Domestic Waste News

  • Otto-Rüdiger Schulze relies on quality by UNTHA

    The waste management company based in Neuendorf near Berlin focuses on the preparation of alternative fuels, supplying more than 80,000 tonnes of them each year, mostly to the cement industry. The XR3000C shredder by Austrian premium manufacturer UNTHA shredding technology is a key partner in the company's day-to-day business. When it came to purchasing a new, high-performance shredder, the ...

  • Record UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Rate

    The aluminium packaging recycling rate in the United Kingdom rose to a record high of 56% in 2019, up from 52% in 2018 (Environment Agency data published by National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD and reported on the Alupro website). The business recycling target of 61% was also exceeded by 2%. The amount of aluminium packaging sold in the UK continues to grow annually, reaching 207,000 tonnes in ...


    By Bunting - Redditch

  • COVID-19: Update by BIR member national associations - The world moves tentatively into reopening phase

    Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, BIR has sought to collate expert feedback on the impact of the virus around the world, with specific regard to how it is affecting the recycling industry. This latest update has been sourced from the world recycling organization’s network of member national associations. ...

  • China : Revised Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes

    The new Chinese waste law is modern and comprehensive and it covers industrial waste as well as waste from households, imports as well as exports. This new waste law will make great change within China.  Of particular interest to BIR Members are:  Article 15 on standards prescribed by the state on solid waste and products; Article ...

  • Covid-19 Update by BIR Ambassadors: Lockdowns exert a stranglehold on scrap supply

    In the latest of our series of updates on the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BIR Ambassadors have provided a summary of the impact of the virus on their respective countries and ...

  • European Commission’s advice on Waste management in the context of the Coronavirus crisis

    The European Commission has published its paper "Waste management in the context of the Coronavirus crisis". The document comprises Management of municipal waste ...

  • Forrec in Ierc Salzburg 2020

    Last January, Forrec took part in Ierc Salzburg, the Austrian conference for electric and electronic waste (WEEE), where important speakers from all over Europe use to meet every year. The event focuses on the management and disposal of this particular type of material. The systems designed and produced by Forrec, which has always been very sensitive to this ...


    By Forrec srl

  • Where now for waste in the UK?

    The UK general election held on December 12th has produced the first stable majority government in the country since 2010, and the first such Conservative majority government since the mid 1990s. That prospect may of course thrill you or leave you deeply apprehensive. But one fact is inescapable; with a parliamentary majority of 80, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has an opportunity to reshape ...


    By AcuComm Limited

  • Making plastic waste valuable: turn it into fuel?

    Most developed economies are experiencing problems with plastic waste. Prior to 2018, much of it was sent to China, in principle to be recycled. In practice, much was burnt or simply ended up in the oceans. While other export destinations in Asia or Africa have taken some of the slack since the Chinese ban, tighter regulations in many of these countries have rapidly been introduced. In the ...


    By AcuComm Limited

  • Communtech 2019 – Nov 5-7 – Kiev

    It is a key exhibition event in Ukraine which has secured the reputation of the most authoritative professional event for all participants of housing and communal services sector. We will partecipate thanks to the collaboration with the The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine for Ukraine; please come to visit us! ...


    By Pollution S.r.l.

  • Choosing Right Municipal Solid Waste Sorting Machine

    Sorting of municipal solid waste has emerged as being a big challenge for cities worldwide. Municipal solid waste mostly contains household waste as well as waste generated from some commercial plants. The growing volume of solid waste has presented a tremendous problem for municipalities as simply a restricted amount of solid waste could be disposed of in landfills.One of the most efficient ways ...

  • Building Occupant Exposures to Sewer Gas and Other Unpleasant Odors

    The presence of sewer gas in a home, school or commercial building can have a number of negative effects on building occupants. Aside from the obvious unpleasant nature of smelling an offensive odor, exposure can also decreased property values and result in lost revenues, impact productivity and increase absenteeism, cause metal corrosion, and result in health concerns and complaints.   The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • SCS Engineers Develops 20-Year Solid Waste Management Plan for New Braunfels

    The City Council approved a comprehensive solid waste management plan (CSWMP), developed by SCS Engineers on Monday, July 8, 2019. The plan addresses the City’s solid waste needs over a 20-year planning period, due much in part to rapid population growth in the City.  The Plan developed by SCS in conjunction with City staff addresses the capacities at existing waste management ...


    By SCS Engineers

  • What Benefits Are Enjoyed When Choosing The Very Best Automatic Waste Segregation Machine?

    The newer automatic waste segregation machine is great and can be depended upon to sort out trash using the best automated processes. Once you have the most up-to-date technology in play, you're in a position to know that the trash has been sorted appropriately. Naturally, these waste sorting machines are highly ...

  • What causes air pollution?

    Air pollution is a reality. The excess of pollutants in the atmosphere brings consequences and harmful effects for the environment and for people’s health. The greenhouse effect, acid rain and global warming are just some examples of the negative effects of air pollution, which ...


    By TECAM

  • Chemical Hazards in the Waste and Recycling Industry

    In the UK alone more than 100 million tonnes of waste are generated every year requiring an enormous workforce to sort and process this waste each day. The recycling and waste management industry is constantly growing and developing due to the need for innovative technologies and processes required to deal with increasingly dangerous waste. ...

  • 10 Examples of Green Technology

    Global warming is a reality. It is a growing problem upsetting governments and society in general and is endangering health and the environment. One of the ways to fight against global warming is by means of the so-called green technologies. Engineers and scientists around the world are developing technological solutions aimed at reducing and eliminating everything that causes global warming ...


    By TECAM

  • Mapping for Growth: Optimizing SOIL Collection Routes

    Whether it’s using mobile tools to inform marketing or evaluating the optimal design of a compost bin, innovation is at the heart of everything that SOIL does as we provide our regenerative sanitation service in Haiti. The ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Introduction of 5 kinds of waste oil regeneration technology

    The sulfuric acid-white clay refining process is the first process to be used in the research of waste oil regeneration technology at home and abroad, in which a large amount of sulfuric acid and white clay are used to treat waste oil. The waste oil is pretreated (pre-flash or vacuum distillation) to separate water and light hydrocarbons, and concentrated sulfuric acid (10%~15%) is added to the ...

  • EPA’s Message: “Leaks Can Run, But They Can’t Hide”

    Water conservation has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. My father worked in landscaping for years when I was young, which is where he taught me about various pipe materials and methods for irrigation. As I grew, he was promoted until he reached a position at Tucson Water that we lovingly referred to as, “the water cop.” Everything from then on has been centered on ...


    By Utilis

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