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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 ...

Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

by ASTM International  (Jun. 30, 2014)

It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, ...

Kickoff for Biogas - South America Opts for Green Energy Made by WELTEC

by WELtec BioPower GmbH  (Jun. 30, 2014)

Currently, the world is locked on to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Though they have already reached a high technical level as far as football is concerned, the South American countries still have development potential in the fields of biogas technology and renewable energies. In the interview, Aguinaldo Ramalho of the German biogas plant ...

Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from ...

Winning With Zero Waste

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jun. 1, 2014)

In the business of professional and collegiate sports, with top priority on championships, player injuries, and filling stadium seats, attending a meeting with Martin Tull, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance), seems like a walk in the ballpark. “When we speak to potential members, we often say, ‘Would you like to ...

What happens to crushed glass from PEL Bottle Crushers

by PEL Waste Reduction Equipment  (May 28, 2014)

All of the glass which has been crushed using a PEL bottle crusher is recycled and reprocessed back into bottles. The cullet produced by PEL bottle crushers has been approved by the leading glass manufacturers as a supplier of high quality glass cullet. 85% of the cullet produced is above 8mm and can be reprocessed back into bottles. The glass is ...

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