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Recycling is a process to convert waste materials into reusable material 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.

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

Scales and Software

It is through his company 5280 Waste Solutions in Denver, CO, that Bill Bradley developed awareness for the need for software solutions addressing transportation planning, management, and logistics to address the inefficiencies he sees inherent in solid waste operations. Bradley represents a multitude of operations seeking to turn the numbers

Scales and Software

It is through his company 5280 Waste Solutions in Denver, CO, that Bill Bradley developed awareness for the need for software solutions addressing transportation planning, management, and logistics to address the inefficiencies he sees inherent in solid waste operations. Bradley represents a multitude of operations seeking to turn the numbers

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Steven Viny, CEO of Envision Waste Services in Cleveland, OH, regards it as such: “We’re always going to need landfills. There’s a time and a place for a single-stream MRF [Material Recovery Facility]. There’s a time and a place for a waste-to-energy unit. There’s a time and a place for

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Material Separation Practices/Equipment

Steven Viny, CEO of Envision Waste Services in Cleveland, OH, regards it as such: “We’re always going to need landfills. There’s a time and a place for a single-stream MRF [Material Recovery Facility]. There’s a time and a place for a waste-to-energy unit. There’s a time and a place for

The Future of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

In recent months, there has been media attention directed on the “ills” of recycling in the US in both the solid waste industry press, as well as national reports published in mainstream publications such as Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal , and the Washington Post.

In short,

MRF: Safety and Efficiency

MRF: Safety and Efficiency

T he 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,

The Shape of MRFs to Come – Part 4

The Shape of MRFs to Come – Part 4

Dirty MRFs for a Cleaner Neighborhood?
Now, taking the opposite view, the company poised to win the Houston bid and build its mega-MRF, is a startup firm, the Organic Energy Corp. Originally based in Sacramento, OEC, as of spring 2013, was packing to move to Texas’ largest city this year, reports

NW&RA Strongly Disagrees with Franchising Commercial Waste in NYC

NEW YORK (Sept. 23, 2014) – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) strongly disagrees with a recommendation in a Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) report to franchise commercial waste in New York City. NW&RA believes there would not be any cost savings, noting the CBC does not adequately explain how

VECOPLAN Grand Opening Generates Rave Reviews

VECOPLAN Grand Opening Generates Rave Reviews

VECOPLAN ® celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000 square-foot Technology Center in Bad Marienberg, Germany, on August 5, 2014. The first-of-its-kind facility is equipped with more than 25 machines representing a comprehensive range of mechanical technologies for the processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass. Processors can

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