mixed waste recovery News

  • Increase the recovery of waste materials

    As part of Waste Reduction Week, which was in full swing until October 27, we are inviting everyone, both individuals and organizations (industries, businesses and institutions), to celebrate the event by incorporating the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) into their daily activities. Cascades has made a commitment to do just that, by setting a target in ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Curate your waste: improving the efficiency of waste recovery

    Sustainable urban waste management has progressed over recent decades, with recycling of waste becoming a routine activity across the EU. However, the increasing volume and complexity of waste poses ongoing challenges for policymakers and municipal administrators. New research suggests that a rethink around how household waste is sorted could lead to more resources being recovered from solid ...

  • Mixed Waste sorting takes off with TITECH

    Following their success at a revolutionary MRF in Cyprus where recyclables were first sorted commercially from black bag waste, TITECH has continued to make strides in mixed waste sensor based sorting technology. Projects have followed in Eastern Europe, the USA, Spain and the UK, in an area that has become the fastest growing sector of the company. As Jonathan Clarke, UK Managing Director, says: ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Recycling waste packages in Japan. Construction waste recovery - Mariusz Grabda

    Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, his ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Tory waste infrastructure planning plans receives mixed response from waste industry

    Tory plans to “radically” reform England’s planning system have received a mixed response from the waste industry. Conservative Party leader David Cameron launched his Open Source Planning Green Paperon February 22. The Green Paper explains that the Tories wish to shift power from Whitehall and regional government and “restore local control over the planning ...

  • EnviroSolutions Exploring Anaerobic Digestion Technologies to Recycle Mixed Solid Waste

    When people think about landfills, the mind doesn’t paint an appealing picture. However, while landfills aren’t aesthetically pleasing, there are numerous benefits to landfills, many of them environmental. Municipal solid waste (or MSW) landfills have been converting waste to energy since the 1890’s. However, until recently, this was done through the process of combustion in ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Precious metal recovery from WEEE

    Precious metals, such as gold and silver, constitute a small but valuable part of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). New research suggests that significant amounts of these precious metals are lost in the initial stage of the waste recovery process and makes recommendations for improvements in the recycling chain. For 2005, it was estimated that around 9 million tonnes of ...

  • Manufacturer of concrete mixing equipment in Indianola, Iowa, to pay $59,775 civil penalty for hazardous waste violations (IA)

    Cemen Tech, Inc., a manufacturer of concrete mixing equipment, has agreed to pay a $59,775 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of alleged violations of federal hazardous waste laws at its facility in Indianola, Iowa. EPA Region 7 conducted inspections of Cemen Tech’s facility at 1700 N. 14th Street in Indianola in 2007 and 2009, according to an administrative consent ...

  • Codigestion At Water Resource Recovery Facilities

    About five years ago, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) formally began using the term, water resource recovery facility (WRRF), in place of wastewater treatment plant. WEF noted that the name change reflects a changing paradigm in the water sector, focusing on recovery of water, nutrient and energy resources. In a press release announcing the change, WEF referenced codigestion ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Improving resource efficiency with waste management from GPT Waste

    Planning the waste management and recycling for all of the rubbish produced in this country is an enormous task which involves both logistical planning and scientific knowledge, it also requires a certain understanding in order to balance the impact on the environment and the cost effectiveness of the process. Waste management and recycling companies are also feeling an extra ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Secretary Chu highlights recovery act cleanup progress

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that the Department’s Environmental Management program has spent more than $1.5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on cleanup projects around the country – 25 percent of the program’s total - creating an estimated 14,400 jobs since the start of the Recovery Act. “Because of the Recovery Act, programs around the country have been able ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Zero Waste Index proposed for improving city waste management

    A new tool to improve the measurement of waste management performance has been presented by a recent study. The researchers applied it to three high consuming cities aspiring to ‘zero waste’, finding San Francisco to be closer to achieving zero waste than Stockholm and Adelaide, due to its emphasis on reusing solid waste. Cities cover 2% of the world’s surface, but ...

  • Moisture and toxic contamination primary health problems in hurricane recovery

    Even though the devastation of the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana by hurricanes Ike and Gustav has been pushed out of the national conscience by financial crisis and a hotly contested election, the fact remains that these areas are in dire need of assistance of long term solutions to the lasting effects of wind and water damage. The damage wreaked on these Coastal regions has left millions ...


    By Aquron Corporation

  • Hazardous waste was to be used on farm land

    Two companies have today been fined for waste offences involving mixing hazardous used drawing soap with compost to spread on fields. Land Network pleaded guilty to three offences at their site at Sturgate Airfield, Upton in Gainsborough between 3 June 2009 and 25 February 2010. The company admitted accepting hazardous drawing soap as well as welding rod waste, neither of which are biodegradable ...

  • Richer countries produce richer waste

    The more affluent a country is, the more waste it produces a report by CyclOpe and Veolia Environmental Services has found. Following up from its 2006 report From Waste to Resource, results show developed countries China, the USA and the EU15 top the list as the biggest producers of municipal waste.  According to From Waste to Resource: An abstract of 2009 World Waste Survey, waste from richer ...

  • Paper mill waste recycling solution

    With the raising awareness of protecting forest and grass, most paper mills choose to recycle waste paper as raw materials to produce paper. Various waste paper can be used to remake paper, like carton box, office documents, cardboard for package.etc. A report shows that a recycled paper mill with an annual output of 1 million 500 thousand tons will produce 180 thousand tons" paper making waste ...

  • New technologies needed for wastes in London

    Technologies such as gasification and anaerobic digestion will deliver a maximum reduction in climate change emissions while still meeting London’s recycling and renewable energy targets, according to a new report. Greenhouse Gas Balances of Waste Management Scenarios, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Environmental performance of construction and demolition waste management

    The EU Waste Framework Directive1 aims to recycle or recover materially 70% of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste by 2020. This study evaluated the performance of the Finnish waste management system against this target. The results showed that the system generates environmental benefits and is profitable, but has not reached the 70% target. The researchers suggest ways the tar Europe ...


    By European Commission

  • Greeks install waste sorting machines in Cyprus

    The Greek waste management company Helector has installed 12 automated waste sorting machines from industry leader TITECH at its new plant in Larnaca in Cyprus. The plant, which is believed to be the most modern municipal solid waste (MSW) plant in the world, was constructed by German plant manufacturer Eggersmann. Because of TITECH’s sensor-based sorting systems the plant is able to sort ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Everything you need to know about Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) sampling

    Axion Consulting has launched a series of specialised courses designed to develop senior waste professionals’ knowledge of the new MRF Regulations and the advantages of statistical process control based upon good sampling methodologies ahead of new legislation coming into force from October 2014. The resource recovery specialist is believed to be among the first in the recycling sector to ...


    By Axion Group

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