When To Use A Skip Bin and How To Utilize It Properly?

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Skip bins are a large empty-top container for loading into a specific form of a waste lorry. A large amount of waste is created not only by businesses and organizations but also by homeowners. For daily garbage to handle, rubbish created from spring cleaning, parties, repair, landscaping, or gardening can be too much. You need […]

Waste Management in Bengaluru

waste management in bengaluru

Everything is garbage until it is segregated. However, despite a never-before crisis staring it in its face, the municipal authorities in Bengaluru doesn’t seem to have realised that there can be answers to waste management issues in the city. As for the one that has pushed Bengaluru and of course, surrounding villages like Mandur and […]

Recycling of Electronic Wastes: An Infographic

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Tech changes so fast—we’d be remiss if we didn’t exchange our computers, printers, tablets, smartphones, and other hardware for those tools that can run faster, store more, and work harder. But the question then is: What happens to the things that we discard, and can we do better, and do our part, to minimize any […]

Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans

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From food storage to furniture—we use plastic for everything. In 2008 alone 245 million tons of plastic were produced. These plastics often find there way into our waterways. Every year 6.4 million tons are dumped into the ocean. Many marine wildlife are injured or killed from plastic consumption. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection […]

Fun Family-Friendly Ways to Recycle and Reduce Waste

Family-Friendly Ways to Reduce Waste

With global warming and overflowing landfills becoming a more pressing problem, many people are taking the personal responsibility to reduce their waste. By reducing waste in the first place and recycling the trash that you do produce, you can do your part to help the environment. But are there ways to make sure you are […]

Waste Management in Britain: Interesting Facts

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On an average, each one of UK’s households produces one tonne of rubbish per year. Nationally, a total of 31 million tonnes of waste is produced annually. Tesco generated 46,684 tons of food waste in 2016-2017. Reliable statistics clearly reveal that Britain’s mountain of waste can fill the nation’s largest lake, Lake Windermere in just eight […]

LlobreGats – A Saviour of Stray Cats

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Llobregats is a non-profit whose objective is helping to improve the life of stray cats who live in cities. The primary methods used by Llobregats are waste recycling/reuse and the TNR method (Trap, Neutered and Return). In only 50 stray cats colonies Llobregats has reused about 3 tons of materials and is always attentive to […]

Things Around the House You Can Recycle or Upcycle

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When you say you’re recycling, chances are you’re just reusing plastic packaging at home. They’re probably piled up inside the cabinet under the kitchen sink. While that’s a good way to recycle, it’s not enough to reduce your carbon footprint dramatically. To make a more significant change, you should realize that you can recycle more […]

6 Top Ways to Deal With E-Waste

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The world is full of electronic goods of all shapes and sizes. From old computer monitors and desktop PCs to ancient cell phones and miscellaneous cables and peripherals. A significant amount of e-waste ends up in landfill sites, where it lies buried under mountains of garbage. E-waste doesn’t rot away. Instead, it leeches dangerous chemicals […]

7 Ways to Make a Loft Clearance Easy

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Thinking about finally clearing out your loft? Well these handy tips will help make the process as easy as possible: 1: Give Yourself Enough Time While we might be able to clear out a bedroom or spare room in a few hours, when it comes to your loft you might need to dedicate more time. […]

3 Top Uses of Yard Waste

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One of the great things about owning or renting a detached home, or even an attached town home, is having a piece of the outdoors that you can call your own. You can lounge in the privacy of in your back yard or grow a garden of flowers or edible plants out front. However, the […]

Everything You Should Know About Crumb Rubber

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Management of waste tyres is a challenging task because tyres have a long life and are non-biodegradable. The traditional method of waste tyres management have been stockpiling or illegally dumping or landfilling, all of which are short-term solution. Stockpiled tyres provide perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, vermin and snakes. Crumb rubber is a term usually applied […]

All You Need to Know About Plastic Waste Collection Methods

plastic-waste-collection

Plastic consumption has grown at a tremendous rate over the past two decades as plastics now play an important role in all aspects of modern lifestyle. Plastics are used in the manufacture of numerous products such as protective packaging, lightweight and safety components in cars, mobile phones, insulation materials in buildings, domestic appliances, furniture items, […]

