RSS

Feature

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. more

Apr 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

RecycleSmart is a Vancouver-based company that uses bin sensor technology to monitor and adjust collection needs and cycles for businesses looking to maximize their efficiency and save on costs. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Landfill gas collection systems show a reduction in the gas capture on lots of landfills. Landfill owners experience a reduction in LFG capture, even if there is still enough organic substance in the waste and no gas emissions detected at the surface more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The principle that establishes and prioritizes the most efficient method for managing resources – is well established in the minds of Canadians. The trouble is, we don’t always practise what we preach. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Disposal bans as the name implies, discourage the disposal of specific materials at landfills and EFW/WTE facilities. There are a number of reasons why disposal bans are implemented. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In an effort to ensure no gypsum ever made its way to a landfill, Tony and Gwen McCamley established New West Gypsum Recycling, Ltd. (NWGR) in 1985. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering oceans. Now, an organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

For decades, solid waste haulers and recycling workers have been ranked in the top six on the list of most dangerous jobs in Canada, alongside occupations such as loggers, fisheries workers, roofers, electrical power line workers, and farmers. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The most effective communication is succinct and simple, such as flyers with images grouped by material categories, with brief, user-friendly instructions. more

Apr 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Recycling paper was one of the earliest and most important actions individuals and companies took to treat our natural world more gently. But despite great advances in paper recycling, we don’t have enough recycled paper fiber to go around. more

Mar 27, 2017 5:33 PM Features

As the quest to divert food waste continues, among the advances being developed in the industry are food waste software applications. more

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers at Ohio State University are recycling food waste to partially replace the carbon black that has been used in manufacturing tyres for more than a century. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

While the world may be running short on certain key resources, including fresh water and rare metals like iridium, one resource is as abundant as ever: trash. The World Bank projects the global municipal waste stream to hit 2.2 billion tons per year. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers now believe the best way to recycle electronic waste is to simply crush it into nanodust. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Solid waste firms are continuing to find applications for unmanned drones within the industry. One of the most common uses of drones in the solid waste and recycling industry has been to take aerial photos or videos of facilities. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Could robotic sorters replace optical sorters as a must-have technology in tomorrow's MRFs? more

Mar 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

For me, recycling is as easy as separating my recyclables from my trash and carrying then to the trash bin in my alley marked with the green emblem. It’s not that simple for everyone, and so glass, plastic, paper, and more are tossed on the street. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:07 PM Features

Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world’s plastics, have different chemical structures and thus cannot be repurposed together. Or, at least technology to meld these two materials into one hasn’t been around more

Mar 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cities are major contributors to – and battlegrounds of – climate change. According to a report from the UN Habitat, cities pump out roughly 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions whilst just occupying just 2 percent of the Earth’s land. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Built with Metro Publisher™