green waste Articles

  • Measurement, Motivations And Opportunities To Waste Less Food

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality releases findings on psychological, socio-economic and structural drivers that contribute to generation of preventable wasted food in households. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of all food produced and imported for consumption in the United States is never eaten. In Oregon, as part of a statewide strategy to prevent the wasting of food, the Oregon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Development and Application of Oxygen Demand Testing using Industrial Effluent - Case Study

    Abstract The purpose of this study is to develop capacity and protocols for oxygen demand testing that can be used for instruction and research within the BioScience Technology program. For application purposes we chose the PeCOD® Analyzer which offers a unique nanotechnology-based approach to Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) analysis. Background ...


    By MANTECH

  • To Green or Not To Green

    Among multinational corporations there has been a growing trend to become “green,” but what does this mean? This generalized term is used to describe corporations that undertake any number of actions (or not) to reduce environmental impacts, lessen waste and conserve natural resources. Driving factors to become more “green” include market pressures caused by labor crises ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • In-vessel cocomposting of green waste with biosolids and paper waste

    In comparison to traditional windrow composting, in-vessel composting techniques often represent more effective waste management options due to the reduced production of bioaerosols and leachate and the potential for better process control. Chemical processes occurring during the cocomposting of three common wastes (green waste, biosolids and paper processing waste) were studied using the forced ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Greening Your Hazardous Waste Stream

    Do you know if your small business generates hazardous waste? Many business owners don’t realize they do. Years of conditioning to convenient yet environmentally irresponsible methods of disposal has allowed tens of thousands of tons of toxic hazardous waste to enter our landfills, our water tables and even our ...


    By Full Sircle Farms

  • Green Green Grass

    A few years ago the North Sea managed a twelve month period without any major shipping disasters. Good news for the environment you’d have thought. However, in the same period up to one hundred thousand tonnes of oil were estimated to have been released into the sea. Some of this can be put down to natural occurrence, but by far the major part is dispersed from aircraft and shipping fleets ...


  • Zero landfill, zero waste: the greening of industry in Singapore

    This paper reviews how a land-scarce city-state is trying to achieve its goals of zero landfill and zero waste through the greening of industry. The main challenges Singapore confronts in its solid waste management are an increasing volume of industrial waste generated, a shortage of land for landfills, and escalating costs of incineration plants. To green its industries, there has been a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vaccu.Lan for Green

    You're building a 'green' science building, and some of your laboratories require vacuum support. How do you provide vacuum for those labs? You can't use an oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps in the labs. The oil mist would contaminate the laboratory air, and the noise pollution makes the working environment unpleasant. The pump oil would quickly be contaminated by biological and chemical ...

  • The green document

    Replacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU units significantly reduces negative impact on the environment. Waterlogic products are by nature a disruptive technology replacing bottled water and promoting a positive effect on the environment: • Reducing fuel consumption resulting in CO2 emissions and traffic congestion caused by delivery trucks on the road moving bottles• Eliminating wasted ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Green remediation

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strategic plan calls for increased research and application of sustainable systems that promote environmental stewardship, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improve energy efficiency. One area of this research is green remediation. Green remediation is a relatively new approach to environmental cleanup; expanded from the traditional ...


  • Green products get green light

    Untitled Document Green procedurement is not new. Congress recognized its potential when it enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Dyeing to be green

    The textile industry uses copious amounts of water to dye fabrics — by some estimates, 25 liters of water just to dye a T-shirt. Not only that, but many textile factories are located in Eastern Asia, where chemical-laden water is sometimes dumped directly into local rivers. A technology recently  ...


    By Ensia

  • Green Building

    Project of the Month   Sonnenbaum choice of project for September is total green concept which focuses on sustainability for a manufacturing factory located in Klang. The green and sustainability concept involves creating a structure and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building life cycle, taking into a count all phases ...


  • A review of electronic waste management microbial participation: a green technology

    E-waste now has been a rapidly growing problem in terms of quantity and toxicity of its components. Recycling of e-waste becomes rather complicated because of the technological advancement in the materials and composition of the e-equipment. From the management perspective e-waste components can be divided in two categories: 1) organic part contains thermo and thermosetting plastic; 2) inorganic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transfer stations case study: waste transfer stations go green

    As old landfills reach their limits and new ones open in remote areas, waste management firms are building more transfer stations as a necessary step in the waste hauling and disposal process. These facilities provide a cost-efficient way to transfer waste from collection vehicles into semi-trailers for transport to remote landfills or other end points of disposal. This practical solution also ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • NC county meets challenges, grows green waste program

    For some reason, prevailing thought has it that, unless a municipality is massive in size it can neither operate, nor financially justify, a successful green waste recycling program. Cumberland County, NC, located about an hour south of the Raleigh-Durham area, takes that prevailing thought, dispels it, and in so doing, gives hope to small to mid-sized counties and municipalities across the ...


  • Composting of municipal green waste using a hybrid Mode of the aerated static pile

    The aerated static pile (ASP) system developed in Rutgers University (Finstein et al., 1980) is based on a deep understanding of composting as a microbial process. It allows for a good degree of process control and high organic matter stabilisation rates, with relatively low labour and cost. For these reasons, the ASP system has been intensively studied with, among others, the following aims: ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • How important is green education in promoting green jobs?

    How important is green education in promoting green jobs? I doubt there is anything more important than education for those who have a curiosity of how the green economy can transform our current dilemma.Is it possible that what others are doing in other countries could work here in the United States? According to the European Energy Commission website , Energy is what drives the engine for ...


  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Green demolition certification

    This paper describes a proposed certification as a means to validate 'sustainable' building removals by a government agency or building owner. It may be used for several purposes such as: pre-qualifying a contractor, issuing a deconstruction permit, documenting waste diversion goals, or for awarding incentives. Certification is awarded to any project meeting all prerequisites and earning 25 or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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