Waste Tracking News

  • Councils on track to meet 2010 LATS target

    English local authorities are on track to meet their Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme allocations for 2010, according to a new report. The study by the Environment Agency called Report on the Landfill Allowances and Trading Scheme 2008/09 shows how much biodegradable ...

  • Wastedge.com December release is here!

    It seems like just yesterday we were deploying our September 2009 release of Wastedge.com yet here we are 3 months later and we are introducing our lastest release of Wastedge.com functionality. This release includes alot of new functionality and extentions to existing functions of our software package. The latest features include our new Vehicle Tracking, Customisable Reports (Beta), PDF Merging ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Samsung finds 4 out of 5 European businesses are not taking steps to reduce wasted office resources

    Samsung Electronics has released the results of a European-wide survey, which reveals that businesses are not taking the proactive steps required to reduce wasted paper and toner in the office printing environment. The survey of more than 4,500 public and private sector workers reports that four out of five (83 per cent) organisations are not implementing basic technologies to reduce the volume ...


  • Enterprise asset tracking

    Do you know the precise location of your assets globally? It is difficult for an organization to operate efficiently, let alone have any competitive advantage, if it does not have direct control over all its assets at any one time. As a business embraces the myriad technological advances of modern times so it seems that items of equipment and necessary tools swell the corporate ...


    By Verisae

  • Space technology helps find space, reduce pollution, and save money

    Today, freight transport by lorries and containers is a highly automated and optimised business. However, even with the best planning possible, useful space is often left empty. Two German inventors have come up with an idea on how to use satellites to improve the allocation of truck capacity. At the 2008 European Satellite Navigation Competition, backed by ESA's Technology Transfer Programme, ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • UK on track to meet packaging recycling targets

    The UK looks largely on track to meet its packaging recycling and recovery targets by the end of 2009, according to industry experts. But achieving the steel target may be difficult. According to figures published last week by the Environment Agency via the National Packaging Waste Database for the second quarter of 2009, more than 1.59 million tonnes of packaging was recycled. This was up from ...

  • Supermarkets reveal their waste lines at RWM

    Leading retailers including Asda and Marks & Spencer will share their strategies for reducing landfill costs and improving their green credentials at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (Birmingham NEC, 15 to 17 September 2009). To register for fast track entrance and to reserve your free seminar places visit ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • London waste`s journey to be tracked

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to trial its new Trash Track technology in London. Working in conjunction with New Scientist magazine, the Institute will be attaching special electronic tags to parts of the city’s rubbish in an attempt to find out exactly where people’s household rubbish goes. The major project is also being trialled in New York and Seattle. Head of the MIT ...

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Tracking trash

    What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or 'disposable' razors? A team of MIT researchers have announced a major project called Trash Track, which aims to get people thinking about what they throw away. Trash Track relies on the development of special electronic tags that will ...

  • RWM offers free seminars to tackle council waste worries

    What is the secret to PFI success? How can Facebook and Twitter encourage your residents to recycle more? How do you conquer the planning process to minimise delay and achieve a cost effective result? Are macerators the answer to food waste, and what’s the best policy for handling radioactive waste? With an entire seminar theatre dedicated to local authority issues, a new theatre covering waste ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Environment trials electronic waste tracking system

    The Environment Agency has begun a pilot project that allows businesses and industry to electronically track the collection, transfer and final destination of their waste to help clamp down on fly-tipping. The three-month Electronic Duty of Care trial is being run by six waste companies in south east England, using mobile computer technology and a web-based tracking system to create and maintain ...

  • Rehrig Penn Logistics signs pooling agreement with national beef

    Rehrig Penn Logistics (RPL) (www.rehrigpenn.com), the services and logistics division of Rehrig Pacific Company, has signed an agreement with National Beef Packing Company, LLC to provide its Dodge City processing facility with pooling services for a new plastic reusable Combo Bin. The Combo Bins are used to store and move meat trim and grind product, both inside the plant and ...


    By Rehrig Pacific Company

  • Waste industry on track to reduce workplace accidents

    The chairman of the Waste Industry Society and Health Forum  is optimistic that its members can reduce workplace accidents in the waste industry by 50 per cent over the next five years. Speaking to MRW Chris Jones said: “We are trying to get people to take on board the basic safety messages and stick with them. We are also trying to get people to do ...

  • Sky-Trax partners with Rush Tracking Systems

    Sky-Trax Inc. is proud to announce its newest Premier Partner Program member and Value Added Reseller (VAR), Rush Tracking Systems. The partnership between Sky-Trax, a technology company specializing in optical technology for tracking vehicles and assets inside warehouses, and Rush Tracking Systems, and industry-leading RFID business process consulting and systems integration company, will bring ...


    By Sky-Trax, Inc.

  • Shredders for variety of crushing environments

    Tana Shark slow speed shredder family has lately been completed with electric models 220E and 440E and with a track mounted versions 220DT and 440DT. As a speciality Tana offers also a mobile version of the electric model called 220EM or 440EM. Please read more here. The central features of the TANA Shark slow speed shredders are simplicity, robustness and smartness. It is simple and easy to to ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Intelex releases greenhouse gas emissions tracking software

    Intelex announces the release of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting System, expertly designed to enable mid-size and enterprise organizations to improve their environmental performance through effective carbon footprint tracking and reporting.With this new sustainability solution, users can collect, track, and report their current carbon footprint as well as their progress toward ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The waste trade – legal and illegal

    A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic 'waste streams', almost all waste generated in the EU that needs ...

  • CycleLution software for e-waste recycling added two new recyclers

    CycleLution, Inc., the Developer of CycleLution Web-Based Softwaer for E-Waste( Electronic Waste) recyclers announced on Jan. 9th that it has signed two new Licensing Agreements with two California based Electronic Waste Recylers. Both of the Electronic Waste Recyclers are approved by the CA CIWMB under the SB20/50 program. In addition to its functions that help E-Waste recyclers manage their ...


    By CycleLution, Inc.

  • Tesco launches scheme to recycle clothes hangers

    Retail giant Tesco has announced that it aims to prevent 1,000 tonnes of plastic going into landfill by recycling clothes hangers. A special collection bin will be introduced in stores to encourage customers to leave behind unwanted coat hangers. The supermarket promises to reuse or recycle them all. Clothing technical manager Alan Wragg said: “Last year, we estimate that our customers took home ...

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