Waste & Recycling E-Zine
November 2009

This Month�s Featured Articles, Papers & Reports
Home Composting Diversion: Household Level Analysis
The goals of the present study were to (i) verify Parfitt�s (2005) household-level models of home composting diversion, (ii) provide additional insight into how those diversion factors were derived, (iii) extend the modelling approach to consider garden waste in residual and garden waste collections, and (iv) track the performance of compost bins supplied by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) to households over a 16 month period. Parfitt�s (2005) household level models were verified as ...
Wood waste market in the UK
The purpose of this project was to undertake both market and economic assessments for wood waste in the UK. The two sections of this report are described separately below. This section first identified gaps in wood waste estimates and then presented an approach for closing identified gaps.  A review of current publicly available literature confirmed that there are a range of estimates available on wood waste availability in the UK, and no figures from the reviewed literature were used in ...
Chemtex, Inc.

Whether it�s a one gallon spill on a plant floor or a one million gallon spill in the ocean, Chemtex has a broad line of spill control products for you to choose from and we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When Chemtex started in 1998, most of our sales were in meltblown poly-propylene pads, rolls, and booms. Since then, our product lines have grown to carry just about anything you can think of when it comes to cleaning a spill. Today, Chemtex inventories multiple truck loads of various different oil sorbents, universal sorbents, industrial absorbents and various sorbent accessories. Some of these items include sorbent pads, sorbent rolls, absorbent booms, absorbent socks, absorbent pillows, granulars, neutralizers, hydrocarbon polymers, and spill kits that are used for different sorbent applications. We also inventory a huge selection of secondary containment products such as spill pallets, overpacks, lab packs, drum funnels, etc. In addition to sorbents and secondary containment, we carry drain protectors, spill dams, and drain guards used in storm water management.

  • Marketing waste mixed compost
    Marketing of compost has come a long way over the past 15 to 20 years. Today the word �compost� is an almost everyday household term and the use of compost ...
  • Biomass energy outlook
    Over the last three or four weeks, my newsletter, Burning Bio News, has been oddly extreme. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University, is churning out ...
  • The early bird gets the carbon credits � But you have to act NOW
    As has been written in other Environmental News for You, a business benefit of a climate change program is that verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ...
  • Building a business with nutrient management
    Laurelbrook Farm is a third-generation dairy farm in East Cannan, Connecticut. The Jacquier family owns 275 acres, and rents an additional 2,500 acres ...
  • Climate change connections
    MY son has a friend whose mother loves him very much. She loves him so much that she is terrified, absolutely terrified, that something might hurt him. ...

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