Waste Grabs Articles

  • Sustainability and productivity – how can businesses successfully achieve both?

    Every business is aware of the challenges associated with helping to increase productivity without the move having a detrimental impact on other areas of the business. If processes can be streamlined and output increased, most businesses would grab the opportunity to do so, but this may also come at the expense of other things outside of the organization’s specific business model and areas ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Linking upstream and downstream communities in Kenya

    As demand for water grows in river basins, downstream users often suffer. This is especially true when those users depend on rivers and natural wetlands, which many still regard as “wasted” water. That is the case on the river Ewaso Ngiro in Kenya, which drains from the glaciers of Mount Kenya through the heavily populated agricultural region of Laikipia in central Kenya, to the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Executing Regular, Preventive Maintenance of your Gas Furnace

    Your gas heating system was designed to go on for several years, and you can significantly extend that time by executing regular, preventive maintenance. The following suggestions will allow you to maintain your furnace working efficiently for as long as possible, and limit costly fixes in the future. Run it safely Prior to beginning any repair work, be sure that circumstances ...


    By Primo Heat Inc

  • Like a phoenix from the ashes

    Thanks to growing environmental awareness, waste is increasingly being separated and recycled. However, residual waste always remains that can't easily be recycled. This ends up in waste incineration plants (referred to as KVAs in Swiss German) for disposal and reclaiming, such as the KVA Linthgebiet in Niederurnen in the Swiss canton of Glarus. Due to the strict environmental specifications ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Downstream Voices - Wetland Solutions to Reducing Disaster Risk

    Until recently, the world’s response to inevitable climate change was based on producing ever more precise forecasts of what would happen locally – running ever more sophisticated climate models to generate data on the climate in Bamako, Mali in 2040, for instance – and then working out how to “adapt” to the change. While ever bigger super-computers with ever more ...


    By Wetlands International

  • A shale gas revolution?

    MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it. By Vicki Ekstrom, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT Shale gas - a resource that has grown significantly in just the last few years to one-quarter of the domestic gas supply - is cheaper and involves fewer emissions than traditional coal or oil. But recent ...

  • TAIM WESER will supply stockyard machinery to REPSOL YPF to expand its Cartagena refinery.

    TAIM WESER will be responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying two stockyard machinery facilities and a crane for the project to expand the Repsol YPF Cartagena Refinery. The oil company will invest more than 3,200 million Euros in this project, which will double the refinery’s current production and turn it into one of the most modern plants with the greatest conversion capacity in ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • Virginia grinding firm’s roots run deep: Green waste recyclers’ modest start has blossomed into a full-service company

    Companies that want to excel in today’s competitive business climate are finding that branching out or diversifying is key to success. Few companies, however, can do so while still embracing their roots. Green Waste Recyclers, LLC is an exception to that rule. The Culpeper, VA-based firm started as a small tree service, added an arbor supply company, then took the next logical step with a move ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Bacteria TMDL Solution to Protect Public Health and Delisting Process in Columbus, GA

    Under the Middle Chattahoochee Watershed Plan, the Columbus Water Work’s adaptive TMDL Implementation Planning strategy utilizes comprehensive watershed modeling and implementation of innovative non-point source BMPs to address TMDLs and protect beneficial uses of two waterways in Columbus, GA. Calibrated BASINS modeling is used to demonstrate compliance with bacteria standards for waters listed ...

  • Diversion Deposits, Grants Giving a Boost to C&D Diversion

    Waste characterization studies show a fairly high percentage of potentially recyclable construction and demolition materials going into the landfill. An innovative program in California taps into public sector incentives and private sector investments. Part II IN 1998, the city of San Jose, California conducted a waste composition study to determine what materials were still going into ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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