recycling industry Articles

  • Using Anaerobic Biomass Digestion to Produce Hydrogen and Biofuel

    For many years, hydrogen has been considered as an alternative to fossil fuels. Now, Scientists are aiming to develop an environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen from biomass by optimizing anaerobic digestion systems.1 Climate change, dwindling fuel resources and energy prices have spearheaded intensive efforts to detect and optimize ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Taking advantage of production waste - Case Study

    Recycling areas: Various scrap Company name: KME (Serravalle Copper Tubes) Located: Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), Italy Founded: 1886 Employees: 5700 KME is a leading global fabricator of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products. Each year 405.000 tons of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products (excluding copper wire) are produced. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Product Spotlight – The ExtractPack Vertical Baler

    The Perfect Solution for An Industry Niche Bottling facilities, retail centers, and distributors all face the challenge of what to do with out-of-date product.  This becomes particularly difficult when that product is in liquid form and the containers are made of plastic or metal.  The conventional method of manually draining liquid from bottles or cans is very time ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Addressing food waste through anaerobic digestion

    Food waste continues to be a problem worldwide, even with more and more attention being paid to reducing spoilage and to salvaging edible foods for redistribution or reuse. One approach to the problem is diverting inedible organic matter from landfills and treating it with anaerobic digestion, which has the side effect of capturing energy. The amount of food wasted worldwide was 2.3 billion ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Recycling efficiency in the construction industry

    Construction clients, policy makers and planners are increasingly setting requirements to encourage greater use of recovered materials in construction. A number of construction clients and product manufacturers have shown a desire to expand the consideration of materials efficiency to include recyclability as part of the sustainable construction agenda. Potentially there are significant benefits ...

  • The Recycling Industries - A Canadian Perspective

    The recycling sector is part of the environmental technology industry sector and offers economic as well as environmental and resource conservation benefits. As a major player in the global resource sector Canadian mining and metallurgical industries continue to provide opportunities for technology transfer in areas including separation and materials handling for recyclables. The paper, with some ...


    By ORTECH

  • Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

    The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine article from 2013 went so far as to ask if we were on the path to “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Recycling industry frustrated by shipping lines

    Historically high oil prices, the weakness of the US dollar and an imbalance in container availability are seen as the main factors behind the sky-high freight rates demanded by container shipment companies. As a growing number of scrap exporters have come to rely on containerised rather than bulk transport, these increases are having an immediate effect on international scrap operators’ ...


    By Recycling International

  • Growing the Composting and Organics Recycling Industry

    ORGANICS RECYCLING is a resource management system with a goal to utilize residuals to their greatest extent. For farmers, gardeners and landscapers, it means creating a compost product that economically and efficiently builds organic matter into soils and grows flourishing crops. For economic developers and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling the Final Residues of the Paper Industry

    The pulp moulding industry converts pulps or recycled waste papers directly into fully finished products such as containers and packing materials, picnic tableware, and a wide variety of other profitably marketable products. A comprehensive and practical test program demonstrated conclusively that this versatile industry can utilize materials presently sent to landfill, incineration or ...


  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...

  • Development of Industry Consensus Standards for Recycled-Plastic Lumber

    Just a decade ago, recycled-plastic lumber (RPL) was used mainly for park benches, picnic tables, and other non-critical load bearing applications. While produced in common dimensional lumber sizes, RPL materials have some important mechanical property differences compared to wood. The thermodynamics of processing RPL materials produce products that are non-homogeneous in their cross-section. ...


  • HSE training guidelines for the waste management and recycling industry

    This ‘good practice’ guidance was written in consultation with the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH). It does not aim to be comprehensive but gives examples of good practice within the industry.It is for managers and those organising training within the waste management and recycling industry.This document sets out guidelines on the basic requirements for training in five key areas:- ...


  • Interview: Robert Voss - championing the recycling industry cause

    Robert Voss is from a family steeped in recycling industry tradition and has been running his own international business since his early 30s. In this article, the new President of Eurometrec and the first-ever Chairman of the BIR’s International Trade Council shares his thoughts on a career in recycling and on some of the major issues confronting the ...


    By Recycling International

  • How an Industrial Trash Compactor Contribute in Recycling Process

    Trash compactors are rather popular among those who are interested in recycling. There are personal trash compactors that can be used in individual households, and there are industrial trash compactors. An industrial trash compactor is used extensively at recycling plants. They are essential for handling the large quantities of scrap metal that comes for processing on a daily basis.  Why do ...

  • Industrial container recycling simplified by oil skimmer

    Barrel Reconditioning Industries (BRI) of Cottage Grove, MN builds recycling systems for both metal and plastic containers, including lubricating fluid drums and barrels. A typical BRI system consists of several integrated machines or stations, including a solvent preflush and a high pressure water wash. The water wash presents two distinct problems. First, oil and grease contaminated wash water ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Recycler thrives by advancing the state of his industry

    As a 14-year-old schoolboy, Dave Zwicky was given the chance to realize his dreams by a local banker who saw real potential in a young man’s goal of becoming a successful excavating contractor. Backed by the banker and a co-signer, young Dave bought his first piece of equipment, a backhoe, and never looked back. After 30 years in business, Zwicky shifted his company’s focus to organic recycling ...


  • Resource Minimisation and Recycling in the Hotel Industry: The Regent Sydney

    Recycling of materials - from paper, cardboard, bottles, cooking oil and old linen - along with simple measures to reduce energy and water consumption, have yielded $250,000 in savings for The Regent in Sydney over the last few years. The cleaner production measures were introduced without having to compromise the hotel’s luxurious five-star service. Background The ...


  • Evolution of Bailing Wire in Agriculture and Recycling Industry

    Today, the world rings with the slogan, ‘Go green!’ But, do you know that several centuries ago there were methods followed in the agriculture to avoid the dumping of garbage through the bundling of hay with a soft wire called bailing wire? In the 18 and 19 centuries, people used to bind bales of hay with farm wire and could mend fences with the same wire. Since it was totally manual, ...

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