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  • Waste Management - Bulgaria

    Bulgaria is a country, that faces serious waste management challenges. The current infrastructure is old, fractional and insufficient. Addressing the issue constitutes a major priority for the Bulgarian government and the planned areas for development include the creation of regional waste disposal systems, as well as the construction and exploitation of large scale waste and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Evaluating Citizen Attitudes and Participation in Solid Waste Management in Tehran, Iran

    Recently, increasing attention has been paid to the environmental impact of solid waste in Iran. Consequently, solid waste management has become a remarkably important issue. Solid waste comprises a wide range of materials and comes from a variety of sources. Having a population of about 10 million (about 1/7 of Iran’s total population), Tehran is among the most populated capitals in the world. ...

  • The smell of success. Odour management in sludge treatment

    Production of municipal solid waste (MSW) is increasing worldwide, although many – primarily industrialized - countries are making major efforts to cap that growth. In France, for example, MSW production has tripled over the past 25 years. In 2006, the country produced 30 million metric tonnes of municipal solid waste, with a substantial portion of this waste ending up in landfills. In keeping ...

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Management of sewage sludge and ash containing radioactive materials

    Approximately 50% of the seven to eight million metric tonnes of municipal sewage sludge produced annually in the US is reused. Beneficial uses of sewage sludge include agricultural land application, land reclamation, forestry, and various commercial applications. Excessive levels of contaminants, however, can limit the potential usefulness of land-applied sewage sludge. A recently completed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycle/Reuse Based Effluent Treatment Plant - Textile Mills - Pakistan

    Setting trends in water resource management for Textile Waste Water Treatment with MBR Technology W.O.G Group became the trend-setter in water resource management through 5.5 MLD recycle/reuse based effluent treatment plant.   PREVIOUS TREATMENT METRICS: Effluent treatment capacity: 2500 m3/day Treated effluent quality: As per local discharge ...


    By WOG Group

  • 46 million tons of trash — or treasure?

    When we think of e-waste, we tend to think of phones, computers, printers and the like. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to a first-ever global look at the production, impacts and management of electrical and electronic waste released this week by the United Nations University, of the 46.1 million tons (41.8 million metric tons) of e-waste produced in 2014, nearly ...


    By Ensia

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • New study identifies India`s e-waste potential

    The Electronics Industry Association of India ELCINA announced the findings of their study on status and potential of e-waste management in India, conducted with support from DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology under their Technology Management Programme. The Study was released at a National Conference on E-Waste organised at Pragati Maidan, ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Using a direct method to characterize and measure flows of municipal solid waste in the United States

    ABSTRACTAlthough there are a myriad of sources of municipal solid waste (MSW) data in the United States, much of thesedata are not transparent and are also extremely difficult to find. In addition, the two major methods of quantifyingnational MSW flows—the BioCycle State of Garbage in America and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Franklin Associates’ MSW “Facts and Figures” ...

  • State of Garbage in America Recycling Data Analysis

    IN APRIL 2006, BioCycle published the findings of the 15th State of Garbage In America, a national survey on the generation and disposition of municipal solid waste (MSW). The 2006 survey initiative, which utilized data from calendar year 2004, continued the collaboration between BioCycle and Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center (EEC). The 2006 survey used the new tonnage reporting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Toronto moves forward with anaerobic digestion of residential SSO

    In June 2007, Toronto's City Council approved the “Target 70” plan to achieve 70 percent diversion by 2010. Target 70 includes construction of two, 55,000 metric tons/year anaerobic digestion plants to process residential source separated organics (SSO). City Council says that the digester facilities, along with adoption of single stream recycling and a pay-as-you-throw funding system, will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • `Hyperwaste Reduction` :Organics Recycling May Get Digested Look In Iowa

    CEDAR RAPIDS — with active support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) — is optimistic about its new strategy to expand organics recycling. Under the leadership of executive director Dave Hogan, the Bluestem Solid Waste Agency, which serves the Cedar Rapids region, is presently composting 118,000 tons/year of yard trimmings and paper/pharmaceutical sludges. But Hogan is convinced ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Cart-Based Organics Collection. 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

  • ThermoTeam: SRF production facility saves one million tons of CO2 - Case Study

    15 years ago ThermoTeam started producing solid recovered fuels for the cement industry. Incredibly, one million tons of energy rich SRF have already left the production line designed entirely by Lindner-Recyclingtech. With this innovative facility for sustainable and environmentally friendly waste processing in Styria, Austria, cement manufacturer Lafarge has already been able to ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Optimizing collection services: Electronic tools boost your bottom line

    This economy has steadily pushed the value of recyclable commodities toward historic highs. As volume has grown in those commodities, so has the need for more automation and tracking that electronic tools and software provide. Many haulers in the waste industry start out with a truck or two and high hopes, but rarely anticipate the need for a system designed specifically to manage their business ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Cost Justification of EH&S Information Systems

    Background While there has been significant progress in developing accounting methods that integrate environmental considerations into the decision making process, conventional accounting practices generally lean toward the near side of complexity. Many organizations do not include the cost of activities such as EH&S monitoring as cost to production, but rather tend to bury these costs into ...


    By Quantum Compliance

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