Can Recycling Articles

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Environmental Beer Innovation

    Are Edible Pack Bindings the Solution? In 2016 the British population drank an average of 15,000 pints of beer every minute. Meanwhile in 2015, 63 billion gallons of beer was consumed in the USA, 50% of which was from a can. Whilst these statistics may have the beer companies and brewers smiling with glee, these are not good figures, ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Case study - Nottinghamshire Recycling

    DUO Equipment delivered and installed a new full washing and water management plant for Nottinghamshire Recycling Ltd (NRL). Based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, NRL is a sustainable waste solution provider processing C & D waste, green waste, wood and recycled aggregates. The new washing and water management plant (which includes a Gennaretti centrifuge system) will provide NRL with the ...


    By DUO (Europe) plc

  • Liz Earle compost 100% of the Food waste generated in the Green house - Case study

    The Green House is Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd’s head office, located in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The building was originally designed and constructed to minimise its environmental impact, with ground source heating, rainwater harvesting and solar energy generation in place. When phase two was completed at the beginning of 2012, it virtually doubled the size of The Green House, adding more ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • What can blockchain do for the environment?

    “A lot of crypto-currency proponents say that blockchains are going to save the planet. Well, I just can’t see it.” This is not the resounding endorsement you might expect from widely acknowledged blockchain expert Michael Mainelli for the technology most famously associated with the internet-based currency known as Bitcoin. ...


    By Ensia

  • Can you avoid the reporting treadmill this year?

    The EU's focus on resource preservation and reuse has put manufacturers under increasing pressure over the past two decades to meet strict legislative requirements on environmental reporting. This has created a tricky path for producers to navigate as reporting requirements differ in each country. Depending on the size of your company, you could have come back to work this January ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Meet the Team - Stefanie Mayer, Test Center Manager, shares her application findings

    Q: How would you describe your role at TOMRA Sorting and what does it involve? My role at TOMRA Sorting is the management of our main Test Center Recycling in Koblenz. This includes the planning of customer tests, testing of new applications and giving technical ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • The Magic of Recycling

    “Magic, by its ability to capture the imagination, can change the world” – Cyril the Sorcerer. My presumptions about what makes for good recycling outreach were shattered in the wink of an eye on the day a magician restored a torn-up newspaper into a fully-recycled newspaper. From this point on buttons, posters, marketing, and even social media ...

  • Land recycling in Europe

    Land take, or the change from non-artificial to artificial land cover, reflects on-going and often conflicting claims on land. Some of the land that is 'taken' for urban development is covered with an impervious surface, which severely hampers ecosystem functioning and the related delivery of ecosystem services. However, when land is 'recycled', land that was developed in the past and has ...

  • Integrated Weighing System Guarantees Full Traceability At Gaskells

    Owners of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool, Gaskells, have invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers. Jonathan Gaskell, Managing Director, Gaskells said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being ...

  • Can EHS & Quality Live Happily Ever After?

    We do something quite unique at Intelex. We service both the safety and the quality needs of many organizations. As such I get a window into two critical, but often separate parts of an organization. I’m lucky to have had hundreds of conversations with our clients on the value and challenges of their safety and quality programs and in those discussions often hear some common themes. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • 5 Eco-Friendly Installations that Attract Homebuyers

    Many homeowners are going green for different reasons. Some want to reduce their carbon footprint, others want to save money, either way going green is in. Here are five ways to add eco-friendly features to your home. Reclaim Gray Water The average family of four, according to the Environmental Protect Agency, uses 400 gallons of water every single day. Using gray water, however, ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • What can I use to filter my mobile phase?

    If you are using mobile phase that contains salts or, generally, any components that are weighed out for its preparation, you will need to filter the solution before using with HPLC or UHPLC. The most common type of filtration is membrane microfiltration. We sell an extensive group of products for this and they are discussed very well in a blog ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Vibrating Screen Separators: Maintenance and Downtime Issues

    A vibrating screen separator is a big investment for any operation and an important part of your overall process. A good screening machine will be able to reliably meet your production goals while keeping your overhead costs to a minimum. The potential for maintenance and downtime are important considerations to factor into a new ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • What’s New with Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere v4.3

    The Roadnet Anywhere platform received upgrades across its routing, dispatching, mobile, telematics, and business intelligence applications to enhance the user experience. Roadnet Anywhere v4.3 is now available to help fleets plan and monitor routes throughout the day as well as analyze fleet overall operations. The Roadnet Mobile App has received some of the biggest and most noteworthy ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • LGA advisor questions idea of recycling consistency

    A senior adviser on waste issues for the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested that councils will be resistant to measures to enforce a ‘consistent collection system’ across England. The cautionary note over consistency came from LGA adviser Hilary Tanner during a debate titled ‘Localism vs Consistency’ at the LARAC – Local Authority ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • How can you measure Peracetic Acid separately from Hydrogen peroxide, Isn’t there hydrogen peroxide in PAA?

    We receive questions of this sort frequently and the questioner is partly right. Peracetic acid (PAA) is formed in an equilibrium mixture with hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, so in a mixture of PAA, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, PAA is being continually formed by the reaction of hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, and peracetic acid is continually breaking down to reform hydrogen peroxide ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Plastics recycling industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

    The producers of automobiles and electronics across Europe have been given the responsibility for the end-of-life capture, collection and recycling or recovery of the products that they put on the market. Under this Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation the focus is placed upon ‘polluter pays’ by making branded manufacturers and importers share the financial burden of the ...

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