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Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 3, 2012)

Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies ...

Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 10, 2012)

The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Experimental vs. arbitrary landfill diversion targets

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 1, 2013)

An experimental method is developed for setting pragmatic short–term landfill diversion targets of municipal waste in emerging economies. Domestic waste composition is shown to be quite uniform throughout developing countries of Africa, Asia and America. Consequently, the method developed in Brazil is readily exportable to other continents with ...

Zero waste, circular economy, sustainability impact the bottom line

by ABCOV Companies  (Mar. 7, 2013)

What is zero waste? In manufacturing zero waste's goal is to reuse left over materials from the manufacturing of products, putting them back into the process to manufacture new products. Zero waste can also be carried out when a manufacturer of a product that is recyclable takes it back to its facility to reuse recycled product in the production ...

Net Zero Waste – So What?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 10, 2014)

Leading world organizations warn us that economic growth and social development cannot be sustained with our current consumption, production and disposal patterns. Yet in spite of increasing sustainability initiatives and better product and recovery technologies, global waste continues to grow at an alarming rate. According to ISWA (International ...

Asbestos: Eliminating the Threat

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

While asbestos dangers are well documented, history has long avoided eliminating the threat it poses to human health. We are starting to progress in our waste habits by recycling different streams of waste and using closed landfills constructively. Composting food waste and recycling plastics, glass, metals, cardboard and newspapers is our way ...

What are the treatment options for landfill leachate?

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Jul. 30, 2013)

New contributor to Water/Waste Processing aims to answer readers’ most pressing questions It’s said the United States has 1,654 landfills, handling more than 250-million tons of trash each year. One Washington landfill covers a 2,545-acre area, has a 120-million-ton capacity and a 40-year expected trash-receiving life. The facility, ...

Sustainable approaches to C&D waste management and global warming impacts

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 7, 2010)

Increased diversion rates for construction and demolition (C&D) debris from US landfill sites are not only good from a sustainability viewpoint, but it is also an achievable goal. When deconstruction occurs, effective planning begins to take advantage of all technologies and processes available for recycling and reuse along with emerging markets ...

Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

by CP Manufacturing, Inc.  (Mar. 20, 2012)

Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and ...

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