waste separation sector Articles

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

  • Zero impact separate waste collection with donkeys and recycling food waste with Big Hanna composter in Italy!

    Montalto Ligure, a small village with about 365 inhabitants, situated in the Riviera Ligur's hinterland (North East Italy), an almost untouched place (difficult to reach and cross by 'normal' means of transport) said 'Enough!' to compactors and dumpsters.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Plastics Separation in Compost

    Untitled Document Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic - small, large and in-between - in the compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Plastics Separation In Compost

    Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic small, large and in-between - in the compost feedstock and thus in the end product. New study and equipment offer some excellent solutions. An air separation unit from Hawker Corp. is attached to the outfeed conveyor of a screen. Plastic is collected in a tube sock (inset) attached to the fan assembly. PRESSURE in Europe to increase ...

  • Towards municipal solid waste source separation at the household level in Accra, Ghana

    Municipal solid waste source separation at the household level has been endorsed as the way forward by all stakeholders in the waste management sector in Ghana. The study using waste stream analyses and laboratory investigations assesses the feasibility of this intervention in the Accra Metropolitan Area which has been divided into three income zones. The mean waste percentage composition was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The dangers of separating science and environment

    We need to figure out a better way to communicate science that balances technology and nature. Does the natural world have any relevance to modern science? Of course it does; but sometimes it seems like that’s not the case. This is a myth perpetuated directly and indirectly through media, policy decisions, academic disciplines, even some science engagement initiatives: ...


    By Ensia

  • 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.

  • The myth of `residual waste`

    Recently, I was asked by my good friend John Nicholson (a consultant and contributing editor to this magazine) to address a meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Ontario Sector, regarding my position on generating energy from 'residual waste.' This invitation provided me with the opportunity to research the composition of so-called residual waste -- you know, the roughly 35 ...

  • Waste composting as a component of ecological waste management in the Philippines

    Ecological waste management (EWM) is a system of analyzing solid waste concerns and coming up with solutions that would not pose any harm to the environment. This would imply the use of technologies that are environmentally sound such as waste segregation, waste reduction at source, composting and recycling. Furthermore, this system ought to comply with the vision of sustainable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Wood waste market in the UK

    The purpose of this project was to undertake both market and economic assessments for wood waste in the UK. The two sections of this report are described separately below. This section first identified gaps in wood waste estimates and then presented an approach for closing identified gaps. A review of current publicly available literature confirmed that there are a range of estimates available ...

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero landfill is not zero waste

    THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related to the idea of totally eliminating waste from our manufacturing, distribution and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Waste Management Solutions for Business

    How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

  • 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

  • Baseline Projections of Selected Waste Streams

    Abstract Waste represents an enormous loss of resources both in the form of materials and energy. Indeed, quantities of waste can be seen as an indicator of the material efficiency of society. Waste generation is increasing in the European Union, and amounted to about 3.5 tonnes of solid waste per person in 1995 (excluding agricultural waste) 1 Excessive quantities of waste result from: ...

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Net Zero Waste – So What?

    Leading world organizations warn us that economic growth and social development cannot be sustained with our current consumption, production and disposal patterns. Yet in spite of increasing sustainability initiatives and better product and recovery technologies, global waste continues to grow at an alarming rate. According to ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) global communities ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Study Charts a Future for Waste-Derived Fuels

    Pointers to possible future EU policy initiatives to give co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels a strategic role in waste management have emerged in a study for the European Commission.1 The report suggests a policy focus on promoting source separation of municipal wastes, active discouragement of mass burn incinerators, and a levelling of the regulatory playing-field for ...

  • Barr Environmental Waste Management Company - Case Study

    Barr Environmental is a waste management company providing collection, transport, recycling and disposal services to the public and private sectors in the south-west of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Before teaming up with EMS, all of Barr’s output was heading to landfill. They asked us to deliver a system capable of diverting a large proportion of that to help them lower costs, lower ...

  • MB Crusher to slash cost of waste disposal

    Disposal of demolition or construction waste is a common cost element facing many contractors, particularly in our major cities where significant landfill charges are applicable. It’s not only landfill charges that cost. When truck fuel, road tolls, operator time and project downtime are considered, the costs really add up. Disposal of small lots can also be annoying as these stockpiles ...


    By MB Crusher

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