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Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 12, 2014)

Canada has a poor record on waste management according to a Conference Board of Canada report – ranking 17 out of 17 in an international ranking of OECD countries. But although there are serious challenges for waste management in Canada, promising opportunities abound according to a snapshot of the State of Waste Management in Canada ...

Wastes as fertilizer – Is this a way to lower food costs?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilizers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters and ash from burnt biomass, would also cut fossil fuel use and save natural resources. ...

Recycling plastics: is The UK behind the rest of Europe?

by Wrights Plastics Ltd.  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Plastics aren’t renowned for their green credentials in the UK and the statistics back this up, with recent figures showing that the UK sends over two thirds of its plastic waste to landfill. Not only that, but we are ranked 23rd out of 27 countries for the amount of packaging waste recovered. At, Wrights ...

CEMS: An Overview

by a1-cbiss  (Aug. 20, 2014)

We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...

Ontario Landfill Site - Case Study

by Wireless Options Inc.  (Jul. 14, 2014)

A Texas based company with waste management sites around North America have installed electrical generation plants at various locations that use methane collected from the waste. The daily operation of these sites include the management of the leachate, a liquid waste by-product of decomposition, and the collection of gas for electricity ...

Recovery, Recycling and Revenues

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Earlier this year, the UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that almost 615,000 tonnes of material is disposed of in England, even though it can be reused. It was calculated that by reusing this household waste, British tax payers could save up to £60 million. Most industries produce some form of waste whether it’s ...

Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

by Associated Press  (Jul. 10, 2014)

An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: ...

Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 3, 2014)

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released last week at the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the United ...

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 ...

Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many ...

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