Tag: waste paper

Paper waste accounts for up to 40% of total waste in the United States, which adds up to 71.6 million tons of waste per year in the United States alone. Paper waste like other wastes faces the additional hazard of toxic inks, dyes and polymers that could be potentially carcinogenic when incinerated, or comingled with groundwater via traditional burial methods such as modern landfills.

Commercial Collection Equipment and Issues

Ten to fifteen years ago people figured out that commercial accounts generate a lot of cardboard and that a separate bin for OCC would be a good idea. A front loader would go out and collect trash followed by a separate route to collect cardboard alone. Commercial collection is usually

Economizers and Emissions

Economizers and Emissions

Among the innovative energy technologies developed this decade, condensing economizers offer the opportunity for plant owners and operators not only to reduce fuel usage, but also to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). Intended to reduce energy consumption-although they can be designed to perform additional

Bid Strategies That Get You What You Want and Need

When it’s time to spend $50,000 on a new garbage truck or $2.5 million for a material recovery facility, it’s your reputation that’s on the line. If you end up with a stiff, that dinosaur will be staring you in the face for as long as you remain on the

Steps Toward a Carbohydrate Economy

“Has the time come to subject organic products, byproducts, and wastes to thermal, chemical, and/or biological degradation?” This was the underlying question posed to a diverse group of industry and government representatives at a meeting held in Santa Barbara, CA, on December 2-3, 1999, jointly hosted by the Wendy P.

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