Landfill Management News

  • UL Environment Selected to Study Feasibility of Plastics Supply and Value Chain in a Circular Economy to Support EU Horizon 2020 Project

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it is joining a team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), to support a Horizon 2020 circular economy project in the European Union. The EU Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (“PolyCE”) project is a ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Workshop Dutch Chapter: Playing with Geosynthetics VI: Earthquake Resistant Building with Geosynthetics

    The Dutch Chapter organized her sixth workshop on a sunny day in April, to share the knowledge about the use of geosynthetics in earthquake resistant building. Nearly forty creative souls from principles, contractors, engineering offices and knowledge institutes searched for earthquake resistant solutions using geosynthetics. After two speakers had provided some theoretical background, the ...

  • Axion: Manufacturing waste could unlock new revenue streams

    ‘Where there’s muck, there’s brass’, as the old saying goes. But this could ring true for manufacturers and processors who may be unaware of the financial value from the waste generated in their operations. That’s why two companies in the waste recycling, energy and environmental sectors have  collaborated to launch a new Resource Recovery and Re-use ...

  • Consumers and commercial demand driving carpet recycling

    Energy generation, equestrian surface materials and even the power of social media raising consumer awareness are all helping to drive growth in the reuse and recycling of waste carpet. Commercial sector demand for sustainability is another factor in future growth of tackling the 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arising in the UK each year, delegates at the ninth Carpet Recycling UK 2017 Annual ...

  • RecoMed wins National Recycling Award for medical PVC recycling

    RecoMed, the PVC medical devices take-back scheme, is a joint winner of the Waste Prevention category of the 2017 National Recycling Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling. It’s yet another accolade - the third in two years - for the unique UK-wide scheme, which is run by project partners Axion Consulting, a resource recovery specialist, and the British ...

  • RecoCard scheme successfully recycles 1 million PVC gift cards

    One million old PVC store gift cards have been successfully recycled in a pioneering trial, providing material for use in new products, such as pipes, and saving 10 tonnes of plastic from being landfilled. Managed by resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting and the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the RecoCard project ...

  • China`s informal army of recyclers keep plastic bottles out of landfill

    In the great global rush for bottled water, nowhere is thirstier than Asia. Demand is predicted to surge by more than 140% across the region this decade, to account for one-third of the global total by 2020. China leads the way. The country accounted for 28% of the global demand for polyethylene terephthalate (Pet) bottles in 2015. Consumers bought 73.8bn bottles of water in 2016, up more than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • TOMRA launches Wash & Waste for tidier recycling

    TOMRA Collection Solutions has launched the Wash & Waste, a sink and waste bin combined in a single unit in the style of TOMRA’s reverse vending machines. Reverse vending machines, often located at retailers, collect empty bottles and cans for reuse and recycling. With the introduction of the Wash & Waste,  ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • SSI Product Spotlight: Pre-Load Compactors

    SSI founded its Pre-Load Compactor product line with efficiency as a core principle. SSI Pre-Load Compactors, with a capacity of 120+ tons per hour, remove an operational bottleneck to further streamline the waste transportation process. "Almost nearly as fast as you can get trailers moved around and in place, you’re pulling away with maximum trailer loads, that are road legal,” says ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • By bike to the Sea, a CO2 free bicycle tour from Bucharest to Black Sea

    By bike to the Sea, a bicycle tour from Bucharest till the sea, has become an event CO2 free thanks to CARBON EXPERT from Romania and ALLCOT Group from Switzerland. This event, which has been held for 11 years, gathered 450 amateur cyclists at the end of April, 26-28, who rode a distance of 305 kilometers. The ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Hybrid Geocell Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay

    A Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution was used in a new track foundation over weak expansive clays. This unique solution combines PRS-Neoweb geocells with a geogrid layer to reinforce the sub-ballast layer. Track alignment measurements showed zero degradation, thereby demonstrating the efficacy of the hybrid solution for rail and road soil stabilization and reinforcement applications. ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • WasteExpo 2017: Defending Against Odor Nuisance Complaints in Landfills

    Next week, a wide-range of professionals from government, waste services companies, composting providers, engineering firms, and landfills, will be convening in New Orleans at the most significant event for the waste management and recycling industry, WasteExpo 2017. Over the years, WasteExpo has become the industry-defining event for ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Global expert Geotech to showcase renewable energy solutions at Oman event

    Geotech, a QED Environmental Systems company is showcasing its market leading solutions at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition this May. Earlier this year, the United Arab Emirates invested £134bn in clean energy projects to ensure that half of the country’s power needs could be generated from renewable sources by 2050. UAE’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ...


    By Geotech

  • Waste360: Employing New Weapons to Fight Landfill Odors

    One of the biggest operational challenges for landfills is dealing with persistent odors, which can be a nuisance for employees and neighboring businesses and residents. Mitigating foul odors often requires a significant investment in solutions that are often comprised of chemicals that merely mask the bad smells. Thankfully, there are solutions that are both eco-friendly and highly effective ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: developing towards a circular economy

    Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event kicks off at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on June 21st taking the theme of ‘developing towards a circular economy’ for carpet. CRUK will be celebrating the achievements and important contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who are helping to create a circular ...

  • ‘Clearer’ landfill tax regime expected in summer 2017

    From April, the standard rate of tax will rise from a current level of £84.40 per tonne to £86.10, and the lower rate from £2.65 per tonne to £2.70 per tonne. However, proposals to change the definition of ‘taxable disposal’ which had also been expected to come into force tomorrow – detailing exemptions from the landfill tax – are now expected to be ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Desulphurization unit for landfill gas commissioned

    By the end of 2016 Colsen received the order to realize an installation for the desulphurization of landfill gas from Afvalverwerking Vink in Barneveld (The Netherlands). The amount of landfill gas (ca. 1.000 m³/hr) and the concentration of H₂S (circa 5.500 ppm) required the design and construction of the largest single BIDOX unit within the program of Colsen. The BIDOX reactor has a ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • SPECIAL ISSUES of Waste Management Journal

    Here the new topics for the SPECIAL ISSUES of Waste Management Journal: 1. Closing the cycle of material and residues in the circular economy 2. Aftercare and remediation of landfills 3. Optimization of putrescible organics management (food waste, animal waste, sewage sludge, etc.) 4. Waste management strategies, policies, ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • GPT Waste announce increase in diversion from landfill

    GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the focal point of their business, therefore they carry out regular assessments to ensure they are meeting targets set by their clients and remain flexible in an ever-changing market. Following a recent review of the percentage of waste they are diverting from landfill, in comparison to 2015/16, GPT Waste are ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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