Waste Tracking Articles

  • Could blockchain be the saviour of smarter waste management?

    There’s a huge buzz around blockchain at the moment, predominantly in the financial services industry – but could it also have a transformational impact on waste management? ...


    By Whitespace Work Software Ltd

  • In-Wheel Direct-Drive Testing - Protean Electric | Surrey UK - Case Study

    Project Overview: Sierra CP designed and constructed a powertrain test system that could accept full vehicle installation by connecting to the test vehicle wheel hubs.  As Protean’s Mark Potter explains: “Sierra CP's experience gave us the confidence we needed to trust them with this critical project. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Los Angeles world airports use Enviance for volatile organic compound (VOC) recordkeeping - Case Study

    LAWA Achieves Greater Accountability and Data Consistency Using Enviance for Daily VOC Recordkeeping Requirement Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is required to regulate and monitor the use of products that contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) on a daily basis for each of its three airports. The company was tracking products containing VOCs in an Access database, which did not have ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • NCRA optimizes environmental performance and standardizes data and tasks - Case Study

    The open architecture and flexibility of the Enviance solution allowed NCRA to track a variety of environmental requirements without having to make extensive changes to its work processes. NCRA refines, transports, and stores crude oil and petroleum in the North Central region of the United States. The ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Finding Air Pollution Solutions by Tracking Particulates and Gases

    An estimated 95% of people live in areas where outdoor fine particulate concentrations exceed the air quality guideline of 10 µg/m3 set by the World Health Organization. Almost 60% of people live in areas where fine particulate matter exceeds even the least stringent WHO interim air quality target of 35 µg/m3. These figures are presented in the State of Global Air 2018 project, and ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Proper disposal

    In December 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule prohibiting entities from asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI) for certain documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste. Manufacturers that have historically relied on assertions of CBI should be aware of this change. The new rule is discussed below. ...


    By Acta Group

  • Proper disposal - Case study

    In December 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule prohibiting entities from asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI) for certain documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste. Manufacturers that have historically relied on assertions of CBI should be aware of this change. The new rule is discussed below. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Assessment of uncertainty in discrete fracture network modeling using probabilistic distribution method

    There have been widespread concerns about solute transport problems in fractured media, e.g. the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geological fractured rocks. Numerical simulation of particle tracking is gradually being employed to address these issues. Traditional predictions of radioactive waste transport using discrete fracture network (DFN) models often consider one particular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • It’s time the transportation industry starts talking about voice-activated devices

    Eighty-seven years ago a self-taught radio engineer named Bill Lear and a colleague, Howard Gates, created a prototype radio that would work inside an automobile. In doing so, they triggered not just an automotive advance but a whole new and still immensely popular “thing” in American motoring and, indeed, in American culture: cruising down the highway, windows down, radio blaring. ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • The elimination of fecal coliforms and e. coli in lagoons

    Many horse racetracks throughout the world are designed to drain water from the track into a lagoon that is located in the infield of the track. Due to the track being predominantly used for horse racing, there is a high amount of fecal coliform, especially of the Escherichia coli species, bacteria in the water that drains from the track. During the racing season, fecal coliform and E. coli ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Simplifying Freight Tracking for Brokers

    Over the years, technology evolved and social connections grew – 2017 will continue this trend. People around the globe now have access to world events in ways their grandparents could not even imagine. From witnessing historic events to watching cute cat videos, the fabric of society has changed irreversibly. Trucking and logistics is part of this trend. Customer relationships are key ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Heres a Safety Message for Truck Drivers & Fleets: Be Proactive!

    Staying safe is one of the top challenges that companies in dangerous industries must address. All companies work to have safety policies in place, rules drivers should live by, processes to live by, toll free numbers; the list goes on and on. Yet despite this “safety first” mentality, many companies are still struggling with safety. Why? All of their ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • 15 U.S. Corporations pledge to halve food waste by 2030

    Fifteen United States-based corporations have openly pledged to cut food loss and waste in their operations 50 percent by 2030. This reduction aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which call for cutting “per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses” in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Maximizing Sanitation Fleet Performance with Onboard Computers

    Unlike the past when waste companies used paper tickets for routing and service issues, onboard computing solutions are able to be more flexible and comprehensive in serving customers. Fleet management is key in the waste and recycling industry. From route optimization and scheduling to vehicle maintenance and driver habits, the industry now relies on many different types of technology to track ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Integrated Weighing System Guarantees Full Traceability At Gaskells

    Owners of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool, Gaskells, have invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers. Jonathan Gaskell, Managing Director, Gaskells said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being ...

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Editorial: Tracking The Industry

    A MARKET Of Opportunity.” That is how we define the continually expanding organics recycling sector in a headline on the Industry Profile page in BioCycle’s 2017 Media Planner. But the headline begs the questions: Who is in this market? How big is it? What quantities and types of organics are being recycled? How many people does this market employ? BioCycle industry data collected in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • Vopak Waste Management - Case Study

    Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment.  Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits.  Vopak is currently utilizing ...


    By regAction

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