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Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural. Plasticity is the general property of all materials that are able to irreversibly deform without breaking, but this occurs to such a degree with this class of moldable polymers that their name is an emphasis on this ability.

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Launches Hauler Safety Toolkit
 

RESOURCES DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE SAFETY MESSAGES DIRECTLY TO HAULERS
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has launched a Hauler Safety Toolkit to be handed out to solid waste haulers throughout North America, to ensure that safety resources are available to companies and municipalities of all sizes.

The

Highly Efficient

Highly Efficient

As waste composition changes with the times and as labor shortages continue and political considerations ebb and flow, efficiencies in and between the transfer station and materials recovery facility (MRF) become more critical.

Chewing Up Material, Spitting Out Results

Chewing Up Material, Spitting Out Results

Brian Arkwood was impressed. The chief technical officer at IntegriCo Composites, a composite railroad tie manufacturing company, checked out a new WEIMA America WPC 2000 PreCut Shredder after the company ordered it to dismantle bales of plastic as their business grew and his company was piling up more and more

The Big, The Fast, and The Smelly

The Big, The Fast, and The Smelly

Equipment used in composting applications can get really large. Some machines, such as Peterson Pacific Corp.’s 6700 grinders, have a footprint of 750 feet squared (63 feet by 11.9 feet). Other machines have really high capacities. The Scarab 27×11 A Frame windrow machine is capable of processing more than 15,000

Wilson!

Wilson!

If you don’t remember the movie Cast Away, here’s a brief synopsis. Tom Hanks is stranded on an uninhabited tropical island following a plane crash. As he struggles to survive, a Wilson brand volleyball washes ashore. The castaway paints a face on the ball and names it “Wilson.” Wilson becomes

Soil Water Sensors

Soil Water Sensors

SOIL MOISTURE MONITORING CAN be useful as an irrigation management tool for both landscapes and agriculture, sometimes replacing an evapotranspiration-based (ET) approach or as a useful check on ET-based approaches since the latter tend to drift off target over time. All moisture sensors, also known as soil water sensors, measure

ShowCase

HUBBELL ENCLOSURES & DRAINS
Above ground or below, we have you covered. Available in two sizes, the new Hot Box PEZ (Polyethylene EZ) drop-over features visual and structural enhancements with our dependable quality and performance. The PEZ drop-over features a visually enhanced swirl design, disguising the box in its environment. The

Tank Linings and Coatings

Tank Linings and Coatings

Because water tanks are susceptible to corrosion, they benefit from a liner or special coating. The choice can depend on what material the tank is composed of, its location, condition, and cost.

Whatever material is selected, it should create an impermeable barrier, fully adhere to the substrate, and seal all the

Unzipped

Unzipped

What if one morning the news contained, rather than more problems for you to contemplate, the solution to a longstanding dilemma? Thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois and elsewhere, we might have at least the beginning of an answer to the plastics problem.

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