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Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Thoughtful Discourse on the Benefits of Green #WasteRecycling

By Dylan Flint

The correct disposal of waste materials is an absolute necessity as with the advancement of technology pollution has reached its peak. If not dealt with correctly then survival itself can be challenged. Particularly in the urban area where the concrete, asbestos and smoke from the factories have already created adverse effects on the environment, the proper litter management has become an imperative. A discourse is provided here about how you can deal with the junk so that it least pollutes the environment.

Significance of reducing Ravage to the Landfill

In most cases it so happens that you deposit the green fritters materials in the landfills itself. In there, the decomposition of these materials occurs without oxygen. This is an anaerobic process that forms methane and odorous gases. You will be shocked to know that these gases have about 25 times more potential of global warming than carbon dioxide.

Leachate which is a kind of liquid that is produced in the landfills during the decomposition of the materials. This must be handled in a proper and careful manner. Otherwise, it can pollute waterways and groundwater if not contained. Thus, by reducing the deposition of these substances in the landfills, you help in the reduction of the emissions of the greenhouse gases and consequently, minimise the production of leachate and odour. But this is not the only benefit that you get from the proper removal of garbage.

In order to sort out a way through which everyone benefits here is a mind blowing way of doing away with the garden junk.

Composting: an Environment-Friendly Way

Once put in the trash bin where garden litters are deposited, these get composted there. Composting is a natural process of decomposition. The decomposition here occurs aerobically, that is, with oxygen. If this method is followed then, even the soil can get fertile and the quality of the soil also gets improved.

With the help of composting, the same trash can be converted into high-quality natural soil conditioners such as composts, mulches, potting mixtures and blended soils that are used for horticulture, landscaping as well as agriculture. This is one method how the green garbage can be returned to the soil itself thus enriching the soil and helping in the growth of the healthy pastures and crops that lead to the production of food for everyone.

Apart from these composts also help support the minute organisms that live in the soil. They, in turn, contribute to reducing the diseases of the plant and serves in the availability of the nutrients to the soil. These materials also help the plants to grow longer root systems and decrease the requirement of pesticides and fertilizers for quality enhancement of the soil.

The author Dylan Flint has recently hired services of waste removal in Brisbane and that of man with a van in Brisbane and is greatly impressed with the results of the same.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

#Plastic Bottles - Advantages of #Recycling

By Mark Ransome

Even though we use different kinds of plastics, plastic bottles play a major role in our day to day activities. Plastic bottles are preferred by most people because they are usually lighter and do not break easily like glass materials or bottles. So it has become a common product used by everyone. Fortunately plastic is one of the materials that can be recycled after you use it, but most people don't consider the benefits of recycling.

What is the use of recycling Plastic bottles?

By recycling the plastic water bottles in five areas it can be beneficial for you and your people. The five areas are,

1. Oil
2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
3. Energy
4. Reuse
5. Landfill Space

Oil Conservation:

By recycling plastic bottles we can save almost four barrels of oil. We all know how the rising price of oil affects our day to day life. The increase in the price of oil causes the rise in price of gas, food, products, and other commodities. However, people don't really understand the importance of recycling plastic bottles.

Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Can you imagine, it takes less processing to recycle things. So, this means you require less energy for new manufacturing as well as less pollution being emitted. This brings about a reduction in greenhouse gasses.

Conserving Our Energy

As we all know, recycling does not consume of much energy. You can use two-thirds the energy to manufacture from recycled products. In the case of plastic bottles, which are used in water and soft drinks and are made up of material called Polyethylene Terephthalate (PTH), one pound of recycled PET can save as much as twelve-thousand BTU's energy.

The Benefits of 'Reuse' Most people think that when a plastic bottle is recycled it transformed into a similar bottle. However, the fact is that the plastic bottle you are using now will change into something completely different after the recycling process. It may become carpeting; it may be someone's jacket or (if you can imagine) even part of someone's deck. People need to understand this and know that recycled material is used as a resource. The water bottle that you see now will not be the same when it is recycled.

