municipal organic waste News

  • Organic Waste Discharge

    A new ASTM subcommittee will develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Subcommittee D34.02 on Discharge of Organic Wastes into Sanitary Sewers is part of ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management. “Considering the need for low detection limits and measurements that would assure all of ...


    By ASTM International

  • BioCycle July - Equipment News

    Shredder-Grinder Combo Doppstadt DZ 750 Kombi The Doppstadt DZ 750 Kombi combines the power of a slow-speed shredder and the precision of a high-speed grinder on a single chassis. In one pass, the shredder-grinder processes heavily contaminated source material and produces high quality finished product. The Kombi contains a primary, heavy-duty ceramic magnet before the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Examining advanced treatment of organic waste

    The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced a market study, supported by Ofwat, looking at the market for treatment of organic waste. The study will look at whether the market is working effectively to deliver the best outcomes for customers. The study will examine whether there are appropriate incentives in place for the efficient use of new and advanced technologies. Organic waste has ...


  • US biofuels industry could use municipal wastes

    The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a new report outlining how the Pacific Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources -- if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used. The report notes that it will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Municipal Solid Waste Continues to Grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world's cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global municipal solid waste continues to grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world’s cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling of waste that current ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • City of Los Angeles Innovates Municipal Waste Management

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- Six thousand six hundred tons of refuse (trash, recyclables and yard trimmings) are currently being collected curbside on a daily basis in the nation's second largest city. As its population increases, and resources become more limited, the City of Los Angeles is working hard towards becoming a cleaner, greener 'zero-waste' city. This means that the City's solid waste material ...


    By Rehrig Pacific Company

  • Rising municipal solid waste generation fuelling the municipal solid waste-to-energy market, notes Frost & Sullivan

    Extensive technology adoption and better collection efficiency of municipal solid waste (MSW) could help the Indian municipal solid waste-to-energy market register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 by 2013. The increase in the quantity of waste generated, coupled with the need for a proper means of waste disposal, offers significant growth opportunities to the market. New analysis from ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Rising Municipal Solid Waste Generation Fuelling the Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Market, Notes Frost & Sullivan

    Extensive technology adoption and better collection efficiency of municipal solid waste (MSW) could help the Indian municipal solid waste-to-energy market register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 by 2013. The increase in the quantity of waste generated, coupled with the need for a proper means of waste disposal, offers significant growth opportunities to the market. New analysis ...


  • Waste Management Announces Expansion of Organics Recycling Services

    Acquisition of Garick enables Waste Management to expand organic recycling services and commercial and consumer organic products across North America HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced it has acquired a majority equity interest in Garick LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic lawn and garden products that will ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • US biomass industry should use municipal waste - new study

    The northwestern US can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources... if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used, according to a report issued by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant biofuels industry based on today's land use ...

  • Covanta Energy Extends Partnership With Bristol Municipalities for Sustainable Waste Disposal

    Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new 20 year agreement with municipalities in the Bristol, CT area. Covanta will provide sustainable waste disposal at the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility, in addition the agreement provides for bundled services including recycling, bulky waste disposal, e-waste ...


  • EPRI Selects GBB for an Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Power Plants

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that a detailed engineering and economic evaluation for the use of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as fuel in the generation of power utilizing various conversion technologies and parameters has been initiated for the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) after being selected through a formal procurement process. The ...

  • Determining the municipality waste fees and way of payment in Japan - 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, ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Covanta Energy and Turning Earth announce partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses

    Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, and Turning Earth, LLC an integrated organics recycling company, today announced a new partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses. The 10-year agreement calls for Turning Earth to build, own and operate an integrated organics recycling facility ...


  • Frost & Sullivan: Rising costs of managing municipal solid waste present waste service providers opportunities for growth

    Cost is by far the most mentioned challenge in delivering municipal solid waste services in Australia. It is also, unsurprisingly, the single most important criterion for councils when selecting a waste management service provider. Starting 1 July 2012, Australia introduced a carbon pricing mechanism (CPM) that applied to the country's largest polluters. Open ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

    Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge from New ...

  • Waste Management to Develop New Organics Facility in Central Florida

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments. "We want to extract the highest value possible from the materials we manage. Recycling organics through composting and the ...


  • EPA Recognizes Governments, Organizations and Businesses for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the waste reduction accomplishments of 29 participants in and endorsers of EPA’s Waste Wise program and EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. These collaborative initiatives apply sustainable materials management practices to decrease wasted food and municipal and industrial wastes in the United States, leading to economic and ...

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

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