waste diversion Articles

  • Teaching the Importance of Waste Diversion

    Give a brief history of the program: In an effort to find new and exciting ways of reaching our youth, the Escambia County Recycling Summer Camp was created in the Summer of 2009. The recycling camp is a free program offered to area youth ages six to 12. The camp is a one-day excursion to the Escambia County Perdido Landfill where kids participate in funfilled activities designed to teach the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Food waste diversion promoted on the street

    In January 2009, collection trucks hit the streets of San Francisco with a bold message: look more closely at your garbage, because it is primarily made up of resources that should be composted or recycled. There are now about 20 trucks with 3D images of food waste or recyclables displayed on their sides, giving the illusion of glass panels that reveal the vehicles’ contents. Passersby see trucks ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Measuring diversion, recycling progress

    ONE OF the first sessions at the 23rd Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference next month in San Diego is titled “Documenting Waste Diversion.” When the State of California adopted its AB 939 recycling law in 1989, it established a 50 percent waste diversion goal by 2000. Jurisdictions failing to meet that goal would be subject to fines. A number of other states adopted diversion or recycling goals ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Healthcare Waste Diversion from Landfills & Total Destruction

    Our Health Matters.  The spread of disease is now an epidemic.  Healthcare Waste (hospital, funeral homes, labs, car homes, patient's waste in homes) disposal  59% is going to landfills contains potentially infectious waste.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTtdyQVdLs  Biomedical waste managed under Regulations accounts for only 7% of the waste ...

  • High diversion in the Alps (Italy)

    Award winning sustainability initiatives in Val di Fiemme help keep the popular valley pristine, while providing a worldwide role model for mountainous communities. VAL di Fiemme is a valley in northern Italy tucked in the Dolomite Mountains, a section of the Alps known for skiing in winter, and hiking in summer. In 2008 the municipality of 11 villages won an award for highest waste diversion in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Diversion Deposits, Grants Giving a Boost to C&D Diversion

    Waste characterization studies show a fairly high percentage of potentially recyclable construction and demolition materials going into the landfill. An innovative program in California taps into public sector incentives and private sector investments. Part II IN 1998, the city of San Jose, California conducted a waste composition study to determine what materials were still going into ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ORGANICS DIVERSION - WITH COMPOST MARKETS IN MIND

    Untitled Document California Integrated Waste Management Board collaborates with local agencies, universities and the composting community to increase demand for quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • FTIR gas monitor for diverse applications

    QUANTITECH, a leading supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation, has recently supplied EURO Environmental Services in Ireland with a transportable Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyser which EURO Environmental's Managing Director Geoff Fitzpatrick says, “is proving invaluable in many varied applications across a broad selection of industries.” With headquarters in Drogheda in Ireland ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Application of household compost bin for diversion of organic wastes in small communities of Thailand

    Natural ventilated and aerated composting units were developed for household, fresh market and restaurant wastes. Household wastes required 8-10 weeks of composting period. The final compost product contained N : P : K content higher than organic compost standard. In aerated unit, the composting period was 30-40 days. Economical analysis suggested Benefit-Cost (B/C) ratio and Economical Internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • National retailer cost reduction and Waste diversion program case study

    The Challenge JYSK is a rapidly growing national retailer with over 50 locations across Canada. Previously JYSK had attempted to consolidate a majority of their waste and recycling services with a single national hauling company. RecycleSmart was able to streamline billing, right size service to fit store activity and develop customized solutions that are outside the standard solution of a ...

  • Climate change impacts of food waste diversion to anaerobic digesters

    Treating food waste (FW) by anaerobic digestion to recover biogas and biofertiliser is a fantastic opportunity. The biogas is renewable, base-load, non-fossil energy. Using the digestate on land as biofertiliser completes nutrient cycles and conserves soil organic matter. The Part-503 rules protect health and the environment. Existing sludge digesters can be ‘turbo-charged’ by retrofitting ...


  • Cost neutral food waste diversion program case study

    The Westin Grand Hotel was interested in diverting more materials out o( their waste stream as a step toward improving their environmental performance. Specifically, they wanted to divert food waste, but were concerned about the operational impact of this green initiative. Their primary concerns were how this would affect their budget, affect their staff, and affect their food and beverage ...

  • Experimental vs. arbitrary landfill diversion targets

    An experimental method is developed for setting pragmatic short–term landfill diversion targets of municipal waste in emerging economies. Domestic waste composition is shown to be quite uniform throughout developing countries of Africa, Asia and America. Consequently, the method developed in Brazil is readily exportable to other continents with minor numerical adjustments. It consists of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Citizens Drive 65 Percent Diversion System

    For better or worse, citizens opposing waste management projects usually end up being labeled as NIMBYs — not in my backyard. This could have been the case in Halifax, Nova Scotia but instead, the citizens took their opposition one step further, basically taking the design for an acceptable waste management system into their own hands. In the process, they laid out the foundation for an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hospital chain on board with food scraps diversion

    The City of San Diego, California offers a commercial food scraps composting program. Food waste is collected from commercial generators by the city’s franchised haulers, and composted at the Miramar Greenery, the city’s composting facility. To expand the diversion program to large generators, city staff presented the program to a working group of local hospitals at the group’s ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Diversity and other emergent properties of industrial economies

    As industrial economies develop over time, they become more complex with more components mutually interacting via additional interconnections. The changes are manifested in properties that emerge over time. Some emergent properties are proposed here and tested with empirical data, where available. Diversity, energy and material intensities, and production capacity are examined and tested at a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ontario Regions Invest In Residential Organics Diversion

    The Regions of Peel and Durham have distributed bins and kitchen containers for source separated organics to 460,000 households to receive weekly curbside collection. Starting April 2nd, residents in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga, Ontario - all in the Region of Peel - began setting out kitchen waste and soiled paper at the curbside for weekly collection. Between February and March, more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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