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  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How Much Does My Landfill Leak?

    The question of how much landfills leak might be the most contentious question in the solid waste industry and the one with the most elusive answer. Leakage can be predicted using models of varying levels of sophistication, but modeling relies on accurate data for hole frequency and size. Published statistics for hole size and frequency vary widely and most of the published data is drastically ...

  • Why You Want Articulated Concrete for Landfill Protection

    A good landfill is one that no one notices. It does not produce odors, contribute to erosion or divert storm water to undesirable locations. The municipality or private entity in charge of it has to make great efforts to keep it that way. One way to do that is by installing articulated concrete. This system of concrete blocks and wires offers landfill protection that is unlike previous options. ...

  • Why high temperature combustion of landfill gas?

    Due to the accumulation of knowledge and the tightening of environmental law, the landfill technology has increasingly become concerned with the management of trace compounds in landfill gas. With landfill gas, contamination is through sulphur, chlorine, fluorine, halogenated hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Other trace elements such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), impose environmental ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • 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 ...

  • Ammonia recovery from landfill leachate using hydrophobic membrane contactors

    This article aims to evaluate membrane contactors capability to remove and recover ammonia from landfill leachate (LFL). A hydrophobic hollow fiber membrane module was used to achieve such purpose. A sulfuric acid diluted solution was used as extraction solution to speed up ammonia content removal. Several factors that have influence on ammonia removal and recovery capability such as ammonia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

    For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen the cost of Virgin Plastic which is made from ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • New Uses for Old Landfills and Dumps? - Sure, if done Right!

    Untitled Document NEWS ITEM AS PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER EPA BROWNFIELDS 2005 CONFERENCE ISSUE INTRODUCTION Redeveloping property ...

  • Opinion: Native Villagers’ Demand for Climate Justice Exposes The Limitations Of Federal Common Law

    BACKGROUND Late in 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered its opinion in the case of Native Village of Kivalina v Exxonmobil Corporation {Kivalina)} A group of Inupiat native Alaskan villagers had sought compensation under the federal common law of public nuisance from a number of 'Energy Producers'2 for the effects of climate change on their community. ...


  • Why the oil industry must take heed of new landfill directive # m governing hazardous wastes

    With the 16th July 2004 being the red-letter day forthe oil and energy industry. John Harrison, Managing Director. Surface Active Solutions Ltd. believes the industry faces problems with hazardous waste disposal unless it acts quickly, This day sees a tightening of the UK laws on 'special/hazardous' wastes. To give it its technical specification, 'the ban on co-disposal of waste pursuant to the ...

  • St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    One of the pioneers in biogas use, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District has used its landfill gas to fuel vehicles in their local Sheriff’s Department. Born out of the need to deal with open dumps in the late 1970s, the St Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s purpose was to deal with the growing problem. Before its creation, waste was collected by a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Managing environmental performance in industrial zones: case studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Using government records, data from hazardous waste treatment companies, and on–site surveys, we evaluated the effectiveness of the current industrial solid waste management system in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which was established according to the revised Law on Environmental Protection of 2005 and related regulations. In addition, we examined the relationship between the management system and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chesapeake Bay Expert analysis and litigation support - case study

    Chesapeake Bay, Maryland The Summary Our experts review reports, analyze state and federal hazardous waste regulations, and provide consulting services and opinions during the course of litigation connected to the cleanup of a former steel mill on Chesapeake Bay. The Client A regional, private-sector ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Biological recycling of wastes in France: from crisis to new management principles and rules

    In 1992, the context of waste management in France has changed with the publication of a second law that defined the framework of the new public national policy. This law has opened a ten years transition plan, but two main points have been modified. First, the place of landfilling has moved from a status of treatment process in competition with incineration or composting to the role of storage ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Quality standards of the output fractions after the material specific treatment

    The modern era of waste management did not begin in Germany until the mid-1960s. At that time the federal government established the legal basis for proper waste disposal which designated local communities responsible for the disposal of waste. In October 1965 the “Central Office for Waste Disposal” was founded by the federal government and the states (BILITEWSKI et al. 1997). Until the end of ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Being dense has its advantages

    At its root, the landfill business can be drawn down to a simple mathematical calculation. An operation receives a permit for a certain number of acres and is relegated to how deep it can dig and how high it can go. The result is the number of cubic yards of space that an operation has available to fill at the site. There is one key remaining variable—how the space is filled—and this ...


    By Waste Advantage 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

  • Partnerships: The role of PR and stakeholder partnerships in driving sustainable waste management

    A senior figure in the UK Government’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) once said, “Waste is a communication business, not just a logistics business.” This is so very true, although, until recently, most would not have agreed with it, as we are reliant on public cooperation to recycle and their understanding and acceptance of new, sometimes ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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