ship recycling Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Second Life for Shipping Waste

    According to the World Ocean Review, the global merchant fleet has a capacity to carry more than 1 billion tons of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. Combined, these floating “towns” produce vast quantities of waste. When officials in Rotterdam, which harbors nearly 34,000 seagoing vessels each year, discovered ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental impact of recycling metals from ships: a life cycle assessment

    New research has examined three different categories of Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA), each with different goals. The researchers find that overlaps between the three assessments could be combined to create a more comprehensive form of ERA, usable by regulators and environmental decision makers. Life cycle assessment (LCA) can measure the environmental impact of the different stages of a ...

  • ‘Placard-waving cranks’ derail Able UK’s ship recycling bid

    Able UK, the company at the centre of the so-called ‘US ghost ships’ saga, has been refused permission to extend the use of its site in north-east England to encompass ship recycling. Widespread exasperation has greeted the news, with one supporter of the scheme claiming that the views of ‘placard-waving cranks’ have been allowed to scupper plans for an environmentally important facility. The ...


    By Recycling International

  • Resource use and pollutant emissions due to ship recycling in India

    The Alang shipbreaking yards in India recycle almost half of all end-oflife ships worldwide. The major activity at the yards is plate-cutting, used to recover steel from ships. This process consumes nearly 29 kg of oxygen and 7 kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and emits almost 22 kg of CO2 per 1 km-long cut with a 1 mm depth. This study reveals the carbon footprint and resources consumed in ...

  • Kraft Bubble Mailers- Environmentally and Practically Upgrading the Shipping Industry

    Kraft Bubble Mailers are the ideal catalyst in today’s new age shipping developments, where damage free concerns are anything but rare to the average vendor. These mailers are instrumental for any- small or large scale business, because it enables the company; to not only save tremendous costs, but simultaneously support recycling measures which are important for today’s enhancement ...


  • Millennium of Glass Recycling

     Abstract Recycling of packaging material is a recent concern for many countries and the last 20 years have seen remarkable changes and applications in the recycling industry. However, recycling of materials is not a new concept for the Anatolian civilization and most of us do not imagine that, glass recycling has a history of more than a thousand years. Among the oldest and most ...


  • Recycle Nokia 6230i

    When you think to yourself, must recycle Nokia 6230i, then you’re right, as it was a star phone in its day.  It sat firmly in the mid range of Nokia’s product offering, being feature-rich and voice centric. It boasted a then impressive 1.3 megapixel camera and push-to-talk functionality. It originally shipped in the second quarter of 2005.  A Nokia spokesman said at the ...


    By zonzoo

  • WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

    Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling centre for recycling. All county councils in the UK ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Recycling Nokia mobile phones

    Recycling Nokia mobile phones could not be easier with zonzoo. By doing this you are not only getting cash for your old phone, but are also helping the environment and people in developing countries. Nokia is the largest manufacturer of mobiles in the world; it produces millions of handsets every year and has a market share of over 30%. With so many devices in circulation at one time ...


    By zonzoo

  • The Many Uses of Recycled Rubber

    ECO Green Equipment releases a review of the many different uses and after-market products utilizing recycled rubber. The Many Uses of Recycled Rubber If you think the best use of rubber is for your car tires, then think again! Secondary rubber products are used in many everyday products and places. You might be surprised to learn about the different industries using ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • 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

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling aluminium explained

    A major magnetic equipment manufacturer has successfully solved numerous Aluminium Recycling problems world wide. Master Magnets Ltd is a world leader in the field of Metal Separation applications, they are now willing to share the secrets behind their success. The recycling of aluminum generally produces significant cost savings over the production of new aluminum even when the cost of ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • Solution Driven Organics Recycler

    Ag Choice hauls, depackages and produces animal feed and compost. Founders Jay and Jill Fischer embrace new opportunities, and then figure out how to maximize efficiencies and profitability. BioCycle first visited Ag Choice in 2007, two years after Jay and Jill Fischer started their organics collection and composting enterprise in Andover, New Jersey. At the time, composting was an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Glass Recycling Factory - Case Study

    Adjusting the specification according to the dewatering target. This factory recycles glass and processes them into small pieces which can be used for making glass bottles. Nevertheless, the pieces of glass need to be washed before having been shipped to another factory where the final product will be made and this cleaning water needs to be treated somehow. They had been using a belt ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • E-waste Recycling- Compliance or Necessity

    The era of unorganised recycling of e-waste “formally” ended on 30th April, 2012 in India. With the rise of sun of 1st May, 2012, India joined the club of advanced countries committed for organised recycling of electronic waste. Concerns associated with unorganised recycling: I would like to first of all thank Kabadies (a commonly used terminology ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Mattress recycling project case study

    Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel and 40% soft stuff (foam, textiles), box ...

  • TFC Recycling: Going the Extra Mile

    From the first company to offer single-stream recycling in the mid-Atlantic region to becoming a leader in transitioning to alternative fuels, TFC Recycling is committed to improving its technologies as well as helping other organizations implement a natural gas program. Started by the Benedetto family in 1973, TFC Recycling still operates as a family owned business today, now run by ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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