closed loop waste management Articles

  • Closing the Waste Loops: Australian Newsprint Mills

     The manufacture of newsprint is a process which generates both solid and liquid wastes. Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd Albury has given increasing attention to waste issues in recent years and has succeeded in closing or partially closing some of the ëwaste loopsí, especially in the areas of waste paper recycling, waste water, and solid waste. Background Australian ...


  • London Thames Gateway Closes Recycling Loop

    Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (trading as Visy Closed Loop) was established in Australia in 2001, and has since grown to be a world leader in environmental packaging and recycling solutions. Visy Closed Loop operates packaging recycling programmes for companies and organisations such as Qantas and the Australian Grand Prix. Closed Loop London was launched in 2004 in response to the levels ...


  • University food waste composting

    The University of Salford has seen recycling rates increase dramatically since beginning trials of the A500 Rocket® in-vessel composting system purchased in February 2007 from Macclesfield based manufacturers Accelerated Compost.Already recycling many materials such as plastics, cardboard, metals, timber and paper, Graeme Holland, Facilities Manager at the University, wanted to find a safe and ...


  • What’s next for food waste?

    With the target to halve edible food waste by 2020 drawing ever closer, a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers are improving their waste prevention strategies. But when ‘waste’ is inevitable, what then? Paul Featherstone, group director of SugaRich, investigates the extent to which such organisations are saying ‘no’ to landfill, before considering what ...


    By SugaRich

  • Waste to Energy Analysis

    The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter Streinik, Head of Business Unit Waste at UNTHA. There can be no disputing that alternative fuel production is being increasingly acknowledged as a valuable part of ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tightening the belt by reducing food waste

    Improved trimming skills, dating items to ensure the oldest is used first and daily fresh deliveries are among source reduction steps used by grocers and food service companies. Every year Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste, most of which ends up in landfills. While composting, instead of disposal, reduces the impact of this wasted food by “closing the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bromine Recycling With Energy Recovery From Plastics of E&E Equipment as Part of an Integrated Waste Management Concept for Weee Plastics Containing Brominated Flame Retardants

    Bromine is used as the building block for some of the most effective flame retarding agents available to the plastics industry today. They are used to protect against the risk of accidental fires in a wide range of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) such as computers, tele-visions, radios, video and stereo systems. Brominated flame retardants (BFRs), as all flame retardants, act to ...


  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • Reduction of Waste from Synthetic Rubber Testing and Unreacted Styrene: Kemcor Australia

     Kemcor Australia has used cleaner production processes to reduce waste from synthetic rubber testing and unreacted styrene in small batch production, with significant cost savings. Background Kemcor Australia is a leader in the production of olefins, poly-olefins and synthetic rubber, and is part of the Altona (Victoria) chemical complex, the largest centre for primary ...


  • Zero Waste World - When the economy goes in circles, everybody wins.

    “Don’t let fashion go to waste,” says H&M, the global clothing retailer that booked $20 billion in revenues last year. So I brought a bag of old T-shirts, sweaters and khaki pants to an H&M store in Washington, D.C., where it took them, no questions asked, and gave me a coupon for 15 percent off my next purchase. H&M takes back clothes in all of its 3,100 stores in ...


    By Ensia

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Optimised material flow management – Start the presses - Case Study

    To provide the best light for people and the environment is the aim of Zumtobel Lighting GmbH. Established more than 60 years ago, the company from Dornbirn in Austria develops and manufactures high quality, individual lighting solutions for customers all over the world. The sustainable use of resources is an important factor for the company, not only with regard to its products, but throughout ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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