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What is Zero Waste?

by National Recycling Coalition (NRC)  (Aug. 8, 2016)

Over the past five years or so, leading solid waste and recycling organizations, communities and businesses across the country have increasingly embraced Zero Waste. Zero Waste policies and programs establish practical ways to eliminate waste and safely reuse, recycle or compost discarded products and packaging. However, there has been confusion ...

Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 10, 2016)

Sustainability conferences give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about industry trends directly from the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendees learned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management ...

Five Common Problems with Raw Water Treatment and How to Avoid Them

by SAMCO Technologies, Inc.  (Jul. 26, 2016)

For industrial companies treating a raw water source for its processes, there are several issues that can surface during treatment that we see on a regular basis. We’ve broken out the five most common problems with raw water treatment and how to avoid them below. Whether you’re designing a new plant or updating existing equipment, ...

The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

by National Center for Electronics Recycling  (May 28, 2016)

U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials ...

Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

by HSM GmbH + Co. KG  (Aug. 24, 2016)

When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard ...

The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag — And What To Do

by BioCycle Magazine  (Aug. 1, 2016)

Each year, Americans consume over 100 billion single use plastic bags, the most ubiquitous of all throwaway items. Their usefulness can be measured in minutes; unfortunately, the waste lingers longer, and can clog sewer lines, create problems in recycling plants, and pollute waterways. However, single use plastic bags are also cost-effective and ...

The Trumpcard of Solid Waste management

by EcoCare Technologies  (Sep. 25, 2015)

Solid waste management, when you heard about this word - you will be able to see a dump yard picture infront of you. And most of us are thinking that it is an an optimistic one to give solutions for solid waste management.  "Every problem is an opportunity" EcoCare Takes this slogan to bring up various solution to solve ...

Radioactive waste management in Italy

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

After a short review of radioactive waste origins and inventories in Italy, the paper deals with the current major challenges that Italy has to cope with to pursue its radioactive waste sustainable management and safe disposal. Site restoration by Sogin of dismissed nuclear installations is part of the waste management challenge. The importance ...

Waste management creates profit

by RUNI A/S  (May 4, 2011)

Large US furniture chain turns over USD 3 million through recycling of packaging. In 2007, the US furniture chain Rooms To Go turned over USD 1.75 billion worth of furniture – products packaged using vast amounts of cardboard, wood, plastic and EPS. But already in 1991 the chain introduced a recycling programme that has transformed waste ...

Hazardous Waste Management

by EnviroChem Services (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.  (Apr. 4, 2014)

In today’s environment, there is a need for efficient Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) to manage the transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of huge quantity of generated Hazardous Waste (HW) from industrial and commercial facilities as well as from smaller household sources as they can also pose an immediate and significant threat ...

Waste management planning in the Maldives

by Sweco  (Nov. 22, 2010)

The island paradise of the Maldives attracts many tourists every year, but more people means more waste and a greater impact on the environment. Sweco has therefore been chosen by the Maldivan Ministry of Environment to assist in finding a good solution for management of waste on the islands.  In the assignment, Sweco has been given ...

Integrated Waste Management

The theme of this paper is the integration of the principles of conservation of natural resources and integrated waste processing which can be achieved by implementation of various technologies which are presently available. A list is provided as an attachment. We must first adopt the principle of conservation to reduce the production of liquid ...

Waste management regulations

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

In recent years, utilisation of biowastes (especially biowaste composts) has gained greater significance in the Federal Republic of Germany. Whereas less than 1 million tonnes of biowaste was source separated and utilised in 1990, more than 6 million tonnes of biowaste are currently used as fertilisers after composting or digestion. Since ...

Waste Generation and Management

Abstract Reported total waste generation within the EU and the European Free Trade Area increased by nearly 10% between 1990 and 1995, while economic growth was about 6.5% in constant prices. Half the waste comes from the manufacturing industry and construction and demolition activities, while municipal waste, mining waste and waste from other ...

Municipal waste management & handling

by Jindal power ltd.  (Mar. 9, 2006)

Several MSW management practices, such as source reduction, recycling, and composting, prevent or divert materials from the wastestream. Source reduction involves altering the design, manufacture, or use of products and materials to reduce the amount and toxicity of what gets thrown away. Recycling diverts items, such as paper, glass, plastic, and ...

Why waste management

by MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG  (May 1, 2013)

Since 1973 we are a part of environmentally friendly and economical shredding systems for all types of waste. Since 1973 MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG (Special Products), Frankfurt/Main, The company’s shredding systems are used for the reduction of waste volume in various commercial and industrial applications, including hotels, ...

Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been ...

Waste management and environmental protection

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 18, 2009)

The general problem of waste disposal into the environment is reviewed and leads into a discussion of the necessity for the new professional area of waste management to be fostered. This profession would oversee and direct the reduction of waste generation, develop recycling schemes and markets for the utilisation of materials presently wasted, ...

Waste Management Overview

by U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  (Jan. 1, 1997)

Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has ...

EU Focus on Waste Management

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 1, 1999)

 Abstract Some topics are of particular concern to many European citizens. One of these is the worrying increase of waste production. The Community, indeed, generates each year around 2,000 million tonnes of waste. Over 40 million tonnes is classified as hazardous. Over the last six years, the amount of waste generated grew by 10 % a year. ...

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