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Although many government programs are concentrated on recycling at home, a 64% of waste in the United Kingdom is generated by industry.[42] The focus of many recycling programs done by industry is the cost–effectiveness of recycling. The ubiquitous nature of cardboard packaging makes cardboard a commonly recycled waste product by companies that deal heavily in packaged goods, like retail stores, warehouses and distributors of goods. Other industries deal in niche or specialized products, depending on the nature of the waste materials that are present.

Carting Away Food Waste (Part 3)

Carting Away Food Waste (Part 3)

In Part 3 of our exploration of food waste management, author Peter Hildebrandt explores communities that compost food waste.

What Goes Around Comes Back Around for Food Waste/Compost
In San Antonio, one westside neighborhood has become part of a sanitation experiment to go organic. At a resident’s home, today’s breakfast is tomorrow’s

Carting Away Food Waste

Food waste has long been something mixed in with the regular trash being put out on the street each week. But things are starting to change on a wider basis, away from that model. In Canada, a much larger segment of the population than in the US has been more

Back to the Future: Saving the Empire State and the Planet

Back to the Future: Saving the Empire State and the Planet

Large buildings in New York and in cities around the world represent a huge energy drain and source of greenhouse gases. Turning large office buildings sustainable worldwide could make a sizable dent in the ongoing climate change challenge, as commercial buildings account for 18% of total energy use-a significant slice.

Innovation at the Pump

Innovation at the Pump

As The Economist put it, “America’s unexpected, and most welcome, bonanza of natural gas from its vast shale deposits seems to be doing as much to reduce pollution as many of the efforts introduced over the years to restrict emissions from vehicles, power stations and other sources. The biggest breakthrough

Power Generation for the Generations

Power Generation for the Generations

Opportunities for recycling waste heat into other processes are plentiful. Carol Brzozowski wrote a symphony of an article on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Combined Cooling Heating and Power (CCHP) for this issue; it also supplied the colorful quote above. The varieties of configurations that can make energy multitask

Volvo CE Braås Facility Achieves CO2 Neutrality

At the end of December 2013, Volvo Construction Equipment’s Braås facility completed its journey towards becoming carbon neutral. The 45,000 m2 site in southern Sweden, which specializes in the design and manufacture of articulated haulers, is now powered entirely by renewable energy sources – including wind, biomass and hydropower – that

Time, Money, and the Frugal Landfill Operator

Time, Money, and the Frugal Landfill Operator

Nobody has to tell a landfill operator how to be industrious. Hard work and long hours come with the job, a job that includes everything from balancing the books to personally operating heavy equipment, to meeting with an often hostile public and even to helping to pick up blow litter

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