Waste Containers News

  • Issue of the “International Environmental Technology (Volume 27, Issue 2)”

    In  the April 2017 issue of the “International Environmental Technology (Volume 27, Issue 2)” ECO PHYSICS has published an application report on two-channel NOX-detectors as an essential tool for independent stack testers in CHPs (Combined Heat and Power plants). This approach on certified, independent stack testing may be a role model for future European standards. Additionally, ...


    By Eco Physics Inc.

  • U.S. EPA delivers most awaited TSCA inventory with revised active designations

    On 12 April 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release of the availability of a new “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory.”    The inventory is one of a kind, and reflects the new requirements under the amended law, i.e. active designations. Inactive designations will be published once the reporting ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Earth Day 2018 Addresses Plastic

    We all know we should reduce the amount of plastics in the environment, but how much do we each use that contributes to it? As part of Earth Day 2018, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is promoting an “End Plastic Pollution Campaign.” To help consumers determine their plastic usage, the EDN has released an ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Live reverse vending machine status launches in myTOMRA app update

    TOMRA Collection Solutions has expanded its myTOMRA app to enable consumers to view the live status of reverse vending machines direct from their phones, before returning their bottles and cans for recycling. Currently available in New South Wales, Australia, the myTOMRA app now lets users check the operational status of their nearest reverse vending machine in real time. The myTOMRA app will ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • A Six Sigma Approach to Evaluating Vacuum Filtration Technologies

    Abstract: This article compares three designs of vacuum belt filters (moving tray, rubber carrier belt and the BHS continuous-indexing technology). The evaluation had several stages from initial investigation, bench-top testing and finally pilot-scale testing. The BHS Continuous-Indexing Vacuum belt filter was the selected technology to replace a manually-operated filter press. The ...


    By BHS-Sonthofen Inc.

  • Evaluation of a Continuous-Indexing Vacuum Belt Filter As a Replacement for Filter Presses For the Manufacture of a High-Value Specialty Chemical Product

    Introduction Solid-liquid separation can be accomplished by pressure or vacuum filtration in a batch or continuous mode. Generally, following filtration, the cake must be washed and subsequently dried. The choice of technology depends upon a wide range of parameters of the solids (i.e. crystal size and distribution, type and shape), liquids (type, temperature, and viscosity) and the process ...


    By BHS-Sonthofen Inc.

  • Why RecycleProX is one of the best Recycling, Scrap Metal and Waste Management Software solution.

    RecycleProX is software created to manage recycling, scrap metal and waste more efficiently with the aim to have the recycling, scrap metal and waste industry to grow so that there is a lower or no impact on the environment. RecycleProX achieve this by offering limited paperwork, entries ...


    By Lariat Technologies

  • See The Savings With Insite Wireless Monitoring

    If your company hasn't harnessed the power of cloud-based technology in your waste handling and recycling solutions, you are missing out on significant savings of both time and money. Businesses around the world trust Harmony Enterprises' Insite Wireless Monitoring service to provide them with alert notifications and displays of ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • RecoMed takeback scheme for medical devices wins 2017 CIWM recycling award

    RecoMed, the expanding PVC takeback scheme for medical devices, has won the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and Resource Award for Best Recycling Project 2017. It’s the scheme’s fourth award since it was established in 2014. Having grown year-on-year, RecoMed now operates in 11 hospitals across the UK with more than 10 ...

  • Big Hanna now ready to fly with Swedish Armed Forces

    FMV, SWEDISH ARMED FORCES, SWEDEN OR ABROAD Big Hanna is now ready to accompany the Swedish Armed Forces on missions abroad which means we are o.k. with a temperature range from -46ºC to +49ºC, 3-100% humidity, snow loads, storms, sand, dust, heavy rainfall and that is just the climate specs. The climate specs were solved by putting the Big Hanna into a ...


    By Susteco AB

  • TOMRA launches digital payout service for container deposit systems

    TOMRA Collection Solutions has launched a digital payout solution for regions that give refunds when consumers return bottles and cans for recycling. The myTOMRA solution has gone live in Australia in partnership with leading online payments provider, PayPal, for secure and fast digital payout of recycling refunds from TOMRA reverse vending machines. myTOMRA by ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Return and Earn rolls out across New South Wales

    New South Wales, Australia: People returning eligible containers at reverse vending machines will have the option for an electronic transfer using PayPal, a cash refund or an in-store credit at a local retail partner and an option to donate it to selected charities. “This is just the start – the rollout will keep going. This will be great for local groups to raise money for their ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Fortum’s Energy Review on the Circular Economy: Let’s not waste our waste

    Fortum has published its updated version of Energy Review, which focuses on the Circular Economy. The original version was published in June 2017.  EU waste legislation, the so-called Circular Economy Package, is under final reading. Fortum strongly supports the improvements connected to traceability and separation of hazardous waste as well as decontamination of the waste ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PayPal to deliver secure, digital “Return and Earn” refunds

    Sydney, Australia - People who claim drink container refunds through the upcoming Return and Earn container deposit scheme can have the money deposited in their registered PayPal accounts from 1 December using their smartphones, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.  Return and Earn’s Network Operator TOMRA Cleanaway has partnered with online payments provider ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Makes Change reaches 50,000 member milestone

    A milestone 50,000 people are now getting rewarded for their recycling through loyalty program TOMRA Makes Change. Launched in September 2016 by TOMRA, the leading provider of reverse vending solutions, the program incentivizes people to return their bottles and cans. The company ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Japan receives the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry 3R Prize

    In selecting TOMRA Japan for the prize, the 3R Promotion Council pointed to the new way in which both consumers and retailers engage in recycling using TOMRA reverse vending machines. It noted the use of advanced sensor technology in the machines to ensure high quality PET materials in the recycling loop, and the built-in compaction units that help increase storage capacity and reduce the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • A new way to harness wasted methane

    Original story at MIT News Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock. Many oil wells burn off methane — the largest component of natural gas — in a process ...

  • TOMRA Cleanaway JV announces Woolworths as first retail partner to help support the delivery of NSW Government sustainability initiative

    TOMRA Cleanaway, the NSW State Government-appointed Network Operator of the new Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), today announced that leading Australian supermarket Woolworths will be the first retail refund partner when the program launches on December 1st, 2017. Under the CDS, consumers will be able to return ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Makes Change celebrates one-year anniversary

    TOMRA, a leading manufacturer of reverse vending solutions for collecting and recycling cans and bottles, is celebrating the one year anniversary of its recycling loyalty program, TOMRA Makes Change. Through TOMRA Makes Change, the company has seen a significant increase in container redemption — members have recycled more than 30,000,000 ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • NGOs Call for France to Require Labeling and Restriction of Consumer Products

    According to a July 12, 2017, press release, a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGO) wrote to the French Prime Minister and several ministers to call for labeling and restriction of nanomaterials in consumer products.  The NGOs request that three measures be taken “as a matter of urgency”: ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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