Waste Collection Articles

  • Taking a responsible approach to medical waste in Pakistan - Case Study

    The growing risk to public health. With the rapid growth in population across Pakistan it is becoming more of a challenge to safely and securely dispose of medical waste.  With the continuing risks to public health it is essential that waste is not only properly disposed of but also managed. With many healthcare facilities found to be operating without a suitable waste ...

  • Montello S.p.A. and TOMRA: when excellence chooses excellence - Case Study

    Montello S.p.A., based near Bergamo, Italy, uses the latest sensor-based technology of 40 TOMRA machines to give a new lease of life to tonnes of post-consumer plastic arriving from Lombardy. Montello S.p.A. Bergamo. A success story. An example of industrial conversion towards a green economy. Back in 1996, at the time of the steel crisis, the company's management decided to discontinue ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • FOG Waste receiving and processing facility design considerations

    Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) wastes and high-strength wastes (HSW) are frequently received at municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) as trucked-in wastes. These wastes offer significant benefits in terms of revenue from tipping fees and feedstock for co-digestion in anaerobic digesters that produce biogas, which can be beneficially used as fuel. The number of treatment plants ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Meny gets maximum uptime and reporting insights - Case Study

    Sandefjord, NORWAY: Two stores in the Meny supermarket chain in Norway have become the first locations worldwide to implement TOMRA’s new reverse vending notification and guidance app, Notify+Assist. The app gives owners of reverse vending machines (RVMs) greater control and insight into recycling activities at their site. Installed reverse vending system TOMRA ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • Key Food cleans up its store and its streets - Case Study

    New York, USA: From a humble start, Ruben Luna is now the owner of nine Key Food stores in Manhattan and Queens. With such success has come additional responsibilities, including figuring out the best way to manage the high volume of redeemable bottles and cans collected by his stores. After reviewing various options, Luna decided that TOMRA had the ideal solution for him. Luna has been using ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • The rehabilitation of 43 year old waste lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town’s waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant’s final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • 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

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