domestic waste handling News

  • Time to Act: Energy from Domestic Resources

    Jobs and growth at home, investment from abroadAmerica's first expo and conference on energy from biomass and waste Pittsburgh, PA / Alpen, Germany – Now is the time to think about energy recovery from biomass and waste. With energy prices constantly rising, domestic resources such as wood waste, energy crops, and agricultural 'byproducts' like manure are becoming attractive ...


  • E-waste Management Market to 2020 - Expansion of Domestic Electronics Sector to Drive Asia Pacific

    E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams, globally. The rate of generation of e-waste is high in both developed and developing economies. The main reason for the high growth rate in developing countries is the increasing market penetration of electrical and electronics goods. In developed economies, the rate of e-waste generation is high because of the high obsolescence rate and high ...

  • Working with Impetus Waste

    EHS Data is proud to announce that Impetus Waste has decided to use Monitor-Pro to manage its waste management data. Impetus waste specialise in the waste management and disposal of Industrial, Commercial, Domestic , Hazardous and Non Hazardous Waste. Handling an average of approximately 500,000 tonnes of solid waste per annum, with the objective of developing alternative ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Biomedical Waste Situation in Istanbul

    In developing countries, solid waste has not been considered sufficiently important to be of concern. In many countries hazardous and medical wastes are still handled and disposed of together with domestic waste, thus creating a significant health risk to workers, the public and the environment. In Brazil for instance, it has been estimated by the Brazilian Sanitary and Environmental Engineering ...

  • EPA reaches multi-state agreement with major used oil recycler for improper handling of PCBs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced two separate settlements with one of the nation's largest oil recycling companies. The action will resolve violations of federal toxic substance regulations at the company's facilities in New York and several New England states. Under the settlements, Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $210,000 in penalties and ...

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australia’s most efficient waste management facility

    Maximum waste handling efficiency Back in 1998, the seven Perth councils that comprise Australia’s Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) were fed up with the region’s waste management options. At that time, the SMRC was sending 87% of its domestic waste to landfill. To deal with the problem, the SMRC began work on an advanced new waste management facility. The design called for ...

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • Industry debates EU end of waste criteria

    Letsrecycle.com organised an End of Waste conference which consisted of debates regarding the figures from the glass, organics, paper and plastic recycling sectors. Concerns were raised about the EU criteria for paper and also that the status for glass is only eligible for materials used in remelt. Ulrich Ix, president of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, which has more than 32 members ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Egypt’s first waste treatment plant is inaugurated

    The Kattameya plant is the first cement plant in Egypt to partly use Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) instead of natural gas and coal as a fuel for the cement kiln.  Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), one of the largest Egyptian cement producers, has been continuously investing towards a better Egypt and a cleaner environment and has made a long-term commitment towards ...


  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • Technology for TASi: High-tech equipment for waste treatment

    It wasn't a law but a simple administrative regulation in the form of a technical guideline that provided the key impulse for the diversion of waste flows in Germany away from landfill sites. In the course of the implementation of this Technical Directive on Residential Waste (TASi), the technology for treating waste underwent an extraordinary development. This is especially true of thermal ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Giant Waste Dump Poisoning Nairobi Children, Environment

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of Africa's largest waste dumps, the Dandora Municipal Dumping Site in Nairobi, is a threat to the health of children living nearby and the city's environment, a new study shows. Tests found high levels of lead and other heavy metals in the blood of area children, who also suffer from respiratory diseases, including chronic bronchitis and ...

  • America’s first expo and conference on energy from biomass and waste

    Pennsylvania has taken the lead with many path breaking energy projects and will be hosting America’s first international exhibition and conference on “energy from biomass and waste” (EBW Expo). EBW Expo is scheduled to be held on September 25-27, 2007 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. Energy production from biomass and waste is both environmentally and economically attractive. By utilizing ...


  • America`s first expo and conference on energy from biomass and waste

    Now is the time to think about energy recovery from biomass and waste. With energy prices constantly rising, domestic resources such as wood waste, energy crops, and agricultural 'byproducts' like manure are becoming attractive alternatives. And there is more that can be done with waste than just dump it. The State of Pennsylvania has taken the lead with many pathbreaking projects and will be ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Axion highlights technologies for new waste streams at Interplas 2011

    New approaches and innovative technologies for recovering the wide variety of co-mingled plastics from household and commercial waste streams will be explained by resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting at Interplas 2011. Challenges faced by materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in processing rising volumes of previously difficult-to recycle plastic materials - ...

  • As e-waste soars, UN urges smart technologies to protect health

    With the mountains of hazardous waste from electronic products growing exponentially in developing countries, sometimes by as much as 500 per cent, the United Nations today called for new recycling technologies and regulations to safeguard both public health and the environment. So-called e-waste from products such as old computers, printers, mobile phones, pagers, digital photo and music ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GTSO: E-Waste Numbers Point to Cities as the Mines of the Future

    The unprecedented explosion in electronic waste is turning landfills all over the globe into potential gold mines. Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GTSO) is working to deliver the processing technologies and best practices necessary to turn that trash into treasure. According to the International Environmental Technology Center of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), e-waste is ...

  • Hebden Bridge man jailed over illegal waste operation

    A Hebden Bridge man who was wanted for waste crimes in Todmorden is now beginning a 25-month jail term. Mark Eric Butterworth, 51, of Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, was sentenced to a custodial term by Bradford Crown Court in May but he was not sent down because he failed to turn up at court on the day. His Honour Judge Thomas QC subsequently issued a warrant for Butterworth’s arrest, and on 1 ...

  • Urgent need to prepare developing countries for surge in e-wastes

    Rocketing sales of cell phones, gadgets, appliances in China, India, elsewhere forecast. Proper e-waste collection, recycling key to recovering valuable materials, protecting health, building new green economy Sales of electronic products in countries like China and India and across continents such as Africa and Latin America are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. And, unless action ...

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