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GPT Waste help Carillion meet landfill targets with proactive waste management services - Case Study

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 19, 2016)

The project, which was based at Doncaster train station, involved building a new platform and footbridge for the city centre station, this meant that there was a lot of excavating and signalling work to be carried out. Carillion approached GPT Waste for waste management services in order to assist in reaching their high diversion from landfill ...

8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

by CleanRiver Recycling Solutions A division of Midpoint International Inc.  (Sep. 15, 2016)

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. ...

Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 13, 2016)

America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ensure they continue to effectively protect human health and environment into the future. These regulations were ...

Nuclear Waste: Greatest environmental challenge facing society

by Tetronics (International) Limited  (Sep. 20, 2016)

Dr Tim Johnson discusses how we can tackle the nuclear waste epidemic. A world full of waste They say you can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. Like me, I’m sure you can recall the excitement of archaeologists on numerous TV documentaries, sifting through the remains of a rubbish dump or ‘midden’ on the edge of ...

Going Further with Food: The Rise of Channelling Food Waste for Biogas Production

by Geotech  (Sep. 6, 2016)

Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year. In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be ...

Ecopark 4, Spain, trusts AUTOSORT for the efficient automation of its separation processes - Case Study

by TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)  (Oct. 19, 2015)

Ecopark 4 in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), part of the infrastructure of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), uses ten of TOMRA Sorting Recycling's AUTOSORT optical separators, which currently recover 90% of sortable material. This fully automated plant has three treatment streams which process around 300,000 tons annually. Ecopark 4, ...

Why You Want Articulated Concrete for Landfill Protection

by International Erosion Control Systems Inc.  (Sep. 1, 2016)

A good landfill is one that no one notices. It does not produce odors, contribute to erosion or divert storm water to undesirable locations. The municipality or private entity in charge of it has to make great efforts to keep it that way. One way to do that is by installing articulated concrete. This system of concrete blocks and wires offers ...

Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 9, 2016)

On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the ...

Organics Recycling In North Carolina

by BioCycle Magazine  (Sep. 1, 2016)

A recent study by state agency analyzed organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. Findings show substantial organics recycling capacity. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) released a study in June 2016 analyzing the organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste ...

GWT Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment – An Application To Sustainably Reuse Textile Wastewater

by Genesis Water Technologies, Inc  (Sep. 20, 2016)

The textile industry is a water consumption intensive industry. Water is utilized for cleaning the raw material, and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of fresh water utilization has increased worldwide. In addition, the textile industry is ...

A smarter approach to solids control

by Elgin Separation Solutions  (Sep. 16, 2016)

When looking at technical brochures and marketing materials in regards to solids-control equipment, one question that should always come to mind should be: Is this really necessary? Other great questions to ask are: What are my day-to-day needs; and what are my severe, high-duty needs? Finding the right solidscontrol equipment is much like buying ...

Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

by Agru America, Inc.  (Sep. 16, 2016)

Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ...

An Introduction to Bioremediation and its Applications

by HPI Processes, Inc.  (Aug. 31, 2016)

A variety of toxic chemicals, metals, and effluents are created and used in industrial processes. These elements need to be degraded to ensure that they do not harm the environment when disposed. A specialized process and equipment are required to perform this task. This is where bioremediation comes in. What is Bioremediation, and what are its ...

Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

by Oxford Journals  (Aug. 27, 2016)

Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on ...

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. ...

E-waste management

by Eco Recycling Ltd  (Oct. 31, 2008)

CO2 or CFC gases are hazardous and usually found more in electrical items like refrigerator, air-conditioners, freezers, etc than in electronic equipment. These bulky items or white goods do not level down to electronic waste recyclers but mostly happens to end at the local kabadiwallas. The kabadiwalas are one of the strong supply management ...

Municipal solid waste management

by Jindal power ltd.  (Jun. 5, 2005)

Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is one of the most basic obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies. In most of the cities, however, the standard of waste management needs improvement. The environmental and health hazards caused by the unsanitary conditions in the cities were epitomised by the episode of plague in Surat in 1994. That ...

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