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  • SOTKON implemented an experimental project of underground container systems for the collection of municipal solid waste

    Cúcuta is the capital, the most populated city of the administrative division called Norte de Santander and the sixth most populous of Colombia. About two years ago, SOTKON implemented an experimental project of underground container systems for the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW) in order to test the effective reduction of operating costs and improvement of health and safety ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO INSTALL UNDERGROUND WASTE SYSTEM

    http://resource.co/article/university-cambridge-install-underground-waste-system-6665 "An estimated 450 underground bins (such as those pictured), supplied by Portuguese-based Sotkon UK, will be located across the 150-hectare development site and will reportedly help reduce the site’s carbon emissions by ‘taking away the stop-start collection of traditional, above-ground wheelie ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government reassurances, some of Horonobe's 2,500 residents fear could turn their neighborhood into a nuclear waste storage site. "I'm ...


    By Associated Press

  • Flat recycling to go underground with new Finnish waste system

    A Finnish underground waste system by vacuum technology firm MariMatic is set to rival the Swedish Envac system and help encourage residents to recycle from flats. MariMatic may look to the UK to develop the Metro Taifun system that does away with kerbside collections and collects municipal waste using an underground network of vacuum pipes. ...

  • The automated waste collection system installed in Pamplona collected more than 2.400 tons of waste during its first year

    This February, the Ros Roca automated waste collection system located on the city center of Pamplona celebrated its first anniversary. This system gives more space to pedestrians, reduces odors and eliminates noise and traffic problems caused by collection trucks. The new system, which has 35 urban collection points and 118 boxes, collected more than 2.400 tons of waste during its first year. ...


    By Ros Roca Environment

  • Competitor`s Underground System Replaced By SOTKON In Faro

    This project envolved a lot of on-site constrution as well as the execution of specific lids and components. Futhermore some old instalations were modified from 5 to 3m3 so it also needed a floor height adjustement. The instalation of Sotkon underground system will prevent the constant water infiltrations that the other equipment suffer. Also as Sotkon plastic containers ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • SOTKON Installs Underground Containers In Rio De Janeiro New Harbour Area

    The first phase includes 42 Sotkon underground containers supplied to the concessionaire “Porto Novo”, one of the companies that manages the new Rio de Janeiro harbour Porto Maravilha, an ongoing rehabilitation area. A crane was installed on a rear load collection truck from Comlurb (Rio de Janeiro waste collection company) and tests were performed daily to train the ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • The Contenur underground container system is now fully consolidated in the French market

    The Contenur underground container system is now fully consolidated in the French market   Contenur has been awarded the supply, installation and maintenance of the underground containers in the City of Cannes.   Contenur has just obtained another new tender in France for the supply and ...

  • Opportunities for geothermal energy: New method reveals past underground temperatures

    Rocks store information about the temperatures that they have experienced. Wageningen University researchers and international colleagues are the first to develop a method that reveals low-temperature information (from 35 °C and higher) on a relatively short timescale of thousands of years. The new method might find application in locating geothermal reservoirs and in maintaining underground ...

  • Efforts to protect water supplies from leaking underground tanks result in record year

    Since October 2007, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with Tribal governments throughout the Pacific Southwest inspected 136 underground fuel tanks sites in an effort to increase compliance and prevent petroleum releases to the environment. In Arizona, 25 fuel tank owners operating in the Phoenix, Tucson and Navajo lands were fined a total of $71,776 for violations of ...

  • A Sewage Treatment Plant Goes Underground Using In-Pipe Technology Company, Inc. Bioaugmentation

    Villalba de los Barros, a small municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain uses a new treatment process that causes the sewer collection system to work like a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Like any other town of its size (1,800 people), Villalba de los Barros has a sewage treatment plant to comply with ever more stringent European limitations on discharges into ...


    By PRWeb

  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Dubai municipality to promote waste management initiatives at the Middle East Waste Summit

    Dubai’s immense economic growth in recent years has brought about significant waste management challenges to the booming emirate. To respond to the increasing quantities of generated waste as well as the need for innovative waste management solutions, Dubai Municipality lends its full support to the Middle East Waste Summit 2009 (MEWS) to be held at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre from 26–28 May. ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • High tech waste vacuum technology, a first for the UK

    For the first time in the UK rubbish can be transported through a system of underground vacuum pipes. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground. Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using this system for 30 years and the system is ...

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances

    Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents - and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in the Canadian province of Ontario, where a publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances

    Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents - and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in the Canadian province of Ontario, where a publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Councils would opt for waste vacuum system if they had more money

    Additional councils would opt for the system that transports waste underground if they had more money, said a Brent Council official. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground (See MRW story). Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using ...

  • Geotech`s GA5000 plays its part in the drive to reduce waste to landfill

    Geotech's GA5000 landfill gas analyser is increasingly used on closed landfill sites as policies, including waste separation, take effect around the world, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill.  UK-based Exea Associates uses the GA5000 to maximum effect to understand the changing gas mix ...


    By Geotech

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