plastic recycling consulting Articles

  • Plastics recycling industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

    The producers of automobiles and electronics across Europe have been given the responsibility for the end-of-life capture, collection and recycling or recovery of the products that they put on the market. Under this Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation the focus is placed upon ‘polluter pays’ by making branded manufacturers and importers share the financial burden of the ...

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 4 – New operators on an established plastics recycling plant

    Training a team of new operators on an established waste polymer processing plant following extensive modifications to the process. Challenge: Not all of the new machinery had been installed. The separation and refining equipment used complex processing techniques not widely used in the sector. The trainees were new recruits with no prior knowledge of ...

  • Mechanical Recycling of PVC Wastes

    Untitled Document This study presents the current situation of mechanical recycling of PVC waste, as well as a detailed description of the existing recycling schemes of PVC waste. The ...

  • Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Some materials are a natural fit for Ontario's blue box system, with its ever-increasing mechanization, and some are not. A study of plastic film recycling in Ontario has placed that particular material in the latter category and has concluded that promoting in-store programs can lead to higher recovery, better material quality and lower costs. The Plastic Film Collection and Processing Study was ...

  • Axion: is ‘storing’ waste plastics better than burning?

    As global temperatures head for potentially catastrophic levels, landfilling rather than burning waste plastics might be better for the environment, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers. Landfill or incineration: what is the best disposal route for our waste plastic materials? Large numbers of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants exist right across Europe and many of ...

  • Best Practices In Recycling

    Everybody wants to recycle more and landfill less. In addition to being the best thing for the environment, it can also improve your bottom line. Sustainability efforts have come a long way in recent years, but there are always opportunities to do better. Upgrading your recycling program can save your business a considerable amount in disposal costs as well as increase revenue through the sale ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Solution Driven Organics Recycler

    Ag Choice hauls, depackages and produces animal feed and compost. Founders Jay and Jill Fischer embrace new opportunities, and then figure out how to maximize efficiencies and profitability. BioCycle first visited Ag Choice in 2007, two years after Jay and Jill Fischer started their organics collection and composting enterprise in Andover, New Jersey. At the time, composting was an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • Participation Boost : Maximizing Multifamily Recycling

     Maximizing Multifamily Recycling The city of Seattle, Washington recently introduced major changes to its recycling program, affecting the collection of residential recyclables and yard trimmings. In April, the city added rigid plastic containers of all resins (except #6), along with aseptic juice boxes, polycoated milk cartons and plastic bags. All single and multifamily collection ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Improving the recycling supply chain - Case Study

    Antea Group's client engaged the Global Corporate Consultancy to coordinate a unique sustainability effort targeted at improving the recycling supply chain in Latin America. Specifically, the initiative was designed to improve conditions for ‘catadores’ or scavengers at the base of our client’s supply chain. Solution: This is an ongoing project where the Global ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to Start the Scrap Metal Recycling Business

    Are you looking for ways to start a scrap metal recycling business? Do you want to know what to prepare? With so many people becoming eco-conscious, it is quite profitable to open your own scrap metal business. So next let’s learn about the related know-how. 1. Learn about the market. The scrap business is viable in your geographical location, right? How many are ...

  • London Thames Gateway Closes Recycling Loop

    Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (trading as Visy Closed Loop) was established in Australia in 2001, and has since grown to be a world leader in environmental packaging and recycling solutions. Visy Closed Loop operates packaging recycling programmes for companies and organisations such as Qantas and the Australian Grand Prix. Closed Loop London was launched in 2004 in response to the levels ...


  • Waste Minimisation and Recycling: Fletcher Construction Australia

    A test project involving simple, practical waste minimisation and recycling measures, has helped Fletcher Construction cut its waste removal cost by more than half. The measures did not involve any capital cost, but they have resulted in substantial savings to both the company and the environment: savings of 55% were achieved on waste removal costs through recycling and input reduction, which ...


  • Recycling; Segregation of Waste; Use of Recycled Products; Energy Conservation: Flinders Medical Centre

     Background Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) initiated the Healthy Environment Project in December 1991 with the aim of minimising waste and exploring other environmental initiatives. FMC is a public teaching hospital in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, with 500 beds and 3,000 staff. Over the past two decades, hospitals have increasingly sought to minimise the risk of ...


  • MERC - Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center, South Korea - Case Study

    A better value product by replacing DMS by sensor-based sorting – Separating WEEE in South Korea Overview of Korea's Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center The client was the Korea Electronics Recycling Cooperative – the body acting as Korea's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) association. They had direct responsibility for ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Facts Show How and Why Bulb Recycling Plan Works

    A fluorescent lamp recycling program will impact the average property operating expense budget by less than one-tenth of one percent. Waste is lost raw material, lost product, lost resource, and lost profit. Generating significant amounts of waste is not sustainable for today's society. The accelerating pressures on natural resources, impact of new technology on resource use, increasing waste ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • Waste disposal

    A Denbighshire-based waste management consultancy that assists companies in the removal of recyclables from their waste streams was recommended to use NetRegs. Stephen Wilson, Environmental Cost Savings Director of Seven Ways Environmental Services, said: “We offer companies a total waste management solution by reducing the environmental impact of the waste they produce. “We have recently ...


    By NetRegs

  • Can today’s unrecyclables become tomorrow’s resources?

    Labelling some plastic waste products as ‘unrecyclable’ and consigning them to landfill or energy-from-waste plants risks losing the opportunities to recover these raw materials in the future, warns a leading UK-based plastics recycler. Axion Polymers suggests that while some plastic might be considered ‘unrecyclable’ today, given the rate of progress in resource recovery ...

  • Turnkey solution for Gaskell Bros

    Gaskell Bros, based at Winwick near Warrington, have experience in both the quarrying and recycling sectors. Their site, originally a quarry, is now used for landfill and recycling.The majority of material brought in is building, demolition, and public service waste from the surrounding Liverpool, Manchester, and Leigh areas. Gaskell directors Mike Broad and Mark Gaskell saw an opportunity for ...


    By CDEnviro

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