Waste Grabs Articles

  • Tower rescue: first-in operations and the IAP

    Across the country “tower” type rescues are becoming more and more common.  Accordingly, there is a growing need for local rescuers to be aware of these sites in their response areas, pre-plan for different rescue scenarios, and train their specialized rescue personnel to the appropriate level in order to facilitate the rescue in a safe manner.  Tower rescues have become so ...


    By Elevated Safety, LLC

  • 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 GmbH.

  • How one small change could reduce your food waste

    We often don’t give much attention to the food we consume. Grabbing a bite on the go or chowing down a meal are automatic actions based largely on appealing flavors and rumbles in our stomachs. Similarly, we often don’t give much attention to the food we waste — which, annually, weighs close to 4.5 times the combined weight of every human being on the planet. When we waste food, ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • Crane classification

    Generally have the following types of classification: 1.  Small light lifting equipment Small light lifting equipment with light weight, compact structure, simple operation, the operating ranges priority to with point and line. Light small lifting equipment usually has only one lifting mechanism, which only allows for ...

  • 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

  • Equipment case study: Gar-Binz finds a new way to “Grab” Business

    Gary Mac Lellan of Gar-Binz Waste Removal Services, Ltd. in Edmonton, Canada has always been innovative when it comes to making money. He’s been involved with everything from taking small odd jobs to handling both light and heavy construction. Mac Lellan recalls starting as a handy man with only $7 in his pocket and earning $20 for fixing a fence. Soon after his first project, the small ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • From the PWR Blog: Just the facts, Mam: Experts State Landfills are No Longer Necessary!

    Our most recent blog article can be read here: Everyone here at Plasma Waste Recycling understands how complex and confusing "our world" can appear to most people. Unfortunately, there are even well-intentioned environmentalists that just don"t understand the facts...or haven"t bothered to really investigate them ...


  • 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 ...

  • Blazing the plastics recycling trail

    In the past year, MBA Polymers has opened two facilities showcasing its high-tech recycling process for plastics from end-of-life durable goods. Those plants, in China and Austria, are just the beginning for this plastics recycling pioneer; over the next two years, the company is hoping to announce at least one additional facility in Europe as well as the development of another operation in Asia. ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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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