institutions.
CEWEP: focus on waste-to-energy
Through the recovery of energy and materials, Indaver’s waste-to-energy plants contribute significantly to a sustainable society. Indaver also shares its expertise on the international stage. One platform for this is CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants).
CEWEP is the umbrella association of the owners and operators of waste-to-energy plants in Europe, representing 394 waste-to-energy plants in 18 European countries. Together they make up 86% of the waste-to-energy capacity in Europe. Indaver, via BW2E (Belgian Waste-to-Energy), and CEWEP Ireland are long-standing members.
CEWEP aims to give alternative energy from waste a boost and demonstrate that waste-to-energy plants reduce dependence on dumping and fossil fuels. It represents waste-to-energy plants at European level and takes part in the decision-making process. Furthermore, it promotes exchange of experience, research and development between members.