closed loop waste management Articles

  • Managing the end-of-life of railway vehicles for resource recovery

    The railways transport has to be further implemented in the medium and long term to reduce traffic on the road and greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the paper was the analysis of the end-of-life (EOL) of rolling stock and the evaluation of its management taking into account the sustainable use of resources and the reduction of waste. Considering that, at present, the EOL of this sector has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester

    Special events, restaurants and other commercial businesses in the Monterey region of California have found a way to close the compostable waste loop and produce usable electricity at the same time. The electricity is produced via dry fermentation anaerobic digestion (AD) units that came online this spring at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) in Marina. The pilot AD ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recovery, Recycling and Revenues

    Earlier this year, the UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that almost 615,000 tonnes of material is disposed of in England, even though it can be reused. It was calculated that by reusing this household waste, British tax payers could save up to £60 million. Most industries produce some form of waste whether it’s broken machinery, surplus food, or unused packaging. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Closed loop system takes manure and methane

    A CONVERSION plant in Mead, Nebraska is processing manure and methane to create ethanol and compost. According to Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman: “This plant sets a new standard for ethanol production in this state and our nation, and is an example of the innovation needed to take this industry to the next level. It lets America get its automotive fuel from the croplands of the Midwest instead ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Industry leading drilling fluid dewatering

    The drilling industry is regulated by a myriad of environmental regulations that protect our air, water, and land resources. As these regulations continue to evolve, so too must the technologies utilized by the drilling industry. Though lowering compliance costs is always a worthy initiative, incorporating technology that also enhances the drilling process by improving down-hole conditions and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • UNTHA XR shredders aid closed loop recycled paper production

    Two UNTHA XR waste shredders are now in operation for VPK Packaging Group in continental Europe, shredding pulped ropes as part of a closed loop paper production process. ...

  • Recycling & Waste World - Recycling: A process as circular as the earth?

    Recycling: A process as circular as the earth? Closed loop recycling and the circular economy are buzzwords in today's waste management sector, however, what about the way minerals have been continuously recycled over the centuries? Dr Tim Johnson looks at the role thermal treatment plays in helping to recycle essential minerals. Volcanoes are one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. ...

  • A strategic approach to plastics

    Plastic’s versatility renders it almost indispensable in today’s world, but plastic waste is a huge environmental burden. To make it possible to both benefit from plastics and reduce their environmental costs, the Plastic Disclosure Project, a global initiative of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, is ...


    By Ensia

  • Look through different eyes”: Gateway recycling envisions a secure & sustainable future

    Closed-loop systems are required for the effective management of assets, but when the objective is the secure & verifiable destruction of confidential information, materials, and products “you’ve got to snap the loop shut” in the words of Tom Sustersic, President/Owner, Gateway Products Recycling, Cleveland, Ohio. His commitment to building a fullservice recycling business ...


    By Cresswood

  • UK Bankrupt Recycling Firms Leave Giant Waste Piles With Million Pounds In Collection Expenses

    Has the UK recycling industry fallen prey to a market slump, low oil prices and a decline in product demand? Are we in desperate need for reform? According to The Guardian, 2014-2015 marked a 40% decline in the prices for recycled plastics. That and the recent lowering in oil prices have created a gap between the costs of 'virgin' and recycled plastics, a gap that neither producers, nor ...


    By Fantastic Waste Removal

  • The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

    U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials recovery. Reuse, ...

  • Oil and grease manufacturer gets EPA approval

    Oil recovery system functions flawlessly for 30+ years Eugene Parker, plant manager for Jesco Resources (North Kansas City, MO.), a manufacturer of oil and grease, purchased the company’s first oil skimmer in 1978. One of his primary interests was to get immediate approval on the cleanliness of the company’s waste water from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Parker needed an oil skimmer ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Plastic Products – Designed for Recycling?

    When it comes to the UK’s approach to plastics recycling, local authorities, waste management firms and members of the public often come under fire. But to what extent would greater product design considerations enable further progress to be made, considers Chris Oldfield? A recent study conducted by recycling association Recoup¹, found that plastic is the material consumers are most ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Case study - Sacramento, California: The first U.S. city to power refuse trucks on renewable natural gas (RNG) made from separated food

    California has long been a pioneer in implementing sustainable transportation strategies, and yet again, the State can claim another first-of-its land project in the United States as its own. By collecting and diverting food waste from a local landfill, two Sacramento-area companies, CleanWorld and Atlas Disposal Industries, have opened the Sacramento Biodigester — the first closed-loop ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Resourcing the future 2016, London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track?

    The following presentation was given in the form of a speech by Zero Waste Europe Director, Joan Marc Simon at the ‘Resourcing the Future 2016’ conference organised by CIWM in London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track? Yes, but it is still too slow, in need of some fine-tuning and to escape bad habits from the past. The ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

  • 46 million tons of trash — or treasure?

    When we think of e-waste, we tend to think of phones, computers, printers and the like. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to a first-ever global look at the production, impacts and management of electrical and electronic waste released this week by the United Nations University, of the 46.1 million tons (41.8 million metric tons) of e-waste produced in 2014, nearly ...


    By Ensia

  • From factory to farm – industry opportunities for surplus food

    Food waste management is a common topic in the industry, as manufacturers and retailers strive to improve their environmental compliance and, ultimately, their profitability. But in line with the increasingly popular concept of the circular economy, specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich is working with producers and stores, large and small, to show that this ...


    By SugaRich

  • We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

    Human activity has created the ‘technosphere’, a landscape which is composed of the materials we have developed, created and thrown away. Far from being a miserable landscape that may initially come to mind, like the desolate garbage filled scene in WALL-E, it could actually be the basis on which we can create a more sustainable way of managing our resources. Just like we have ...

  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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