asbestos recycling Articles

  • The Asbestos Debacle

    Society and industry are diligently working to find better solutions through waste reduction, recycling and reuse, but what is the plan for hazardous materials, such as asbestos, in buildings and property? Known as the miracle mineral, asbestos was used for its resiliency against chemical attack and its excellent tensile strength and superior fire-proofing characteristics. The material was used ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Asbestos: Eliminating the Threat

    While asbestos dangers are well documented, history has long avoided eliminating the threat it poses to human health. We are starting to progress in our waste habits by recycling different streams of waste and using closed landfills constructively. Composting food waste and recycling plastics, glass, metals, cardboard and newspapers is our way of life. We are ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

    The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The industry's wonder product, though, is one whose very name evokes the opposite: asbestos. A largely outlawed scourge to the developed world, it is still going strong ...


    By Associated Press

  • The ABCOV® Method of Non-Thermal Asbestos Destruction

    The ABCOV® Method destroys asbestos with a non-thermal, United States Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved, chemical-physical process that: Eradicates Asbestos from the Environment; Stops Human Exposure to Asbestos; Provides Efficient and Cost Effective Asbestos Destruction; Eliminate Landfill ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • The Asbestos Business is Booming – But from the Wrong End

    I eat dinner somewhere between 8:30pm and 9:30pm most nights. Burned out from starting my Blackberry at 6 a.m. and shutting it down at 12 a.m., as well as sitting in front of the computer all day, I do workout, important for everyone to do, and I do speak with my wife, also important, but I tend to watch brainless television while I eat, as well as keep my Blackberry turned on. I switched ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Design for recycling: a route to green ship recycling

    Ship recycling at the end of a ship’s useful life aims to make the shipping industry more environmentally sustainable and is a major source of employment in developing countries. However, there are associated health, safety and environmental concerns. This study argues these concerns are due to inappropriate design and explains how ‘design for recycling’ can reduce the costs and ...

  • Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

    Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from boats. Plastic is a harmful pollutant that does not ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Understanding price and cost of hazardous wastes

    The first line of defense for companies is they don't have any hazardous, toxic or regulated wastes. And if they do, it is minimal, gets cleaned up and sent to a safe landfill (if there is such a thing). So they believe they are safe. You may be safe, but our environment is not and our children for sure are not and your future stockholders definitely are not. I have knowledge of asbestos ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Zero waste, circular economy, sustainability impact the bottom line

    What is zero waste? In manufacturing zero waste's goal is to reuse left over materials from the manufacturing of products, putting them back into the process to manufacture new products. Zero waste can also be carried out when a manufacturer of a product that is recyclable takes it back to its facility to reuse recycled product in the production of a new similar product. This closely resembles ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Case Study: Loyola Marymount University Campus

    Property Description: 5-Building Student Housing Complex on the Loyola Marymount Campus. Circa-1960 construction. Environmental Issues Identified: Asbestos in sprayed-on ceilings, wallboard, and flooring throughout. Services Provided: Ellis performed pre-demolition asbestos and lead surveys, as well as a Phase I (historical records search) ...

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Shipbreaking - Shipbreaking USA

    The number of U.S. shipbreakers has plummeted in recent decades following the emergence of lower-priced competition from Asia. And a question mark now hangs over the future of the country’s six remaining ship recycling firms following a change of policy by MARAD, the US Marine Administration. Recycling International examines the plight of US ship recyclers in the context of global trends. In ...


    By Recycling International

  • Clemen-soap: a shipbreaking saga

    After an illustrious history, the final days of the ‘Clemenceau’ aircraft carrier have become mired in controversy. The French navy wanted the vessel to go for breaking in India, but environmentalists had other ideas … When the French navy replaced its fifty-year-old aircraft carrier ‘Clemenceau’ with its nuclear successor the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ in 1997, it looked for a place to scrap the old ...


    By Recycling International

  • Chlor-Alkali Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Clean energy technologies will create waste

    The birth of mitigating our dependency on oil and coal is here. We are rapidly developing energy saving and renewable-energy solutions that are about to transform our lives for the better, bringing a new era of limiting our dependency on fossil fuel, and creating less wastes when generating electricity. But inevitably through this period we will create other wastes, some hazardous. These changes ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Honest Truths

    I have to be honest about my life, a life of sever Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My father had it. I know, because I asked him why he only went to one month of high school, he said, I couldn’t study or sit still to read. ADHD is hereditary; some of my children have it. At age 30, not knowing what ADHD was or that I had it, I made up my mind that I was ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • EPA Budget Cuts Spell Stricter Enforcement:Technology the Answer

    How does the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receive funding? The simple answer - the taxpayer -from the taxpayer to Congress from Congress to the EPA, the taxpayer being the catalyst. The economy is in deep trouble; our government is looking at options not to default on our debt, trim budgets and reduce unemployment. One disturbing factor is that Congress wants to take billions ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • The Challenge

    The Challenge: Safely Dismantle an Old GM Foundry   Lapeer-based demolition company remediates toxins,  clears down to concrete slab High reach equipment taking down ...

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