Waste management

Scientists propose bio-waste as a way to remove pollutants from water

French and Swiss scientists have used computer simulations to shed light on how organic waste can be used to remove toxic metals from drinking water. Pollutant levels in freshwater environments have steadily increased in recent years. The leakage of pesticides, chemicals, pharmaceuticals as well as household waste into groundwater is a matter of concern, especially in developing countries where clean …

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ZenRobotics AI-powered robotic sorters herald the next generation of MRF

Each year, around 90 million tonnes of recyclable materials are sent to landfill. Much of this has to do with the challenges facing the recycling industry, including plastic contamination. For recycling plants, purity is essential. Poorly discarded items (for example, a non-recyclable product thrown into a recycling bin) or items with food scraps stuck on them are enough to contaminate …

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EQT Infrastructure to acquire Covanta Holding Corporation, a global leader in waste-to-energy solutions, for 5.3 billion USD

Wed Jul 14, 2021 02:01 PM GMT Energy recovery from waste is a vital segment of the waste disposal value chain by providing sustainable disposal solutions for wastes that would otherwise go to landfill The transaction highlights EQT’s commitment to partnering with specific-purpose companies that are an integral part of the ongoing energy transition and the growth of the circular …

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Residents Can Help Keep Waste Carriers Safe

In Franklin County, we often talk about what we can do collectively to effectively manage our waste stream to create a healthier, more sustainable community for all. But just as important as the residents who take steps to properly recycle, compost or reduce their overall carbon footprint are the esteemed men and women who collect and transport our waste and …

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3 hot stocks that could continue to crush the market

Concerns about economic recovery and inflation have not matched a hot stock market. The industrial sector is helping to lead the charge. It sports a fair share of promising growth stocks, as well as large traditional companies, many of which are beating the market. We asked some of our contributors which stocks they think could continue to crush the market. …

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Second company helping collect yard, bulk waste in Macon – 41NBC News

Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) teams work alongside Ceres Environmental Operations MACON, Ga. (41NBC / WMGT) – A second company is now helping Macon-Bibb County catch up with yard and bulk waste collection. From Thursday, Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) teams began working alongside Ceres Environmental Operations to collect yard and bulk waste from the sidewalk in front of homes. According to …

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United Kingdom: Right to Compensation Act enters into force

The UK government has launched a new set of rules (“right to repair”) that oblige manufacturers to build their products in a way that allows customers to repair them without having to depend on the same manufacturers. Under current legislation, producers must make spare parts available to people who buy electronic devices. Since consumers are likely to throw away their …

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Slovakia: a circular economy on the move

The Eastern European country reported that only 48 percent of municipal waste ended up in landfills while 44 percent was recycled. This can be seen as an important step, given the fact that in 2016 69% of the waste was still sent to landfill. However, the figures published by the national statistics office also bear witness to the fact that …

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Stadler will participate in the construction of a large mechanical sorting plant in Brazil

The Thai company Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL), a major producer of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for beverage bottles, has announced plans to build a factory in Karawang, Indonesia, to recycle nearly 2 billion plastic bottles per year in support of the Indonesian government’s plan to reduce ocean debris. The facility, scheduled to open in 2023, will recycle 1.92 …

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A cure for the growing epidemic of medical waste

As infection rates from the Covid-19 pandemic begin to decline in some countries, the long-term effects of its impact are now becoming clearer. In the wake of rising death rates, tough hits to the economy, and disruptions to our daily routines, the virus has also highlighted the limited capacity of hospitals and also highlighted the many shortcomings of our health …

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