secondary scrap material recycling Articles

  • Secondary materials transfer from Japan to China: destination analysis

    China has been the largest importer of secondary materials for recycling from Japan during the past decade. In this study, we analyzed the transfer of major secondary materials (plastic, steel, copper, and aluminum scrap) from Japan to China. We identified specific destinations for secondary materials, and the characteristics of secondary materials transferred to China. The major destination for ...


    By Springer

  • Identification and control of safety and health hazards in metal scrap recycling

    The audience for this guide is anyone who works in the metal scrap recycling industry—employers, employees, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists—should read this publication. This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations. Why is ...

  • Wood waste becomes bigger part of picture for Colorado materials recycler

    Since it entered the materials recycling arena in 1979, Oxford Recycling has successfully focused its efforts on bringing new life to concrete, asphalt and scrap tires. In 1999, the Englewood, Colorado-based company began taking in wood waste as part of its overall operation, and chose to subcontract the grinding part of that business. A recent significant upturn in volumes prompted Oxford’s ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Recycling is not garbage: market agents and municipal recycling in New York City

    Regulatory mechanisms for post-consumer recycling have come under criticism over the past decade. This essay considers the perceived flaws of New York City's recycling programmes and offers a discussion of the role one set of market agents, scrap material dealers, has played (both since the 19th century and presently) in closing industrial loops may illuminate the strengths and limitations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • Case Notes: Resources, recycling and waste

    The regulation of waste is a notoriously complex and confusing area of environmental law.1 Even pinning down the precise meaning of waste under the Waste Framework Directive2 continues to prove difficult, and the mass of litigation and commentary to which this most basic question has given rise is well known. The decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Mayer Parry, a reference from the ...


  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wood recycling is cornerstone of new Tallahassee C&D facility

    For better than four decades, the Williams family, owners of Marpan Supply, Inc., have been in the container services business in and around the Tallahassee area. And for the last 15 years or so, steady area growth meant that waste stream has been heavy with construction & demolition (C&D) debris. Seeing that, prompted Kim Williams, son of Marpan's owner and founder, to question the logic ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Staged Thermal Treatment Combined With Pyrometallurgical Smelting Producing Energy and Products From Waste

    Incineration of waste is considered as a state-of-the-art technology. However staged gasification in combination with pyrometallurgical smelting is ready for market introduction and offers principal advantages. These are higher efficiency (up to 35% electricity), efficient and cheaper fuel gas cleaning (less emissions), high quality secondary products (synthetic basalt), high input flexibility, ...


  • Baseline Projections of Selected Waste Streams

    Abstract Waste represents an enormous loss of resources both in the form of materials and energy. Indeed, quantities of waste can be seen as an indicator of the material efficiency of society. Waste generation is increasing in the European Union, and amounted to about 3.5 tonnes of solid waste per person in 1995 (excluding agricultural waste) 1 Excessive quantities of waste result from: ...

  • Guide to greener and safer electronics

    With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the bottom of the Guide. Ranking criteria explained: As of the 8th edition of the Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace scores electronics brands on a ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Lead and Zinc Smelting 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

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • Waste not, want not: Efficiency is the name of the game for Ohio millwork company

    If the nation’s power grid ever goes down, chances are good that Baird Brothers Sawmill, Canfield, Ohio, wouldn’t miss a beat. That’s because the custom and stock millwork company uses natural resources and recycling for its power and heat ...


  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    The landscape of environmental service providers in Canada has changed dramatically in the past four or five years, especially with mergers and acquisitions announced in recent months between some fast-growing businesses. Only a decade ago the industry was dominated by a couple of publicly-traded continental companies that gobbled up numerous small and medium-size enterprises to offer customers a ...

  • Method of low temperature pyrolysis as an answer for PCBs utilization.

    When people buy new computers, TV-sets or trendy mobile phones they do not think much about the future of substituted models. In a consumer society where devices are changed due to their obsolescence rather than break down the problem of pollution by e-wastes becomes more relevant. Disposal of printed circuit ...


    By Technokomplex

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