ship recycling Articles

  • Recycling industry frustrated by shipping lines

    Historically high oil prices, the weakness of the US dollar and an imbalance in container availability are seen as the main factors behind the sky-high freight rates demanded by container shipment companies. As a growing number of scrap exporters have come to rely on containerised rather than bulk transport, these increases are having an immediate effect on international scrap operators’ ...

  • Harmony Offers Needs Assessments For Medical Facilities Nationwide

    Medical facilities and nursing homes face unique challenges when it comes to managing their waste and recycling.  Medical facilities produce a variety of waste types, often in large volumes.  The physical size of buildings and intricate floor plans add to the complexity of efficient mitigation of this waste.  Managers need efficient ways to deal with the excess waste that is ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • CP Group earns MRF of the month with advanced disposal GA

    Serving metro Atlanta and located in Forsyth County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., the brand-new materials recovery facility in Alphretta is the 10th for Advanced Disposal, which operates throughout the Southeast. The $5 million, 34,000 square-foot facility built by the CP Group will process single-stream materials collected curbside from approximately 100,000 households ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • ‘Ghost’ fleet saga enters new waters

    Peter Stephenson, Chairman of Hartlepoolbased Able UK, insists the company will still purchase the two part-built ships and recycle the four ships which have been berthed at TERRC for approaching four years.  In October last year, Able UK’s proposal to develop a world-class ship recycling facility was rejected by local authority planners - but the firm remains committed to the scheme, ...

  • The growing E-waste problem

    If your current PC is too slow or running out of storage space, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it than to upgrade it. But what happens to your computer once you replace it? The workplace mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” often ends with office paper and aluminum soda cans. As a result, myriad computers considered obsolete by today’s standards sit unused in back rooms or end up in ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • SHIPBREAKING - Two days in Alang

    Take a US scrap recycler, put him on the shipbreaking beach in Alang, India, and the experience is sure to be as moving, enlightening and perplexing as the place itself. A fleet of ships is run aground along the shoreline, looking like a pod of beached steel whales. From the pilot house of a 60 000-tonne oil tanker, I have an excellent view of this six-mile stretch of sand that is ...

  • Mattress recycling project case study

    Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel and 40% soft stuff (foam, textiles), box ...

  • Wallboard goes green as firms recycle gypsum

    Gypsum wallboard — the ubiquitous material found in homes, offices and other buildings — is finding new life when recycled as a soil additive, especially for farm crops. Rather than seeing wallboard being dumped in landfills, companies such as Quality Soil Amendments (QSA) in California and Agri Marketing, Inc., in Pennsylvania have built successful businesses recycling drywall, then reselling ...

  • Second Life for Shipping Waste

    According to the World Ocean Review, the global merchant fleet has a capacity to carry more than 1 billion tons of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. Combined, these floating “towns” produce vast quantities of waste. When officials in Rotterdam, which harbors nearly 34,000 seagoing vessels each year, discovered ...


    By Ensia

  • EPA mandates proper refrigerant gas recovery processes

    New EPA regulations require facilities that use air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to have a refrigerant recovery plan in place. The plan is needed to make sure that any harmful gases that might leak are captured. Refrigerant gases contain hydrochlorofluorocarbons, known to cause severe damage to the ozone layer and to promote global warming. A comprehensive plan is now in place to ...


    By Accruent

  • The Life Cycle of Rubber

    In this day and age, our society revolves around movement. Cars, planes, buses, motorcycles, trucks, and thousands of other vehicles help to transport us all over the globe. Most of these modes of transportation rely on tires and other rubber products for one main intended purpose; movement. Millions of tires are produced every year to fulfill our transportation needs. Sadly, the production of ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • What a waste!

    Having worked on putting into place effective waste management systems in the middle of the Sahara desert, once again I am left in despair at poor precedents in the UK.I did the Great North Run this year, and was amazed at the amount of rubbish that was left for the local council to collect. I also attended the RWM waste and recycling show in Birmingham to promote zero waste, and how to achieve ...


    By Ive Design

  • Shredding at sea case study

    The 'Solitaire'of theAllseas Group is the world’s largest and most modern offshore pipe-laying ship. It helps to lay an average of five kilometres of underwater pipeline every day. Synthetic end caps accumulating as waste will be shredded by a WLK 10 shredder from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH while still on the ship in order to sell the valuable raw material once on land. The 368 m long and 40 ...


    By WEIMA

  • Key insurance factors to consider

    Moving towards sustainability in our culture requires social and economic challenges chat influence our everyday lives. Our efforts toward ethical consumerism have helped fuel the increase of the recycling industry. The subsequent growth of the industry results in more risks for recyclers that must be addressed. This article will help identify some of those risks and issues that you should ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • ‘Placard-waving cranks’ derail Able UK’s ship recycling bid

    Able UK, the company at the centre of the so-called ‘US ghost ships’ saga, has been refused permission to extend the use of its site in north-east England to encompass ship recycling. Widespread exasperation has greeted the news, with one supporter of the scheme claiming that the views of ‘placard-waving cranks’ have been allowed to scupper plans for an environmentally important facility. The ...

  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • PEI`s new beverage container deposit system

    It's said that change is inevitable in everything, except vending machines. Change has come to Prince Edward Island's long-standing ban on the sale of carbonated beverages sold in non-refillable containers. Fans of refilling -- the most environmentally sustainable beverage container system -- will be sad that this lone hold-out is becoming more like every other jurisdiction. However, they can ...

  • Franking machines and the environment

    Despite the fact franking mail requires a machine, this does not mean that they are extremely harmful to the environment. When looking at which franking machine to purchase make sure they are manufactured with concern for the environment both during, and after, their working life. In setting its own environmental emission objectives and targets via its management system the franking machine ...


    By Office Clearance Company Ltd

  • WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

    Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling centre for recycling. All county councils in the UK ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Design for recycling: a route to green ship recycling

    Ship recycling at the end of a ship’s useful life aims to make the shipping industry more environmentally sustainable and is a major source of employment in developing countries. However, there are associated health, safety and environmental concerns. This study argues these concerns are due to inappropriate design and explains how ‘design for recycling’ can reduce the costs and ...

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