Packaging Recycling Articles

  • How To Make A Perfect Cardboard Bale

    Creating a consistent cardboard bale is important when sending this valuable commodity off to recyclers and managing the long term performance of your baling and recycling equipment.  Offloading product can create unnecessary stress on machinery and diminish the life expectancy and performance of your equipment over time.  There are five basic things that everyone should know in order ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Strategically located balers reduce internal transports - Case study

    ABB Cewe-Control, a business unit within ABB, has 500 employees and a large production facility. Most components are delivered in boxes, resulting in daily accumulation of large amounts of cardboard. It is challenging and places high demands on handling used packaging material in a safe and cost effective way. Before three small dumpsters were placed indoors and a press container provided low ...


    By Orwak AB

  • Recycling Apartment Building Cardboard

    How to manage cardboard waste in apartment building complexes using quality Harmony vertical cardboard balers.  Online shopping has created a large influx of cardboard waste in residential buildings all over the world.  Apartment managers cannot afford to add this cardboard to the weekly compactor deposits and hauling schedules.  Throwing this cardboard away adds an additional ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients

    On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Measurement, Motivations And Opportunities To Waste Less Food

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality releases findings on psychological, socio-economic and structural drivers that contribute to generation of preventable wasted food in households. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of all food produced and imported for consumption in the United States is never eaten. In Oregon, as part of a statewide strategy to prevent the wasting of food, the Oregon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How to Treat Water and Remove Arsenic

    Arsenic is a naturally occurring element from the earth’s crust. Around the world, many countries have groundwater that is steeped in arsenic. Until recently, governments haven’t realized just how bad arsenic was for people, even in minute concentrations. In 2001, the US Environmental Protection Agency felt it necessary to lower the drinking water arsenic standard from 50 parts ...

  • Permeation testing of flexible food packaging films - Case Study

    FFP Packaging Solutions specialise in high quality printed and plain flexible packaging, heat seal lidding films and films for high temperature/oven use. Offering the food industry innovative flexible packaging solutions, FFP ensure that all the film materials used have been vigorously tested to ensure that the quality of the packaging is stable when used in different environmental conditions ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Permeation analyser provides validation to packaging film barrier performance - Case Study

    Established in 2013 by bringing together the 5 smaller groups of Exopack US, Britton Group, Paccor, Paragon Flexibles and Kobusch, Coveris is now one of the world’s leading suppliers of high performance flexible and rigid packaging for the consumer goods and food service sector. With more than 8,500 global employees and 60 strategically located facilities, Coveris is dedicated to providing ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Packaged Polymer Injection Dewatering System - Case Studies

    Case Study Number 1 Industry: Oil & Gas, Mining and Civil Waste Management Application: Treatment of Waste Drilling Fluids for Recycling Location: Brisbane, Australia Configuration: 20’ Explosion Proof HMI Dewatering System with VFD Driven EE-1448HD Centrifuge. Objective: Wastewater Treatment Sludge Dewatering in Order to Facilitate Landfill ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Effective Techniques for Arsenic Removal from Water

    Arsenic is a tricky substance because it is colorless and odorless, making detecting its presence and ensuring its removal at a contaminant site tricky. However, high levels of arsenic can have drastic, fatal effects on wildlife as well as humans if left untreated. If it isn’t properly and fully extracted, serious problems can result. If you’re considering the best industrial ...

  • To Compete or not Compete: Looking at Competition vs. Monopoly in EPR schemes

    Across the world PRO organisations are available for companies to join in order to comply with their Extended Producer Responsibility reporting. Compliance schemes are membership organisations that register members with the relevant authority and ensure that companies meet their financial obligations under the different EPR directives.  Some countries have a monopoly compliance scheme and ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Case study - IMOG – BELGIUM - Optimised and automated separation of PMD material in existing sorting line

    Customer IMOG is an intermunicipal public sanitary authority in South West Flanders. IMOG ensures the integrated waste management for 11 municipalities with well over 230,000 inhabitants. At IMOG’s PMD sorting facility more than 4,000 tonnes/year of separately collected mixed light packaging material (PMD) and PP material are processed. Situation ...

  • Case study - Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG –Austria - Plastic sorting plant for light packaging waste

    Customer SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG is the leader of the Austrian recycling and waste collection market. The company, founded in 1979 by the family Roth, is now listed on the stock market and has 3,900 employees. SAUBERMACHER is collecting and recycling from approximately 1,600 communities in Central Europe and collaborates with over 40,000 commercial and ...

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the ...

  • Food waste prevention roadmap factors in water savings

    Food waste is a critical problem affecting business, communities, the environment and water scarcity worldwide, but the problem is particularly acute in the United States, according to a report from ReFED. ReFED is a group of businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and government leaders committed to reducing food waste. It was formed in early 2015 to create a Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • The day-after disappointment of substitute materials

    Most everybody can relate a story of disappointment at Christmas time as a child. You’ve asked Santa for a specific toy or boot or piece of sporting equipment and you visualize what it will be like to open that gift. Then the moment comes and you open up the package and feel the initial excitement as you realize you’re actually going to get what you asked for. Then as the wrapping ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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 ...

  • Worth the wait, not the waste (part 1)

    With a tip of the hat to great serial writers like Charles Dickens, we present our Christmas gift to you–a holiday tale of good solid waste management practices for celebrating the season. Here’s part one of, Worth the wait, not the waste! Wintertime dusk was beginning to settle all around the land where the big house sat. If the little boy and his little-bit-bigger sister had ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

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