Junk Removal Costs: How Do I Calculate Junk Removal?

junk removal costs

With a lot of us around the country taking the time to clear out a large amount of what we own during the last year and a half, the amount of skips hired and fly-tipping has drastically increased. Large items such as sofas, bed frames, and electrical appliances are hard to get rid of and […]

The Rubbish Clearance Robot Roaming the Chicago River

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Remember when the Roomba made its debut in September of 2002? This was the small disc-shaped robotic vacuum cleaner that constantly roams around your house, intelligently learning the layout, and removing the trash on your floors without you having to lift a finger! A lot of people scoffed and thought it a silly concept but […]

5 Unique Ways to Teach Waste Management to Your Child

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Global temperatures are rising and pollution levels are on an increase across the world. It has been estimated that 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage is dumped into the ocean each year. These alarming levels of pollution put our future generations at severe risk. In fact, pollution is one of the biggest global killers that […]

3 Benefits of Responsible Waste Disposal for Businesses

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Should businesses really practice waste recycling, especially responsible waste management? Definitely. And for two very good reasons: it’s good for the environment, and it’s great for business. Responsible waste disposal, then, is a win-win situation for businesses because it make the world environment-friendly and it generates more money for businesses. First, though, let’s consider what happens without […]

All You Need to Know About Biogas Production from Food Waste

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Food waste disposal is a big problem in all countries, especially affluent ones. There are numerous places which generate large amounts of food waste including hotels, restaurants, malls, residential societies, canteens, airline caterers, markets etc. A proper food waste management strategy needs to be devised for them to make sure that either they are disposed […]

Ad Lansink and the Making of Waste Hierarchy

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How are ladders, the Royal Dutch Football Association and the Christian concept of humanity’s stewardship of the planet connected with the creation of one of waste management’s best explanatory tools? The answer can be found in the life story of Ad Lansink. You may not have heard of him – he is little known outside […]

The Top 7 Benefits of Recycling Used Oil

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Recycling is an environmental industry buzzword. Oil is one of the most used products around the world. It also is one of the most common environmental pollutants. Its hazardous effects on the environment have been widely documented and so have the benefits of its recycling. Here are some of the benefits of recycling used oil. […]

What You Need to Know About Waste-to-Energy Processes?

WTE systems

A wide variety of waste-to-energy processes are available for realizing the potential of waste as an energy source, ranging from very simple systems for disposing of dry waste to more complex technologies capable of dealing with large amounts of municipal and industrial waste. These methods can be broadly divided into thermal and biological processes. Some […]

Sustainable Biomass Energy Sector Development: Perspectives

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Biomass energy systems offer significant possibilities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to their immense potential to replace fossil fuels in energy production. Biomass reduces emissions and enhances carbon sequestration since short-rotation crops or forests established on abandoned agricultural land accumulate carbon in the soil. Biomass energy usually provides an irreversible mitigation effect by reducing […]

What to Do With Household Hazardous Waste?

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Hazardous waste refers to any kind of harmful waste that can prove dangerous for plants and animals. It is mostly in the form of chemical waste or accumulated dirt and can cause some serious damage to human health. Most people don’t realize it, but hazardous waste can be found inside of all our homes. It […]

6 Ideas for Effective Recycling of Construction Wastes

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A sustainable construction waste management strategy includes a range of comprehensive strategies such as reduce, reuse and recycling. Effective waste management strategies require source segregation of all wastes generated during the construction.  You can find a variety of wastes on the construction sites. For categorization, there are basically four types of construction wastes: Excavated material- This […]

Environmental Benefits of Portable Sanitation

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Portable sanitation isn’t just a way to meet legal requirements for certain types of gatherings and projects or a convenience for your employees and guests. It is actually an environment-friendly investment, as well. Let’s explore the environmental benefits of portable sanitation. We’ll provide practical examples of how these products help the environment locally and globally. […]

