EEW Energy from Waste is a member of various public interest groups. Their committees are platforms to represent interests on the political stage and for various research fields.
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The Federal Association for the German Disposal, Water and Resources Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V - BDE) was formed in 1961 as the Association of the Private Municipal Cleaning Industry (VPS). Today, with its 750 member companies of all sizes, it is the most powerful association of the private disposal, water and resources industry in Germany and Europe and campaigns for reliable framework conditions. The BDE has a network spanning various branches incorporating over 500 experts who discuss current developments and push through solutions in more than 30 working groups.
The BDEW represents the interests of its 1,800 municipal and private member companies from the energy and water industries in dealings with politicians, professionals, the media and the public and supports its member companies in all important political, legal, specialist industry and communication issues. The BDEW has its headquarters in Berlin and a branch office in Brussels which bundles the interests and goals of the association at European and international level.
The German Waste Industry Association (DGAW) is made up of representative from private and municipal waste disposal companies, politics and administration, the scientific community, plant and machine constructors, planners and operators, and action groups. In addition there is close cooperation or mutual membership in all the important organisations of the resources industry. This enables the DGAW offers its members an independent and informative exchange of information and experience on the various topic areas of the industry.
ITAD, the Interest Group for Thermal Waste Treatment Plants in Germany, pursues a multitude of tasks and goals. It campaigns for the interests of owners and operators of thermal waste treatment plants in their relations with the public, politicians, public authorities and other interest groups. The ITAD supports research projects to optimise thermal waste treatment and does intense publicity work to present the advantages of waste incineration over other waste disposal models.
The Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU) is an interest group representing the municipal supply and waste disposal industry in Germany. The 1,458 member companies organised within the VKU are involved above all in the energy provision, water and sewage industries, as well as the waste industry and municipal cleaning. The Association of the Municipal Waste Industry and City Cleaning (VKS) was already representing the interests of its members in 1912. This association merged with the VKU in 2003.