landfill diversion Articles

  • No Such Thing As Non-Recyclable

    From utilizing recyclable materials to finding productive uses for waste, sustainability efforts have come a long way in the manufacturing industry in recent years. However, some materials still prove to be very difficult to recycle. When a major Packaging Manufacturer found themselves with an abundance of waste material and no clear solution, they called on Northstar Recycling for help. ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Next frontier of organics recycling in California

    In California, we’re understandably proud of our tremendous success in recycling and reuse. Committed communities, enlightened businesses, and individual households have embraced the recycling ethic so vigorously that daily per person disposal has plunged from 8.4 pounds to 4.4 pounds. Such lofty achievement begs the question: What is the next frontier in recycling? The answer is simply ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    Green Standards and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications provider, have worked together since 2012 to decommission office spaces across the country, including spaces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The Objective: As part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Organics recovery expands in Wyoming`s tetons

    THE TOWN of Jackson, Wyoming is located in a glacial valley, originally referred to as Jackson's Hole by the fur trappers and game hunters who came down out of the mountains to rendezvous and sell their goods for shipment to markets back east. Today, elk and bison spend winter on the National Elk Refuge, its fence line abutting the town of Jackson, where they are fed and protected until they ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • American Liquid Waste Magazine: Clean Harbors - Providing Full Service Environmental Services

    Clean Harbors in Norwell, Massachusetts is one of the largest full service environmental firms in North America, boasting one hundred seventy-five locations, including fifty waste management facilities. They provide an array of services from industrial vacuuming to oil spill clean-up to dewatering. And Dana Aaronson, Vice President of Operations at Clean Harbors, knows all there is to know about ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • New jobs set to strengthen recycling enterprise

    Leeds-based U Can Recycling is set to double its workforce in the coming year as demand for its specialist services grows. The not-for-profit social enterprise plans to expand its presence in the regeneration area of Harehills and employ another 10 staff in 2013. A dedicated computer and IT waste recycling centre in Leeds, U Can is also set to quadruple its turnover from the previous year. Part ...


    By UCan Recycling

  • Ontario launches new e-waste initiative

    The Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) has launched an ambitious program that over the next five years will divert 160,000 tonnes of waste electronics such as computers and televisions away from landfill and into reuse and recycling solutions. The industry-developed and operated Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) program is setting up a network of collection sites where consumers ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UK Waste Management: market insight

    In this report we review the UK waste management market, covering the collection, treatment and disposal of municipal, commercial and industrial waste. We look at the market size and growth, macro-economic, regulatory and commercial drivers. We review the competitive landscape, and analyse competitive differentiation of the main operators in the sector. Based on our analysis of historical ...


  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The State of Garbage in America

    Untitled Document Latest national data on MSW management -28.5% recycled and composted, 7.4% combusted in WTE plants and 64.1% landfilled. A joint study by BioCycle and the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • UNTHA UK’s waste management expertise to take Ireland by storm

    The knowledge and experience of UNTHA UK’s waste shredding experts is renowned throughout Mainland Britain, but the company’s specialist advice is now being sought even further afield. Led by resource efficiency guru Chris Oldfield, the UNTHA UK team is moving across the Irish Sea to also support customers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as they strive to improve their ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • New possibilities in recycling end-of-life tyres

    There are many innovative ways to give a new life to the end-of-life tyres - in a way which is profitable both to the waste handler and the environment. This introductive article gives a big picture about this relatively new business area. Recycling used tyres is a global challenge. In the United States alone, an average of 250 million tyres are discarded as waste annually. The figure is the ...


    By Tana Oy

  • The State of Garbage in America

    Latest national data on MSW management -28.5% recycled and composted, 7.4% combusted in WTE plants and 64.1% landfilled. BioCycle is pleased to produce the State of Garbage in America Report, providing a picture on how municipal solid waste (MSW) is handled throughout the United States. For this 15th nationwide survey, which began in 1989, BioCycle continued its collaboration with Columbia ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • `Hyperwaste Reduction` :Organics Recycling May Get Digested Look In Iowa

    CEDAR RAPIDS — with active support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) — is optimistic about its new strategy to expand organics recycling. Under the leadership of executive director Dave Hogan, the Bluestem Solid Waste Agency, which serves the Cedar Rapids region, is presently composting 118,000 tons/year of yard trimmings and paper/pharmaceutical sludges. But Hogan is convinced ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Aerial Radiation Detection

    In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bomb; cyber; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before. With the advent of Drone technology now available to private citizens, technology previously only held by the military, the opportunity has come to marry Drone Technology with aerial sensors. ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Commercial Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)

    Status: Under construction         Feedstock: Post-sorted municipal solid waste Planned Product: Methanol, Ethanol Expected Capacity: 38 million litres /10 million gallons per year Enerkem, through its affiliate Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, has signed a 25-year agreement ...


    By Enerkem

  • Groundwater Remediation

    Groundwater remediation or clean-up is required when concentrations of contaminants exceed or are expected to exceed predetermined levels for the type of resource that is impacted (Grossman et.al., 2008). For example, lead levels in drinking water should not exceed the EPA action level of 0.015 mg/L. What caused the high levels of lead? How can the lead be removed from the aquifer? (Grossman ...


    By IWA Publishing

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