In launching 707 Resource Management in 2008, the team had envisaged a very customer-focused service, one built on trust, honesty, maximum efficiency, and interaction through information flow to customers, with minimum administrative intervention where possible. 707 Resource Management, who had previously built and managed several successful waste and recycling companies, decided that to differentiate their service from the competition they must utilise new technologies.
A staggering clue to the amount of electronic and electrical waste on the planet now is creatively shown by the amazing Sculpture of WEEEman at the Eden Project. The Eden Project WEEEman was made from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment that an average British person threw away in their lifetime – over 3 tonnes per person. At seven metres high, his grimacing head towered over the Eden Project outdoor gardens. Mobile phones, mp3 players, lawn mowers and the like make up his bones and sinews;...
3 Construction Waste Management Best Practices
The rising popularity of green building practices is shining a spotlight on construction waste disposal in the U.S. While federal regulations are limited, states and local governments are increasingly setting new requirements for the proper management of C&D debris. According to the EPA, more than 530 million tons of C&D waste is generated across the country each year. This staggering amount of waste has led to the call for construction companies of all sizes to focus on recycling construction waste on...
Are you recycling polystyrene the right way? Don’t risk the heavy fines
While there’s a European-wide drive to recycle more polystyrene, some forms of it contain a flame retardant that is hazardous to human health and the environment. The idea of the circular economy is a compelling one, and it’s driving recycling policies worldwide across industries. There is more focus than ever is on the complete lifecycle of products, including packaging, vehicles and buildings. But it can be a challenge to know if the polystyrene contains a flame retardant to ensure companies...
Central ShopRite makes recycling clean and engaging for customers - Case Study
Recycling Gets Cleaner When the Bottle Bill container deposit system went into effect in Michigan, it became a greater challenge to ensure that the handling of dirty bottles and cans didn’t contaminate the store’s perishables. James spent countless hours throughout the years writing to his state representatives to communicate how to best recycle products in Michigan. That all changed in 1997, when Central ShopRite became a TOMRA customer. TOMRA’s reverse vending machines (RVMs) changed the...
Revisited: Why we should be recycling more nickel
Dr Tim Johnson has revisited his nickel blog for CIWM magazine Earlier this year we released a blog that explained why we should be recycling more nickel. The blog was written by Dr Tim Johnson and proved to be very popular in the wider metallurgy community. The blog explained how important nickel can be, and how plasma technology can help recycle nickel in a sustainable way. Dr Tim Johnson has gone on to talk in more detail about the blog to various delegates at conferences. Dr Tim Johnson has now revisited...