Hazardous Waste Management in the UAE

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Major hazardous waste streams in UAE are Petrochemical waste, Medical Waste, and e-Waste. To avoid hazardous waste export the cash rich government-owned petrochemical companies have established centralised treatment facility. Centre for Waste Management (CWM) has established treatment facilities for Medical Waste Incineration, Engine Oil treatment, Tyre Shredding through PPP business model. Government is encouraging private […]

Top Junk Removal Service Providers in New York

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Junk removal is the regularly scheduled service provided by the city in which you live. Junk removal is the one-time removal of materials that a trash company won’t haul away, such as furniture, electrical appliances. On the other hand, waste removal is the removal of certain types of materials that junk removal companies do not […]

How Should I Dispose of My E-Waste in Toronto?

e-waste-disposal

Jeff Bezos recently announced his decision to formally step down from his role in Amazon. One of the things the tech guru plans to do is pay attention to global warming issues. Why do you think people like him are very passionate about the environment? One of the reasons is because everyone is implicated once […]

Why Disaster Cleanup Process is a Major Strategic Operation?

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The frequency of occurrence of natural disasters and man-made states of devastation are increasing exponentially.  The actual natural disaster is a major challenge for all those in the immediate vicinity, but likewise, the cleanup operations are also strategic nightmares that need to be acted upon in a timely manner so as to minimize further hazards […]

Everything You Should Know About Materials Recovery Facility

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We separate recyclables from trash. We take our containers out to the curb on collection day. Trucks empty them and drive off. We retrieve the containers until the next collection day. Did you ever wonder what happens next? To find out, I toured the recycling plant in Greensboro, North Carolina and interviewed the city’s recycling […]

Why You Should Choose Cheap Rubbish Removal?

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There are several options when it comes to getting rid of wastes; a cheap London rubbish removal service can make the decision much easier. Children’s toys, old furniture, broken home appliances – the list of waste that builds up over time is endless. It can be frustrating when there are mountains of unwanted things lying […]

5 Benefits of Using Cheap Skip Hire Services

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A skip is a large container its top remains uncovered. It is generated to load all kinds of waste in it. The process of hiring a cheap skip is very easy. In this process the skip is not emptied into a garbage truck, it is either removed or replaced by any other skip bin. As […]

Benefits of Making Interlocking Bricks from Plastic Bottles

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Every day all over the world hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bottles are utilized and discarded. Plastic bottles are both wonderful and terrible at the same time. Plastic bottles are an inexpensive and practical way to store and distribute liquids. The problem is that we only use them once and when their liquid content […]

A Guide to Agricultural Waste Management

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Traditional methods of agricultural waste management are unscientific and have several negative externalities associated with them. Being the emitter of stock pollutants, like CO, SOx, NOx, PAHs, and aerosols, which accumulates in the atmosphere, traditional practices have a regional impact apart from local damage. Crop burning decrease the fertility of soil. To meet increasing market […]

Everything You Need to Know About Landfill Gas

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Landfill gas is an asset as well as a serious threat. If we extract it right on time and preserve it then it will act as a valuable asset and if we leave as it is then it will be a serious threat as it can explode at any time. Landfill gas is produced under […]

Output from a Biogas Plant

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A biogas plant produces two outputs – biogas and digestate; both can be further processed or utilized to produce secondary outputs. Biogas can be used for producing electricity and heat, as a natural gas substitute and also a transportation fuel. A combined heat and power plant system (CHP) not only generates power but also produces […]

Construction Waste Management Strategy

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A sustainable construction waste management strategy includes a range of comprehensive strategies such as reduce, reuse and recycle. No matter where you locate your business, you should ensure that each employee finds it easy to navigate around the new workplace. An accessible construction dumpster rental service will allow everyone to dispose of all the trash and […]

Exploring Gasification of Municipal Solid Wastes

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Gasification of municipal solid wastes involve the reaction of carbonaceous feedstock with an oxygen-containing reagent, usually oxygen, air, steam or carbon dioxide, generally at temperatures in excess of 800°C. It involves the partial oxidation of a substance which implies that oxygen is added but the amounts are not sufficient to allow the fuel to be completely […]

