Tag: recycling and waste

Recycling is a process to convert 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.

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

When people think of cutting-edge technology and how it is changing the way municipalities serve their residents, they probably don’t think much about the materials recovery facilities (MRFs) responsible for sorting and processing waste.

National Recycling Coalition Announces 2016–2017 Officers

National Recycling Coalition Announces 2016–2017 Officers

Elections for officers were held during the Fall Board meeting on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The new officers, listed below, will serve for the next year:

President: Bob Gedert, Department Director, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin

Chair of the Board: David Juri Freeman, Senior Consultant, Resource Recycling Systems

Executive Vice

MSS Optical Sorters Updates Wire and Color Sorting Technologies

MSS Optical Sorters Updates Wire and Color Sorting Technologies

Nashville, TN (September 20, 2016) – MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing two technology updates for its L-VIS® high-resolution color and shape optical sorter.

ColorMask™ is MSS’s proprietary illuminated reference technology and is featured in all L-VIS® units. The most recent design update features improved

Accent Wire Acquires L&P Wire-Tie Systems

Accent Wire Acquires L&P Wire-Tie Systems

Houston, TX – June 2, 2016 – Accent Wire announced today that it has acquired L&P Wire-Tie Systems, a division of Leggett & Platt®, and will rename the combined company Accent Wire-Tie. L&P Wire-Tie, based in Carthage, Missouri, is a manufacturer of wire-tying machinery and a leading baling wire distributor.

Waste Management’s Waste Recycle Corps

Waste Management’s Waste Recycle Corps

Waste Management’s (WM) Recycle Corps program is an intensive 11-week, hands-on job training internship that teaches college students the latest strategies in effectively engaging the public and businesses in waste reduction and recycling behavior change. The program is designed to provide students authentic experiences in the field as recycling educators.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Opens a New MRF Provided by Machinex

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Opens a New MRF Provided by Machinex

March 16thth, 2016 – Plessisville, Canada – Lakeshore Recycling Systems officially opened their new material recovery facility in Forest View, IL. The single stream system, in operation for only three weeks, was designed, engineered, manufactured, and installed by Machinex. Receiving 110,000 tons per year of residential and commercial material from

Health Care Facilities Waste Management BMP Manual

Health Care Facilities Waste Management BMP Manual

Hospitals and other medical facilities collectively produce more trash than any other industry sector in California other than the restaurant industry. In Los Angeles, the medical and health industry disposes of approximately 210,000 tons of “regular trash” (also known as municipal solid waste) each year. This is in addition to

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