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  • Recyclers help to cut huge container imbalance

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority is housed in an office building with probably the most stunning view over Rotterdam. From the top floor, visitors have a breathtaking view on the many barges which are travelling along the busy river, the Erasmus bridge and the skyline of Europe’s main port.  Speaking about the importance of ports and harbours to the recycling industry, Victor Schoenmakers, at ...


    By Recycling International

  • Industrial container recycling simplified by oil skimmer

    Barrel Reconditioning Industries (BRI) of Cottage Grove, MN builds recycling systems for both metal and plastic containers, including lubricating fluid drums and barrels. A typical BRI system consists of several integrated machines or stations, including a solvent preflush and a high pressure water wash. The water wash presents two distinct problems. First, oil and grease contaminated wash water ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Aggregates Research: Engineering properties of concrete containing recycled aggregates

    The objective of this project (AGG0079-002) was to identify whether the use of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) affects the applicability of engineering property relations for concrete based on compressive strength given in the structural design Eurocode EN1992 [1] which is referred to here as EC2. It was also to determine whether the ultimate strength of concrete structural members containing ...

  • Organics cart and container trends

    WHEN it comes to figuring out what cities, states and provinces are still throwing away, food residuals from households, commercial businesses and institutions continue to top the list. And as more jurisdictions look to adopt Zero Waste goals and mitigate methane emissions from landfills, the obvious candidate to boost diversion rates is the food residuals stream. In cities and towns that already ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Special reduction plant shreds bulky steel shavings whilst simultaneously recycling the adherent oil

    Until now, bulky steel shavings covered with oil have, in the most part, simply been disposed of, thus wasting valuable resources. In order to avoid this, the company GEZE GmbH searched for a method of reducing the volume of the shavings and simultaneously recovering the oil adhering to them for re-use. The company Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH developed a plant for this purpose, which ...

  • Pioneers within WEEE recycling

    In a scrap yard in Switzerland right in the middle of the beautiful Alps you can find one of Eldan Recycling’s most cherished and faithful customers – Cablofer Recycling SA. Cablofer was actually one of the first companies within the WEEE-recycling industry. Cablofer Recycling SA is a scrap metal processor dealing with ferrous and non-ferrous scrap on a 40'000 m2 plot in Switzerland. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • 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 ...

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

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


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Stainless Steel Sector Gets Its Sights on Sustainability

    Sustainable development continues to filter down into the business world. In April, the British Stainless Steel Association held its first conference on the theme. Delegates heard that stainless steel may have a vital role in solving environmental problems in applications such as renewable energy projects and more fuel-efficient vehicles. But they were also told that regulatory and competitive ...

  • Heat Pump Used to Drain Contaminated Sludge in a Steel Factory

    Summary In 1987, new regulations required that factories dispose of their contaminated water and waste themselves. Making galvanised steel wire, the Stelfil factory produces sludge contaminated with lead and zinc. Stelfil spent thousands of dollars to bury this waste and evaluated three systems to remove most of the water: a gas dryer, an induction heated screw conveyor and a heat pump system. ...


  • Processing Wastewater through Reed Beds: BHP Steel Long Products Division

     In the semi-arid region surrounding Whyalla in South Australia, BHP is creating an artificial wetland that promises to make its effluent cleaner than its input water. The wetland is projected to cost around 40% of a conventional treatment works, with significantly less operating costs. The project will conserve one of the most precious resources in the world’s driest country - water - and ...


  • How an Industrial Trash Compactor Contribute in Recycling Process

    Trash compactors are rather popular among those who are interested in recycling. There are personal trash compactors that can be used in individual households, and there are industrial trash compactors. An industrial trash compactor is used extensively at recycling plants. They are essential for handling the large quantities of scrap metal that comes for processing on a daily basis.  Why do ...

  • ‘Kyoto cost’ of various production and recycling processes

    ‘Kyoto cost' of various production and recycling processes: An interesting take on the the total CO2 emissions released during the lifetime of various containers used in the manufacturing and delivery of bottled water and other fluid products typically consumed in North America ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Optical solution - Iowa-based City Carton recycling

    When City Carton Recycling upgraded the sorting equipment at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facility in 2006, one of the considerations included optical sorting equipment. But at that time, making an investment of $300,000 to $500,000 in this kind of equipment was not something Northern Division Manager Chris Ockenfels was ready to entertain. Chris recalls that, at that time, he did not view optical ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Waste Minimisation and Recycling: Fletcher Construction Australia

    A test project involving simple, practical waste minimisation and recycling measures, has helped Fletcher Construction cut its waste removal cost by more than half. The measures did not involve any capital cost, but they have resulted in substantial savings to both the company and the environment: savings of 55% were achieved on waste removal costs through recycling and input reduction, which ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Chemical recovery - Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc. - case study

    Application Recycle Fluid Technologies, Inc., of Richland Michigan recovers ethylene glycol of higher purity and greater volumetric yield. The recovered product must meet stringent General Motors and ASTM Standards. Waste Description The used ethylene glycol contains inhibitor salts, ash, dissolved metals, organic acids, motor oils and other variable ...


  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that were once abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain subs tances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • De Blauwe Bak recycling moves into cover-all building

    Location: NetherlandsApplication: Recycling Sorting FacilityBuilding Series: TITAN® Low SlopeBuilding Size: 131' w x 131' l (39.9m x 39.9m) This summer, De Blauwe Bak Recycling completed a large expansion of their sorting operation in Heerhugowaard. Owner Frank Koopman decided last year to cover a large part of his building site rather than facing the problems involved with the mandatory ...


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