6 Top Benefits of Refuse Derived Fuels

RDF-Pellets

Solid waste is a growing problem in all countries, and a critical problem in almost all the cities of the developing world. Developed countries have in recent years reduced the environmental impact of solid waste through sanitary landfills and high-temperature incineration, as well as conserving natural resources and energy through increased recycling, but the volume […]

Smart Cities Have To Be Clean Cities

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Our cities are becoming smart cities every day, but unless our cities are clean and litter-free, we are going to face massive problems. Globally there are over 1.5 Billion Unsecured wheelie bins, these bins are massively concentrated in cities. Wheelie bins are a prominent cause behind litter pollution and are responsible for many environmental and […]

Disposal Methods for Palm Oil Mill Effluent

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Palm Oil processing gives rise to highly polluting wastewater, known as Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME), which is often discarded in disposal ponds, resulting in the leaching of contaminants that pollute the groundwater and soil, and in the release of methane gas into the atmosphere. Properties of POME POME is an oily wastewater generated by […]

Trash Talk from India

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An American produce 2.1 kg of garbage per day against 0.6 kg for an Indian, according to a 2009 study by the National Sanitary and access to water-governmental organization, the CPHEEO (Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization ). Yet the country with a total of 1.2 billion people takes the cake in terms of […]

The Dangerous Impacts of Healthcare Wastes

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There has been a growing awareness of the need for safe management of healthcare waste all over the world. Healthcare wastes which pose the greatest risk to human health are infectious waste which constitutes 15 – 25 percent of total healthcare waste. Infectious healthcare wastes may include all waste items that are contaminated with or […]

Everything You Need to Know About Wood Wastes

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Wood wastes are usually concentrated at the processing factories, e.g. plywood mills and sawmills. The amount of waste generated from wood processing industries varies from one type industry to another depending on the form of raw material and finished product. Type of Wood Wastes The waste resulted from a wood processing is influenced by the […]

Easy Ways to Recycle

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If you want to reduce your carbon footprint in a way that can instantly benefit our planet, you should look into recycling. Thanks to increased awareness, we’re now recycling more than ever. If you’re wondering why and how to recycle, this article is for you. Why you should recycle Recycling is so important because of […]

Unending Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion

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Anaerobic digestion is a well-proven and widely popular organic waste management technology having multiple environmental, energy, economic and social benefits. Anaerobic digestion (also known as AD)  is the natural biological process which stabilizes organic waste in the absence of air and transforms it into biofertilizer and biogas. It is a reliable technology for the treatment […]

Process Description of an Anaerobic Digestion Plant

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An anaerobic digestion plant (or AD plant) is a decentralized energy system, which not only helps in sustainable management of organic wastes but also helps to attain self-sufficiency in heat and power requirements. The major components of an anaerobic digestion plant are waste collection system, anaerobic digester, effluent treatment plant, biogas holder, and power generating […]

10 Home Composting Rules to Remember

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It seems everyone is concerned about the environment and trying to reduce their “carbon footprint”. I hope this trend will continue and grow as a nationwide way to live and not turn into a fad. Composting has been around for MANY years. Home composting is a great way to keep biodegradables out of the landfill […]

5 Tips for Efficient Hotel Waste Management

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The hotel industry is one of the business niches that generate the most waste around the world. It certainly makes sense from an operational point of view since guests tend to spend resources and hotels need to keep their spaces as clean as they can 24 hours a day, all week. While this was considered inconsequential in […]

Role of Waste-to-Energy in Waste Management

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The rapid increase in population coupled with changing lifestyle and consumption patterns is leading to an exponential increase in global waste generation. Ironically, most of the wastes are dumped in open fields, along highways or burnt wantonly. Waste-to-energy is increasingly getting acceptance as an integral component of solid waste management hierarchy. What is Waste-to-Energy Waste-to-Energy […]

What is Materials Recovery Facility

MRFs

A materials recovery facility is a recycling facility which accepts materials, whether source separated or mixed, and separates, processes and stores them for later use as raw materials for remanufacturing and reprocessing. The main function of a material recovery facility (or MRF) is to maximize the quantity of recyclables processed, while producing materials that will […]

How Various Types of Wastes are Recycled?

