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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 ...

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 ...

Future outflows of toxic material from end–of–life computers in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

This paper presents an approach to estimate the number of obsolete desktop and notebook computers and the quantity of various toxic components to be generated from these computers in the next ten to 15 years in India. This study indicates that with favourable government policies it will take 30 years more to achieve a computer penetration rate of ...

Car Engines Air Filters. A Useful Ambient Air Sampler and/or a Possible Hazardous Waste?

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (May 14, 2014)

Car-engine air filters (CAFs) have been recently used as inexpensive alternative air sampling media for hydrophobic organic compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans and also for heavy metals. This “active-passive” sampling methodology is a promising way for urban air monitoring, ...

Major waste management company and cbio combine resources, to resolve a breach of ammonia consent, in a large wastewater treatment plant case study

by Cleveland Biotech Ltd  (May 29, 2014)

The WWTP itself is located in the East Midlands, and treats dairy waste from a large processing plant, treating c1,500m3 of effluent per day. On 30th July the ammonia (NH3) levels in the permeate from the MBR at the plant began to increase. The effluent plant discharges to a river and as such, the consent limit is stipulated by the Environment ...

Waste Management Solutions for Business

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Jan. 12, 2014)

How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

Case study - Ivey-sol tank decontamination and vessel cleaning

by Ivey International Inc.  (Jul. 10, 2014)

The refining and hydrocarbon processing industry is ready for the new wave of vessel cleaning technology. Ivey-sol is a new patented product that greatly reduces downtime and improves overall safety while providing immediate cost savings for any tank cleaning process. Ivey-sol8 is non-toxic: non-corrosive, non-hazardous, 100% biodegradable and ...

Assessment of leachates from a Cuban municipal solid waste landfill: characterisation and treatment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 24, 2014)

Calle 100 landfill receives 75% of the solid waste of Havana. In this work, the physical-chemical and microbiological evaluation and the treatment of its leachates was carried out. The study of the elimination of pollutants was carried out at laboratory scale. The characterisation showed an important content in organic substances of high ...

Biogas in Asia

by Geotech  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The development of biogas production and monitoring has had many twists and turns, from its early days in Germany to the heady days of support through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).   The fall in the price of carbon credits, which rewarded reduction in emissions of methane (CH4) - a potent greenhouse gas - and use of methane from ...

Understanding price and cost of hazardous wastes

by ABCOV Companies  (Dec. 16, 2013)

The first line of defense for companies is they don't have any hazardous, toxic or regulated wastes. And if they do, it is minimal, gets cleaned up and sent to a safe landfill (if there is such a thing). So they believe they are safe. You may be safe, but our environment is not and our children for sure are not and your future stockholders ...

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