manufacturing waste News

  • Specialist recycler aims to ‘plug’ market gap

    UK Plug Recycling – a young venture which aims to further prevent the amount of electrical waste being landfilled – is one step closer to achieving its vision. The Hampshire headquartered organisation has installed an UNTHA RS40 hard drive shredder to tackle plugs, sockets, small pieces of WEEE and other secure product destruction. Capable of processing these ‘wastes’ down ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Sustainable Manufacturing

    Sustainable manufacturing has become an ongoing topic of discussion across a wide range of industries. Consisting of processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and other natural resources, sustainable manufacturing also incorporates economically sound processes that are safe for employees, communities and consumers. To facilitate the development and use of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Providing waste management solutions to the manufacturing sector

    If you’re a UK manufacturer then GPT Waste has the waste solution for you. Whether your business needs to dispose of hazardous chemicals or industrial coolants, remove metal swarf or recycle waste packaging, GPT Waste offer a nationwide waste management service covering all aspects of manufacturing. GPT’s waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Household and manufacturing generate most waste in supply chain

    Household and manufacturing generate the largest amounts of waste in the retail supply chain, according to a report published by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The report, Waste Arisings in the Supply of Food and Drink to Households in the UK, published today, highlights the total economic losses within the UK food and drink chain, as well as breaking down the four areas of the supply ...

  • Waste tire recycling plant manufacturing and shipping to Colombia.

    The Technokomplex company informs on starting the development of South American market of equipment for recycling and utilization of scrap tires, plastics, waste oils and oil sludge. The first shipment of Pirotex pyrolysis plant with capacity of 20 tons of feedstock per day took place in June 2013 July 1st, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Waste and recycling measures are most favoured by manufacturers

    A new survey has found that reducing business waste, recycling and making energy efficiency improvements are the most common measures in environmental strategies enforced by manufacturers. Waste is the main environmental concern for manufacturers with over 90% of respondents having taken some form of action on waste management. Manufacturing body EEF’s ...

  • Food and drink manufacturers to improve on waste prevention

    More UK food and drink manufacturers could improve on their waste prevention measures by reducing packaging and ingredient shrinkage, according to the Food and Drink Federation. The FDF has conducted 13 detailed waste prevention site reviews in conjunction with the Waste & Resources Action Programme in order to promote best practice across the sector. These reviews examined the waste being ...

  • New rankings for electronics manufacturers

    Samsung and Toshiba lead Greenpeace's latest league table of electronics manufacturers, the Greener Electronics Guide, which rates manufacturers' efforts according to their policy on waste management and recycling. Toshiba has seen a boost in the rankings thanks to an improvement in its score on manufacturer responsibility. And Motorola moved up because of its improved information on collection ...


  • Axion: Manufacturing waste could unlock new revenue streams

    ‘Where there’s muck, there’s brass’, as the old saying goes. But this could ring true for manufacturers and processors who may be unaware of the financial value from the waste generated in their operations. That’s why two companies in the waste recycling, energy and environmental sectors have  collaborated to launch a new Resource Recovery and Re-use ...

  • GPT wins total waste management contract for a leading European Generics Manufacturer

    GPT Waste, the largest UK independent provider of waste management solutions and sustainable waste services has won a three year, total waste management contract with one of Europe’s leading generics manufacturers GPT - The Waste Solution has been employed directly by the client who manufactures and distributes prescription medicines throughout ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • GPT wins total waste management contract for a leading European Generics Manufacturer

    GPT Waste, the largest UK independent provider of waste management solutions and sustainable waste services has won a three year, total waste management contract with one of Europe’s leading generics manufacturers GPT ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Simplifying compliance for manufacturers

    Manufacturers must comply with legislation to declare the amount of packaging they’re placing on the market. The problem is the rules dictating what companies need to declare are different in every single country. Global health, beauty and home care product market leader Amway has appointed Lorax ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Manufacturing water footprint

    Siemens Technology Ltd has published a short article on Water OnLine describing their Top 5 Tips to reduce water footprint in industry. Tips include carefully monitoring water use, treating water as a valuable resource, recycling and reusing where possible and reducing consumption. Audit your water usage: review all the sources of water use within your plant from intake to discharge. Don"t limit ...


  • Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

    The ever-increasing cost of resources and the threat of adverse environmental impacts indicate that the time for sustainable manufacturing processes to emerge is now. A proposed new ASTM International standard will help industry adopt more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by informing manufacturers how they can incorporate sustainability into their daily operations. ...


    By ASTM International

  • P&G Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste at 45 Sites Worldwide

    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), the Company behind consumer brands including Gillette®, Ariel®, Tide® and Pampers® today announced that 45 of their facilities have now achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, which marks a major step towards the Company’s long-term vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. Over ...


  • Space vehicle manufacturer SpaceX fined for hazardous waste violations (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies, Inc., - also known as SpaceX - $45,600 for violating hazardous waste requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. SpaceX designs and manufactures launch vehicles, which are used to place satellites into orbit and to deliver cargo to the international space station. SpaceX also ...

  • PVC manufacturers agree to reduce air pollutants and strengthen control of hazardous wastes

    Shintech, Inc. and its subsidiary K-Bin, Inc., have agreed in a settlement announced this week by the Justice Department and EPA to spend US$4.8 million to comply with the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at their manufacturing facilities in Freeport, Texas. The companies’ actions will reduce harmful chlorofluorocarbon emissions and improve hazardous waste ...

  • Yakima fertilizer manufacturer signs settlement with EPA to resolve hazardous waste violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Kronos Micronutrients to resolve violations of federal hazardous waste laws, according to an EPA settlement. The company is a fertilizer manufacturer in the town of Moxee, Washington, located in the Yakima Valley. Among the most serious violations EPA found during a June 2012 inspection at the facility was evidence of ...

  • Alabama supports sustainable manufacturing through energy efficiency/waste reduction initiative

    E3: Economy, Energy and the Environment partners, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Commerce (DOC), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Energy (DOE) along with Alabama Governor Bob Riley visited the Mercedes-Benz facility in Vance, Ala. to witness the signing of the Alabama E3 charter. The event, hosted by the ...

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