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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 ...

Integrated, Low-cost Solutions Are the Way Forward for Municipal Solid Waste Management Services

by Frost & Sullivan  (Jun. 11, 2014)

The growing volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) and strict waste management legislation – dictating the need to reduce waste, raise recycling levels, and lower landfilling levels – are driving the global MSW management services market. Waste management companies are establishing efficient collection systems and strengthening their ...

EPA Reaches Legal Agreement to Improve Operations at Moca’s Landfill

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 9, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the owner and the operator of the Moca Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in Moca, Puerto Rico, have reached an agreement that will result in improvements at the landfill. The Municipality of Moca and Moca ECO-Park Corporation have agreed to take a series of steps, with EPA oversight, which will improve ...

Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 11, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Lajas, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in numerous upgrades at the Lajas Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by July 2017. Lajas will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This agreement sets the Municipality of ...

Magic or recycling?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 8, 2014)

Transforming a bottle into a jacket may sound like magic, but it may be easier than you think. A new video from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows some of the ingenious ways a plastic water bottle can be reused or recycled. There is currently a drive towards a ‘circular economy’ in the European Union. This is an economic ...

Zero Waste Europe – Moving towards a circular economy

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The European Commission has presented a policy package that aims to start Europe moving towards a ‘circular economy’. The circular economy centres on an economy that produces almost no waste and where products, materials, and other forms of value are reused or recycled. The legislative proposal: Increased waste targets Waste policies ...

Coalition of 96 Partners Steps Up Ambition for Climate Action

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 23, 2014)

Partners in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants approved five ambitious efforts Monday to present at the UN Climate Summit, aiming to catalyse action on emissions from agriculture, freight, oil and gas production, and municipal solid waste, and to phase down high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

PA Supreme Court To Review Biosolids Application

by Synagro Technologies, Inc.  (Oct. 13, 2014)

On October 9, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted review of a 34 plaintiff tort case challenging land application of biosolids, a recycling practice used by thousands and towns and cities to manage the majority of the country’s sewage sludge. The briefing will occur this fall and early winter, and oral argument will likely be in the ...

EU Commission adopts 70% recycling plan

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The European Commission has adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States. Achieving the new waste targets would create 580.000 new jobs compared to today’s performance, while making Europe more competitive and reducing demand for costly scarce resources. The proposals also mean lower ...

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