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  • Bag Splitters for MSW and Commercial Waste?

    Bag splitters were designed for processing of lightweight packaging material. Consequently, they are almost only used for recovery of such materials. Should this be all bag splitters could be used for? Since 15 years, the German BRT Recycling Technologie GmbH has been showing other interesting fields of application for this proven system. As sole manufacturer of bag splitters in the ...


  • Bag Splitters for MSW and Commercial Waste?

    Bag splitters were designed for processing of lightweight packaging material. Consequently, they are almost only used for recovery of such materials. Should this be all bag splitters could be used for? Since 15 years, the German BRT Recycling Technologie GmbH has been showing other interesting fields of application for this proven system.   As sole manufacturer of bag splitters in the ...


  • High Flow Bag Filter

    High Flow Series elements are high flow capacity,high efficiency, inside to outside flow, liquid filtration pleated bag replacement cartridges designed for applications with large flow requirements. By increasing the surface area in ...

  • MEPs Clamp Down on Wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries would have to reduce the use of the most common and most polluting plastic bags by at at least 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs recommend using taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, known to pollute water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in particular. "MEPs have today voted ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs clamp down on wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries will be required to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic bags drastically under new rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday ""This legislation will create a genuine win-win situation"” said Margrete Auken (Greens/EFA, DK), who is steering the legislation ...


    By European Parliament

  • WasteCare Corporation Introduces Innovative Red Bag Waste Equipment Solution

    WasteCare Corporation, a company that specializes in waste recycling solutions has added a new product that significantly reduces the waste processing and disposal costs associated with red bag waste... a burdensome waste profile that is common to hospitals, medical centers, clinics and healthcare facilities in general.   WasteCare Corporation proudly introduces a new product that is ...


    By WasteCare Corporation

  • Environment MEPs clamp down on wasteful plastic carrier bags

    EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by the Environment Committee on Monday. To this end, MEPs recommend using economic instruments such as taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental concern, known to affect water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in ...


    By European Parliament

  • China bans free plastic bags

    The government of China has ordered a ban on the production, sale and use of ultra-thin bags as of June 1. Supermarkets and shops will be banned from giving free plastic bags to customers as of that date, but they can sell the plastic bags. In a circular posted on the central government's website Tuesday, the General Office of the State Council China said it will encourage shoppers to use fewer ...

  • Put a plastic bag in your tank

    Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details next month in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Many pundits describe the present time as the “plastic age” for good reason and as such we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bramidan provided a baler for big-bags

    The company Anna Topór ANA, a manufacturer of leather products in Poland, invested in a baler from Bramidan for recycling. Anna Topór ANA, located in Lower Silesia, is a rapidly growing manufacturer of leather products such as luggage and handbags. The company also recycles big bags for its customers. ANA went into cooperation with a metallurgical ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Free reusable bags at whole foods

    Whole Foods Markets from New Jersey to Virginia began giving away one free reusable bag per customer yesterday to encourage shoppers to “BYOB” — Bring Your Own Bag. The bag had already caught my eye, not only because it’s so cheerful and colorful, but also because it’s made from 80% post-consumer waste.  Plus, it’s got a washable surface and actually seems more ample inside than the standard ...

  • Asda launches free bag initiative

    Supermarket Asda has launched a two week ‘bag for life’ give away to help reduce carrier bag waste across all its UK stores. Plastic bags will be replaced with re-usable bags at check-outs free of charge for two weeks. Asda is committed to meeting a 50 per cent reduction target in carrier bag use. Corporate policy manager Paul Hedley said: “We are ...

  • What is missing from your recycling bag?

    Hillingdon Council in west London has launched a new recycling campaign in an effort to boost the borough’s recycling rates. The theme of the new campaign will be ‘missing’ to highlight the household items that are missing from residents’ recycling bags and commonly found in refuse sacks. As part of the launch and to kick start the campaign, there will be mountains of rubbish piled high in the ...

  • Minister hints on introduction of carrier bag charge for England

    The current Resource Minister and previous Environment Minister Lord de Mauley has responded to a question in a House of Lords debate that the government are ‘actively considering a charge on carrier bags (for England) based on the experience in the devolved Administrations.’ He appears to rule out a ban of any sort, instead preferring the standard method of reducing carrier bags ...

  • Seattle City Council Bans Greenwashing Of Noncompostable Bags

    The Seattle City Council today voted unanimously to make Seattle the first place in the nation to ban the use of misleading green- and brown-tinted non-compostable plastic bags. The lawmakers also moved to prohibit the use of false “eco” labeling on non-compostable bags, and to make permanent Seattle’s five-cent charge for recyclable paper shopping bags. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Supermarkets warned to stop using plastic bags

    Welsh Assembly Environment Minister Jane Davidson has used new legislation to pave the way to look at legally banning free plastic bags in Wales and has warned retailers to stop using them. Davidson said: “I have been concerned about the impact of free plastic carrier bags for some time and support strong action to encourage retailers to stop using them. I am using new legislation to look at how ...

  • Millions fewer carrier bags on England’s high streets

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has welcomed the news that leading supermarkets and their customers in England are now using 346 million fewer single-use carrier bags every month than in 2006, according to new figures published today.  In May 2006, 718 million bags were being given out – by May 2009 this had almost halved to 372 million, a reduction of 48 per cent.  In December 2008, seven ...

  • Marks & Spencer announces carrier bag charging success

    M&S has announced that it has achieved an 80% reduction in the total number of food carrier bags used since the UK-wide launch of carrier bag charging in early May. This means that M&S customers have used over 70 million less plastic bags in the last ten weeks alone. With all profits from the 5p charge going to charity, in the same period, over GBP 200,000 has been raised for M&S’ ...


    By Marks and Spencer Group plc

  • Plastic bag recycling coming to Big Apple stores

    New York City Council Wednesday passed new legislation that would encourage recycling of single-use plastic bags at large supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the city. The legislation, sponsored by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others, would require large retail outlets in New York City to establish in-store plastic bag recycling programs, inform consumers of the ...

  • Environmental Defense Fund partners with Wal-Mart to cut global shopping bag waste

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will serve as Wal-Mart’s (NYSE: WMT) environmental partner in the Global Plastic Shopping Bag Waste Reduction Commitment that the retailer announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. EDF will help Wal-Mart develop reduction, reuse and recycling strategies as well as monitor efforts to reduce plastic shopping bag waste by an average of ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

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