Save our Landfills

You may be thinking 'how much room can one plastic bottle really take?'. If everyone in the USA were to think that way, imagine how many plastic bottles that would be. One of the biggest problems facing us today is that our landfills are running out of space. The need to create new landfills, which take up more space and puts more trash into our earth, is never ending. One of the only solutions left to us is to drastically reduce what we put into them.

People should know by recycling one ton of plastic bottles you can free up to 7.4 cubic yards of landfills. Considering the recycling avenues available nowadays, that turns out to be a lot of space that is being used unnecessarily.

As you can see, there are many benefits of recycling plastic bottles.

Mark Ransome is a contributing editor and writer for the popular new website Think Green Articles [http://www.thinkgreenarticles.com] For more information on what you can do to solve the problems of plastic water bottles, you can check out our page on plastic water bottle recycling [http://www.thinkgreenarticles.com/recycling/benefits-of-recycling-plastic-bottles.php]

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

#Recycling in Greece, Italy and Senegal

By Gaz Hutchings

Almost one-fifth of the entire waste produced by this country is plastic, and yet just 1% of it is recycled. Greece, is at least 15 years behind the rest of the EU in almost all areas of recycling and is unlikely to meet EU targets for next year.

In Athens the recycling bins so common in most European cities are a rare sight. Although recently the authorities have launched new schemes, the impact so far seems to be minimal.

Recycling just is not high on the list of priorities for the average Athenian.

Most bags of household waste contain large amounts of glass, metal, paper and plastic which end up being dumped at the city's only landfill which - not surprisingly - is now almost full.

As a result, the capital currently faces an acute waste management crisis because no alternative sites have been set up.

Ironically the city does have what is believed to be Europe's largest recycling plant, built next to the landfill four years ago. But the plant - estimated to have cost at least 75m euros (�50m) - has stood idle.

The reason? It was badly damaged by a mountain of rubbish which collapsed on top of it.

In Italy waste disposal regulations vary from district to district. In Rome, the rules are amongst the toughest anywhere in Italy. People who do not separate their rubbish can be fined up to 619 euros if they have a recycling bin within 500 metres of their front door.

Romans often claim that it is hard to find a bin and even harder to find one that is not full. The city council has ordered 2,500 new bins. They are colour-coded green for household waste, white for paper and blue for plastic.

The streets of the historic centre of Rome have almost no recycling bins yet. The streets are cleaned very efficiently, by vehicles that drive over waste and suck it up like enormous self-propelled vacuum cleaners.

In southern Italy local politicians claim that the waste management industry is controlled by organised crime. In 2014 the European Commission said it was taking action against Italy, for 28 breaches of EU laws on the environment. It said that Italy was denying its citizens the same quality of life enjoyed by people in other EU countries.

In contrast in Senegal recycling is not done on an industrial scale, but it is part of daily life for many resourceful Senegalese.

Everything is recycled, from plastic bags to school exercise books, food cans, bottles of mineral water and even fruit peel. The peel is said to be collected for use in cheap perfume.

Tomato tins become drinking cups in rural areas or are used by beggars in the streets, old newspapers and administrative documents are used to wrap bread, fruit or peanuts you buy in the street.

Some artisans also use metal waste to produce anything from chairs to kitchen utensils and children's toys.

Plastic bags are used to make shoes. In the old days, worn tyres used to be made into sandals, but these are much less popular now.

Recently, some smart people have started collecting all the metal waste they can find to send it back to factories in Europe.

The Swiss waste disposal firm Alcyon has signed a contract with the government worth more than $9m to collect and treat rubbish in the capital Dakar. The project is being managed by AMA-Senegal, which will remove a huge tip called Mbeubeuss and recycle much of the city's waste.

Recycling is really important, our planet is already 'sick' and if we do not recycle, the problems of human civilization will get worse and worse.

Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us humans alike.

