recycling management 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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:- ...


  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Interorganisational cooperation for sustainable management in industry: on industrial recycling networks and sustainability networks

    Industry plays a key role in the sustainable development of society. In this paper, the idea of sustainable resource management and circular economy will be discussed. On this basis, the concept of industrial recycling networks will be presented as a way of inter-organisational collaboration for recycling of by-products which not only helps reduce negative environmental impact of industry, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling & Waste World - Recycling: A process as circular as the earth?

    Recycling: A process as circular as the earth? Closed loop recycling and the circular economy are buzzwords in today's waste management sector, however, what about the way minerals have been continuously recycled over the centuries? Dr Tim Johnson looks at the role thermal treatment plays in helping to recycle essential minerals. Volcanoes are one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. ...

  • 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

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