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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Recycling Fluorescent Lamps: It Can Be Affordable and Easy

    Environmental threat and EPA regulations require fluorescent lamp recycling. New methodology greatly simplifies the process and reduces expense Does your facility have fluorescent lights? Because they contain mercury, spent fluorescent lamps increasingly cannot be trashed in dumpsters as a solid waste. This is a major challenge for facilities across the country since nearly every ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • CO2 impacts of transporting UK’s recovered paper and plastic bottles to China

    Exports of recovered materials for recycling overseas have grown at a rapid pace over the past decade. In 2007, 4.7 million tonnes of recovered paper and half a million tonnes of recovered plastics were exported. The principal destination for these exports was China. The environmental benefits of domestic recycling are well understood. However, one question often asked in respect of exports is ...

  • Not in my back yard — international shipments of waste and the environment

    Waste without borders: Zhang Guofu, 35, makes EUR 700 a month, a huge wage in provincial China, sifting through waste that includes shopping bags from a British supermarket chain and English-language DVDs. The truth is that waste placed in a bin in London, can quite easily end up 5 000 miles away in a recycling factory in China's Pearl River delta. Waste of all descriptions is on the move. ...

  • Clemen-soap: a shipbreaking saga

    After an illustrious history, the final days of the ‘Clemenceau’ aircraft carrier have become mired in controversy. The French navy wanted the vessel to go for breaking in India, but environmentalists had other ideas … When the French navy replaced its fifty-year-old aircraft carrier ‘Clemenceau’ with its nuclear successor the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ in 1997, it looked for a place to scrap the old ...


    By Recycling International

  • First Export of PCB-Contaminated Equipment from Peru

    ABB made the first export ever of contaminated equipment with PCB and liquid of PCB from Peru. The PCB waste was shipped towards ABB Environmental Services in ...

  • Environmentally friendly - Tank in a box

    Bolted steel water storage tanks have been used for many years with great success and low levels of environmental impact.  Individual steel panels are precision crafted in dedicated factories, then assembled on the job site. As only a small amount of work is required in the field, local impact is very minimal.  Bolted steel storage tanks are sometimes referred to as a “Tank in a ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Brownfield development - Biotechnology cleans contaminated soil

    The Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is in Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. It consists of two separate areas, the North Area and the South Area. The North Area covers about 25,000 acres in Tooele Valley south and west of Tooele. Since 1943, TEAD has had a fourfold mission: store ammunition, demilitarize ammunition, rebuild military equipment and store military ...


  • The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto is in the final stages of rolling out its multifaceted waste diversion program, which is now city-wide. Entitled 'Target 70,' the program's key objective is diverting 70 per cent of city-managed waste from landfill disposal. This represents about 250,000 new tonnes of diversion. As the plan takes effect, the city will become a North America leader in waste diversion. In ...

  • A Link between Plant Profitability and Environmental Stewardship?

    Utilizing the latest separation technologies, Mobile Process Technology delivers complete solutions to any site in the world   The pervasive opinion that environmental stewardship is nothing but a drain on company resources is far more than a misconception. It’s bad business. Yet, with regulations tightening and public ...


  • Field-scale reduction of TNT and RDX concentrations in soil

    The Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is in Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. It consists of two separate areas, the North Area and the South Area. The North Area covers about 25,000 acres in Tooele Valley south and west of Tooele.Since 1943, TEAD has had a fourfold mission: store ammunition, demilitarize ammunition, rebuild military equipment, and store military ...


  • Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion

    A $400 million project at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington, D.C., involves building an innovative biosolids management system comprised of a thermal hydrolysis process, four 3.8-million gallon mesophilic digesters (measuring 70-ft tall by 100-ft in diameter) with fixed covers, a cogeneration system consisting of three 4.6-MW Solar Mercu ry 50 gas turbines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

    Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

  • A matter of refinement

    With over 1.2-billion litres of finished lubricants sold in Canada each year, the environmental importance of managing the associated waste stream is significant. Used oil, if not handled properly, can result in contamination and major environmental damage. In fact, according to Alice Chung, regional manager in charge of Newalta's North Vancouver facility (one of only two used oil re-refineries ...

  • Glass Bottles – the elephant in the room for sustainable wine

    Originally Published at - http://ecoopportunity.net/ Over the past couple of weeks (whilst I have been avoiding writing the next in the sustainability and wine series for these pages) there have been some interesting goings-on in the space of sustainability and wine.  One of my hobby-horses, or it would probably be better described as a hobby-sheep given the amount I bleat on about it, ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The oil intensity of food

    Today we are an oil-based civilization, one that is totally dependent on a resource whose production will soon be falling. Since 1981, the quantity of oil extracted has exceeded new discoveries by an ever-widening margin. In 2008, the world pumped 31 billion barrels of oil but discovered fewer than 9 billion barrels of new oil. World reserves of conventional oil are in a free fall, dropping every ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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