Waste Audits Articles

  • December BioCycle World

    Economic Impact Of Recycling In Texas The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released its recent study on the economic impact of recycling activities in the state. Approximately 9.2 million tons of MSW designated materials were recycled in Texas in 2015. Typical recyclables (paper, plastics, metal, and glass), organics (yard trimmings, brush, green waste, and food and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Process auditing and performance improvement in a mixed wastewater–aqueous waste treatment plant

    The wastewater treatment process is based on complex chemical, physical and biological mechanisms that are closely interconnected. The efficiency of the system (which depends on compliance with national regulations on wastewater quality) can be achieved through the use of tools such as monitoring, that is the detection of parameters that allow the continuous interpretation of the current ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Waste to Energy Incinerators in the UK

    Waste to Energy Incinerators & RDF – UK The UK waste industry now demands you are across every aspect of your operations, the law and environmental standards so a professional partner who provides the best advice is ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Refuse Derived Fuels - Incinerating RDF - Case Study

    The UK waste industry now demands you are across every aspect of your operations, the law and environmental standards so a professional partner who provides the best advice is crucial. This prevents expensive mistakes, provides insight and ensures the best business model for your requirements. Inciner8 has a team of engineers, technical experts and project advisors who will guide you ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • EHS Compliance audit planning: tips for success

    Drawing on her extensive experience in auditing sites across many different industries and jurisdictions our Expert Services Manager, Sarah Toussaint, provides her key tips for making EHS compliance audits a success. ...

  • Cotehele National Trust - Case study

    Background For some time the National Trust has been assessing the risk climate change poses to its houses, gardens, coast and countryside as well as their impact on the wider environment. Cotehele National Trust includes a mill, 15 century chapel and Cotehele Quay. They receive around 100,000 visitors a year to its Barn Restaurant and Edgcumbe Arms Tearoom. Toby Fox, National Trust ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • 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 ...

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • Making India`s waste streams sustainable

    MIT researchers are developing a decision-support tool to help cities in India sustainably manage the societal and environmental impacts of their waste. The massive Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai has become the most visible emblem of an increasingly serious nationwide problem for India: what to do with its trash. Deonar’s towers of garbage are ...

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste Crime: How do we tackle Britain’s dirty secret?

    Fly-tipping, illegal tips and tax evasion are costing the UK more than half a billion pounds a year, according to a report on waste crime. According to a report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET) and written by written by Eunomia Research & Consulting, the problem of crime in the waste and resource sector is a growing blight on our society and, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Reducing risk exposure case study

    Challenge: With the objective of minimizing environmental risk and maximizing marketplace opportunity, Antea Group provides support to a major integrated oil client through environmental program management of key real estate projects throughout the United States and Europe, South America and China. Solution: As part of this program, Antea Group performed due ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Environmental and social impacts of domestic dog waste in the UK: investigating barriers to behavioural change in dog walkers

    This study sought to investigate the behaviour and attitudes of dog walkers to picking up and disposing of dog foul, with a specific focus on bagged dog waste. Two research methods were utilised. The first explores locational and social factors influencing dog walkers’ behaviour in picking up and disposing of dog faeces. Dog waste audits were conducted on popular dog walking paths in Lancashire. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Best Practices In Recycling

    Everybody wants to recycle more and landfill less. In addition to being the best thing for the environment, it can also improve your bottom line. Sustainability efforts have come a long way in recent years, but there are always opportunities to do better. Upgrading your recycling program can save your business a considerable amount in disposal costs as well as increase revenue through the sale ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Goodbye Grease! Aqua Mundus Helps Catering & Commercial Kitchens Manage Fat, Oil & Grease Wastewater

    While fat, oil and grease can cause major blockages to piping and sewers, Aqua Mundus is helping thousands of commercial and catering kitchens implement a solid grease management infrastructure and flush away these nasty problems for good.  While pouring fat, oil and grease (FOG) down a commercial sink may seem like a good idea, their solid properties can cause dangerous build-up and even ...


    By Aqua Mundus Ltd

  • Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

    Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies combine the empirical waste assessment data or waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Outsourced EHS consulting support - how the convergence business model provides quality, flexibility and business value case study

    Client: $1+ billion US Global Company Sector: Life Sciences Services: Outsourced country environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Legal registers, compliance plans, risk assessments, training, liaison with regulatory agencies, incident investigation, vendor due diligence, waste ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Hazardous Waste in Schools

    When you think of “Hazardous Waste”, the thought of leaking drums at an old manufacturing facility comes to mind.  Another common vision is people in white tyvek suits walking around a contaminated site with leaking drums.  The last thing that comes to mind as it pertains to “Hazardous Waste” is schools.  Did you know schools potentially could ...

  • Duke Energy’s e-TRAC system achieves strategic EHS compliance and safety incident management goals

    Duke Energy, which is poised to become the largest utility in the United States1, is widely recognized as a leader in addressing a broad array of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and sustainability challenges. One major step in delivering on the company’s strategic vision for EHS management excellence began in 2007 when Duke Energy identified four objectives as key to its ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Hotels save with food waste recycling

    THE Hyatt Regency Princeton in New Jersey, saved more than US$10,000 in 2009 by having its food scraps composted instead of landfilled. Like all of Hyatt’s 445 hotels and resorts, the Hyatt Regency Princeton has its own “Green Team” of staff from different sectors of the hotel, who train fellow employees on recycling procedures and look for new recycling, reduction and reuse ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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