plastic waste Articles

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Shredding hard plastics brings new business and helps to reduce non-disposable plastic pollution - Case Study

    In a world filled with plastic packaging, which accumulates in the environment and oceans, it is vitally important to move towards a greater level of recycling and reducing plastic waste. One step towards this goal was achieved by our customer in Belgium, which uses the TANA Shark waste shredder to shred hard plastics. The versatility of the TANA Shark is helping them adapt to the changing needs ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Compacting waste - Case Study

    Throw away little things and save big bucks? It hardly seems likely, but that's just what the U.S. Air Force is doing. At Randolph AFB, TX, they are putting usedand hazardous-air filters into a state-of-the-art industrial compaction machine and saving thousands of dollars in hazardous waste disposal. The air filters contain aircraft paint removed by plastic media blasting (PMB). Small plastic ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • Pre-separation of household plastics from EfW plant in-feed case study

    Challenge: Client tendering for large scale Energy from Waste (EfW) facility. Axion asked to provide separation and sorting of plastic fractions in residual household waste. Axion Solution: Axion evaluated volume and mix of plastics in the target waste stream. Modelled range of plant options to remove and separate ...

  • Municipal waste management & handling

    Several MSW management practices, such as source reduction, recycling, and composting, prevent or divert materials from the wastestream. Source reduction involves altering the design, manufacture, or use of products and materials to reduce the amount and toxicity of what gets thrown away. Recycling diverts items, such as paper, glass, plastic, and metals, from the wastestream. These materials are ...


    By Jindal power ltd.

  • Waste management creates profit

    Large US furniture chain turns over USD 3 million through recycling of packaging. In 2007, the US furniture chain Rooms To Go turned over USD 1.75 billion worth of furniture – products packaged using vast amounts of cardboard, wood, plastic and EPS. But already in 1991 the chain introduced a recycling programme that has transformed waste into a profitable business which in 2007 ...


    By Runi A/S

  • Tailor-made washing lines for wet recycling of conterminated plastics

    NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, located in Sinsheim/Germany manufactures and sells complete washing lines for the recycling of plastics waste. Prior to re-pelletizing the plastic waste must be size reduced, washed and if necessary foreign materials separated. ...

  • Alternative Fuel from Waste

    Alternative Fuel From Waste Municipal waste has always been seen by the public as the foul-smelling waste that nobody wants near home. In the last decades due to the cost increasing of raw materials for heating and electric energy production, it has begun to evaluate and use waste as an “alternative” energy source. ...


    By SA Eng.

  • How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

    We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household waste being collected once a fortnight with a ...


    By Challenger Group

  • Heavy Metals in Waste

    Untitled Document Summary and discussion The aim of this report has been to demonstrate the existing knowledge regardng the harmful effects of heavy metals, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Waste Fuel Case History

    The Customer The company engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of machinery for decomposing petroleum-based materials. The company uses microwave technology for recovering hydrocarbons and fossil fuels from sources, such as tires, oil shale, capped wells, coal, automotive shredded residue, municipal solid waste, shale deposits, and waste oil streams. The ...

  • Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

    With the signing of a plastic bag ban in California on September 30, 2014, the number of Americans who will be affected by anti-bag legislation by 2015 climbed to 49 million. California is the first state to ban the bag. Nationwide more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees in attempts to reduce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 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 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Hanbury Plastic Recycling – Stoke on Trent, UK case study

    CUSTOMER HPR Limited creates high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting co-mingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams of high purity since 2011. HPR Limited process 40,000 tonnes/year of mixed kerbside collected plastic material. SITUATION HPR were looking for a solution to sort efficiently ...

  • In the United Kingdom, increased recycling targets for plastic and glass packaging

    On 20 December 2016, the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1146) in the United Kingom will come into force. This means that companies involved in the manufacturing of raw packaging material, manufacturing of packaging, importing of packaging/packaging materials, filling of packaging and placing on the market of packaged products will be ...

  • Refractories, plastics, insulation or textiles containing chromium compounds - Case study

    Purpose The original version of this Plant Service Bulletin (PSB-43) was issued in April of 1990 to alert owners and operators of boilers and steam generators that certain materials containing chromium may, under certain operating conditions, produce hexavalent chromium (Cr + 6), a carcinogen. It also suggested remedial action and substitute materials. The initial issue of PSB-43 ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • How Could You Buy the Best Continuous Plastic to Oil Pyrolysis Machine?

    How will you pick the best continuous waste plastic to oil machine? This is a question which many audience ask. The operation of getting the equipment is very easy. Just compare different manufacturers and choose the very best brand. A number of the factors you need to take into consideration include the capacity from the ...

  • Waste Generation and Management

    Abstract Reported total waste generation within the EU and the European Free Trade Area increased by nearly 10% between 1990 and 1995, while economic growth was about 6.5% in constant prices. Half the waste comes from the manufacturing industry and construction and demolition activities, while municipal waste, mining waste and waste from other sources each contribute about one sixth of the ...


  • Circular economy: CEDO gives plastics a genuine second chance - Case Study

    Blown films are highly demanding products, and consequently the use of recycled material in their production represents a major challenge. Impurities in the feed material necessarily lead to production faults that can range from specks and minor defects in the tubular film through to production stoppages. Nevertheless, the CeDo Group, which is based in the English town of Telford and is regarded ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

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