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There are various guidelines that need to be understood when it comes to recycling. Rubbish removal companies carry out several methods of recycling to ensure that the environment remains clean. Various procedures for recycling paper, cardboard, metal, wood, and glass wastes are carried out systematically to provide solutions for the reduction of wastes. A proper […]

Wastes from Leather Tanning

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Tanning refers to the process by which collagen fibers in a hide react with a chemical agent (tannin, alum or other chemicals). However, the term leather tanning also commonly refers to the entire leather-making process. Hides and skins have the ability to absorb tannic acid and other chemical substances that prevent them from decaying, make […]

Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

CFL

An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend shifting from the usage of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs (also known as Compact Fluorescent Lamp or CFL). Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, are more costly and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, in the amount of artificial light they produce as fluorescents produce […]

The Debate on Banning Plastic Bags in Africa

plastic waste africa

Africa, the continent with the least commitment to creating an environmental haven still hangs with an ongoing debate on plastic bags. This running debate circles around whether or not to ban plastics on the entire continent. For this to happen, it would take 54 different governments to pass a plastic bag bill in each of […]

Biogas from Food Wastes

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Food waste holds one of the highest biogas potential among different organic substrates as it contains high amount of carbon and can be efficiently converted into biogas and organic fertilizer. Food waste can either be utilized as a single substrate in a biogas plant, or can be co-digested with organic wastes like cow manure, poultry […]

7 Most Common Recycling Mistakes

Aluminium cans

There’s no denying it, if we want to help save our climate we need to recycle more. The problem is, with so many of us committing common recycling mistakes, we might just be doing more harm than good. So, to make sure you’re doing the best that you can for the planet, here at Kwik […]

Quick Glance at MSW-to-Energy Systems

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Reduction in the volume and mass of solid waste is a crucial issue especially in the light of limited availability of final disposal sites in many parts of the world. Waste-to-Energy (WTE) or Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the use of modern combustion and biochemical technologies to recover energy, usually in the form of electricity and steam, from urban […]

Recycled uPVC – A New Window of Opportunity

upvc windows

Eco-conscious consumers in the United Kingdom have a new environmentally friendly option for replacing the windows in their home. Recycled uPVC (or unplasticized PVC) is durable, energy efficient and recyclable, making it an environmentally responsible choice of material for anyone who needs new windows. Read on to learn more about the benefits that recycled uPVC […]

Everything You Need to Know About Composting

compost

Composting can be categorized into three major segments—anaerobic composting, aerobic composting, and vermicomposting. In anaerobic composting, the organic matter is decomposed in the absence of air. Organic matter may be collected in pits and covered with a thick layer of soil and left undisturbed six to eight months. The compost so formed may not be […]

Waste to Energy in Jordan

biogas plant amman

Waste-to-energy is getting increasing attention in Jordan because of the cheap and abundant availability of a wide range of biomass feedstock, including municipal solid waste, sewage, industrial waste etc. Municipal solid wastes represent the best feedstock for waste to energy plants  in Jordan. In terms of quantity per capita and constituents, the waste generated in […]

Biomass Conversion Technologies

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Biomass conversion technologies can be tailored for rural or urban environments, and utilized in domestic, commercial or industrial applications. A wide range of technologies are available for realizing the potential of biomass as an energy source, ranging from very simple systems for disposing of dry waste to more complex technologies capable of dealing with large amounts […]

Significance of Solid Waste Management

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Some countries have achieved considerable success in solid waste management. But the rest of the world is grappling to deal with its wastes. In these places, improper solid waste management continues to impact public health of entire communities and cities; pollute local water, air and land resources; contribute to climate change and ocean plastic pollution; […]

Importance of Recycling in the Case of Battery Energy Storage

recycling battery

In this day and age, batteries are a common household item. The AA, C and D batteries help power laptops, portable audio equipment, electronic toys and games, remote controls, and several other gadgets. But, what happens when a cell in one of your devices dies?  Do you toss it in your trash can? If dead […]

Biogas from Industrial Wastes

Organic Wastes

Biogas (or anaerobic digestion) technology is an attractive way to manage organic wastes in a sustainable manner. Organic waste includes a wide range of organic materials obtained from domestic, industrial and commercial operations. Most of the organic waste generated in developing countries is dumped into the landfills where it is not only responsible for large-scale greenhouse gas […]

