zero waste system Articles

  • 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 Waste System in Paradise

    Most visitors to Fiji come for rest and relaxation on the white sand beaches or for diving and snorkeling among the unspoiled coral reefs. Few visitors realize that this tropical island in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand, is on the cutting edge of industrial ecology with a fully functional, zero waste program located near the Fijian capital of Suva. As part of an EPA funded review of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste, Zero Releases, Zero Emissions: Dupont

     Background DuPont is a large global chemical company - employing 100,000 people with 200 manufacturing sites in 40 countries. Since its founding in the US in 1802 DuPont has been committed to safety excellence, with a philosophy that all accidents are preventable. This commitment has delivered a safety record 40 times better than the US industry average. DuPont is now ...


  • Winning With Zero Waste

    In the business of professional and collegiate sports, with top priority on championships, player injuries, and filling stadium seats, attending a meeting with Martin Tull, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance), seems like a walk in the ballpark. “When we speak to potential members, we often say, ‘Would you like to know how other teams are saving millions of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

    Started in 1975 as a single truck operation in Rutland, VT, Casella Waste Systems now stands as one of the leading waste and recycling companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,700 people. The company owns and/or operates 31 solid waste collection operations, 29 transfer stations, 17 recycling facilities, nine Subtitle D landfills, three landfill gas-to-energy facilities, one landfill ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Zero waste cities - are they possible?

    Twenty years ago Maurice Strong, the secretary-general of the United Nations' first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, declared that if our planet was to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for humans, the battle would be won or lost in major urban areas. Strong's message is even more important today, with more people now living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history. Among ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Zero Waste Summer of 2006

    SEVEN YEARS AGO, Eco-Cycle based in Boulder, Colorado created our first Zero Waste Festival in the small community of Longmont. Year after year, we have gotten better and better, and the concept of Zero Waste has slowly come to be understood and embraced by both the festival vendors and the attendees. This summer, we experienced an explosion of interest in staging ZW Events across every community ...


    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 Foundation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder

    Has this Danish community found the formula for environmentally friendly industry? When we look closely at systems in nature — coral reefs or rainforests, for instance — we see something we don’t often see in human systems: mutually beneficial relationships and energy flows among the various elements, such as air, water, rocks, soil, and plant and animal life. If we ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - TOTAL F 15A Offshore - NL

    Offshore Gas Produced Water treatment-Unmanned Operation Operational since 2002 Robust against salt, surfactants, Corrosion inhibitors Fulfilling TOTAL’s environmental goal beyond present legal requirements Challenge Unmanned operation Remote control Practically no space on existing ...

  • Case study - Procurement and installation of a Biogas desulphurization unit at the Chania WWTP

    A proposal based on Bioconservacion’s technology was selected as the winning bid in the public tender released in 2015, covering the design, procurement and construction of a biogas desulfurizing unit to be installed in the waste water treatment plant in Chania, Greece. With a population over 100,000, Chania is the second largest municipality in the Greek island of Crete. Its waste water ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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

  • Towards zero waste in industrial networks - ZeroWIN

    Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWin, a project “Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks. ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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

  • Cleanscapes: meeting the challenge of achieving zero waste

    CleanScapes (seattle, WA) was founded in 1997 by Chris Martin, a resident of Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, who was fed up with looking out his window at an alley that was filthy by day and a free fire zone for illegal activity by night. He took his frustration with a system that didn’t support clean and safe neighborhoods, and funneled it into creating a company that would ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Zero Waste to Landfill Goal: Portland Aluminium

     Portland Aluminium has achieved a significant reduction in the amount of waste going to landfill. Although driven primarily by business needs including the pursuit of efficiencies, waste reduction has been achieved by evaluating processes, gaining the commitment of its workforce and combining these efforts with both cleaner production and waste minimisation concepts. ...


  • 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

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