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City of Los Angeles Innovates Municipal Waste Management

by Rehrig Pacific Company  (Dec. 1, 2007)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Six thousand six hundred tons of refuse (trash, recyclables and yard trimmings) are currently being collected curbside on a daily basis in the nation's second largest city. As its population increases, and resources become more limited, the City of Los Angeles is working hard towards becoming a cleaner, greener 'zero-waste' ...

Rising costs of wastes

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 6, 2012)

A new, far-reaching report on the state of municipal solid waste around the world predicts a sharp rise in the amount of garbage generated by urban residents between now and 2025. The report estimates the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) will rise from the current 1.3 billion tonnes/year to 2.2 billion tonnes/year, with much of the increase ...

Giant Waste Dump Poisoning Nairobi Children, Environment

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Oct. 10, 2007)

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of Africa's largest waste dumps, the Dandora Municipal Dumping Site in Nairobi, is a threat to the health of children living nearby and the city's environment, a new study shows. Tests found high levels of lead and other heavy metals in the blood of area children, who also suffer from respiratory ...

Hunting for Hidden Treasure - The International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology shows how waste can be turned into valuable resources

by Koelnmesse GmbH  (Mar. 17, 2006)

Urban mining — the recovery of raw materials from waste — is the vision of the future for the global waste-management industry. This aims to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, but that's not all. For today, there are also increasingly good business reasons to recycle and reuse materials from the waste generated in advanced ...

Extreme recycling in rural Japan little goes to waste in this environmentally conscious county

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Aug. 1, 2011)

Imagine a community where residents voluntarily separate their household wastes into 24 discrete categories for recycling, where recycling centers are located in almost every neighborhood, and where local coordinators actively promote recycling and waste minimization. It’s happening now in Oizumi, a small rural community about 75 miles (120 ...

Missouri landfills hold recyclables worth millions

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jan. 4, 2008)

Close to half of the municipal solid waste deposited in Missouri's landfills has the potential to be recycled, according to a solid waste composition study recently completed for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. More than 1.9 million tons of recyclable materials were disposed of in Missouri landfills each year, the study found. If ...

Waste Management Celebrates Opening of New Single-Stream Recycling Facility in Houston

by Waste Management Inc.  (Aug. 8, 2011)

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today joined with the City of Houston, local and state officials and WM customers to celebrate the launch of its Houston Material Recovery Facility (MRF), located in Southwest ...

ANDRITZ SEPARATION launches new low-profile belt press: significant reduction in investment costs combined with further decrease in operating costs

by ANDRITZ Separation - a division of the Andritz Group  (Sep. 29, 2014)

International technology Group ANDRITZ is offering its customers worldwide a new, innovative belt press for dewatering in municipal and industrial applications, based on a new low-profile design and flexible modular construction. The main benefit of the new belt press is that size and weight were reduced by around 50% each compared to the previous ...

Waste-to-Ethanol venture attracts investors

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 27, 2010)

Waste Management, Inc. and Enerkem Inc., today announced a strategic investment by Waste Management in Enerkem, as part of Enerkem's new financing round. The closing of this new round of financing which generated CDN $53.8 million comes from Enerkem's existing institutional investors, Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and BDR Capital as well ...

New technologies of complex recycling of municipal solid waste

by UkrSSEC Energostal  (Mar. 30, 2010)

UkrSSEC ”Energostal” developed effective technologies of complex recycling of solid domestic waste and concluded first contracts on creation of enterprises for waste recycling on the “turn-key” basis. In January-February 2010 UkrSSEC ”Energostal”, city halls of two big towns of Ukraine (its western and southern regions) and also investors signed ...

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