Waste Trading Articles

  • Could incinerating the plastic mountain be an answer?

    Energy from waste has its appeal China’s decision to ban its recycling operations for foreign plastics has suddenly caused a massive problem for the UK government.  Up until recently, Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, which is about 25% of our total plastics waste.  Now that trade has ceased and already the problem ...

  • Recycling all kinds of plastic waste: Lindner‘s tailor-made re-grinding line boosts output and growth for Winco Plastics - Case Study

    Winco Plastics, North Aurora, IL/USA, a subdivision of Winco Trading (is one of the largest full service plastic recycling companies in the Midwest with 30 years’ experience. After purchasing a Lindner re-grinding line including a Micromat Plus 2500 pre-shredding system and an LG 1500-800 grinder, Winco have significantly increased their plastics waste handling capacity, making them one of ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.

    Plastic pollution is more than an ocean problem, and it’s time we treat it as such. Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750 billion global industry, we have ...


    By Ensia

  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

  • Trade food waste collection case studies

    In the continuing effort to separate food waste from the landfill stream, councils are looking to the viability of collecting trade food waste Carmarthenshire Council is among the most proactive of councils looking at tackling this problem. Using Ecosack 25L Paper Sacks for food waste they are successfully collecting a large volume from local businesses. Karen McNeill, ...


    By Ecosack

  • The future of plastics - Is there a solution to this huge waste management problem?

    Plastic - it has become the cornerstone of our modern life style, and one of the most challenging global waste management problems. So beneficial in countless ways, this nearly indestructible material is littering our environment on land and sea. Difficult to recycle, as post-consumer waste, and hard to break down, plastic in its many forms has become a serious environment problem. But solutions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Recycling.com. a Case Study

    Recycling.com is an online global trading network for recyclable materials. The website is unique because it allows an auction to take place directly between the seller of the recyclable material and those wanting to buy it, in a secure trustworthy environment. Recycling.com was co-founded in 2012 by Mark Baij, an experienced recyclinginvestment executive, and Noel Hanrahan, an investment ...

  • Movements of waste across the EU`s internal and external borders

    Ever more waste is crossing EU borders . moving between Member States and to and from non-EU countries. Indeed, the growth in cross-border waste trade during recent years has been remarkable. Exports of waste iron and steel, and copper, aluminium and nickel from Member States doubled between 1999 and 2011, while waste precious metal exports increased by a factor of three and waste plastics by a ...

  • Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

    According to a bottled water survey conducted by Perception Research Services International (PRS) for Brand Packaging published in August 2011, where shoppers were interviewed in person to gain some insights on marketing claims, environmental and recycling messages were misunderstood and not even noticed by a majority of consumers interviewed. In fact, only 50 out of 200 shoppers even noticed the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Key insurance factors to consider

    Moving towards sustainability in our culture requires social and economic challenges chat influence our everyday lives. Our efforts toward ethical consumerism have helped fuel the increase of the recycling industry. The subsequent growth of the industry results in more risks for recyclers that must be addressed. This article will help identify some of those risks and issues that you should ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 2 of 3)

    Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com Waste processing and storage A good operator first understands the unique characteristics of the mineral deposit under their management. Each ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 1 of 3)

    Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com Impacts of gold mining and mineral processing on communities and the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Controlling waste produced by shopping centres at christmas

    Approximately 6000 tonnes of waste will be produced by the UK’s 5 newest shopping centres over the Christmas shopping season – enough to fill 2.4 Olympic sized swimming pools. Research published by WSP Environment & Energy, using average shopping centre waste, predicts that the major new shopping centre openings in the UK will produce in total over 5,978 tonnes of waste over the Christmas period ...

  • Not in my back yard — international shipments of waste and the environment

    Waste without borders: Zhang Guofu, 35, makes EUR 700 a month, a huge wage in provincial China, sifting through waste that includes shopping bags from a British supermarket chain and English-language DVDs. The truth is that waste placed in a bin in London, can quite easily end up 5 000 miles away in a recycling factory in China's Pearl River delta. Waste of all descriptions is on the move. ...

  • IdentiPlast’s positive outlook for plastics recycling

    Opening the IdentiPlast conference on a positive note, PlasticsEurope’s Executive Director Wilfried Haensel stressed that the current debate on climate change presented a chance for the plastics industry to demonstrate how its products contribute to the efficient use of resources. ‘The plastics industry has the opportunity to play a leading role in providing resource solutions,’ he said in ...

  • The growing E-waste problem

    If your current PC is too slow or running out of storage space, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it than to upgrade it. But what happens to your computer once you replace it? The workplace mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” often ends with office paper and aluminum soda cans. As a result, myriad computers considered obsolete by today’s standards sit unused in back rooms or end up in ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Financial Costs of Plastics Marking

     Abstract Recycling and reuse of plastic material can assist reducing the amounts of plastic waste to dispose of, and reducing resource use in plastic production. Mandatory marking of plastics presents a possible means for increasing the current rates of recycling and reuse. This study determines the financial costs for the EU plastic converter industry of using certain mandatory marking ...

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