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.

  • Waste to Energy Analysis

    The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter Streinik, Head of Business Unit Waste at UNTHA. There can be no disputing that alternative fuel production is being increasingly acknowledged as a valuable part of ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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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