litter collection Articles

  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Litter contamination processes and management perspectives on the southern Brazilian coast

    Beach litter contamination has been reported internationally as a major coastal issue needing evaluation for management strategies. The extent of contamination by litter has been assessed throughout a 12-month field investigation at Cassino beach, a long and wide sandy beach of great ecological importance and a major resort area of the southern Brazilian coast. This has been the first systematic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transport Of Fecal Bacteria From Poultry Litter and Cattle Manures Applied to Pastureland

    Abstract  Land applications of manure from confined animal systems and direct deposit by grazing animals are both major sources of bacteria in streams. An understanding of the overland transport mechanisms from land applied waste is needed to improve design of best management practices (BMPs) and modeling of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Plots were established on pasturelands receiving ...


  • Finding the Best Organics Collection Systems

    Untitled Document AS HOUSEHOLD organics programs ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Runoff water quality from broiler litter-amended tall fescue in response to natural precipitation in the ozark highlands

    Received for publication March 21, 2008. The Arkansas poultry industry produced more than 1.2 billion broiler chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) and generated approximately 1.3 million Mg of broiler litter in 2002. High transportation costs of relocating broiler litter have led to annual land applications near poultry houses, increasing concern for potential surface water contamination from ...

  • San Francisco Takes Residential Organics Collection Full-Scale

    After two and a half years of conducting a variety of pilot residential curbside organics collection programs that included food and soiled paper, the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter as “the City”) and Sunset Scavenger Company are commencing a citywide rollout of the Fantastic Three Program. This new, innovative program will include the separate collection and composting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cart-Based Organics Collection. Citizens Drive 65 Percent Diversion System

    For better or worse, citizens opposing waste management projects usually end up being labeled as NIMBYs — not in my backyard. This could have been the case in Halifax, Nova Scotia but instead, the citizens took their opposition one step further, basically taking the design for an acceptable waste management system into their own hands. In the process, they laid out the foundation for an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compost Operators Forum · Modeling a Compost Facility

    GEORGIA leads the nation in poultry production, processing nearly 1.5 billion birds a year. A majority of the poultry operations are concentrated in north Georgia. With over 1.5 million tons of poultry litter produced on an annual basis, some of the resulting issues facing the poultry production industry include: Reduced land area on farms to apply increasing amounts of litter; Increasing buffer ...


  • Industry Responds To Revised European Parliament Report On Waste Legislation

    On June 9, 2016, European Bioplastics (EUBP) announced the support of a European Parliament (EP) report emphasizing the role of bioplastics in the creation of a circular bioeconomy. The report, produced by Italian MEP Simona Bonafè¨, outlines legislation that is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Removal of Fallen Leaves Can Improve Urban Water Quality

    The timely removal of leaf litter can reduce harmful phosphorus concentrations in stormwater by over 80 percent in Madison, Wisconsin, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. Autumn leaf litter contributes a significant amount of phosphorus to urban stormwater, which then runs off into waterways and lakes. Excessive amounts of ...

  • Keeping the Absa Cape Epic green - case study

    NCC provides environmental management services for the Absa Cape Epic, one of the world's largest multi-stage mountain bikes races. The 8-day Absa Cape Epic is one of the world's foremost mountain bike events. NCC helps the organisers manage and mitigate the race's environmental impact. The Absa Cape Epic, first held in 2004, is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world. ...

  • Hammarby Sjöstad - case study

    Every year thousands of visitors come from all corners of the globe to study the sustainable solutions in Hammarby Sjödstad. The vacuum waste collection system by Envac is a critical part of the district’s sustainability program. When the district was planned the environmental objectives for the waste management were: to reduce the total amount of household waste to ...


    By Envac AB

  • The city of Charlotte, NC solid waste services department: reorganizing for success

    Named for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England in 1768, the city of Charlotte, NC was incorporated as a municipality and quickly expanded as a major processing and distribution hub in the East. Currently, the city of Charlotte is the nation’s second leading financial center and its Solid Waste Services Department (SWS), serves more than 750,000 residents, providing ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Bristol Harbour Authority, UK

    Bristol Harbour Authority, responsible for the famous Floating Harbour which extends right into the city centre, chose the Water Witch Buddy to support a local initiative to improve the environment and rid the water space of unsightly floating litter (plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, food packing) and other flotsam and jetsam. Over the past 20 years, Bristol's vast Floating Harbour dockland area ...


  • The London Borough of Camden - case study

    The Challenge: Free sheets and newspapers area regular feature in our major cities. Designed to be read on a short bus or train journey and then discarded, thus producing a large volume of newspapers to be collected. The London Borough of Camden includes some of the capital's most built-up areas and busiest travel networks. Disposal of used free sheets became a significant litter problem. ...


    By Leafield Environmental

  • Events organisers committed to green - case study

    Stillwater Sport and Entertainment approached NCC in 2009 to assist with writing up an Environemental Management Plan for the ProNutro African Xtrail. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment, a leader in the event management and brand activation industry, strives for bigger, better green events with the endorsement and assistance of NCC Environmental Services. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment ...

  • Quantifying Carbon dioxide and Methane emissions and Carbon dynamics from flooded boreal forest soil

    Received for publication January 16, 2008. The boreal forest is subject to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, but the production of greenhouse gases as a result of flooding for hydroelectric power generation has received little attention. It was hypothesized that flooded soil would result in greater CO2 and CH4 emissions and carbon (C) fractionation compared with non-flooded soil. To ...

  • Mater-bi starch-based materials : present situation and future perspectives

    The environmental impact related to the emissions of gases with green-house effect and the management of solid waste disposal with regard to the decreasing availability of landfills, the litter problem and the pollution of the marine environment became very urgent in the last decade. An obliged approach to solve the problem is: the valorisation of waste as a resource through its separation into ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Solid at offers remote WEB/GMS/GPRS monitoring solution case study

    Solid’s SmartScan® 50 provides noncontact, maintenance free ultrasonic solution with remote monitoring for problem prevention and effective sewer management in one of Israel's wastewater plants. The Problems Holon municipality sewage system, located in the center of Israel, is an old underground network. The wastewater collection system consists of buried pipelines which ...

  • Mercury in litterfall and upper soil horizons in forested ecosystems in Vermont, USA

    Mercury (Hg) is an atmospheric pollutant that, in forest ecosystems, accumulates in foliage and upper soil horizons. The authors measured soil and litterfall Hg at 15 forest sites (northern hardwood to mixed hardwood/conifer) throughout Vermont, USA, to examine variation among tree species, forest type, and soils. Differences were found among the 12 tree species sampled from at least two sites, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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