glass disposal Articles

  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...

  • Glass Bottles – the elephant in the room for sustainable wine

    Originally Published at - http://ecoopportunity.net/ Over the past couple of weeks (whilst I have been avoiding writing the next in the sustainability and wine series for these pages) there have been some interesting goings-on in the space of sustainability and wine.  One of my hobby-horses, or it would probably be better described as a hobby-sheep given the amount I bleat on about it, ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Making plastic more than disposable: The next great brand challenge?

    Plastic is one of the great inventions of the 20th Century. But is it a half-formed innovation? We need to push the innovation of plastic further, and throw the current brand of plastic in the recycling bin. "We live in a platform world," an enthusiastic Jason Foster, of Replenish, told me at the recent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CERAM - Final Report - Use of Recycled Glass as a Flux in Vitreous China Sanitaryware.GLA2-008

    Vitreous china sanitaryware is a product manufactured in bulk in the UK (approximately 7,000,000 pieces are produced each year) and this process consumes considerable amounts of raw materials and energy. The project that this report describes, in which recycled bottle glass was used as a major raw material was intended to divert a waste material from normal landfill disposal into use as a ...

  • Recycled glass as potential aggregate for concrete tiles: a statistical analysis of the physical and engineering properties

    This paper investigates the use of washed post–consumer Recycled Glass (RG) as replacement of 7.5% and 15%#37; silica aggregate in concretes used to manufacture roof tiles. Three grading of RG were studied, defined by the retained particles on the following US Tyler mesh sieves: 4–10 (4.76–1.68 mm), 10–20 (1.68–0.84 mm) and 20–50 (0.84–0.30 mm). Metakaolin (MK) was used to replace 7.5% and 15% ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

    The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called cullet.    Glass containers from the ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

  • '+ design - waste': a project for upcycling refuse using design tools

    This work introduces and describes a number of projects, which are aimed at reusing waste materials in design objects, aiming at reducing the environmental impact of their disposal, by providing to them an added value. This would also allow verifying specific opportunities for development offered by this approach to innovation and revaluation of productive sectors, in particular focusing on small ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The carbon impact of bottling Australian wine in the UK

    An increasingly hot issue in the UK is the design of bottles and their recycled content, to the point where researchers have begun analysing how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted from bulk-imported wine from Australia compared to its bottling in the UK. The study considers a comparison between using Amcor-designed PET bottles versus typical glass bottles used by UK-based bottlers. One ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Radionuclides in Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Unlike organic contaminants (and similar to metals), radionuclides cannot be destroyed or degraded; therefore, remediation technologies applicable to radionuclides involve separation, concentration/volume reduction, and/or immobilization. The most commonly used treatment technology for radionuclides in soil, sediment, and sludge is solidification/stabilization (S/S). This treatment technology is ...

  • Forecasting of solid waste composition using fuzzy regression approach: a case of Delhi

    Fuzzy regression based approach has been used for forecasting the solid waste composition of Delhi, India between years 2007 to 2024. The estimates show that the plastic content of the waste is expected to increase from 2.74% to 3.55%. The percentages of paper and food waste are expected to decrease from 29.50% to 24.58% and from 36.37% to 27.55% respectively. The metals and glass has been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental assessment of some non–biodegradable solid wastes along Vasai Creek of Mumbai

    The pollution problem due to non–biodegradable solid waste (NBDSW) along the Vasai Creek of Mumbai is one of the major issues which have remained totally neglected over past many years. The results of the present investigation indicates that plastics carry bags, milk/oil bags, plastic bottles, footwear and automobile tyres/tubes are some of the prominent NBDSW materials responsible for solid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The social impact of liberalisation of plastic bottles in Malta

    This paper analyses the social impact of liberalisation of plastic bottles in Malta, wherein the system of returnable glass bottles has effectively been replaced by a system of disposable plastic bottles. The paper applies concepts such as Ulrich Beck's (1992) 'risk society', and Michael Cahill's (1994) 'consumer society' to the issue under research. A quantitative survey administered in two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study on accumulation of non–biodegradable solid wastes along Ulhas River of Thane, Mumbai

    With the spread of technology, industrialisation and increasing standards of living, the accumulation of non–biodegradable solid waste (NBDSW) is an unwelcome and often unnoticed side effect of 'development' in India. Therefore in the present investigation, attempts are made to quantify major non–biodegradable solid wastes viz. plastics, synthetic rubber and glasses which are accumulated at three ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forecasting of solid waste quantity and composition: a multilinear regression and system dynamics approach

    In the present study, a multiple linear regression model and system dynamics model have been proposed for forecasting municipal solid waste quantity and composition respectively. The system dynamics model is based on the comparison of results obtained using logistics, sigmoidal and growth kinetics functions. These models were applied for the case study of Delhi, the capital of India. From the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification - safety online

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the ...


  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the ...

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification - infection control

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the ...


  • Food service zero waste program case study

    Foodservice client that was looking to increase waste diversion but didn't want to increase costs by adding a recycling program. Before RecycleSmart, all materials were being disposed of in a roll off garbage bin. A variety of different material types were being produced at the facility: Cardboard Paper Bags (flour/sugar/other), Plastic Buckets and Bottles (#1, #2, #3 and ...

  • Temperature–dependent polylactic acid (PLA) anaerobic biodegradability

    Polylactic acid (PLA) biodegradability is mostly claimed according to PLA biodegradation behaviour under aerobic composting conditions. However, waste materials containing PLA are frequently disposed of in municipal landfills, which are operated anaerobically. PLA anaerobic sludge digestion results are acquired to elucidate effects of the degrading temperature on PLA biodegradation. When the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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