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Waste Management

How utilizing EPA's Decision Support Tool can greatly improve waste management systems

July 15, 2016 by Waste Dive

As waste reduction and diversion become increasingly high priorities across the country, figuring out how to change the status quo can be challenging. Well-intentioned ideas may have unintended consequences, different technologies can be hard to compare, and what works for one city may not work for another.The Environmental Protection...[read more]

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How Leading Businesses are Reducing Their Dependence on Paper

July 15, 2016 by Anna Johansson

When you look at the most pervasive problems in business, the topic of sustainability must be near the top of the list. While many businesses preach sustainability, very few are actually doing what it takes to reduce their impact in one key area: paper.[read more]

7 waste-conscious innovations disrupting the green packaging market

July 12, 2016 by Waste Dive

The green packaging market has seen rapid growth in recent years due to advances in technology, heightened interest in circular economy principles, and a cultural interest in more sustainable products. While questions still remain about the lifecycle of these innovations, many are easier to recycle and...[read more]

Wenzhou, China Builds Asia’s Largest Underground Sewage Treatment Plant

June 18, 2016 by The Global Grid
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What should a sewage treatment plant be like? A criss-cross of pipelines, large pools and pungent smells? The Wenzhou plant will then subvert your imagination. According to the plan, once the plant is completed, the site will look like a gigantic park. The main part of the plant occupies an area of 85 acres, which is the area of about...[read more]

Tire Recycling and its Impacts

May 16, 2016 by erichlawson

Although used tires are a complex and challenging form of solid waste, the demand for scrap tires has been soaring over the years due to the booming scrap tire recycling industry. The tires that motorists are driving on the road can be shredded and burned to generate fuel oil, used to make fuel, or pulverised to bits to be used to fill...[read more]

Find the Trash Compactor That Best Suits Your Business

May 5, 2016 by erichlawson

Businesses can benefit greatly from investing in a trash compactor. Some of those benefits include: saving on space, transport, time and fuel as trips made to the dump or landfill are significantly reduced. There are different compactors to fit the various businesses. This blog looks at the various compactors available to all businesses....[read more]

Should cities ban plastic bags and water bottles?

April 8, 2016 by Cathy Rust

Cities should think twice about the consequences before deciding on a complete ban on single-use products that produce waste. Especially if it is a city that relies on tourism, banning a product may not be the most effective way to treat it.[read more]

The long road to resilient cities in Africa

April 7, 2016 by Ivan Bruce

The need to build climate & disaster resilience in cities – Project example in Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP)  My journey to Ibadan, Nigeria supporting the World Bank’s - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) gave me an opportunity to reflect the challenges of such infrastructure projects and the...[read more]

Almost 90% Of Construction Waste Can Be Reused/Recycled

April 1, 2016 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
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Contractors in Northern Arizona are taking advantage of construction waste as building materials... as long as it's economically feasible.Living in a historic neighborhood with most houses well past the century mark in age, we see a lot ofrehabilitation and renovation work going on. Of course, this means lots of dumpsters parked in...[read more]

Reduce Waste with Less Packaging

March 29, 2016 by erichlawson

 Waste management has become a global problem. It is a problem that can only be resolved if people and industries reduce waste. It has been found that one-third of all waste is packaging material used by various industries, retailers and consumers. The problem of waste has increased environmental problems and costs of waste...[read more]

Tech Updates : How to Design a Stormwater Drainage System

March 24, 2016 by Sarah Smith
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Since this time, engineers have searched for better methods and environmental scientists have been seeking alternative designs that will collect, treat and move the storm water after the snow melts or a rainstorm occurs.[read more]

Choosing the Right Waste Stationary Compactor for Your Industry

December 29, 2015 by erichlawson

Today, landfills as well as other waste disposal facilities are filled to capacity giving rise to new waste management challenges. Different industry players are now charged with the responsibility of finding new alternatives to waste management among them the use of waste stationary compactors and containers for effective waste management.[read more]