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  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...


  • Implementation of the Waste Minimisation Hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Television Victoria Pty Ltd

     The three R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle - was the battlecry used by the Ballarat-based Television Victoria in its fight against waste. Through simple but effective waste minimisation measures, the company achieved its goal of reducing waste production by 50% within only four months, two months ahead of time. The company has shown that while recycling is the most commonly used method of ...


  • 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

  • Make money out of your waste

    Strautmann Umwelttechnik compacts Styrofoam® up to 700kg/m³ Make money out of your waste with balers from Strautmann Umwelttechnik. Week by week, there are many thousand of tons of waste which arise from packaging material and insulation material, which comes from expanded polystyrene, short EPS, like Styrofoam®. In the 90s the disposal of this very voluminous material was very ...

  • 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 ...

  • MRF design challenges with VEOLIA environmental services

    Machinex partnered with Veolia Environmental Services to design a C&D processing facility in Quebec City, Quebec. Capacity was a primary concern when Veolia Environmental Services (ES) sought to equip its material recovery facility (MRF) for construction and demolition debris in Quebec City, Quebec. The company selected technology for the facility based on its high processing ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • JPE Investment provides evidence of a solution to UK aggregates shortages

    An upgrade to the processing capability at Elford quarry to include a modular washing plant from CDE Global has resulted in a significant increase in the value of the products being produced. The level of demand for the recycled sand and aggregate products suggests that C&D recycling plants offer a real solution to a diminishing supply of virgin material in the UK. JPE Aggregates has operated ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Biocycle world

    RECYCLING COALITION CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON PLA BOTTLESA coalition of recycling organizations challenged NatureWorks' plans to push use of its biobased plastic, polylactic acid (PLA) in bottles. It called on the company to agree to a moratorium on any further expansion until the bioresin's recyclability has been demonstrated. A subsidiary of Cargill, NatureWorks has commercialized the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling

    With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • How to Create Less Packaging Waste

    From an environmental point of view, packaging is a necessary evil, but one that can be minimized in a number of ways. Here are a few ideas companies can use to reduce the amount of packaging waste they generate, and in many cases, improve their operations in the process. Corrugated Box Redesign Corrugated shipping containers generally represent the greatest amount of packaging ...

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • High volume Fly Ash in the Madera Project case study

    Located on a fully wooded 44-acre site in Gainesville, Florida, directly adjacent to the University of Florida campus, Madera consists of 80 lots being developed by Green Trust, LLC, and built by three builders. In the spring of 2002, selected builders were invited to participate in a presentation and meeting with the Florida Energy Extension Service (FEES) which spearheaded the project for the ...


    By Headwaters, Inc.

  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Biosolids Composter Satisfies Customers and Neighbors

    A ticket to Penn State football games isn’t the only hard thing to come by in State College, Pennsylvania. So is the biosolids compost produced by State College’s University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) wastewater treatment plant. “For the last four years, we’ve been sold out before we’ve made the compost,” says Stephen Welch, who manages the UAJA composting plant. All biosolids generated — about ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

    Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags and ...


    By Ensia

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