Time is really running short for us as a world community, it is the responsibility as everyone as individuals and corporates to recycle any waste that they produce.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

From Curbside Recycling Bins to #Recycling Carts - Making the Move to #SingleStreamRecycling

By Chris J McBrien

What's a curbside without a traditional-looking curbside recycling container sitting on the edge? With many cities making the switch to single stream recycling and distributing 2-wheeled carts, the curbside container may become a thing of the past. Single stream recycling allows all materials, whether it is paper, plastic or glass to be collected in the same container. Once collected at the curb, these recyclables are transported to a special facility equipped to sort through the items by both humans and machines, then baled and prepared for market sale.

So why make the switch? For starters, single stream recycling is very easy for residents to understand and use. If a single stream facility is a possibility for your city, the switch can increase your participation rates by taking the guesswork out of recycling and increasing your overall diversion rates. In addition, collection costs are reduced by using single-compartment trucks which are typically cheaper to purchase and operate as they can be used for larger loads - allowing for fewer trips to the recycling center.

What will residents require for single stream recycling? Typically, a 65 gallon, 2-wheeled recycling cart is given to each resident to place at their curb for recyclables collection. But how are they collecting their materials inside? It is unrealistic to expect residents to walk each individual item to their cart as needed. There are many under-the-sink recycling bins that work perfectly to collect contents prior to emptying into a cart. It is important to choose a recycling container with a small footprint and a sturdy handle for easy transport. Since this is a new program, educating your participants is important! Choosing a container that is able to be custom-stamped with the "acceptable materials" is a good idea and will assist in lowering chances of contamination.

How are you going to spread the word? Let everyone know that change is coming their way! Many cities will distribute a mail-out indicating that their program has evolved and that positive change is in store for them. This mail-out may announce the arrival of their new cart and indoor collection bin as well as instruct residents as to what they may do with their now unneeded curbside bin. A list of "acceptable materials" may also be included to help get a jump start on educating participants on how they will need to change their recycling habits. Another great promotion strategy is incorporating a handy giveaway with the mail out. There are miniature roll out carts that act as pen holders which are often used to promote the change to single stream recycling. They are able to be custom stamped with useful information such as program launch date and perhaps an informational phone number or anything you desire.

Look for feedback. Once your program has launched be sure to listen to the concerns of your residents. Encourage them to come forward with any questions or helpful tips they may have or need. At the end of the day the more people taking part in your program the better your diversion rates and landfill lifespan will be.

Increasing recycling rates by switching to single stream recycling is cost-effective and easy for residents to understand. Now that is recycling made simple.

Chris McBrien is a writer focusing on recycling and sustainability. For more information on recycling container solutions, please visit Busch Systems.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

#WasteDisposal, Waste Management and #Recycling Issues

By Steve Last

Waste disposal in NJ can be used as an example of waste management across the nation. In NJ, just as elsewhere, waste is generated in all sorts of ways. Its composition and volume largely depend on consumption patterns and the industrial and economic structures in place throughout the state.

Waste disposal is best when it does not have to be done at all. The people of New Jersey are on the whole good recyclers but could give more thought to considering quantity, packaging, and how you take food home. Reduce and minimize the waste you produce is the best waste management.

Continue reading and think deeply about your wasteful habits, because we've put together suggestions to help unleash your waste disposal creativity and keep our communities great places to live.

First of all when you consider the energy market, it is preferable to incinerate waste from fossil resources, like oil for instance, to recover the energy produced, as we do in many of our state plants. Then there is a the second life of waste, which becomes a substitution fuel.

Electronic waste, colloquially known as e-waste, includes obsolete computers, monitors, cell phones, televisions, microwaves, digital cameras, portable electronic games, calculators, etc. E-waste is the fastest growing garbage stream in the world, and according to an Environmental Protection Agency estimate only 10 percent of the e-waste in the United States is recycled. This is a shame as electronics can be processed for reuse, repair, and under certain conditions recycling. Instead of which millions of tons of obsolete electronics lying where they have fallen after waste disposal in our NJ landfills.

E-waste is the fastest growing component of the municipal solid waste stream, and currently makes up five percent of all municipal solid waste. E-waste has become a really very a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life". Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products which very soon become e-waste. Many of these products could really be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

Environmental issues are much more than recycling "stuff", they're about doing without stuff, unless you're prepared to pay to keep it for many years. The people of NJ simply don't have to buy it all. If you really care about global warming, then you really do have to replace oil and coal burning power plants, with renewable fuel driven alternatives.

