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Best options for disposing construction waste

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (Apr. 16, 2010)

A recent study investigated the environmental impact of the disposal of construction waste in Catalonia, Spain. The study suggests that the best options are to recycle construction waste where possible, incinerate the rest and landfill when there is no other option. These findings are in line with the waste hierarchy specified in the Waste ...

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for support services at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The total estimated value of the contract is $100 Million - $300 Million. The period of performance will be 5-years, with a three-year base period and one, ...

New long-term plan to safely dispose of radioactive waste

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 24, 2014)

It follows a consultation on improving the process of finding a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF), which will safely isolate our radioactive waste deep underground and inside multiple barriers to provide protection over hundreds of thousands of years. Building a GDF will help us permanently deal with waste from decades of ...

Company Disposes of Waste Fish Using Bio-Digester Machine

by PRWeb  (Dec. 1, 2012)

Big River Fish Corporation (BRF) has acquired a Liquid Food Composter (LFC) machine from Power Knot LLC to digest waste fish on site and save sending the waste to the landfill. The LFC is a biological high technology digester that is totally green and saves the mess, cost, and inconvenience of dumping the waste on a landfill. The LFC reduces the ...

SEPA construction waste disposal warning

by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)  (Apr. 16, 2008)

All waste arising from construction work must be disposed of legally. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today, after a site agent of a construction company was recently fined for knowingly causing the disposal of waste when there was no waste management licence in place.  Mr William McArthur was ...

Industry surveys reveal that SMEs may be disposing of waste incorrectly

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 24, 2014)

The research set out to discover how well-informed Britain’s businesses are about their obligations under the Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005). It makes good business sense to manage waste in the right way, and this research has shown that while Britain’s business owners are keen to do their bit, they need more help to get it right. ...

InSinkErator – How to dispose 34 mio tons of food waste?

by PE International AG  (Sep. 22, 2011)

Food waste is a large component of our solid waste problem. And the question of what to do with it is a challenge for communities worldwide. Most of the food waste ends up in landfill, contributing to greenhouse gases. PE INTERNATIONAL Inc. conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to help InSinkErator, a North American producer of disposers, to ...

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 ...

GAO Urges Review of Risks From Disposing Of Oil, Gas Wastewater Into Injection Wells

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency should review emerging risks related to the disposal in underground injection wells of wastewater from oil and gas activities, according to a report released July 28 by the Government Accountability Office. Overall, safeguards in place at the ...

New machine disposes of all types of waste

by Power Knot LLC  (Apr. 1, 2013)

Power Knot today announces the availability of the Disertater, a new machine that digests all types of waste. With the new machine, a business can stop sending its trash to the landfill and instead can capitalize on the output from the Disertater. Along with the release of the new product, Power Knot is releasing its new web site which provides ...

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