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Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural. Plasticity is the general property of all materials that are able to irreversibly deform without breaking, but this occurs to such a degree with this class of moldable polymers that their name is an emphasis on this ability.

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) points out on its website that while recycling is good for the environment, it can be dangerous for workers. Certain materials in the wastestream directly pose hazards to workers. Additional hazards include vehicle traffic, moving machine parts, unexpected machine startup, lifting injuries, slips,

Advertiser’s Index

AbTech Industries
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American Peat Technology LLC
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AP/M Permaform
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Best Management Products
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Bio Clean Environmental
www.biocleanenvironmental.net

Clearwater Solutions Inc.
www.clearwaterbmp.com

Contech Engineered Solutions
www.conteches.com

Crumpler Plastic Pipe Inc.
www.cpp-pipe.com

ENPAC LLC
www.enpacgroup.com

Ernst Conservation Seeds
www.ernstseed.com

Fratco
www.fratco.com

Greyline Instruments Inc.
www.greyline.com

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
www.icpi.org

Invisible Structures Inc.
www.invisiblestructures.com

J.W. Faircloth & Son
www.fairclothskimmer.com

Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions
www.oldcastlestormwater.com

Plastic Solutions Inc.
www.plastic-solution.com

StormChamber
www.stormchambers.com

StormTrap LLC
www.stormtrap.com

Uni-Group USA
www.uni-groupusa.org

Vieux & Associates Inc.
www.vieuxinc.com

XP Solutions
www.xpsolutions.com

ShowCase

CULTEC
CULTEC’s Contactor and Recharger chambers may be installed in a trench configuration along roadsides as an alternative to swales. Not only is an underground stormwater solution easier to maintain, it is also aesthetically more pleasing than traditional swales. The subsurface installation eliminates a potential trash collection site and exposed ponding—which

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

Nearly every workday for 20 years, John Kellett parked his car along Pratt Street and walked across the downtown pedestrian bridge over the Jones Falls River toward his office aboard a vintage Coast Guard vessel. The USCGC Taney, permanently moored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, was the headquarters of the Baltimore

Preventing Loss

Preventing Loss

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

New Developments in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Developments in Lithium-Ion Batteries

There is an old military saying that “Amateurs talk about tactics, professionals talk about logistics.” Nowhere is this more true than in the fuel and energy requirements of a military formation deployed in a combat theater.

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA CEO Accepts PRECO Electronics’ 2016 Excellence in Safety Award
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, accepted PRECO Electronics’ Excellence in Safety Award at a ceremony at SWANA’s headquarters.

Tamara Humpherys, PRECO Electronics’ Marketing and Communications Manager, presented the award to Biderman and Jesse Maxwell, SWANA’s

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

Modern Millstones—Material Reduction

Modern Millstones—Material Reduction

Waste is inevitable in any construction or development project. Whether it’s clearing and grubbing, new construction and building, improvements to infrastructure, or demolition, waste is the deliberate or indirect result of these operations. Clearing and grubbing operations produce large quantities of a homogenous waste (a.k.a. green waste).

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