container recycling Articles

  • 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.

  • Industrial container recycling simplified by oil skimmer

    Barrel Reconditioning Industries (BRI) of Cottage Grove, MN builds recycling systems for both metal and plastic containers, including lubricating fluid drums and barrels. A typical BRI system consists of several integrated machines or stations, including a solvent preflush and a high pressure water wash. The water wash presents two distinct problems. First, oil and grease contaminated wash water ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Recyclers help to cut huge container imbalance

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority is housed in an office building with probably the most stunning view over Rotterdam. From the top floor, visitors have a breathtaking view on the many barges which are travelling along the busy river, the Erasmus bridge and the skyline of Europe’s main port.  Speaking about the importance of ports and harbours to the recycling industry, Victor Schoenmakers, at ...


    By Recycling International

  • Continuous water recycling for reusable plastic containers

    Abstract The pilot study and full scale installation of UF-RO based System to recycle around 75% of wastewater from plastic pallet washing facility is described. The installed System had several issues that had to be resolved. Cooling tower was installed to cool water to below 85 o F. Ion exchange Systems were installed after the UF membranes to remove iron and silica. Multiple filtration ...

  • 11 Å tobermorite ion exchanger from recycled container glass

    Waste container glass cullet has been evaluated as a feedstock material for the hydrothermal synthesis of tobermorite, a cation exchanger. Accordingly, it is demonstrated that essentially phase–pure 11 Å tobermorite, Ca5Si6O16 (OH) 2 · 4H2O, can be obtained from a stoicheiometrically–adjusted mixture of waste glass cullet and calcium oxide in aqueous sodium hydroxide at 100°C. A batch sorption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aggregates Research: Engineering properties of concrete containing recycled aggregates

    The objective of this project (AGG0079-002) was to identify whether the use of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) affects the applicability of engineering property relations for concrete based on compressive strength given in the structural design Eurocode EN1992 [1] which is referred to here as EC2. It was also to determine whether the ultimate strength of concrete structural members containing ...

  • Organics cart and container trends

    WHEN it comes to figuring out what cities, states and provinces are still throwing away, food residuals from households, commercial businesses and institutions continue to top the list. And as more jurisdictions look to adopt Zero Waste goals and mitigate methane emissions from landfills, the obvious candidate to boost diversion rates is the food residuals stream. In cities and towns that already ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nylosolv® Recycling

      In 1999, self-recovery of solvents was already common practice for the South-Hessian (German region) flexo-printing-plate manufacturer. At that time, management installed an OFRU solvent recovery plant of the type ASC-200, including a tank system for manual recovery of flexo-polymer solvent. This installation for continuous recovery was successfully used for approx. 15 years. Since then, ...

  • Evaluation of the single sludge deammonification process for the treatment of plant recycle streams containing a high ammonium concentration

     ABSTRACT An innovative biological process for the treatment of ammonium-rich plant recycle streams from the dewatering of anaerobically digested sludges (“centrate” or “rejection water”) is being evaluated in North America in an unprecedented collaborative technology evaluation program between the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the District of Columbia Water and ...

  • Recycling of defatted Carica papaya seeds biosorbent (DPS) waste containing Pb and Cd in clay bricks: laboratory scale experiment

    This study investigated the potential of recycling defatted Carica papaya seeds biosorbent (DPS) waste with adsorbed Pb and Cd in clay bricks. Physico–chemical, microscopic and technological properties were performed on raw materials and fired probes incorporated with 0 wt.% to 15 wt.% DPS made by dry compression technique, dried and fired at 700°C, 800°C and 900°C. Leaching ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • PEI`s new beverage container deposit system

    It's said that change is inevitable in everything, except vending machines. Change has come to Prince Edward Island's long-standing ban on the sale of carbonated beverages sold in non-refillable containers. Fans of refilling -- the most environmentally sustainable beverage container system -- will be sad that this lone hold-out is becoming more like every other jurisdiction. However, they can ...

  • IBC container shredding in Manchester case study

    The Manchester (England)-based company Reckon Packaging Limited is a leading manufacturer of HDPE synthetic containers in the United Kingdom. A WLK 15 shredder from WEIMA was recently commissioned there. The aim was to efficiently shred and recycle IBCs that could not be reused. Industrial Bulk Containers (IBCs) are used mainly in the chemical, food and pharmaceutics industries. Recon Packaging ...


    By WEIMA

  • Help wanted: good recyclers!

    Your help is wanted (and needed)! Recycling creates new businesses that haul, process, and broker recovered materials, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials. You can help create these jobs by making sure you’re recycling consistently and correctly. Here are some best recycling practices to be a good recycler: 1. Capture all ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Management of sewage sludge and ash containing radioactive materials

    Approximately 50% of the seven to eight million metric tonnes of municipal sewage sludge produced annually in the US is reused. Beneficial uses of sewage sludge include agricultural land application, land reclamation, forestry, and various commercial applications. Excessive levels of contaminants, however, can limit the potential usefulness of land-applied sewage sludge. A recently completed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling Using Antifreeze with Electrodionization

    Recycling used antifreeze makes sense for two reasons: 1) It is cost-effective, and 2) It saves resources. Ethylene glycol, the primary active ingredient in antifreeze, is produced from natural gas, which is a finite, non-renewable resource. For businesses that use a lot of antifreeze, like automobile repair shops, setting up an antifreeze recycling program can significantly reduce management ...


  • Scrap Metal Recycling 1

    Integrated Engineers provided treatability services for the facility for three areas onsite: the oil water separator, tin baler effluent water, and aluminum shavings/cutting oil runoff. The facility processes and bales scrap metal for recycling. The three different waters were treated with Floccin J. Oil Separator The oil separator water is used to remove any free oil that is floating on top of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Wastewater Recycling: Radiator Warehouse

     Radiator Warehouse is a small company that has been able to compete and grow through innovation and a commitment to cleaner production. After surveying available technology for recycling water and reducing chemicals, it decided to develop its own, much simpler system at a cost of only $10,000. This was not only cheaper than available overseas technologies, but was also just half the cost of ...


  • 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 ...


  • Recycling Balers And Types

    Recycling balers are an important asset to the recycling efforts. There are several different kinds of balers that can be used depending on the purpose and type of material that need to be recycled. It is important to not only learn about the different types of balers, but also to understand their functioning.  What ...

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