Waste Compliance & Regulations Articles

  • Transformation of the waste business influences all business owners

    Even if recycling was expensive and unprofitable in the past, it will not be that in the future. We need to stop landfilling valuable materials for the sake of our business and for the sake of the globe. A huge, global transformation in waste management has already begun. The biggest driver of change is related legislation that makes us shift towards recycling and material recovery. The pace ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • One Year Until the ELD Mandate Compliance Date: Common Questions and How to Prepare

    A year ago, the ELD Mandate regulation was released as a final rule, and carriers now have one year until the compliance date of December 18, 2017. Step one in preparing for ELD compliance should be using the time you have now to understand the details of the regulation. Omnitracs has received a lot of questions from customers and we’re going to share some common themes. Common theme #1: ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Direct Mass Flow or Volumetric: The Thermal Flow Meter Technology Advantage!

    In today’s world where everyone is watching the bottom line, you need high performance, cost-effective instrumentation—and capillary thermal mass flow meters and controllers have been proven to meet this criteria in a wide range of process applications. Thermal mass flow technology is an industry standard for mass flow control of gases because it measures flow directly, at the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Impact of Corrosion on Electronic Equipment

    Corrosion is the destruction of metals through reaction with compounds in their environment. It is a natural process because compounds such as oxides, sulphides and chlorides are formed and these are stabler than pure metals. Electronic circuits and components are omnipresent in our environment. Until recently, the thousands of soldered joints that an electronic circuit contains were ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • "Don`t waste a drop" - water in mining

    Christopher Gasson explains the complex relationship between the mining industry and global water supply Water has always been important for mining, but suddenly it has become a board-level issue. Shareholders now expect companies to have identified the operational and environmental risks they face as a result of their water usage, and show that they are pursuing strategies to minimise this ...

  • Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

    America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ensure they continue to effectively protect human health and environment into the future. These regulations were developed primarily for ...

  • Case Study: Replacing Natural Gas For Industry

    Renewable Energy Systems Offset Fossil Fuels with Sustainable Fuel Supply PHG Energy’s patented downdraft gasification systems were first deployed for for Boral Brick Manufacturing at facilities in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The technology was used to offset natural gas costs, which were then consistently topping $10 per decatherm. Twelve of the 8-ton/day gasifiers were ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

    The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous solutions existing that process and reuse APCr ...

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

    U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials recovery. Reuse, ...

  • More room for luxury - Case Study

    Fashionable Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris hotel saw an instant cost reduction of 80% on waste disposal. The simple solution was to install a baler, which earned its keep in less than three months. Red carpets, polished doorknobs, and hall porters ready to hold the door and carry your luggage. This is everyday life at a luxury hotel. Less glamorous are the many tons of waste to dispose of every ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • What factors are influencing waste to energy capacity requirements in the UK and Europe?

    What factors are influencing waste to energy capacity requirements in the UK and Europe? How can the EU balance its EFW capacity going forward? As growth in municipal recycling has slowed to a crawl over the last five years, after racing from 11.2% in 2000/01 to 41.5% in 2010/11, the European target of 50% recycling by 2020 is beginning to look increasingly challenging. Let alone the 65% ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

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