Waste Collection Articles

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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.

  • Planning to perfection! Cirrus Research helps The Banks Group to keep at the forefront of noisemeasurement

    With the experience of over 35 years in land development, The Banks Group continues to develop land throughout England and Scotland for a variety of uses including surface coalmines, onshore wind farms, commercial and residential property schemes and sustainable wastemanagement facilities.With the aim of being one of the UK’smost successful land developers, it comes as no surprise that the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Waste management in a tropical forest - Case Study

    Waste Challenge: A mine under construction in a lush tropical forest has operations that are spread over a large distance from the port to the mine. Incoming supplies, and thousands of construction workers living and working on-site, generate significant amounts of waste. Location: Central American Country ECO Solution: Two Eco Waste Oxidizers ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • Leachate Collection & Removal Systems – Pump Stations

    Romtec Utilities designs and supplies pump stations for many different types of applications, including leachate collection and removal systems. Leachate pump stations are required whenever water passes through a bed of solids and extracts contaminating elements. The most common scenario for collecting and pumping leachate is for landfills, but there are industrial ...


    By Romtec Utilities Inc.

  • Reverse Vending 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    Wondering what a reverse vending machine is, how it works, or what happens to your bottles and cans after you return them for recycling? Check out this introduction to reverse vending. What is a reverse vending machine? A reverse vending machine is a machine where people can return empty beverage containers like bottles and cans for recycling. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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.

  • South Carolina Convention Center Tackles Food Waste

    Chef assists clients with accurate food ordering. Surplus is donated, and scraps are diverted to a composting facility. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Confirming Natural Attenuation Processes at a Coastal Site - Case Study

    Past waste disposal practices at a California coastal site resulted in a groundwater plume containing CVOCs (mainly chlorinated ethenes [CEs] and 1,1-dichloroethane) migrating offshore towards a marine harbor. CVOCs are present in the sediment porewater adjacent to the shoreline, but concentrations decreased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and NA in the marine sediments was suspected. To ...


    By SIREM

  • Saving on electroplating costs

    Montblanc is a company based in Hamburg, Germany, that is well-known for manufacturing handcrafted, high-quality writing instruments. Perhaps the best known Montblanc product is the classic masterpiece, a fountain pen. The pen’s cap features the white star emblem, which is a stylised nod to Mont Blanc’s snowy peak. All Montblanc writing instruments are characterised by their ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Paper Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: The UK is the largest producer of wallpaper worldwide. The British wallpaper industry is situated around Darwen, Blackburn. Many of the wallpaper mills are operated in crowded old factory buildings. Once a leading wallpaper manufacturer Crown Wallpaper (also known as the Crown Wallpaper Company) was an agglomeration of wallpaper manufacturers in the United Kingdom since ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Orwak baler serves huge distribution center in Hawaii - Case study

    Golden State Foods (GSF) is one of the largest food service suppliers in the world. The GSF distribution center Waipahu in Hawaii is supplying products to all McDonald’s and Starbucks stores in the Hawaiian islands. The large distribution center, 40,000 sq. feet in size, has a central location on the island Oahu. ...


    By Orwak AB

  • 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

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • How to Choose the Best ZLD System for Your Facility

    An industrial company that produces wastewater as a byproduct of its process will usually require some type of wastewater treatment system to help it avoid harming the environment, human health, and the facility’s process if the water is being reused. The water treatment system will also help the facility evade incurring heavy fines and possible legal action if wastewater is being ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Chambers Future Proof With Integrated Weighing Equipment & Software

    Surrey-based waste management, recycling and aggregates company Chambers Waste Management PLC has recently equipped its vehicle fleet with the latest weighing equipment its fleet safe & compliant, plus a new bespoke software solution to streamline its operations. Chambers operates a fleet of 40 vehicles comprising skip loaders, Rear End Loaders (REL’s), trade waste Refuse ...

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