e-waste shredding Articles

  • Shredding tyres stops zika virus breeding

    Zika is a dangerous disease threatening millions of people today in southern hemisphere. It is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Once you get bitten it is too late to do much but what is important is to prevent this mosquito from breeding. Mosquitos typically lay eggs near water because ...


    By Tana Oy

  • The shredding of hospital and medical waste

    Waste produced in hospitals is a type of waste considered special or dangerous, as the material is composed of different elements:  biological and anatomical components, single use items deriving from surgical treatment, material used by healthcare personnel such as shirts, caps and masks, bandages, medicines used by patients, single-use glass and plastic containers used for extracting and ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Shredding of highly flammable hazardous waste

    Satrind S.p.A. has a consolidated experience in engineering plants with nitrogen blanketing protection system for shredding of highly explosive hazardous waste in previously sealed into proper containers (such as metal or plastic drums, IBC tanks, etc.) and sludge material. During treatment of hazardous wastes, vapors or flammable gases are released with dangerous emissions which are highly ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Shredding tires is prosperous business

    Is your yard filled with piles of tires? And you do not know what do with them? Many recycling companies and landfills are struggling with used tires. Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to their shape and the large volume they require for storage.  However, tires are one of the most re-used waste ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Shredding at sea case study

    The 'Solitaire'of theAllseas Group is the world’s largest and most modern offshore pipe-laying ship. It helps to lay an average of five kilometres of underwater pipeline every day. Synthetic end caps accumulating as waste will be shredded by a WLK 10 shredder from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH while still on the ship in order to sell the valuable raw material once on land. The 368 m long and 40 ...


    By WEIMA

  • Shredding Serbian soya

    In July 2010, Metso Denmark achieved an important breakthrough into a new market – in every way.   In geographical terms, it was the first sale of an M&J shredder in the Republic of Serbia. It was also the very first time a customer wanted to field M&J shredder technology in conjunction with the processing of soybeans.   Soybean ...


  • Waste shredding protects resources in Indonesia - Case Study

    Cement production is among the core activities of building materials supplier Holcim. Holcim Ltd. can boast the most expansive geographical action radius in the global cements industry thanks to its subsidiaries in over 70 countries on all five continents. Recently, the company successfully inaugurated a modern recycling center in collaboration with its environmental technology partner Geocycle ...


    By WEIMA

  • UNTHA – specialists in RDF and SRF shredding

    Prevention of waste at source is obviously the preferable scenario, but for as long as households continue to fill their bins with rubbish, for as long as companies dismiss the duty they have to reduce the waste they produce, and for as long as countries continue to burn fossil fuels for energy, nations must look at smarter ways to utilise their waste. Companies involved in the engineering and ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • SSI Shredding Systems: A Global Leader

    SSI recently won the “Mayor’s Global Leader” award during World Trade Week hosted by the Oregon Consular Corps. The annual event recognizes companies that make significant contributions to Oregon’s economy through involvement in international trade. The “Global Leader” award recognizes SSI’s growing international business, effective approach to ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • New study identifies India`s e-waste potential

    The Electronics Industry Association of India ELCINA announced the findings of their study on status and potential of e-waste management in India, conducted with support from DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology under their Technology Management Programme. The Study was released at a National Conference on E-Waste organised at Pragati Maidan, ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • War of words waged over Big Apple’s e-waste law

    A legal battle over an e-waste law enacted in New York City could have far-reaching implications throughout the United States and create a “chilling effect” on existing state programs and pending legislation, according to a leading environmental organization. That scenario, however, is being dismissed by industry trade groups representing manufacturers, retailers and distributors of electronics ...

  • Quality means money in shredding C&D and Industrial waste for RDF production

    A typical challenge in turning Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and Industrial waste into high grade Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) is that elastic and stringy materials wrap around the rotor of the shredder. This causes hours of maintenance downtime weekly and has immediate effect on productivity. When using TANA Shark this has not been an issue for our customer Ekokem-TSJ Yrityspalvelut ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Less fines improves productivity in waste wood shredding - Case Study

    A customer in France was shredding waste wood with two Doppstadts. After processing the wood twice, up to 20% of the total outcome was worthless fine wood dust. With TANA Shark the problem with the dust was eliminated and productivity of the process was improved respectively. Steady burning process in a heating unit requires pure wood particles ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Waste to Energy shredding specialist recruits new sales manager

    UNTHA UK – the industrial shredding specialist renowned particularly for its expertise in the niche Waste to Energy sector – has further strengthened its team with the recruitment of a new sales manager. Gary Moore joins UNTHA UK from Industrial Shredding Systems (ISS). With more than 25 years’ industry experience spanning the design, sales and supply of turnkey recycling and ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Wood shredding for biomass – the ‘performance vs safety’ debate

    In the modern resource sector, biomass producers are constantly pressured to work ever-smarter, to the point that the ‘performance vs safety’ battle can become hard to manage. Christoph Lahnsteiner, product manager at waste shredding specialist UNTHA, considers the role that technology ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Short configuration stops save shredding costs

    Changing the particle size of a shredding machine takes time - or does it? Time is money in the waste shredding business. The more you have to stop the machines due to jams, having to adjust knives and screens or service, the less profit can be expected. Speed and the ease of handling the configuration stops are vital, especially when you have to adapt the produced particle size often. The same ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Shredding tyres reduces transportation costs by 75%

    Recycling tyres is one of the fastest-growing business opportunities around the world. The EU, along with other countries around the world and many states in the US have banned tyres from landfills. This means that more and more tyres are being recycled for raw material for new applications, such as ground rubber mulch for playgrounds or rubberised asphalt, or are burned as tyre-derived fuel ...


    By Tana Oy

  • 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

  • Which waste fraction makes the most lucrative shredding business?

    Are you specialised in one waste fraction or do you shred all of them? Wood, domestic waste, tyres? Of course, lucrativeness of different waste fractions is largely dependent on the costs of shredding them. Then there are the restrictions your machinery might have. Is you shredder suitable for all fractions or is it optimised for only one type of waste? And if you can use it for shredding ...


    By Tana Oy

  • How much does it cost to shred one tonne of tyres?

    This question should be number one priority on your list. The waste fraction may differ, but knowing the costs of your shredding operations is crucial when it comes to creating a profitable waste shredding business. Generally speaking, the costs can be divided into: Machinery acquisition costs Fuel expenses Maintenance costs Operator wages I'm ...


    By Tana Oy

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