Waste Separation Articles

  • Are you recycling polystyrene the right way? Don’t risk the heavy fines

    While there’s a European-wide drive to recycle more polystyrene, some forms of it contain a flame retardant that is hazardous to human health and the environment. The idea of the circular economy is a compelling one, and it’s driving recycling policies worldwide across industries. There is more focus than ever is on the complete lifecycle of products, including packaging, vehicles and ...

  • MB Crusher to slash cost of waste disposal

    Disposal of demolition or construction waste is a common cost element facing many contractors, particularly in our major cities where significant landfill charges are applicable. It’s not only landfill charges that cost. When truck fuel, road tolls, operator time and project downtime are considered, the costs really add up. Disposal of small lots can also be annoying as these stockpiles ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Interview with the Tomra founders

    As part of TOMRA’s 45th anniversary celebrations this year, we spoke to co-founders and brothers Tore and Petter Planke about the early history of the company. Check out our video interview with the TOMRA founders. HOW IT ALL BEGAN In 1971, Aage Fremstad, a supermarket owner Petter had worked with previously, mentioned the store’s problems in manually ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Sepacore for the Separation of Plant Extracts - Case Study

    Customer: University of Basel, Switzerland The Division of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Basel in Switzerland is a center of excellence for natural product and medicinal plant research. It belongs to the Departement of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a leading research and teaching center in drug discovery & development, drug therapy and drug safety. Research groups ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Automatic wire stripping machine

    Automatic wires stripping machine is an environmentally friendly machine in recycling waste copper wire ,If you have large quantities of waste copper wires to process,the automatic wire stripping machine will bring much more profit for you! Automatic wire stripping machine working process 1.    Starting Please make sure all the machines and electrical equipments are in ...

  • Recycling Myths Busted

    Like most industries, the recycling industry is not immune to popular myths that have perpetuated over time.  While not all are harmful, recycling myths become exaggerated and create false perceptions that can lead to bad business decisions or negative environmental impacts.  It is important to know the truth about waste handling and recycling processes and equipment so that we can all ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Poland - WEEE recycling - Case Study

    Customer: AZOTAS Country: Poland Machinery: RECYCLING LINE FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC WASTE A big Guidetti line delivered to Poland for WEEE recycling, electric and electronic waste, motherboards, small and big appliances, big whites, with production up to 1 ton/h. Indicated for WEEE recycling, it recovers metals with final ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • Spain - Copper’ recovery from plastic, 3000 kg/h input - Case Study

    Customer: Josè Jareno Country: Spain Machinery: LINE Double Guidetti line composed by 2 refiners Turbo625/4 and 2 separators Robi151, with production up to 1200 kg/h, to totally recover all the copper present in the plastic waste after cables’ recycling processes. Indicated for all working plants of the competition ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • United States - Copper recovery (tailings processing) - Case Study

    Country: United States Machinery: Copper/plastic recycling line, multiple-separation line A big Guidetti line consisting of 4 refiners and separators with production up to 5 ton/h. It allows the recovery of all copper in tailings, coming from cables’ processing lines. Advantages: - Total copper recovery - Higher ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • Morocco - Cables’ recycling from industrial waste - Case Study

    Customer: COFICAB Country: Morocco Machinery: RECYCLING LINE FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC CABLES In the cables’ manufacturer field, this Guidetti line composed by PMG400 pre-shredder and the newest Sincro315mill, with production up to 150 kg/h, allows the recycling of cables coming from industrial waste, recovering both copper and ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • The Modular Building Construction Process: A 5-Step Guide

    Many people are turning to modular buildings as an affordable and efficient space solution. Since they are built off-site in sections, they make it easier for people to get into their building quickly while other aspects are being built around them. They can be used for permanent, long-term, or temporary facilities, making them a popular choice for classrooms, administrative offices, military ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • Industry 4.0 Compliant Industrial Shredders

    To benefit from the 250% hyper-amortisation, machines purchased by the 31st December (20% down-payment) and delivered by the 30th September 2018 must have 5+2 requisites, as well as fall under Appendixes A and B of the law. The shredders fall under Appendix A. For software relating to the goods the amortisation is 140%. The legal representative must produce a declaration confirming ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Delivering the Promise of Continued Customer Success

    Since TOMRA was founded in 1972, we have continuously redefined what it means to be innovative in the sectors in which we operate. Through our ongoing commitment to providing the world’s most advanced sensor-based sorting systems, we deliver TOMRA’s brand promise of “trusted technology and partnership for better business and environment.” ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • How waste and recycling are separated at the French Open - Case Study

    Once again, the French Open (Roland-Garros) is setting new standards in sustainability and recycling! Over the past few years, the French Tennis Federation and Roland Garros have aimed to increase awareness of recycling and ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Minsur - Tin giant gets boost from TOMRA ore sorting technology - Case Study

    A plant for treating mined waste and low grade material at the world’s largest underground tin mine has repaid its capital cost of US$24 million in just four months, thanks in part to the role of a TOMRA X-ray transmission (XRT)-based ore sorting machine. The plant went into operation in 2016 and is projected to contribute 6,000 tonnes of refined tin to the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Synthesis of MnFe2O4 and Mn3O4 magnetic nano-composites with enhanced properties for adsorption of Cr(VI): artificial neural network modeling

    This study reports adsorptive removal of Cr(VI) by magnetic manganese ferrite and manganese oxide nano-particles (MnF-MO-NPs) composite from aqueous media. The X-ray diffraction pattern of MnF-MO-NPs revealed a polycrystalline nature with nanoscale crystallite size. The prepared adsorbent with high Brunauer–Emmett–Teller specific surface area of 100.62 m2/g and saturation magnetization of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of process analytics in cryogenic air separation plants – Case Study

    For further treatment of primary and intermediate materials, large amounts of oxygen and nitrogen are required by many industries, e. g. chemical and petrochemical, metal, semiconductor and food industry, in machine construction and many others. Oxygen and nitrogen are, together with Argon, the main constituents of ambient air. They are obtained from there by means of the air separation ...

  • Carbon recovery from screenings for energy-efficient wastewater treatment

    The energy content of screenings from six municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) was examined. Hourly samples of separated screenings were taken over 24 hours at three of the plants to illustrate diurnal variations. To recover the chemical energy, which usually leaves the WWTP with the screenings, a screenings wash press was used to transfer organic matter from the solid into the liquid ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurement, Motivations And Opportunities To Waste Less Food

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality releases findings on psychological, socio-economic and structural drivers that contribute to generation of preventable wasted food in households. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of all food produced and imported for consumption in the United States is never eaten. In Oregon, as part of a statewide strategy to prevent the wasting of food, the Oregon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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