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  • New soil from recycled waste for barren steelworks

    The multi-million pound regeneration project of a 200-year-old steelworks “wasteland” has combined recycled green waste with post-industrial slag and colliery spill to create 11 hectares of new landscape. The Works in Ebbw Vale, South Wales combined green compost - taken from households in the local region of Blaenau Gwent - with colliery spill and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Proposed new ASTM soil and rock standard covers sustainable use of recycled asphalt pavement

    A proposed new ASTM standard is an important step in guiding federal, state and local highway agencies, contractors, material suppliers and consultants on the sustainable use of recycled asphalt pavement. ASTM WK26824, Specifications for Recycled Asphalt Pavement Materials for Base or Subbase for Highway or Airports, is being developed by Subcommittee D18.14 on Geotechnics of Sustainable ...


    By ASTM International

  • Smithsonian exhibition reveals impact of soil

    Starting on Saturday, October 2, visitors to The Durham Museum will enjoy a journey into the skin of the earth and explore the amazing world of soils in the new exhibition, Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Completely familiar yet largely unknown, soils help sustain virtually every form of life on Earth. Still, it is said that we know more about the dark side of the moon than we do about the Earth ...

  • Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the ...

  • Utah microbubbles clean dirty soil

    Microbubble technology developed at the University of Utah has the potential to boost a wide range of environmental clean-up efforts around the world. Uses include removing oil and gas byproducts from water, removing organics and heavy metals from industrial sites and removing harmful algae from lakes. "It's very gratifying to see our technology at work in the field", says Andy Hong, who ...

  • All about tire recycling

    Modern civilization cannot live without rubber goods, and only waste rubber, in particular tires, we seem to be iniquity. Meanwhile, they can also be very useful to humanity as a source of energy. The tire laid in a landfill (often bypassing environmental laws), is decomposed in a natural way more than 100 years. Contact of the tire with water (rainfall) leads to leaching of toxic organic ...


    By IPEC

  • Protecting soil in fire-ravaged landscapes

    Following a wildfire, there is often the potential for devastating storm-induced erosion and mudslides. To prevent this possibility, teams of scientists work on these scared landscapes to quickly assess the erosion potential and potential mitigation strategies. By using digital soil and fire severity data, coupled with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the process is made much simpler. A ...

  • Rare Earth Metals Recycling

    ATR has established Secure Destruction Services (SDS) comprised of compliance, legal, logistics and operational professionals with additional capabilities and ITAR security clearances that identify and manage vulnerabilities in existing processes.  ATR also provides Rare Earth Metals Recycling programs that can be individually tailored to the customers needs.  The SDS team inspects ...

  • EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at the Scorpio Recycling Superfund site in Toa Baja; EPA to spend $3 Million to Address Heavy Metal Contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to address contaminated soil at the Scorpio Recycling Superfund site in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Previous metal recycling and battery crushing activities at the site resulted in contamination of the soil with lead and other metals. Lead is a toxic metal that can cause damage to a child’s ability to learn and a range of health ...

  • November 15th is America Recycles Day

    PHILADELPHIA -- November 15th is America Recycles Day. Each year our country produces almost 240 million tons of municipal solid waste, equivalent to nearly 4 ½ pounds of waste per person each day, most of which is recyclable. When we recycle, we conserve energy and natural resources, reduce air and water pollution and reduce greenhouse gases. By using our resources wisely, we ...

  • Award recognises NLS recycling achievements

    HACH LANGE has presented the National Laboratory Service (NLS) with a silver bar made from recycled chemical reagents, in recognition of the organisation’s achievements in waste minimisation. Accepting the ingot on behalf of the NLS laboratory in Nottingham, inorganics team leader Richard Yates said “Tiny quantities of silver are employed in the tests that we conduct for COD - ...


  • 100,000th Refrigerator Recycled as Part of GE Agreement with Appliance Recycling Centers of America

    This week, GE, in collaboration with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA), reached a milestone of 100,000 refrigerators and freezers recycled through North America’s only UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT) System. ARCA’s (Nasdaq: ARCI) URT machine, a unique 40-foot-tall engineering marvel, recovers approximately 95 percent of the insulating ...

  • Baioni, design and fabrication of a mobile soil washing plant

    Mobile remediation technology With the progressive exhaustion of natural resources and the increase of soil pollution, the effects on ecosystem and human health remain a major concern in today's society; the aim is therefore trying to reduce pollutants in our environment such as chemicals, toxic materials, pathogen agents, radioactive materials but first of all to adopt a correct ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Redefinition of waste should increase recycling

    Classifying a host of waste products as raw materials could break down the administrative barriers that currently make them difficult to reuse. Cutting red tape will make it easier to turn millions of tonnes of industrial and commercial waste into usable materials, according to the Environment Agency and Government-funded recycling champion WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme). The ...

  • Audio & Video Recycling at best Rates

    Audio and video equipment are used by individuals and organizations for both private and professional purposes. For instance, almost every person has a camera in their home. In addition, many companies have audio systems. There is no doubt that this type of equipment is useful – sometimes it’s used for entertainment while in other cases it can simplify communication. However, we ...


    By I Global Asset Management

  • Evaluating risks from contaminated soil: a standardised approach

    Soil plays an important role, as a habitat capable of recycling water, carbon and nutrients and a provider of food and raw materials. Research investigating the risk assessment procedures adopted in different EU member states, suggests that there needs to be greater standardisation in the methods of assessing risks from contaminated soils. In 2005, the European Commission Joint Research Centre ...

  • Wales on target for better recycling figures

    Wales is reducing, re-using and recycling more and sending less and less household waste to landfill, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing Jane Davidson announced today (30 July). In the final quarterly figures for 2007-08, local authorities across Wales are recycling 5% more than in 2006-07 – at 32% they are on track to hit the 40% target set for 2009-10. In 2006-07 the annual ...


    By Welsh Assembly Government

  • NEIKER is studying the impact of climate change on the soil ecosystem

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has had a Microbial Observatory in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Nature Reserve (Huesca Pyrenees) since 2011. Its purpose is to evaluate the impact of climate change on the ecosystems of the soil by monitoring its microbial properties over time. The research areas are located at altitudes of between 1,500 and ...

  • Food security depends on sustainable nutrient management of soils

    Food security is being threatened by loss of soil nutrients that are essential for the high yield of crops. A recent study outlines strategies to ensure the sustainable production of food through a holistic approach to soil nutrient management. In response to the rising demand for food from an increasing world population, high-yielding crops are being grown with the help of artificial fertilisers ...

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