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  • Chicago Restaurant Generates Zero Waste … Literally

    From the time Justin Vrany opened the doors of Sandwich Me In in Chicago in May 2012, he set out to be different than any restaurant where he had previously worked. “I have always been passionate about the environment, and what my employers are doing with waste and where the food is coming from,” notes Vrany. “I never worked at a restaurant that practiced sustainable waste ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Old Tires Face the Zero Waste Option

    TIRE PILES and tire fires were a prominent environmental burden 20 years ago, but today's options are cleaner with better economic payback. Recovery and use of rubber as an industrial material are far more valuable than use of these feedstocks as fuel. While the price of energy may have doubled in the past few years, the price of virgin rubber compounds has more than tripled - from 30 cents to 95 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food service zero waste program case study

    Foodservice client that was looking to increase waste diversion but didn't want to increase costs by adding a recycling program. Before RecycleSmart, all materials were being disposed of in a roll off garbage bin. A variety of different material types were being produced at the facility: Cardboard Paper Bags (flour/sugar/other), Plastic Buckets and Bottles (#1, #2, #3 and ...

  • London Strives For Zero Waste Summer Olympics 2012

    When London made its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, not only was “sustainability” front and center, equally paramount was leaving a legacy of public benefits to help justify the nearly $18 billion price tag. Both were also critical to London winning the right to host the games, which marks both the first time a city has done so three times (1908, 1948 and 2012) and the first time ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • To reduce landfill waste, crew ‘deconstructs’ older homes

    Houses can be torn down so that only seven per cent of the material goes to the dump Barry Joneson, a big burly guy in overalls and a battered construction helmet with a Maple Leaf emblazoned on the back, stood in front of media microphones and cameras at 3865 West 15th on Monday offering an explanation of what "deconstruction" means. Behind him was a 60-yearold house that his Pacific ...

  • Zero waste, circular economy, sustainability impact the bottom line

    What is zero waste? In manufacturing zero waste's goal is to reuse left over materials from the manufacturing of products, putting them back into the process to manufacture new products. Zero waste can also be carried out when a manufacturer of a product that is recyclable takes it back to its facility to reuse recycled product in the production of a new similar product. This closely resembles ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

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

    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 ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Zero waste era for UAE food processing plant - Case Study

    MARS Inc has a 2015 zero waste plan and 2 tonne of waste which cannot be recycled. Dubai, UAE MARS Inc has a 2015 zero waste plan and 2 tonne of waste which cannot be recycled. Being such a recognised company globally they needed an alternative waste management method with a company who they could trust to sustain its reputation of excellence. That’s where Addfield ...

  • Zero Waste World - When the economy goes in circles, everybody wins.

    “Don’t let fashion go to waste,” says H&M, the global clothing retailer that booked $20 billion in revenues last year. So I brought a bag of old T-shirts, sweaters and khaki pants to an H&M store in Washington, D.C., where it took them, no questions asked, and gave me a coupon for 15 percent off my next purchase. H&M takes back clothes in all of its 3,100 stores in ...


    By Ensia

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • How to Maximize Your Profits - The Liberation Process and the Definition of a Zero Waste Processing System

    In today’s business of tire recycling we are constantly being driven to new challenges to develop processes that will maximize profits and leave the least amount of waste by-product for our landfills. The ability to separate or “liberate” tire wire from steel in the cleanest form possible, is achieved by the introduction of the new CM 2 Rotor Liberator. Due to the enormous ...

  • Effects of physicochemical factors on Cr(VI) removal from leachate by zero-valent iron and α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles

    The effects of nanoparticle dosage, initial hexavalent chromium concentration, pH value, reaction temperature, and initial concentration of humic acid (HA) on chromate (CrO42−) removal from landfill leachate by nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) and hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles were examined in the present investigations. The Cr(VI) removal rate decreased as the initial Cr(VI) concentration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Methane emission potential of open dumps in Chennai: a case study

    Monitoring of atmospheric levels of methane and other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) holds great promise for the mitigation of global warming resulting from increasing radioactive trapping by atmospheric gases. Since, the direct measurements of landfill methane emission found to be difficult, the methane emission potential of the open dumps in Chennai has been estimated using first–order decay models ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Source separation trends in the UK

    THE past 15 years have seen significant investment and development of the biowaste collection and treatment industry in the United Kingdom (UK), which has gone from virtually zero to an industry worth over £160 million (264.6 million USD). Driving this investment have been a number of regulatory and fiscal measures such as the first set of Landfill Directive targets due in 2010. Since 1999, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • There`s only one way - Recycling and waste management How to Guide

    DS Smith’s roadmap for companies wishing to achieve more efficient recycling and waste management practices, whilst improving both environmental and financial performance. No one said it would be easy. Minimising waste and maximising recycling is a challenge. Managing the cost of waste whilst achieving legislative compliance at the very least, and environmental best practice as an ...


    By DS Smith Recycling

  • Reduce waste to D-Max - imum

    Specialist waste management contractors, JK Environmental, expect to see a 70% reduction in waste to landfill volumes as a result of an investment in a new DMax waste reduction and recycling unit from County Tyrone company, CDE Ireland. JK Environmental, one of the leading contractors to the industry in the UK and Ireland, operate from four depots in Coventry, Leicester, Cambridge and Ipswich. ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Question of the Month: How can dry ice blasting be used to enhance lean manufacturing?

    The benefits of dry ice blasting align with lean manufacturing because it helps eliminate waste while insuring quality products are made in a timely manner with great efficiency. Dry ice blasting is the perfect, non-abrasive cleaning method for improving the speed and efficiency of any manufacturing facility. Cleaning with dry ice allows equipment to be cleaned in place at operating temperature. ...

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