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Report on the Recycling Potentials of Strategic Metals published
INTECUS was member of the research group of the project ReStra. The final report is published now.
The project ‘ReStra‘ analyses potentials for the recycling of strategic raw materials and the sub-stitution of primary raw materials by secondary raw materials. As a first step, target elements have been identified on the basis of analysis of criticality (Rare Earth Elements, Palladium, Gal-lium, Germanium, Indium, Gold, Rhodium, Platinum). Their application and quantification in products (industry catalysts, vehicle catalysts, alloy, battery, laser, wind energy, vehicle, medical equipment, fuel cell, optical fibre, photovoltaic, LED, home appliances, pedelec, e-bike, air con-dition, display panel, hub dynamo, ceramics, absorber material, high temperature supercon-ductor, data processing centre) have been the subsequent part of the research.
Existing disposal chains for the selected end of life products and barriers for an improved recy-cling as well as, where relevant, path dependencies have been elements for the identification of quantitative optimising potentials.
Based on the mentioned working steps recommendations have been developed to promote circular economy for the selected strategic raw materials and applications on technical, legal and political level.

Prof. Bilitewski reelected as chairman of AGRAPA used paper council
On July 5th, 2017 Prof Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Bernd Bilitewski was reelected as chairman of the AGRAPA used paper council for another year.
The used paper council of AGRAPA is an open panel of all AGRAPA sponsoring associations together with
- Federal Environmental Ministry
- Federal Ministry of Economy
- Federal Environmental Agency
- States Workgroup for Waste (LAGA)/Working Group for Extended Producer Responsibility and Packaging (APV)
- German Associaton of Cities
- German Association of Counties
- German City and Community Association
The main task of the Used Paper Concil is the annual reporting on the progress of the implementation of the self-commitment of the German paper industry.

Update of Best Practice Municipal Waste Management published
The need to curb natural resources depletion and climate change and secure a healthy living space for an ever growing human society has become a global challenge which increases the demand to minimise waste generation and manage arising wastes effectively and sustainably on a worldwide scale. This task applies to all countries independently from their status of development. Many countries are therefore faced with the necessity to initiate a process of transformation from the conventional scheme of waste disposal through simple dumping or landfilling towards the gradual implementation of a closed loop management of their wastes.

The project was supported by UBA and conducted by INTECUS.

Country profiles published
The German RETech Partnership (RETech) for the German waste management industry and the German Water Partnership (GWP) for the German wastewater and wastewater industry together with eclareon and the consulting firm uve have produced market analyzes in the format of six country reports with the support of member companies.

INTECUS was responsible for the general part and the waste management part of the country profile of the United Arab Emirates.

Update of the Directive for the uniform implementation of waste characterization is published
INTECUS has added information about the identification of food waste to the Directive for the Uniform Implementation of Waste Characterization in Saxony which was recently updated in 2015. The updated directive and the related report can be obtained from the following website (in German only).

Report on the Implementation of § 11 (1) of the Recycling Act is published
The report of the research project "Implementation of § 11 (1) of the Recycling Act with particular focus on personal use and illegal disposal of biowaste" financed by the State Institut for Environment, Agriculture and Geology was published and can be downloaded by klicking the link below (in German only). The project has been conducted by INTECUS in cooperation with BIWA Consult.

Conference about current trends in the waste management and water management sector in Serbia, Ukraine, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Cuba on 27 March 2017 in Berlin
Experts from companies and industry associations in both sectors will present and discuss these markets which are interesting but still not very transparent. Christoph Urbschat, Managing Partner at eclareon, will moderate this event.

The German RETech Partnership (RETech) for the German waste management industry and the German Water Partnership (GWP) for the German wastewater and wastewater industry together with eclareon and the consulting firm uve have produced market analyzes in the format of six country reports with the support of member companies.

While the GWP was responsible for the preparation of the water management sections, the introductory section and the waste management section were prepared by six RETech members specialized in the respective countries: Cyclos (Jordan), Goduni (Serbia), INTECUS (United Arab Emirates) , BiPRO (Saudi Arabia), Technical University of Hamburg (Cuba) and Andreas von Schoenberg Consulting (Ukraine). The compilation of the reports was coordinated by eclareon.

Obituary and Appreciation of Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Karl J. Thomé-Kozmiensky
Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Karl J. Thomé-Kozmiensky passed away on November 3rd, 2016. Prof Bilitewski has helt an obituary during the opening session of the Berlin Waste Management and Energy Conference on January 30th, 2017 which can be read here (see link, in German only).

Starting over…
After the celebration of the 25th anniversary of INTECUS and the 70th birthday of our company founder Prof. Bilitewski last year we start the year 2017 full of many interesting projects. We are looking forward to continue our close cooperation with you, our partners and clients. We wish all of you a successful year 2017 with a lot of health, happiness and joy.

Intecus freut sich auf Sie und heißt Sie herzlich willkommen.