Waste Sorting

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing  … Read More

Methods to Handle Organic Waste: Compost and Kilowatts

Methods to Handle Organic Waste: Compost and Kilowatts

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In 1915, a tragic farm accident reported in The Fruit Grower and Farmer was a mere footnote of local news. Patients from the State Hospital in Athens, OH, whose job was “to tramp down the silage comprised of corn stalks and leaves” were found asphyxiated in a tower silo. The report says  … Read More

BUNTING® MAGNETICS CO.  STRENGTHENS FOCUS ON THE AGGREGATE, MINING & MINERALS INDUSTRY WITH ACQUISITION OF GLOBAL MAGNETICS

BUNTING® MAGNETICS CO. STRENGTHENS FOCUS ON THE AGGREGATE, MINING & MINERALS INDUSTRY WITH ACQUISITION OF GLOBAL MAGNETICS

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NEWTON, KS, USA – Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Global Magnetics, Inc. The Florida-based company sells and distributes magnetic systems and mineral separation equipment designed and built by Master Magnets Ltd.  … Read More

The Plastic Bottle Horror

The Plastic Bottle Horror

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Over the holiday I took time to watch a couple of horror flicks. One of them had an ending which left me with a sheer sense of dread. Probably because I bought into the premise of the movie even though it most likely will never happen.

The thing is, I now  … Read More

Material Sorting Systems

Material Sorting Systems

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) operations face three primary goals in sorting material: the ability to do so in a manner that most efficiently saves time and money, the potential for generating the optimal post-sort revenue, and having a process that ensures safety.  … Read More

Apples and Oranges Food Waste

Apples and Oranges Food Waste

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Here are a couple of clichés. “Measure twice, cut once.” “Don’t compare apples and oranges.” Both are appropriate in my mind when quantifying food waste. When talking about how much food is wasted, it makes sense to use the same metric and/or definition of food waste. Can a single organization  … Read More



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