Waste & Recycling Articles

  • Solid Waste Reduction: Insulform Pty Ltd

    Insulform Pty Ltd is a medium sized Melbourne based company that manufactures trim and insulation components for the automotive industry. Reformulation of the raw material and the process used to manufacture rear parcel shelves for passenger vehicles has resulted in significant cost savings, with reduced price to the customer, and the elimination of a significant solid waste stream. ...


  • Heat Recovery for Reuse in Proofing Ovens: Buttercup Bakeries

     By collaborating with a major tertiary research institution, RMIT University, Buttercup Bakeries has been able to apply new heat recovery technology suitable for bakery and other industrial applications. The initiative has resulted not only in cost and energy savings but more efficient oven heating boiler operations. Background Buttercup Bakeries is part of the ...


  • Cleaner Production Pays Dividends: Banksia Food Products Pty Ltd

    Banksia Food Products found a way to convert wastage into profits. By implementing recommended cleaner production measures, the company has been able to dramatically increase productivity and minimise wastage. Background Banksia Food Products Pty Ltd, located in the Sydney suburb of Moorebank, employs over 30 people and has an annual turnover of $3 million. The ...


  • Reduction of Waste from Synthetic Rubber Testing and Unreacted Styrene: Kemcor Australia

     Kemcor Australia has used cleaner production processes to reduce waste from synthetic rubber testing and unreacted styrene in small batch production, with significant cost savings. Background Kemcor Australia is a leader in the production of olefins, poly-olefins and synthetic rubber, and is part of the Altona (Victoria) chemical complex, the largest centre for primary ...


  • Recovery of Acrylic Latex from Wastewater: BASF Australia

     BASF Australia is saving $120,000 per year after installing a $40,000 pump that enabled them to recover valuable acrylic latex previously flushed to effluent when equipment was washed. They are also saving on water costs and thinking about cleaner production led the company to improved scheduling which boosted productivity. Background Based in Victoria, BASF Australia ...


  • The Monitoring and Pre-treatment of Brewery Trade Waste Prior to Discharge: Carlton & United Brewery

    Carlton United Brewery installed a Trade Waste Monitoring System to analyse the temperature, flows, pH and chemical compounds in their trade wastewater. This cleaner production initiative was a licensing condition of the Northern Territory's Power and Water Authority (PAWA). As a result of the pretreatment, CUB is able to discharge their brewery wastewater to sewer. Background ...


  • Industry, Fresh Water and Sustainable Development

    Synopsis Industry, Fresh Water, and Sustainable Development is published jointly by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The growing demands for water for human consumption, agriculture and industry means that fresh water must not be taken for granted, but be carefully used.  Industry has an important ...

  • Improved Effluent Treatment Systems: Australian National Railways

      An environmental audit of Australian National Railways' facilities in various States identified a serious problem with the performance of wastewater and effluent treatment systems at several sites. Implementation of cleaner production measures has resulted in improved environmental performance and cleaning efficiencies at reduced operational cost. Background In late 1995, ...


  • ABS-181 Hydrogen Peroxide Enhancer

    Introduction The conventional sewer cleaning system can only bandaging the problems which cannot provide solution to prevent sewer line corrosion caused by toxic gases, organic constriction, deprived penetrating distance, generated large amount of hazardous organic and inorganic waste to increase environmental burden. The Objectives of the present invention is an aggressor method providing ...

  • Analysis of monitoring results of the separation and greywater treatment system at Chester Woods Park, Olmsted County, Minn.

    Introduction In 1993, Olmsted County installed an advanced individual sewage treatment system (ISTS) at the caretaker's residence at a County-owned park to demonstrate waste load reduction and downsizing of drainfield area. The subject system has two components--1) a composting/vermiculture blackwater system and a 2) aerobic graywater treatment system. The separation of the high strength ...


  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

  • Copper Smelting Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Glass Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Thermal Power - Rehabilitation of Existing Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Waste in the Netherlands

    Household waste More than 10% of waste arisings in the Netherlands consists of household waste. The local authorities are responsible for collecting this category of waste. A set of rules compels the local authorities to collect separately organic household waste, glass, paper and board, textiles and small chemical waste. The policy aims at giving producers more responsibility for their products ...


  • Lead and Zinc Smelting Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Foundries Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Oil and Gas Development - Onshore Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

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