can recycling Articles

  • Recycle Cans

    Garbage isn't something most Americans want to think about every day. Still, the ways we manage the nearly 230 million tons of it that are generated each year has huge implications for everyone. While America is making gains in the effort to reduce the amount of waste produced each year and to improve the way we deal with garbage, there is still work to do. And every American can help--starting ...


    By Bee Cool LLC

  • Reverse Vending 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    Wondering what a reverse vending machine is, how it works, or what happens to your bottles and cans after you return them for recycling? Check out this introduction to reverse vending. What is a reverse vending machine? A reverse vending machine is a machine where people can return empty beverage containers like bottles and cans for recycling. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Sorting launches new technology at RWM 2017 (stand 4l20-m21)

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting Recycling, will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of technologies available for the UK market  at RWM in September this year. Coinciding with its 10th anniversary in the UK, TOMRA will launch its new AUTOSORT LASER  for glass and introduce laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and the newly updated ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • EPS Food Containers Can be Recycled

    EPS food containers can be recycled. In our daily life, we can see vast majority of EPS food-service products are used in commercial districts. However, there is no collection of EPS for recycling, as EPS food containers are typically not “clean” enough to be recycled. Plus, the high costs of collecting, sorting, and transporting this big volume EPS make the ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling IT equipment heralds prosperous year for U Can

    Leeds-based U Can Recycling is forecasting a profitable 2013 as companies across the country respond to strict new targets surrounding the recovery of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Purposefully established to focus upon WEEE – which is heavily regulated by the Government – U Can specialises particularly in the recycling of redundant IT equipment, and has recently ...


    By UCan Recycling

  • Six ways recycling can boost small business

    In today’s economy, keeping a small business afloat can seem like an uphill battle. And while recycling is often thought of as a social responsibility rather than a cash-cow, the chasing arrows can often bolster your bottom-line just as much as crunching numbers and cutting back on overhead. Don't believe us? Check out these six ways recycling can help your small business save money and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Recycling Fluorescent Lamps: It Can Be Affordable and Easy

    Environmental threat and EPA regulations require fluorescent lamp recycling. New methodology greatly simplifies the process and reduces expense Does your facility have fluorescent lights? Because they contain mercury, spent fluorescent lamps increasingly cannot be trashed in dumpsters as a solid waste. This is a major challenge for facilities across the country since nearly every ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • Thermal Treatment of MSW - Can we Afford Recycling at the End of the Pipe?

    Incineration has clear environmental advantages over direct landfilling since it reduces the risk of pollution of water resources and prevents greenhouse gas emissions. If incinerators are equipped with metals recovery stages, they can be used as recycling processes for mineral materials and metals. Such separating incinerators may become competitive with separate collection schemes for metal ...

  • What can other emerging markets learn from Peru’s embracement of recycling?

    Increased awareness of recycling in emerging markets can have a significant effect on adoption, as Peru’s efforts illustrate. The increase in the prevalence of recycling initiatives around the globe over the past 100 years has been exponential and is now firmly on government and social agendas in several countries. However, while initiatives and cultural thinking has been ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Pollutants, Aquaco Water Recycling Ltd can offer a solution

    With ever increasing demands from the Environment Agency to minimise pollutants in water effluent arising from industrial processes, Aquaco water recycling ltd can offer a solution which works well in many industries. This is the Red Box Electro Coagulation system whereby contaminants are flocculated by an electrical process into a size which can then be filtered, pressed and disposed of. The ...

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...

  • Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

    Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are actually plentiful enough — you probably have ...


    By Ensia

  • America Recycles Day – How Can YOU Get Involved?

    America Recycles Day (ARD) has been the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States since 1997. Every year on and around Nov. 15, thousands of local event organizers mobilize throughout their community to educate millions of people about recycling within their communities. One of the biggest barriers to recycling is knowing what items can ...

  • Electric Can Crusher

    Many businesses use a can crusher on their premises to lower their waste management bills and allow for easier recycling. The problem is that many of these crushers rely on mechanical force to work. In other words, they require the user's strength to crush the cans--which only gets you so far. At Bee Cool Manufacturing, we have created the Little Squeeze electric can crusher. And unlike many of ...


    By Bee Cool LLC

  • Soda Can Crusher

    At home, crushing soda cans is probably not a major concern. Even if you go through a case or two a week, you can manage simply by stepping on them if need be. But, if you work in a high-volume food service establishment, clearly you need something more efficient and reliable. Imagine the cafeteria in a typical high school--clearly there are a huge number of cans every day that need to be ...


    By Bee Cool LLC

  • Recycling recycling storm debris

    Hurricane Irene has come and gone, but strong winds and heavy rainfall left significant property damage in the wake of the storm. If you’re one of many East Coasters facing a yard full of storm debris, there is plenty you can do to clean up the mess the eco-friendly way. Many towns and cities are offering curbside collection or open-call recycling days for storm debris (check your ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Can There Ever be Fair Trade Copper?

    FAIR TRADE COPPER might seem an unfamiliar concept, so I'll start at the beginning. There was once a Midwestern copper smelter called Chemetco. In 2001 it declared itself bankrupt, after being fined nearly four million dollars on conviction of sustained and calculated criminal environmental offences. For ten years, the Chemetco corporation discharged hazardous waste into a tributary of the ...


  • The Magic of Recycling

    “Magic, by its ability to capture the imagination, can change the world” – Cyril the Sorcerer. My presumptions about what makes for good recycling outreach were shattered in the wink of an eye on the day a magician restored a torn-up newspaper into a fully-recycled newspaper. From this point on buttons, posters, marketing, and even social media ...

  • How can we live sustainably?

    My working life began as an underground coal mining engineer in the UK-Yorkshire coalfields; my profession was lost to Margaret Thatcher’s policy of shutting down my mine (1991) because of the environmental effects of burning fossil fuels and its impact on acid rain in Scandinavia forests. Our jobs were lost overnight, we had to adapt to a new era of post-mining environmental rehabilitation. So ...

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