glass disposal Articles

  • In Situ Solidification/Stabilization

    Introduction Solidification/stabilization (S/S) reduces the mobility of hazardous substances and contaminants in the environment through both physical and chemical means. Unlike other remedial technologies, S/S seeks to trap or immobilize contaminants within their 'host' medium (i.e., the soil, sand, and/or building materials that contain them), instead of removing them through chemical or ...

  • Encouraging sustainable recycling behavior through financial incentives

    PERSONAL habits and behaviors can be significant obstructions to sustainable activities, where a perceived hassle limits participation. This is the focus of Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr's increasingly popular scheme of Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM), where these barriers are identified and broken down on the local level to increase involvement. According to Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's Quick Reference ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cleaning & maintenance magazine

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend away from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more energy and are more costly and less effective than fluorescent bulbs in the amount of artificial light they produce, as fluorescents produce more lumens than incandescents. Using fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a ...


  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles II

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles aims at the prevention of wastes from vehicles and at the reuse, recycling ...

  • Recycling; Segregation of Waste; Use of Recycled Products; Energy Conservation: Flinders Medical Centre

     Background Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) initiated the Healthy Environment Project in December 1991 with the aim of minimising waste and exploring other environmental initiatives. FMC is a public teaching hospital in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, with 500 beds and 3,000 staff. Over the past two decades, hospitals have increasingly sought to minimise the risk of ...


  • Detecting Mercury in Water

    Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] With the presence of running water in our ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfill Leachate Treatment by Forced Circulation Vacuum Evaporation - Athens (Ano Liossia Landfill)

    This report describes how treatment of landfill leachate by means of forced circulation vacuum evaporation provided: an environmental benefit from use of biogas as power supply a big saving in disposal cost due to waste volume reduction a return on investment of less than two years Introduction Solid Waste Management in Greece has been remarkably upgraded during the last ...

  • GPT: The Waste Solution for the Leisure Industry

    Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the tourism industry alone brings with it spend in excess of £16 billion per annum. The price of tourism to the UK is impactful environmentally and socially and organisations need to address their responsibilities and obligations ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Minimizing Festival Trash

    The Whole Earth Festival at the University of California-Davis is a student-organized event that takes place annually in early May. The weekend attendance is approximately 30,000 people, with 16 food vendors and 100-plus craft booths. One major emphasis of the festival is environmental sustainability. To minimize waste generation, an integrated solid waste prevention strategy was conceptualized ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Indoor Dewatering Plan Successful for Palm Beach Florida Mall

    Griffin Dewatering was hired to provide a workable dewatering plan to facilitate the“facelift” of a swanky mall in Palm Beach — all while maintaining a low profile to accommodate everyday mall business. When the Palm Beach, Fla., area was growing into the north end of the county, it became apparent that a new shopping venue was required. After all, these residents ...

  • Car Washing Equipment for Removing Dirt from Windows

    Dirt collects fast on windshields and windows, which is the reason why these car parts should be cleaned on a regular basis. The old mop-and-soap method is no longer effective. If you want to achieve sparkling clean windows, use commercial car wash machines to remove dust, pollution, water stains, bugs, and other dirt. Car windows are cleaned with two types of car wash machines. A steam vapor ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Adressing the conflicting priorities of waste reduction and energy development

    Many valuable materials are currently being discarded rather than used productively, and more needs to be done to maximize the value we recover from material streams. Unfortunately, building energy recovery facilities to handle the existing waste load creates a requirement to continue generating the same amount of waste, creating potential problems for plans to reduce waste. Waste is the fuel for ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Responds to Increased Popularity of Organic Waste Recycling

    Most Americans are well aware of the concept of recycling and why it is important to the future of the planet. Government agencies and environmental groups have long stressed the need to place more waste into the recycle bin and less into the trash container. From paper to plastic and everything in between, “single-stream” recycling has grown in popularity in recent years. Also known ...

  • Cement and Lime Kilns case study

    Cement and Lime Kilns PROCESS DESCRIPTION Cement, lime and gypsum manufacturing processes have in common the mixing of inorganic minerals calcined at high temperatures typically using rotary kilns (vertical kilns are also used). CEMENT Regular Portland cements are the usual products for general concrete construction. The raw ...

  • Difference Between Upholstery Steam Cleaners and Upholstery Cleaning Machine

    When understanding the applications of cleaning equipment, many confuse the uses of upholstery steam cleaners with an upholstery steam cleaning machine. To help distinguish these products from each other, this post discusses the intended uses of both. Upholstery steam cleaners are steam cleaning machines equipped with special detailing tools recommended for spot cleaning to remove spots, small ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Dogs put trust in onsite sewage treatment

    One of the obvious challenges of running Dogs Trust rehoming centres is the need to dispose of a significant quantity of hazardous waste. All locations not connected to mains drainage have to be served by reliable on site treatment systems and on completion of the latest installation at Salisbury a total of five WPL systems will be in operation around the UK. The charity cares for some 16,000 ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Solutions for removing arsenic from drinking water

    Arsenic, a metalloid element, is found in many naturally occurring compounds. In its inorganic form, arsenic is toxic. Arsenic occurs naturally in some groundwater supplies worldwide, including in the drinking water supplies in parts of Taiwan, Japan, Bangladesh, and western South America. This is causing health problems, according to the American Cancer Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • The rules are changing for garbage in Pennsylvania

    Changes to the municipal and residual solid waste regulations within the State of Pennsylvania have been in the works for a number of years within the DEP’s Bureau of Waste Management. This article provides a summary of the currently understood status of the proposed rules, details of some of the proposed changes and commentary on the success of state recycling programs across the nation. Based ...

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