organics recycling News

  • Firm to invest in organic waste recycling

    Small business investor Acuity Capital Management is launching a venture capital trust for UK organic waste recycling infrastructure. Aiming to invest in eight to twelve sites and seeking £20 million from retail investors, the majority of projects will be made up of anaerobic digestion technology, while the remaining few will be in-vessel composting sites. ...

  • 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.

  • Association for organics recycling appoints Jacobs as MD

    Jeremy Jacobs has been formally appointed as managing director of the Association for Organics Recycling (AFOR). His appointment was confirmed at AFOR’s annual general meeting on December 10. Association chairman Peter Mills said: “Jeremy has worked with immense enthusiasm and dedication to represent the interest of the association’s members. I am delighted that he has accepted the role of ...

  • 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.

  • Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference unveils new organizing partner, seeks speakers

    A Greener Solution LLC has joined with Waste & Recycling News to organize the third annual Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference, the industry's focal point for shaping the future of tactical sustainability and corporate recycling programs. The Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference is a three-day event for senior executives involved in the development, innovation and implementation ...


  • 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

  • Absorbing organic pollutants in soils

    A new study closely examines the role degrading plant materials play in absorbing organic pollutants in the soil. These “biopolymers” are the waxy, water resistant barriers between the plant cells and the environment. This information is important to evaluate the role of these biopolymers as a natural sorbent for organic pollutants in the environment. The study, reported in the ...

  • Recycling Polystyrene

    Enough waste Polystyrene to fill 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools is currently land filled in the UK every year. Purex International has developed a new system to thermally densify this waste into a form that can be recycled into new products and fuels. Polystyrene is a very effective packaging material but disposing of or recycling it can be problematic and expensive. Purex International ...


  • Electronic nose on show at organics conference

    Pioneering ‘electronic nose’ technology for waste odour monitoring will be showcased by Enviro Technology at the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) conference on 15 March.   Odour pollution is a serious concern for the UK’s biological waste treatment industry as it continues on a path of substantial growth. The RQ Box electronic nose enables better monitoring and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Keep America Beautiful introduces suite of resources for businesses and Organizations to encourage recycling in the workplace

    Keep America Beautiful’s Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions around the country to pledge to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website (RecyclingatWork.org) that features a host of tools and resources, including recycling bin discounts. By taking the ...


    By Keep America Beautiful

  • New Award From Penton’s Waste360.com will recognize rising stars in waste, recycling, and organics industry

    Penton’s Waste360.com today announced a new awards program that will shine a light on the agents of change in the waste community. The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program is targeting young talent in the waste, recycling and organic industry. The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program is seeking inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in the waste, recycling and ...


    By Penton

  • Education Programs at Penton’s WasteExpo 2016 will offer waste, recycling and organics industry intelligence

    When Penton’s WasteExpo, North America's largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, returns to Las Vegas June 6-9, 2016, the education component alone is going to give attendees a leg up on the most innovative advances and ideas in waste management. The conference program was developed in collaboration with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). ...


    By Penton

  • 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 ...


  • Recyclers wanted as America Recycles Day approaches

    Trash can or recycling bin?  It’s your choice. As America Recycles Day approaches, think about increasing your own recycling rate over the national average of 33.4 percent.  “Our recycling rate has increased as more and more Americans recognize that recycling helps our environment and our economy,” said Susan Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.  ...

  • EPA highlights recycling efforts on America Recycles Day

    Today, November 15th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commemorates the 14th annual America Recycles Day by recognizing the progress made in recycling our country’s waste and the work yet to be done. EPA estimates that Americans generated 250 million tons of municipal waste in 2010, of which approximately 34 percent was recycled or composted. While this represents progress, it ...

  • The Recycling Innovators Forum Incentivizes Recycling’s Future

    Alcoa, The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division, Coca-Cola Recycling, eCullet, Resource Recycling, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. today announced the 2013 Recycling Innovators Forum and Competition. Open to anyone willing to participate, the Recycling Innovators Forum and Competition seeks original and actionable innovations that have the potential to transform the recycling ...


    By Alcoa Inc

  • Electronics Recycling Easier on America Recycles Day 2007

    If you recycle your old electronics, you are in the minority, according to a new survey that shows only 23 percent of Americans recycle e-waste, although it is getting more convenient to do so. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Americans throw out two million tons of e-waste each year. These electronic devices contain hazardous materials such as mercury, cadmium, lead and brominated ...

  • Water (recycle) technology seminar

    WLN Indonesia organizes a seminar on water (recycle)technology. During this 1 day seminar WLN Indonesia will inform existing and new clienst about drinking water, process water and waste water treatment technologies. The sessions will consists of interactive presentations on the topics: water & environmental policies and regulations, water efficiency, different treatment technologies ...


    By WLN Indonesia

  • Recycling food scraps into gardens

    Each weekday, food scraps are collected from the Maryland Food Distribution Authority in Jessup, Md., and from small local food service and marketing establishments. Materials that do not contain metal, glass, or plastic are trucked to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Beltsville, Md. There, they are mixed with woodchips, ...

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