recycling industry Articles

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Tire Shredding: The Best Alternative

    From cars and trucks to planes, tractors, and forklifts, tires are used for a wide variety of vehicles. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually a problem, though, since most tires are replaced within three or ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • What Is Zero Liquid Discharge and How Does It Work?

    Not every industrial facility that produces wastewater will require zero liquid discharge (ZLD). It is usually looked to as a last resort because it can be a complex process that requires a high initial investment. If a facility is located on a site that has severe water scarcity issues and/or astronomical discharge fees, it might be ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Does your facility need Zero Liquid Discharge Technology?

    If your industrial facility discharges its waste into deep wells, streams, sewers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and/or other waterways, it is likely there are some types of regulations on discharging the waste. With an increasing push toward environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process waste. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Why Briquetting Machines are Favorite of Recycling Industries?

    With the increasing attention towards proper waste recycling, there has been huge requirement of right machines and tools to properly convert waste into useful things. One of the best solutions companies and individuals got was briquetting plant for effective recycling of wood as well as metal waste. What is the major process at the recycling company: to collect waste; to segregate different ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • 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:- ...


  • 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. ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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