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  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Waste Minimisation Strategies: Halls of Residence

     The University of Wollongong (UOW) has six accommodation sites - four Halls of Residence and two Colleges. Waste minimisation strategies have been introduced by the Four Halls of Residence to comply with their commitment to the aims and outcomes of the NSW Waste Minimisation and Management Act 1995 to reduce waste to landfill to 60% by the year 2000. By focusing on the kitchen waste stream, ...


  • Tightening the belt by reducing food waste

    Improved trimming skills, dating items to ensure the oldest is used first and daily fresh deliveries are among source reduction steps used by grocers and food service companies. Every year Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste, most of which ends up in landfills. While composting, instead of disposal, reduces the impact of this wasted food by “closing the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Waste Stabilization Ponds and Constructed Wetlands - Design Manual, 2005

    The design manual for waste stabilization ponds and constructed wetlands presented in this CD ROM gives a comprehensive technical information about their planning, design and operation. Also a number of numerical models are included to assist in finding the size of a constructed wetland or stabilization pond, reduce the concentration of heavy metals, phosphorous and nitrogen amongst other ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

    Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Recycling; Segregation of Waste; Use of Recycled Products; Energy Conservation: Flinders Medical Centre

     Background Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) initiated the Healthy Environment Project in December 1991 with the aim of minimising waste and exploring other environmental initiatives. FMC is a public teaching hospital in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, with 500 beds and 3,000 staff. Over the past two decades, hospitals have increasingly sought to minimise the risk of ...


  • Organics Diversion In College Residence Halls

    At colleges and universities across the United States, residential hall composting programs are becoming more prevalent, especially when following the successful adoption of pre and postconsumer food scraps collection in their dining halls. The higher rate of organics diversion contributes to these universities’ initiatives to achieve Zero Waste, and to encourage environmental stewardship. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biowaste collection in residential areas with dense population

    Because of legal regulations in Germany the biological treatment of organic residues is becoming more and more important. Following the regulations of the Waste Avoidance, Recycling and Disposal Act (KrW-/AbfG) and the TASi (Technical Data Sheet of Urban Wastes) biowaste has to be collected and treated separately. The waste management objective of the separate collection and biological treatment ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

  • Determination of sand content in digestate

    The biological treatment of separate collected waste becomes more and more important. The composting is still the dominant method of treating this waste, but the anaerobic alternative, the anaerobic digestion, plays an increasing part. In Germany already 15% of the whole capacity of biological treatment plants for separate collected biowaste are of anaerobic digestion (Kern, 1998), because of its ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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. ...

  • Profile: Performance of diatomite/iron oxide modified nonwoven membrane used in membrane bioreactor process for wastewater reclamation

    MBR technology has obvious advantages over conventional activated sludge process such as high pollutant removal efficiency, complete solid–liquid separation and little sludge waste. However, high membrane cost, intensive energy consumption and serious membrane fouling limited its wide application. Therefore, low-cost filters, such as nonwoven, mesh and filter cloth have been applied to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Thirsty Future for the Middle East

    Whilst some dream of a rosy future for the Middle East, the more pragmatic see a future devoid of roses or any naturally unsustainable vegetation for that matter, too costly a use for an evermore precious commodity, Water. His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, recently identified water as a key ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Paper resizing for baling

    The Wesendrup-AVU-Recycling GmbH & Co., Wetter/Germany, operate a processing plant for waste paper where residual substances from newspaper facilities and companies in the paper-converting industry are pressed into uniform bales and conditioned for the further processing. The heart and essential item of this ultra-modern processing plant is the single-rotor shredder type WLK 18 Super-Jumbo of ...


  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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