recycling industry part Articles

  • 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 ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • 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’ ...

  • 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

  • Baling machines increasingly becoming an important part of industry

    Baling machines have taken on an increased role as the business world moves towards a more environmentally-friendly way of doing things, and “recycling” becomes the norm. In short, materials that were once waste in decades past are now reusable. In addition to such, recyclable materials carry a definitive dollar value, making the efficient handling of these materials increasingly important. ...


    By SINOBALER

  • 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, ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Ground Zero for Industrial Parts Cleaning Discharge - Case Study

    PROCECO helps the R.H. Sheppard Co. attain zero waste after parts cleaning. RH Sheppard purchased a PROCECO Eco-Smart MVR (Mechanical Vapor Recompression) evaporator with a goal of doubling their wastewater processing capabilities. Their new system replaces an obsolete and energy-consuming evaporator. The PROCECO Eco-Smart uses a low-energy distillation method that generates a ...


    By Proceco Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Wastewater Recycling Project

    Durban is part of the eThekweni Municipality, located on the east coast of South Africa. The combination of limited water resources in the city along with sewage capacity constraints, led to the investigation of different wastewater recycling processes since the region produces approximately 450million litres of wastewater per day. The project was South Africa’s first private wastewater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Clear Production and Materials Recycling: Competition or Synergy? Based on Experiences in the Colombian Industry

    Latin American countries are developing new strategies towards continuous improve-ment of industrial environmental performance, as important international markets change and globalise. Several tools to increase eco-efficiency in industries can be applied, depending on individual problem definition and expectations. This paper focuses on the relation between cleaner production and materials ...


    By EMPA - part of ETH

  • Design for recycling: a route to green ship recycling

    Ship recycling at the end of a ship’s useful life aims to make the shipping industry more environmentally sustainable and is a major source of employment in developing countries. However, there are associated health, safety and environmental concerns. This study argues these concerns are due to inappropriate design and explains how ‘design for recycling’ can reduce the costs and ...

  • Recycling market woes

    Recycling markets in the U.S. recently succumbed to the volatility of the global economy. Virtually every major recycled commodity saw dramatic price reductions at the end of October. Fiber products in particular have taken a gigantic hit. Cardboard in the Northeast crashed from $120/ton to $30/ton in one week. Mixed paper dropped from about $50/ton to $5/ton. Newsprint also has fallen from ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling Myths Busted

    Like most industries, the recycling industry is not immune to popular myths that have perpetuated over time.  While not all are harmful, recycling myths become exaggerated and create false perceptions that can lead to bad business decisions or negative environmental impacts.  It is important to know the truth about waste handling and recycling processes and equipment so that we can all ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Fabrication and evaluation of an attapulgite membrane as the filter for recycling blowdown water from industrial boilers

    Continuous blowdown water (CBW) from industrial boilers is of great quantity and energy, and therefore worth recycling. According to the data from a long period of monitoring, carbonate and sulfate were documented as the main contaminants in CBW. Herein, an attapulgite (ATP) membrane was prepared on a macroporous Al2O3 support through solid state sintering. The prepared membrane ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Wastecycle – Nottingham, UK - Dry mixed recyclables / Commercial and industrial waste MRF

    Customer Wastecycle Ltd, based in Nottingham city in the UK is the leading resource management and recycling company in the East Midlands, and is part of the Environmental division of the DCC Group. Wastecycle process waste and material through their Recycling Facilities with over 90% recycled and recovered, whilst successfully locating and securing markets for over 200,000 tonnes of ...

  • Treatment of industrial wastewater

    All industries produce some type of waste product, either from production, maintanance or both. These hazardous and non-hazardous wastes need to be properly stored, treated and discharged to a sewer system or otherwise disposed of. Wastewater treatment is a multi-stage process to renew wastewater before it is discharged to the municipal sewer system. The goal is tio reduce or remove organic ...


    By Newterra

  • ExpoSucata: a recycling samba in Brazil

    If evidence were needed that the key issues affecting the scrap industry are truly global in nature, this was supplied at last month’s ExpoSucata recycling show in São Paulo. The event spotlighted those matters of importance to Brazil’s growing recycling industry, including pricing and price volatility, metal theft and the trend towards consumer consolidation. Here, Recycling International ...

  • State of the environment industry

    The current economic downturn has exacted a heavy toll on many industry sectors. The collapse of the banking and finance system, the humbling failures of the big three North American automakers, and slowdowns in construction and housing market spending have prompted massive injections of government cash to keep the wheels of commerce turning - however slowly. In the US the Associated Builders and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Industrial Estates Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

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