This Is How We Can Make Healthcare More Sustainable

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These days, we all know just how important it is to try and lead eco-friendly and green lives. There have been countless campaigns ran by various organizations to try and persuade families to choose the environmentally friendly options. You know the kinds of things that help us lead eco-friendly lives; things such as choosing an […]

The Scourge of Plastic Wastes: An Infographic

plastic waste

In just over 30 years, scientists predict there will be more pounds of plastic in the ocean than there will be pounds of fish. Marine life is dying at an alarming rate after being assaulted by plastic in the oceans. Just last week a whale beached and died in Southern Thailand, and a necropsy revealed […]

Biomass Energy Prospects in Indonesia

Palm plantation

The development of renewable energy is one of priority targets in Indonesia. For power generation, it is important to increase electricity power in order to meet national demand and to change fossil fuel consumption by utilization of biomass wastes. The current pressure for cost savings and competitiveness in Indonesia’s most important biomass-based industries, along with the […]

Marine Litter, Plastics and Our Responsibility

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Marine litter is a major environmental problem that is being faced around the world, especially by small island developing countries. The litter is generated due to fishing boats, trawlers and industries located near to the shores. Up to 80% of all marine litter in our oceans consist of plastic and from the land based activities […]

Global Recycling Day – An Overview

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Global Recycling Day, celebrated on March 18, was unveiled in 2018 in order to inform the importance and significance of recycling to the world. It is a day for us to come together and work towards making this planet a better place to live for us and also for our future generations. A joined up […]

Trends in Plastics Recycling

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Recycling and reuse of plastics is gaining importance as a sustainable method for plastic waste disposal. Unfortunately, plastic is much more difficult to recycle than materials like glass, aluminum or paper. A common problem with recycling plastics is that plastics are often made up of more than one kind of polymer or there may be […]

Upcycling and its Advantages

recycling vs upcycling

Upcycling is different from Recycling. Recycling is the process of changing discarded materials into new products to prevent waste. Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of higher quality or value than the original, for example, conversion of used coconut shells into eco-friendly eating bowl. Upcycling, […]

The Huge Economic Benefits of E-Waste Recycling

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Every day, each American throws away five pounds worth of waste. Given that over 328 million people are living in the United States, that’s an awful lot of waste disposal. However, that doesn’t even begin to get into e-waste and how along with general waste, it’s contributing to an ever-growing problem. We store 55 tons […]

What is Composting

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The composting process is a complex interaction between the waste and the microorganisms within the waste. The microorganisms that carry out this process fall into three groups: bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes. Actinomycetes are a form of fungi-like bacteria that break down organic matter. The first stage of the biological activity is the consumption of easily available sugars by […]

Recycling of Plastics

Plastic Recycling

Recycling and reuse of plastics is gaining importance as a sustainable method for plastic waste disposal. Unfortunately, plastic is much more difficult to recycle than materials like glass, aluminum or paper. A common problem with recycling plastics is that plastics are often made up of more than one kind of polymer or there may be […]

Gasification of Tannery Wastes

tannery-waste-management

Wastes generated by the leather processing industries pose a major challenge to the environment. According to conservative estimates, about 600,000 tons per year of solid waste are generated worldwide by leather industry and approximately 40–50% of the hides are lost to shavings and trimmings. Everyday a huge quantity of solid waste, including trimmings of finished […]

Rationale for Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries

ULAB India

Lead-acid storage batteries (LABs) are widely used on a mass-scale in all parts of the world.  They act as power sources in a wide-range of equipment and appliances used by households, commerce and industry. LABs finds application in all modes of modern transport including cars, trucks, buses, boats, trains, rapid mass-transit systems, recreational vehicles etc. […]

Municipal Solid Wastes in Qatar

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Municipal solid waste management is one of the most serious challenges faced by Qatar. The high rate of population growth, urbanization, migration, industrial growth and economic expansion has led to tremendous increase in solid waste generation in the region. Interestingly, per capita solid waste generation in Qatar is one of the highest worldwide. Solid Waste […]

