Domestic Waste Articles

  • Dropping Beats With Recycled Treats

    If you looked inside your household recycling bin, junk drawer, kitchen cabinets, or storage areas, what recyclable and reusable treats might you find?  If you are like most people, you will find odd and ends of items that unfortunately also usually end up in the waste stream.  We DID look, and we found many of the same items just waiting to be ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • New Research Demonstrates Safety of SOIL’s Waste Treatment Process

    SOIL is committed to fully treating 100% of the wastes from each and every household EkoLakay toilet – and we take that responsibility very seriously! Our treatment process has been developed alongside global experts and exceeds standards set by the World Health Organization for the safe treatment of human waste. Once the collected waste from ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Quit wasting time in wastewater filtration

    Susan takes pride in the work she does each day. After all, without her expertise in the lab, the plants and animals that live in and around her community’s waterways could suffer. ...


    By GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • Jeonju city - Case study

    This landfill outside Jeonju City accepts waste from Jeonju and two small towns nearby; a total of 600 bales/day of household waste and organic waste (30%) is delivered to this landfill. During mid-November 2001, three of our machines were commissioned and they operated under roof-cover 10 hours/day, 6 days/week. No shredder was required and there is a 60% volume reduction during the baling ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Food Waste Management: A MASSIVE Growth Opportunity in China

    With China’s growing number of urban consumers, more and more pressure is being placed on system to account for the outputs of cities, particularly on its food systems.  One of growing concerns is the issue of managing the sizeable amount of food waste that is coming from restaurants, canteens, and households.  It is a concern that is increasingly strained by the poor waste ...


    By Collective Responsibility

  • UNTHA waste shredder for one of most state-of-the-art MPS systems in Europe

    MPS Betriebsführungs GmbH, based in Berlin, has been using a UNTHA XR3000R waste shredder since early October. The waste treatment plant, which is jointly operated by the ALBA Group and Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin’s municipal waste management company), specialises in the production of alternative fuels, and forms part of one of the most modern plants for mechanical-physical ...

  • 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 GmbH.

  • Case study - MBT Zary

    Plant for mechanical-biological waste treatment (MBT) in Polish Zary - designed, built and equipped in cooperation between different companies of the Eggersmann group. Customer: Zaklad Zagospodarowania Odpadów Sp. z o.o. Retention: January 2013 Commissioning: January 2015 Input: ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Case study - MBT Sofia

    Manufacturing, installation and commissioning of sections of the MBT Sofia - a plant for household waste sorting including a biological drying and subsequent fine sorting of the dried domestic waste. Customer: Consortium Aktor-Helektor Completion: August 2015 Commissioning: September 2015 ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Case study - MBT Wrexham

    Planning, delivery, installation, commissioning, testing and turnkey delivery of a plant for mechanical-biological treatment of municipal waste. Customer: FCC Environment Throughput: (50,000 Mg/a): 33,500 Mg/a Household waste and 16,500 Mg/a Commercial waste Commissioning: March/April 2015 ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Ohh Hengelo Ohh Hengelo...

    What’s better than installing one Rocket Composter? Only the obvious…. More! Our colleagues and friends in the Netherlands, specifically the municipality of Hengelo asked Tidy Planet to provide their composting equipment for the purposes of proving the feasibility of providing separate household food waste collections. The food wastes would be brought back to the enormous city farm, ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling

    With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park: putting Circular Economy thinking into practice. Background Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is a world-class waste treatment facility, which is due to be fully operational in 2016. The facility aims to deal with Milton Keynes’ black bag waste in a sustainable way by incorporating three different types of treatment on one ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Gasplasma transformation of waste streams

    The Gasplasma process developed by Advanced Plasma Power is an advanced thermal conversion (ATC) technology which has been developed for the treatment of a wide range of organic and inorganic wastes, including household wastes, hade wastes, wastes derived from landfill, and biomass. These wastes can comprise solid, liquid or gaseous wastes either singularly or in combination. The core Gasplasma ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste

    Much of the world’s electronic waste ends up in Vietnam — not only cell phones, computers, printers and TVs, but also items many people may not think of when they consider e-waste, such as washing machines, microwaves and fans. This waste is often burned or dumped in landfills where toxicants ...


    By Ensia

  • Tyre waste shreds are environmental friendly choice for purifying waste water

    Our customers often ask us how to turn shredded tyres into business. This series of articles enlightens the future possibilities of utilizing end-of-life tyres (ELTs) and also presents productive and environmental friendly applications that are already commercialized. Numerous studies have proven the filtering characteristics of shreds and granulates made from end-of-life tyres (ELTs) to be ...


    By Tana Oy

  • An overview of current household waste management in Indonesia: development of a new integrated strategy

    One of the main problems of current socio–economic activities in Indonesia is how to deal with the increasing amounts of household waste generated in urban areas. This paper discusses the main issues of the current management of household waste in Indonesia and analyses its socio–economic factors as well as introduces a new strategy to utilise and reduce household waste for current and future ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy produced from waste – experiences from Norway

    Summary The system for waste treatment tends to be similar in all part of Norway due to national environmental strategy and legislation demanding the municipalities to recycle and prevent pollution. The amount of waste increases as economy grows. According to data from Statistics Norway total amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) has increased from 1, 3 . 106 tons in 1995 to 2, 0 . 106 tons in ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Modeling the household water consumption and solid waste generation in urban areas of developing countries by means of socioeconomic variables

    The paper proposes two predictive models for water consumption and solid waste generation based on socioeconomic variables. These models were developed based on socioeconomic, water consumption and solid waste generation data from Belo Horizonte and validated for the city of Porto Alegre, confirming the intrinsic correlation between per capita income and the above mentioned features. The low ...


    By IWA Publishing

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