polystyrene waste Articles

  • Polyurethane Foam Compactor | EPS Compactors for Waste Polystyrene Recycling

    Harden Industry newly develop polyurethane foam compactor that is specially used to compact polyurethane foam and PU foam. This  ...


  • Plastics Waste Pyrolysis Optimisation

    This paper presents the optimisation of experimental parameters (run temperature, initial pressure, reaction time, and plastic waste feed) on plastic wastes pyrolysis total conversion and on yields of both gases and liquids. The plastic waste used will include, different compositions of the more abundant plastics in municipal solid wastes: polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • '+ design - waste': a project for upcycling refuse using design tools

    This work introduces and describes a number of projects, which are aimed at reusing waste materials in design objects, aiming at reducing the environmental impact of their disposal, by providing to them an added value. This would also allow verifying specific opportunities for development offered by this approach to innovation and revaluation of productive sectors, in particular focusing on small ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid waste management in tabriz petrochemical complex

    Petrochemical industries, like other waste sources, are associated with numerous waste-related environmental problems. However, petrochemical solid waste is generally associated with more hazardous constituents, and accordingly carries a higher level of public health and environmental risk potential. In the last decade, the global economy has undergone radical changes that have had significant ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Emission of volatile organic compounds from solid waste disposal sites

    The emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a solid waste disposal site for municipal solid wastes was quantified. The VOCs contained in the landfill gas taken at the site were benzene, toluene, xylenes, ethyl benzenes, and trimethyl benzenes, while the concentrations of chlorinated compounds were very low. The concentration of benzene in the landfill gas samples ranged from below the ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Exergy and sustainability

    A thorough qualitative investigation of the relation between exergy losses and the environmental aspect of sustainability has been conducted. It is concluded that almost all environmental effects can be taken into account by studying the waste of feedstocks and energy, and the emission and dispersion of pollutants. On the basis of the results of two case studies, i.e., the production of aluminium ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill clearance

    Selling 8,000 pieces of furniture each day means the folks at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture have to contend with packaging for 8,000 pieces of furniture each day. And that's a whole lot of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. But the Liverpool, N.Y.-based retailer has been aggressively tackling its waste streams in recent years and just added a new program to handle the large amount of ...


    By RecycleTech, Corp.

  • Eco-fuel briquettes for sustainable development

    Raw coal is still burnt as fuel in many developing countries. Besides pollution from coal combustion, coal briquettes always face problems during transportation and storage because they are friable and susceptible to moisture. On the other hand, plastic waste in municipal solid waste is also a big problem which many countries are facing. Since synthetic plastics originate from petroleum products, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress

    China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress In recent years, EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam recycling are attention by relevant departments, regulatory guidance and policy support were introduced. From the whole, made our EPS foam recycling was no small accomplishment. Following several EPS foam recycling technology to achieve the degree of ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Feedstock recycling from plastic and thermoset fractions of used computers (I): pyrolysis

    The increasing production of computers, the progress in their performance, and the shorter time between innovation and production has led to increasing numbers of obsolete products. It has thus become necessary to recover some materials from old computers and to protect the environment from a new type of pollution. Such recycling is difficult because of the diversity of polymeric materials used, ...


    By Springer

  • Feedstock recycling from plastic and thermoset fractions of used computers (I): pyrolysis

    Abstract  The increasing production of computers, the progress in their performance, and the shorter time between innovation and production has led to increasing numbers of obsolete products. It has thus become necessary to recover some materials from old computers and to protect the environment from a new type of pollution. Such recycling is difficult because of the diversity of polymeric ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

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