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Municipal solid waste: zero tolerance management strategy

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

Currently, Indian cities generate waste which is being disposed in its outskirt as open dumping. This approach affects health and life of people living at city outskirts. A paradigm shift is required in the approach to waste management. Waste management policy should aim at scientific processing of waste within the city itself. This paper ...

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 ...

Iowa Industrial Hydraulics reduces coolant waste by 90% with installation of a PRAB Guardian 400 case study

by PRAB, Inc  (Aug. 1, 2014)

Challenge Concerned with various problems associated with water soluble coolants, including rising costs and foul sump odors, Iowa Industrial Hydraulics developed a coolant management system featuring PRAB’s Guardian 400 to recycle spent coolant and reduce fluid purchase costs by 60%. During the late 1980’s, Iowa Industrial ...

Social tariffs for water and waste services in mainland Portugal: an impact analysis

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 6, 2014)

Economic affordability and access to water and waste services (WWS) are extensively studied topics in economic literature. However, most papers focus on social rights or the importance of water provision for equity and development. The impact of different regulatory and/or management models, the measurement of affordability and efficient pricing ...

Role of pollution control boards in municipal solid waste management

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

The authors firmly believe that there is nothing like waste. It is the ignorance of the scientists and technologists that they consider a substance which cannot be utilised as waste. For example, the disposal of fly–ash was a big problem during 1990s, but now it is used in the manufacture of bricks, tiles, cement and agriculture. Similarly, the ...

Status of municipal solid waste management system in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a worldwide concern and is a major issue especially in developing countries due to environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution and generation of greenhouse gases from open dumping sites. The MSW management is going through a critical phase due to the non–availability of suitable ...

Hazardous Waste Management

by Ramans Enviro Services Pvt Ltd  (Apr. 4, 2014)

In today’s environment, there is a need for efficient Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) to manage the transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of huge quantity of generated Hazardous Waste (HW) from industrial and commercial facilities as well as from smaller household sources as they can also pose an immediate and significant threat ...

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

by Associated Press  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The industry's wonder product, though, is one whose very name evokes the opposite: asbestos. A largely outlawed ...

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 ...

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 ...

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