Biogas from Leather Industry Wastewater

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The conventional leather tanning technology is highly polluting as it produces large amounts of organic, inorganic and other types of harmful pollutants. Wastes generated by the leather processing industries pose a major challenge to the environment. According to conservative estimates, about 600,000 tons per year of solid waste are generated worldwide by leather industry and […]

Management of Organic Industrial Wastes

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Organic industrial wastes includes a wide range of organic materials obtained from industrial and commercial operation. These organic wastes, either liquid or solid, are a good substrate for biogas generation by making use of the anaerobic digestion process. Anaerobic digestion of organic industrial waste is fast gaining popularity worldwide. Sources of Organic Industrial Wastes Many […]

Recycling of Waste Tyres

Scrap Tires

Management of waste tyres is a challenging task because tyres have a long life and are non-biodegradable. The traditional method of waste tyres management have been stockpiling or illegally dumping or landfilling, all of which are short-term solution. Stockpiled tyres provide perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, vermin and snakes. Accidental fires caused in tyre dumps […]

Role of Reverse Logistics in Waste Management

reverse-logistics-waste-management

Reverse logistics is a process whereby businesses can implement a sustainable waste management and become more eco-friendly through recycling, reusing, and reducing the amount of materials used. A more holistic view of reverse logistics includes reduction of materials in the forward system in such a way that fewer materials flow back, reuse of materials is […]

Waste Crisis in Lebanon

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Solid waste management in Lebanon has been hogging limelight globally in recent years. Unfortunately, Lebanon is struggling to solve the waste crisis with no permanent solution in sight.  The organic content in Lebanese MSW is around 50-55% which makes it a well-suited for composting and anaerobic digestion. Recyclables content is also good, though recycling is […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Sewage Lake of Jeddah

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Jeddah, one of the largest cities in Saudi Arabia, has more than three million residents. The estimated water  use is 200 liters per capita per day. Typically, 80% of potable water used  for municipal purposes returns to the environment as wastewater. Since  85% of Jeddah is not connected to sewerage pipelines, wastewater accumulates in underground cesspools […]

PET Plastics Recycling Process

Recyclables

Plastic consumption has grown at a tremendous rate over the past two decades as plastics now play an important role in all aspects of modern lifestyle. Plastics are used in the manufacture of numerous products such as protective packaging, lightweight and safety components in cars, mobile phones, insulation materials in buildings, domestic appliances, furniture items, […]

Management of Electronic Wastes

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Electronic waste (or e-waste) is the fastest growing waste stream, and its disposal is a major environmental concern in all parts of the world, especially developing countries. More than 50 million tons of e-waste is generated every year with major fraction finding its way to landfills and dumpsites. In rich countries, e-waste comprises as much […]

Waste as Wealth: A Tale of Shanghai and Lagos

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Shanghai and Lagos have two things in common. One is that both are the largest city in terms of population in their respective countries and two is the size of the waste that goes to their landfill or dumpsite. Although there is a wide disparity in their population according to the figure from a 2015 publication […]

New Delhi’s Tryst with Rubbish

landfill delhi

Have you seen the several storeys high landfill in Delhi at its border with Uttar Pradesh – Gazipur, a prime land! It’s a mountain of garbage now. How does the garbage reach the landfill and what will happen when this place is all filled up? Does our food waste also contribute to our garbage mountains? May be we all […]

Pathways for Waste-to-Energy Conversion

WTE systems

The conversion of waste-to-energy can proceed along three main pathways – thermochemical, biochemical and physicochemical. Thermochemical conversion, characterized by higher temperature and conversion rates, is best suited for lower moisture feedstock and is generally less selective for products. On the other hand, biochemical technologies are more suitable for wet wastes which are rich in organic […]

Techno-commercial Aspects of Composting

composting-plant

The composting plants consist of some or all of the following technical units: bag openers, magnetic and/or ballistic separators, sieves, best garden shredders, mixing and homogenization equipment, turning equipment, aeration systems, bio-filters, scrubbers, control systems etc. One of the most important equipment is the machinery used to turn the windrows. Either a standard front-end loader […]