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Biodegradable Materials – The Source of Renewable Energy

The digestion of biodegradable organic wastes, particularly at landfills produces a very strong leachate and greenhouse gases. This waste is not only a major threat to the environment but also represent a significant source of renewable energy. In waste treatment technique based on established natural eco-balance, composting and fermentation should ... Read More »

Waste Collection Systems that Protect the Environment

Types of Waste Collection Systems Mixed Materials This is the most traditional of the waste collection systems. This system involves the collection of all waste from residential and commercial establishments, as well as from industrial enterprises. External contractors either collect the mixed waste from the source of generation, or the owners ... Read More »

Main Strategic Options In Waste Minimisation and Hazard Reduction at Source

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Options in waste minimization strategies   Option Examples Waste Minimization Strategies Option 1Decreasing consumption of products Reducing the amount of materials required per unit service or process Packaging of product with minimum quantity materials Choosing recyclable products Buying in bulk Buying concentrated products reducing the number of containers Using re- ... Read More »

Street Waste Cleansing – Importance of Street Cleansing

Many cities spend between a third and half of their solid waste budgets on street cleansing. In many cases, their management system rarely draws the interest of technical personnel working in this areas. The cost of removing waste which has been scattered in the street is much higher than that ... Read More »

Source Reduction – Definition and Advantages In Waste Management

Solid waste management strategies have changed from end-of-pipe treatment technology to end-of-pipe waste reduction, in order to minimize environmental degradation. At the United Nation Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, an agreement among the participating nations emphasized the reducing waste, maximizing environmentally sound waste recycling ... Read More »

Source Reduction, On-Site Processing and Storage Of Solid Waste

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Environment waste source reduction Environment waste source reduction means reducing the amount and/or toxicities of waste before it enters the municipal waste management system or it is discharged into the environment. In solid waste management, the term environment waste source reduction is used to describe waste minimization and hazard reduction ... Read More »

Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Waste

Chemical Properties of Solid Waste The chemical properties of solid waste may be characterized in several ways, including: general classes of chemical compounds ultimate analysis proximate analysis flushing point of flash energy content These chemical properties of solid waste are important in assessing alternative treatment and/or recovery options. Knowledge of ... Read More »

Planning and Developing Effective Recycling Programme


Planning for recycling and developing an effective recycling programme is very important in recycling process. Both will be discussed in this article in brief. Planning for Recycling Some of the following activities may help with promotion and planning for recycling: Involvement of all stakeholders The recycling programme should aim to involve all ... Read More »

The main advantages of RDF combustion

The main advantages of RDF combustion One of the main advantages of RDF combusion is that it is a clean fuel – hazardous materials and contaminants are separated from mixed waste It has low ash content- as most materials are combustible It’s uniform size and more homogeneous nature as waste ... Read More »

Waste Transfer Stations are helping the Environment

Advantages of Waste Transfer Stations in Waste Management

Transfer stations are the sites on which transfer of waste is carried out, placed on small and the larger vehicles from transformation over long distances directly to the processing or final disposal site. At their simplest, they can consist of open grounds where waste is unloaded from vehicle and subsequently ... Read More »