waste stream tracking News

  • "waste to energy+recycling" back on the Growth Track

    The international exhibition and conference "waste to energy+recycling" ended on an upbeat note last week. The sixth edition of the industry gathering in Bremen, Germany, fulfilled its promise to exhibitors and visitors alike. 75 percent of the trade visitors rated the programme as highly relevant, more than 60 percent said they made new contacts. The more than 80 exhibitors praised the high ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Pulp and Paper Mills to Track Environmental Footprints

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - How does a pulp and paper mill measure its impact on the surrounding community? And with a commitment to sustainable practices, can it improve its environmental, economic and social footprint over time? These are the questions the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor Paper, GHP, will explore under a new partnership ...

  • Tracking down the menace in Mexico City smog

    A new report by scientists who are part of the international MILAGRO Campaign indicates that some of the most harmful air pollution in Mexico City may not come from motor vehicles but instead originates with industrial sources – and that the culprit may be garbage incineration. The MILAGRO Campaign (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations) monitored air quality in the Mexico ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Eco-Challenge to Improve Tracking of E-Waste

     InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, EMC Corporation, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced the ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • The waste trade – legal and illegal

    A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic 'waste streams', almost all waste generated in the EU that needs ...

  • Waste – From Liability to Asset

    No one wants it but it keeps piling up. Waste is almost a regenerative resources, but not one that is usually seen in a favourable light. A new international conference in London now casts the spotlight on how the burden of waste can become a stream of income. The 'Energy from Biomass and Waste' (EBW UK) conference and exhibition is held at the Royal Horticultural Halls on January 26 to 27. The ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Fuels from biomass: New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

    They’ve been dubbed “grassoline” - second generation biofuels made from inedible plant material, including fast-growing weeds, agricultural waste, sawdust, etc. - and numerous scientific studies have shown them to be prime candidates for replacing gasoline to meet our transportation needs. However, before we can begin to roll down the highways on sustainable, carbon-neutral grassoline, numerous ...

  • Supermarkets reveal their waste lines at RWM

    Leading retailers including Asda and Marks & Spencer will share their strategies for reducing landfill costs and improving their green credentials at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (Birmingham NEC, 15 to 17 September 2009). To register for fast track entrance and to reserve your free seminar places visit ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Waste Management to open Toronto`s most advanced facility for waste materials

    Waste Management (WM) has announced that it will establish the most technologically advanced facility in Toronto dedicated to processing waste materials from building construction and demolition (C&D) sites. Scheduled to be in operation this Fall, the plant, which was acquired in late 2011, will undergo extensive upgrades. The total investment is expected to be $16 million, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Interserve appoints Severnside to Defra Waste Management

    Severnside Recycling has been appointed by Interserve Plc to handle the waste from 157 Defra sites nationwide in the UK. Defra operates a diverse portfolio of facilities from general offices through to specialist laboratories and large estates and Severnside will be developing bespoke solutions to handle the different waste streams generated in the most sustainable way. This will involve ...

  • Metals recovery JV targets waste-to-energy process

    The Netherlands: Dutch metals recovery technology specialist Inashco has established a joint venture with US firm Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. aimed at recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process. The new North American business will rely on Inashco's patented and proprietary advanced dry recovery method. The partners say the non-ferrous recovery ...


    By Recycling International

  • Austrian innovation takes waste shredding solution mobile

    Globally renowned engineering specialist UNTHA has launched the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder following extensive successful trials across Europe. The ‘XR mobil-e’ is the latest innovation from the Austrian-headquartered alternative fuel production experts. With the same design features as the internationally acclaimed static XR, ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • 3 Questions: Randolph Kirchain on the spread of electronic waste

    Original story at MIT News Randolph Kirchain, a senior research scientist in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, has long specialized in analyzing the raw materials used to manufacture new products and the waste generated by those projects at the end of their useful life. In a ...

  • Quantum Compliance System, Inc. announces support for biennial waste report changes

    Ypsilanti, MI - Quantum Compliance Systems, Inc. (Quantum) announces an update to FacTS™ Waste Tracking/Management feature to support changes in the Biennial Report. The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions document a new field called the Waste Minimization Code for the Waste Generation and Management (GM) form. This code will be used to categorize the ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • 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

  • BigBelly Solar Unveils Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM

    BigBelly Solar today announced the launch of its next-generation intelligent waste & recycling collection system, the Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM. The system features new and expanded capabilities at each layer: From any web browser, a new management console provides unprecedented visibility and ...


    By Bigbelly Solar Inc.

  • 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

  • Call for defra to `urgently` tackle commercial and industrial waste

    The Government’s Waste Strategy 2007 has been slammed for focusing “disproportionately on domestic waste” and having “vague ambitions” in tackling commercial and industrial waste, according to a new report by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. EFRA is a cross-party select committee that tracks and assesses the work of ...

  • Normandy 2.0: Hello automation. Goodbye manual waste entry.

    Tacoma, WA. With 20 years of applied knowledge and research on the deep costs of industrial food waste, Feed Commodities LLC and Normandy Waste Management Systems are pleased to announce their latest ...

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