material recycling Articles

  • Reliability and prepress technology deciding factors when Stena Recycling chose Presona

    Stena Recycling in Kristianstad, Sweden, is featuring a new Presona LP 100 DH4S baler, increasing its baling capacity and ensuring production with a minimum of stoppages. Stena Recycling’s Kristianstad facility is one of the company’s 165 recycling plants in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Poland and manages a wide variety of materials from municipal and business ...


    By Presona AB

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • 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

  • Strategies for building material reuse and recycle

    Reuse and recycling of building material is a growing area of interest and concern in many parts of the USA. Current practices and trends in the building material waste management area are examined from a building life cycle standpoint or cradle to reincarnation concept. Strategies include zero waste, integrated recycling, international approaches, reuse of materials, resource optimisation, waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Material pollution in waste paper recycling

    A special shredding plant works in continuous operation and can be serviced without long downtimes Who removes the plastic rings from the empty writing pad or tears the plastic off the chocolate Advent calendar before disposing of it? Certainly not all of us. In this way, foreign materials and impurities find their way into the waste paper and these have to be removed during the recycling ...

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Shredding tyres stops zika virus breeding

    Zika is a dangerous disease threatening millions of people today in southern hemisphere. It is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Once you get bitten it is too late to do much but what is important is to prevent this mosquito from breeding. Mosquitos typically lay eggs near water because ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Recycled material as “raw material” for modern insulation material - case study

    AVA supplies horizontal batch mixing reactors as core production plant components for the manufacture of insulation boards and insulating materials made from rubber and cork granules. In addition to the excellent moistening of the rubber and cork granules with the binding agent, a particular feature is the complete emptying and good cleaning characteristics of the machine. For this purpose, AVA ...


    By AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Recycling Cellulose and Paper Waste as Admixture in Building Materials

    This paper present some utilities of cellulose waste and paper refuse in building construction and some physical and mechanical properties of concrete make with these wastes as activators. Refer to the importance of collection of paper and cardboard waste, it consider that recycling must present a development and integration instrument of local waste pickers, acceleration of politics concerning ...


  • Tana’s shredder treatment doubled the value of recycled material

    The purpose of Tana’s customer’s business is to minimize the amount of waste deposited in landfills, help keeping the environment clean and save non-renewable natural resources. The customer was looking for a shredder that could shred most of the waste fractions they received: industrial and commercial waste, construction and demolition wood, pieces of furniture and different kinds of ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Clear Production and Materials Recycling: Competition or Synergy? Based on Experiences in the Colombian Industry

    Latin American countries are developing new strategies towards continuous improve-ment of industrial environmental performance, as important international markets change and globalise. Several tools to increase eco-efficiency in industries can be applied, depending on individual problem definition and expectations. This paper focuses on the relation between cleaner production and materials ...


    By EMPA

  • Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies

    This study identifies, documents, and assesses the existing levels of awareness and implementation of sustainability practices amongst the different participants in the Lebanese construction industry. The analysis is based on a survey of owners, designers, and contractors supplemented with four case studies illustrating the recycling of construction demolition waste (CDW). The results indicate an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Raising awareness on materials recycling using undergraduate engineering research

    Undergraduate research in engineering was used as a means of raising awareness on materials recycling and alternative recycled material products and processes. Over a three-year period, the authors hosted undergraduate researchers to work on rubber and polymer concrete, rubber-sandwich structures and recycled rubber materials for road embankments and retaining wall backfills. This paper discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • VSEP recycles coating material and water for reuse in paper coating facility

    The manufacture of coated paper is a major industry worldwide. Total paper manufacturing capacity in the United States is about 102 million tons per year with 5 million tons, or about 5%, being coated paper grades. The addition of coating materials to paper is expensive yet provides improvements to the sheet for its intended uses. Products that typically use coated paper include magazines, ...


    By New Logic Research, Inc.

  • Recycling Systems, Inc.: diverting waste material from landfills

    By recovering materials at its own facility and reducing waste travel to landfills, RSI is competitive in a marketplace of giants while providing a platform for sustainability and environmental stewardship. With the rollup of many independent waste haulers in the late 1990s, many construction companies found themselves with few service vendor choices. The family owners ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • CANDI Plastic opts for new QR-class for material recycling

    First real-life application for the UNTHA QR-class: In July this year, CANDI Plastic Recycling began using a QR1700 shredder for ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Economic Model to Evaluate a Recycling Facility for Secondary Raw Materials

    Applied research usually pays very much attention to recycling plants, but the decision to invest in such sectors depends on the opportunity to gain new market openings. In this paper an economic model for cost centres is presented. By analysing the collection and regeneration phases, the model gives each activity its respective costs and profits in the reutilization and recycling of secondary ...


  • An algebraic targeting approach to resource conservation via material recycle/reuse

    In this paper, an algebraic approach to the targeting of material recycle/reuse is developed. A cascade analysis is developed to maximise the recycle of process streams. Feasibility constraints and optimality conditions are derived based on insights from the graphical representation of material recycle pinch diagrams. The devised method is non-iterative, systematic and leads to the identification ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using air instead of water to separate your recycling materials

    Separating recyclables by density is nothing new. For many years, the use of wet tanks to remove heavy materials from lights has been very successful. Unfortunately, the disadvantages of this technology are increasingly apparent. With stringent and increasing environmental regulations, use of water is quickly become a messy proposition. When material enters a wet tank, any contaminant on the ...


    By General Kinematics

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