Tag: waste reduction and recycling

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. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” waste hierarchy.

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

Transfer stations initially became the answer to the problem of moving urban trash to rural landfill locations, efficiently and cost effectively. But changing attitudes of the public and government regulations are causing transfer stations to become so much more. During the Great Recession, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates actually

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.

Advances in Energy…From Waste

Advances in Energy…From Waste

Increasingly, as communities focus on sending less waste to landfills, waste reduction and recycling initiatives are implemented in conjunction with energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies to manage what remains post-recycling. The most prominent technologies for production of EfW are mass-burn combustion with energy recovery, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. This article provides

2015 Iowa Recycling & Solid Waste Management Conference

For more information contact:
Erin Vorac, Planner
Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference
Email: info@iowaconference.org

2015 Iowa Recycling & Solid Waste Management Conference
One of the Midwest’s largest recycling and solid waste management forums is coming to the Des Moines area. For

Is Privatization the Answer?

The decision by a governmental agency to self-perform versus outsourcing (privatizing) solid waste services is complex and should consider costs, as well as the following six major factors:

Continued level of service and rate control
Impacts to public employment
Impacts to waste reduction and recycling goals
Community pride and public perceptions
Organizational values.
Ability to respond

College Football Fans Divert Over 2 Million Pounds From the Landfill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2015) – College football stadiums are full of passionate fans, unforgettable plays, and ample opportunity for waste reduction and recycling. This season, college and university students and alumni taking part in the GameDay Recycling Challenge recycled or reused 1,098 tons of bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, food

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