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Geotech`s GA5000 plays its part in the drive to reduce waste to landfill

by Geotech  (Jul. 22, 2015)

Geotech's GA5000 landfill gas analyser is increasingly used on closed landfill sites as policies, including waste separation, take effect around the world, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill.  UK-based Exea Associates uses the GA5000 to maximum effect to understand the changing gas mix ...

UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jul. 28, 2015)

Brazil's Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new research project to help manage environmental health risks from mercury. The project, Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury - Initial Assessment in Brazil, aims to facilitate the ratification and early implementation of the ...

TechWaste Recycling, LLC. Gets Certified as Responsible Recycler (R2)

by TechWaste Recycling, LLC  (Jul. 20, 2015)

Southern California based TechWaste Recycling, LLC., electronics recycler providing electronics recycling, secure data destruction, and IT asset disposition services has recently received Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2), ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for ...

The Potential for Biogas in Africa

by Clarke Energy  (Jul. 22, 2015)

When thinking about renewable energy it’s common to think of wind power and solar. However there is massive potential in Africa for the utilisation of renewable gas for power generation. Some naturally occurring microbes are able to break down organic material in the absence of oxygen to produce different types of biologically created gas ...

Re-using PVC left-overs the smart way

by PALLMANN Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG  (Jul. 8, 2015)

A €1.2 million investment in an upgraded recycling facility to handle PVC production left-overs paid for itself in 18 months at Protan Group, the Norway-based manufacturer of roofing foils and ventilation tubes for tunnels and mines. The investment, in equipment from German size-reduction technology specialist Pallmann, came through cost ...

EU waste management policy

by EEP European Environmental Press  (Dec. 11, 2007)

Today's society generates a great deal of biodegradable waste, which causes major environmental and health problems. There are various forms of treatment to prevent and monitor those problems. The choice of the best method is based on maximising safety, minimising environmental impact and, whenever possible, obtaining recyclable end products. The ...

Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

by Fleming Gulf FZE  (May 24, 2013)

Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), ...

Waste management on Benidorm beaches

by EEP European Environmental Press  (May 28, 2007)

The importance in ecological and tourist terms of the beaches of the towns on the Mediterranean coast has led the corresponding authorities to recommend the sustainable management of the same, thus ensuring good quality service while taking into consideration the protection of the natural environment. To this end, the proper tools integrating all ...

The Russian and Polish Waste Management Markets: No Time to Waste

by Marketwire  (Mar. 28, 2011)

With strict EU regulations it is no surprise to see Poland in the process of shutting down almost 35% of its landfills. Meanwhile Russia, without EU regulation is developing a waste management market where landfill dumping thrives due to inefficient enforcement of environmental regulations and procedures. These evolving European waste ...

Managing wastes works. Eliminating wastes is better

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 30, 2011)

Waste management policy in the EU is successfully reducing the proportion of waste that is sent to landfill and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by inefficient waste management, according to a new study. However, the study also supports greater efforts channelled into waste prevention. EU waste management policy has developed ...

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