Waste Management World Scoops Prestigious WTERT 2012 Award

Nov 08, 2012, 08:00 ET from PennWell Corporation

WALTHAM ABBEY, England, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation's Waste Management World (WMW) magazine has been awarded the Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council's (WTERT) award for making a significant contribution to global sustainable waste management during the first decade of the 21st century.

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WTERT is part of Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center in New York and the award - an original bronze statuette by famous Greek sculptor Dimitris Armakolas - is presented every two years.

The Council said that several worthy nominees were considered and WMW was selected for "publishing hundreds of enlightening articles on all means for sustainable waste management".

WTERT also acknowledged WMW for being "the most widely read waste management magazine in the world and the only one available gratis to everyone".

As a global magazine and website, WMW covers every aspect of the solid waste industry, including regulatory updates, opinion and technology case studies. Full coverage is given to the topics of waste to energy, recycling, biowaste, collection and transport and engineered landfilling.

The bi-monthly magazine is sent to over 18,000 readers, as well as 1200 members of the  International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

Alongside the magazine, WMW's website is rapidly growing its readership, alongside an e-newsletter programme. This includes four weekly round-up e-newsletters, one waste to energy newsletter sent in association with CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste to Energy Plants) and one dedicated to recycling.

Tom Freyberg, Chief Editor of WMW, said: "We are delighted to have received such a prestigious accolade from Columbia University. Waste Management World is developing quickly to keep pace with the evolving nature of B2B media. Our website, comprehensive e-newsletters and magazine mean we can cover the industry's news and analysis in a timely, comprehensive fashion."

"We would also like to thank WTERT for being such a valuable source of information and the continued research it is doing in the field of waste to energy," he added.

Prof. Nickolas Themelis, Director of Columbia's Earth Engineering and Chair of the Global WTERT Council stated: "There are several prominent scientific journals on waste management issues. However, there is only one magazine that is read globally, both by industrial and university researchers who want to know the latest information on technology trends in this field: Waste Management World."

Previous winners of the award include Professor Paul Brunner from Austria in 2006, Covanta Energy in 2008 and the City of Vienna in 2010.

CONTACT: Tom Freyberg, tomf@pennwell.com

SOURCE PennWell Corporation