Waste Collection Articles

  • Bottle deposit scheme plans unveiled

    The UK government yesterday announced plans for a deposit return scheme for single-use drink containers in a bid to improve Britain’s floundering recycling rates. The scheme will be subject to a consultation later this year, and will look to emulate similar initiatives in Denmark, Sweden and Germany where recycling rates have risen up to 97%. ...

  • Interview with the Tomra founders

    As part of TOMRA’s 45th anniversary celebrations this year, we spoke to co-founders and brothers Tore and Petter Planke about the early history of the company. Check out our video interview with the TOMRA founders. HOW IT ALL BEGAN In 1971, Aage Fremstad, a supermarket owner Petter had worked with previously, mentioned the store’s problems in manually ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 10 more memories from the TOMRA team

    As we wrap up our 45th anniversary year at TOMRA, the team at TOMRA Collection Solutions shares their anecdotes from working at the company. From across the globe and across teams, some have worked here for almost 40 years and some for just a few months – and here are their stories. Ingrid Tronstad, Project Manager Brand (Norway) Celebrating this year ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 10 memories from the Tomra Team

    The team at TOMRA Collections Solutions shares their anecdotes from working at TOMRA. From across the globe and across teams, some have worked here for almost 20 years and some for just a few months – and here are their stories. Geir Sæther, SVP Reverse Vending Technology (Norway) "Last summer my family rented a boat and sailed around Croatia. One day, way out ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Glasgow Clyde College - Case Study

    Glasgow Clyde College is a multi-campus college with three sites in Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside. One of Scotland’s largest further education institutions, the College was formed in August 2013 following the merger of Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside Colleges. Home to over 7,000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time students, the modern state of the art facilities deliver truly ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • LGA advisor questions idea of recycling consistency

    A senior adviser on waste issues for the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested that councils will be resistant to measures to enforce a ‘consistent collection system’ across England. The cautionary note over consistency came from LGA adviser Hilary Tanner during a debate titled ‘Localism vs Consistency’ at the LARAC – Local Authority ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Cosmeva acquired 7 balers X30 AD with full automatic doors - Case Study

    In order to strengthen its policy for waste recovery, valuation and flow optimization, the manufacturer of cosmetic products Cosmeva invested in 7 Bramidan balers. Centralized compaction outside was too expensive Until recently, Cosmeva relied on a complex internal organization for handling its cardboard and plastic waste. Every single production unit was generating a ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Pioneering a smart and sustainable waste collection system for Dubai

    Intercare Group of companies holds exclusive viewing of its innovative 'Arabian Palm' - a unique prototype that combines various intelligent functions to offer the residents of Dubai a 'smart' solution in waste management. Intercare Group introduced the Arabian Palm to Dubai Municipality officials at an exclusive event held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. The prototype is an offering ...


    By HABA Products - Elo Group Oy

  • Recycling Problems in Paradise

    Just a few months ago, Costa Rica landed in the center stage of environmentalism after running on 100 percent renewable energy for the first 75 days of 2015. With an already strong image in the environmentalist movement,this achievement only came to reinforce the country’s relevance in the green arena. Nonetheless, critique ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Zero impact separate waste collection with donkeys and recycling food waste with Big Hanna composter in Italy!

    Montalto Ligure, a small village with about 365 inhabitants, situated in the Riviera Ligur's hinterland (North East Italy), an almost untouched place (difficult to reach and cross by 'normal' means of transport) said 'Enough!' to compactors and dumpsters.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food Waste Collection Innovations

    As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to innovations in equipment design and operation. An increase in residential food waste collection programs — and the need to service curbside carts — are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Trade food waste collection case studies

    In the continuing effort to separate food waste from the landfill stream, councils are looking to the viability of collecting trade food waste Carmarthenshire Council is among the most proactive of councils looking at tackling this problem. Using Ecosack 25L Paper Sacks for food waste they are successfully collecting a large volume from local businesses. Karen McNeill, ...


    By Ecosack

  • Jumeirah Beach Residence - case study

    Jumeirah Beach Residence is the single largest residential development in the world, 40 towers comprising of 36 residential towers and 4 five star hotels spanning a built up area of 22 million sqft across 7 podiums interconnected at level 3. The towers span various heights from 28 to 55 floors and comprise 6970 apartments, 70,000 sqm of retail and leisure and 5 parking levels. Although JBR was ...


    By Envac AB

  • Streamlined: Rugged technology improves efficiency and response time in solid waste collection

    In the city of Enid, Oklahoma, Deputy Director of Public Works Robinson Camp and his boss, Public Works Director Jim McClain, found themselves imagining a way to automate some of their work processes - garbage collection, for starters. Their goal was similar to what any forward-thinking municipality or business would want: streamline their services in a cost-effective manner. It started with the ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

  • A decision support system for waste collection management and its potential improvement with Radio–Frequency Identification Technology (RFID)

    Due to vigorous globalisation and product proliferation in recent years, more waste has been produced by the soaring manufacturing activities. This has contributed to the significant need for an efficient waste management system to ensure, with all efforts, the waste is properly treated for recycling or disposed. This paper presents a Decision Support System (DSS) framework, based on Constraint ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Project: Ikotoilets, Kenya

    1. Overview The Ikotoilet is an innovative solution to the growing environmental sanitation problem in Africa. It is based on an enterprise model by a company named Ecotact, which includes both sanitation facilities in urban and low income settlements. Operating on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis, this initiative extends from offering sanitation services to a range of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Space saving, streamlining and efficiency - Case Study

    The Eiffel Tower is unusual because it is immense but vertical. The horizontal space is very limited. Visitors are the justification for its existence, and storage is incompatible with its almost lace-like structure. More than 6.5 million people visit it and its restaurants and shops each year. The Tower boasts cuisine and all kinds of souvenirs. Waste collections every day Until ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • The X-series at Bravilor Bonamat tidies up and saves time - Case Study

    Bravilor Bonamat started in 1948 making coffee and tea machines for offices and companies. Originally of a modest scale, now the company from Heerhugowaard in Holland employs 280 people. It builds beverage vending machines from parts and sheet material made partly on site and partly imported. “The assembly area and the storeroom have to be neat and tidy as hygienic production is an ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Zero accident culture: disrespectful today…employer of choice tomorrow

    Solid waste collection is #7 of the top ten most dangerous jobs in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This directly impacts the cost of workers’ compensation, automobile and general liability insurance, which indirectly impacts the bottom line of these companies in other ways. Many companies are falling short when it comes to putting the right processes in place to ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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