AcuComm’s Rubbish RoundUp! identifies waste plant developments valued at US$87.1 billion in 2013

The global waste market performed well in 2013 with identified project values totalling US$87.1 billion for the year. Waste-to-Energy continues to be the leading technology and accounted for US$65.7 billion for the 12 months.

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Waste Technology investment values

The trends are that waste generation will continue to grow globally and the prospects for continuing plant investment remain strong.

(PRWEB UK) 21 January 2014

AcuComm Waste Futures has announced the results of the only worldwide survey of waste plant developments in its January 2014 edition of Rubbish RoundUp! (http://www.acucomm.net/rr).

Highlights from the survey reveal

  •     The total number of projects with identified value for 2013 was 1,447, with a total value of US$87,120 million.
  •     The USA accounted for 295 projects for the year. In value terms, the USA accounts for US$19,062 million in 2013.
  •     The UK remains the major country for project value at US$24,792 million in 2013.
  •     Waste-to-energy was the leading facility type in 2013, with 871 projects in total. WtE projects accounted for US$65,711 million in 2013.

The information in the survey is aggregated from AcuComm’s leading Waste Business Finder database that reports all new significant waste developments worldwide – a unique source of primary research information.

Rubbish RoundUp! provides a monthly on-going analysis and detailed statistics for the latest projects by country, completion date, facility type and feedstock. A section on companies brings focus and rankings to company activity by facility type. Finally, specific summaries are given for major projects reported.

Commenting on the results, Eric Wigart, Chairman of AcuComm comments “The Rubbish RoundUp! annual survey reflects the seriousness with which waste management is now being taken around the world. Even emerging economies are leaping the technology divide, often moving in one-step from uncontrolled landfill to advanced WtE and Biomass solutions. The trends are that waste generation will continue to grow globally and the prospects for continuing plant investment remain strong.”


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