Tag: recycle

Recycling is a process to change waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” waste hierarchy.

Reader Profile: Len Christopher

Reader Profile: Len Christopher

A solid waste recycling facility isn’t typically considered a tourist stop, especially in Las Vegas, NV. But when that ­facility is Republic Service’s Southern Nevada Recycling Center that draws visitors from as far as South Korea, it’s a different matter. General Manager Len Christopher is credited for developing North America’s

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,

Project Profile: Solar Offset

Project Profile: Solar Offset

UTILITIES ARE ENERGY-INTENSIVE. NO one knows that better than those who operate them and have to keep an eye on the energy consumed by treatment systems and conveyance, including pump stations.

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.

Barclays and The Columbia Water Center Launch New Study, Reveal How Energy Companies and Public Utilities Can Help Protect and Improve Water Resources in the US

Barclays and The Columbia Water Center Launch New Study, Reveal How Energy Companies and Public Utilities Can Help Protect and Improve Water Resources in the US

Second report in Impact Series explores how oil and gas operators, the utility industry and governments can work together to improve transparency around water usage, invest in innovative technologies, and improve data collection

In recognition of UN World Water Day, Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) and the Columbia Water Center today released

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

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