zero waste manufacturing Articles

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • 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

  • Zero food waste – possibility or pipedream?

    Many people would argue that the UK’s target to halve edible food waste by 2020 is difficult to achieve. Perhaps even more would deem the country’s ultimate zero food waste to landfill vision, simply a pipedream. But what factors contribute to food waste in the UK and to what extent is progress being made? Paul Featherstone, group director of specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich, ...


    By SugaRich

  • 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

  • Automotive Manufacturer Achieves Zero-Liquid-Discharge Production, Recovers Waste Energy - Case Study

    An automotive manufacturing plant in Morocco, consisting of pressing, body assembly, paintwork, and final assembly, started-up in early 2012 with two new production lines and an annual output capacity of 400,000 vehicles/year. The site was designed to discharge zero industrial effluents to the environment. Water consumption for manufacturing processes are 70% lower than for a conventional plant ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • 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

  • Wood waste case study - Zero 1 Exhibitions

    A joinery company in Norwich has replaced three wood waste heaters with brand new ones from Wood Waste Technology. Pronto Joinery provides both the general public and trade with wooden replacement windows and doors from its purpose built factory in Horsford. The company has used wood waste burners for many years, but wanted to replace its existing heaters with newer ones to benefit from enhanced ...


    By Wood Waste Technology Ltd

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Heavy Metals in Waste

    Untitled Document Summary and discussion The aim of this report has been to demonstrate the existing knowledge regardng the harmful effects of heavy metals, the ...

  • What’s next for food waste?

    With the target to halve edible food waste by 2020 drawing ever closer, a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers are improving their waste prevention strategies. But when ‘waste’ is inevitable, what then? Paul Featherstone, group director of SugaRich, investigates the extent to which such organisations are saying ‘no’ to landfill, before considering what ...


    By SugaRich

  • Chrome plating process achieves cost reduction through zero liquid discharge - Case Study

    A global manufacturer of automotive components was faced with rising costs related to waste disposal from a Chrome plating process used in a plant in Poland. The plant manufactures shock absorbers for passenger vehicles. The plating of the shocks adds corrosion resistance, increased surface hardness, and improves cleaning ability and overall appearance. Project Goals: ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

    Canada has a poor record on waste management according to a Conference Board of Canada report – ranking 17 out of 17 in an international ranking of OECD countries. But although there are serious challenges for waste management in Canada, promising opportunities abound according to a snapshot of the State of Waste Management in Canada released today by the Canadian Council of Ministers of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Making manufacturing more sustainable - Subcommittee E60.13 lays groundwork for standards

    A new ASTM International subcommittee has begun work on standards that address sustainable manufacturing. Sometimes zero is not zero. Case in point: Manufacturer X sends no byproducts or waste to landfills or to incinerators. Manufacturer Y doesn’t dump waste in landfills, yet it does opt to burn refuse for energy. Both claim they have “zero landfill” programs. ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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. ...

  • Taking advantage of production waste - Case Study

    Recycling areas: Various scrap Company name: KME (Serravalle Copper Tubes) Located: Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), Italy Founded: 1886 Employees: 5700 KME is a leading global fabricator of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products. Each year 405.000 tons of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products (excluding copper wire) are produced. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

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