Using recycled materials is still not very popular in our society. The main reasons lie in the perception the average consumer has of recycled products as well as the price of recycled materials which is still too often higher than the price of raw materials. Recycling is your opportunity to keep NJ a clean and healthy place to live. It's easy, saves on waste disposal costs in your rates, saves energy and is good for the environment.

There are also many different types of recycling. Plastic and paper aren't recycled as much as "downcycled," meaning every time they are recycled they become a lower-quality product. After two or three cycles the fibre size reduces and they become unusable. Plastics are everywhere, but did you realize that they constitute as much as 13.8 pounds in an average computer.

Solid and fluid, hazardous and non-toxic wastes are generated in our households, offices, schools, hospitals, and industries. No society is immune from day-to-day issues associated with waste disposal. Solid waste is composed of such a broad array of materials discarded by households, businesses, industries, and agriculture, and the scale is massive. The United States generates more than 11 billion tons (10 billion metric tons) of solid waste each year.

Recycled products are often close to or equal in price to products made from virgin materials. Manufacturing new products from recovered materials saves resources, energy and water, while reducing air pollution and disposal costs. Recycle as much as you can, please citizens of NJ, donate computers and mobiles that work, to organizations that can use them, rather then trash them.

Buying refurbished products would also be easy on your pocket and environment. Recycling points are now found in all NJ towns and cities, as well as at public bureaus and offices. TV and print ads and campaigns have also had a positive effect, making it easier to meet our target requirements.

Finally, primary disposal of commercial waste in NJ is the responsibility of the business owner. The local authority may provide sites which business may use (for a fee) to dispose of their waste. Disposal fees vary with each facility and some facilities may pick up loads and supply drop-off boxes.

Steve Evans is a waste management professional who supports the production of UK style Site based Waste Management Plans (SWMPs), to plan ahead and ensure that safe and optimised solutions are offered for all construction works. This planning not only saves wastage, it also actually saves the builder money, believe it or not!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

#Plastics Create Oil With Energy to Spare

America’s quest to reduce its fuel consumption and dependence on foreign oil may lead it to look for energy sources in new places — like the bottom of a trash barrel.
JBI, Inc. (OTCBB:JBII), a global technology company, has developed a process, called Plastic2Oil (P2O), that converts raw, unwashed, unsorted plastic waste into a fuel similar to biofuel. In April 2010, an independent laboratory, Islechem, validated the P2O process through extensive chemical, analytical and process engineering testing.
Islechem tested the process over 40 times using multicolored, mixed plastics. The laboratory determined that the P20 process is repeatable and can be done on a large scale. Approximately 85 to 90 percent of the hydrocarbon composition in the feedstock is converted into a “near diesel” fuel, while about 8 percent is converted to a usable off gas much like natural gas. In addition, only 1 percent of the plastic becomes residue, and that residue does not contain any highly toxic elements and is safe for landfill disposal. Even better, more energy is produced than consumed by the process. Early data suggest that the process creates twice as much energy as it uses.
“It takes energy to produce energy. The key is to get more energy from the final product than it takes to make it,” said JBI, Inc. CEO John Bordynuik. “Our process has a high positive energy balance of 2.0, while gasoline from crude has a negative energy balance of 0.81.”
The fuel produced by the P20 process has another major advantage over gasoline from crude oil — its production, including labor, costs only about $10 a barrel.
Gasoline from crude oil uses more energy than it produces and currently costs between $75 and $85 a barrel — and yet gasoline companies yield high profits. A process like P20 could revolutionize the market by creating high-quality fuel at much lower costs, while also helping to reduce the amount of plastic that becomes pollution or ends up in landfills.
JBI, Inc. is currently in talks to create P20 processing facilities in Europe, Florida, New York, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Georgia and Ohio. The company is also looking for waste disposal or recycling companies, and people with under-utilized facilities to convert into P2O factories. For more information, visit www.plastic2oil.com or www.jbiglobal.com.