recycling management Articles

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • World Water Magazine: Tackling Wastewater Treatment Odors and Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions in the Middle East

    With round-the-year hot temperatures, wastewater treatment facilities in the Middle East have to deal with a wide-range of odor challenges. In addition, high-levels of hydrogen sulfide emissions can be problematic due to excessive heat, and potentially be dangerous to plant employees and neighboring residences. With summertime temperatures often above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, sewage also ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • What are the best companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

    With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which companies are the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Transformation of the waste business influences all business owners

    Even if recycling was expensive and unprofitable in the past, it will not be that in the future. We need to stop landfilling valuable materials for the sake of our business and for the sake of the globe. A huge, global transformation in waste management has already begun. The biggest driver of change is related legislation that makes us shift towards recycling and material recovery. The pace ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • Recycling and Waste-to-Energy in combination for sustainable waste management

    More recycling and Waste-to-Energy (WtE) will reduce net Green House Gas emissions. This is the conclusion of several studies: The European Environment Agency states1:“Increased recovery of waste and diverting waste away from landfill play a key role in tackling the environmental impacts of increasing waste volumes. As recycling and incineration with energy recovery are increasingly used, ...

  • 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:- ...


  • Recycle Cans

    Garbage isn't something most Americans want to think about every day. Still, the ways we manage the nearly 230 million tons of it that are generated each year has huge implications for everyone. While America is making gains in the effort to reduce the amount of waste produced each year and to improve the way we deal with garbage, there is still work to do. And every American can help--starting ...


    By Bee Cool LLC

  • Nylosolv® Recycling

      In 1999, self-recovery of solvents was already common practice for the South-Hessian (German region) flexo-printing-plate manufacturer. At that time, management installed an OFRU solvent recovery plant of the type ASC-200, including a tank system for manual recovery of flexo-polymer solvent. This installation for continuous recovery was successfully used for approx. 15 years. Since then, ...


    By OFRU Recycling GmbH Co. KG

  • Recycling Equipment

    Recycling helps our environment by slowing down the rate at which we have to burn garbage or put it in landfills. Disposing of your garbage is becoming much more expensive, as Americans are producing more solid waste, landfills are filling up, and recycling programs are trying their best to keep up with the increase in waste generated per capita each year. Between the cost of renting dumpsters, ...


    By Bee Cool LLC

  • Investors in Recycling

    Untitled Document As we move into a new financial year key legislative drivers combined with a shift in the relative costs of waste ...

  • Diaper recycling

    Today, more than 96 per cent of parents use disposable diapers (verses cloth) due to convenience. A child in diapers will generate approximately one tonne of diaper waste prior to being toilet trained. The Sierra Club estimated that 18 billion disposable diapers are generated annually in the United States, using up four per cent of landfill space (according to U.S. EPA). The Greater Toronto Area ...

  • There`s only one way - Recycling and waste management How to Guide

    DS Smith’s roadmap for companies wishing to achieve more efficient recycling and waste management practices, whilst improving both environmental and financial performance. No one said it would be easy. Minimising waste and maximising recycling is a challenge. Managing the cost of waste whilst achieving legislative compliance at the very least, and environmental best practice as an ...


    By DS Smith Recycling

  • Assessment of the challenge of sustainable recycling of municipal solid waste management in India

    Municipal solid waste management is one of the most serious and most neglected areas of urban development which create environmental hazards confronting municipalities. Qualitative analysis of municipal solid waste in India identified barriers or incentives for recycling, resulted in the development factors. The PSIR framework with sensitive analysis is approach towards the focus on sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Large city hotel recycling program efficiency and Vendor management case study

    The Challenge This large downtown hotel is a landmark location with an established waste and recycling program. RecycleSmart was tasked with improving the existing program while reducing costs. Existing waste hauler had service restrictions and billing errors that caused high operating costs while service schedule did match business needs. The hotel lacked ...

  • What to consider: Selecting the right electronics recycling & asset management vendor

    As the sales executive with an R2 & ISO-14001 certified electronics recycling, scrap purchasing, and asset management corporation, I could write all day about why I think Dynamic Recycling should be your e-recycling vendor. I would rather provide you with the appropriate information to conduct your own evaluation/analysis of what to look for in choosing a recycler that is the right fit for ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • Biological recycling of wastes in France: from crisis to new management principles and rules

    In 1992, the context of waste management in France has changed with the publication of a second law that defined the framework of the new public national policy. This law has opened a ten years transition plan, but two main points have been modified. First, the place of landfilling has moved from a status of treatment process in competition with incineration or composting to the role of storage ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Economic efficiency issues with respect to recycling behaviour and waste management policy

    Like motherhood and apple pie, recycling is often thought of as an unquestionable 'good'. However, the economic, management and environmental issues involved are complex; there are numerous factors that need to be considered if recycling is to be efficient. The purpose of this paper is to analyse a number of economic efficiency issues with respect to recycling behaviour and waste management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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