Friday, October 28, 2016
Plastic recycling equipment is much more reliable in redeeming product crossing the reuse belt. With an optical sorting system in the reusing market a firm has the capability to collect even more material with computerized optical services. The benefit of using sensing units to raise productivity is promoted by the use of sorting equipment. This operates with a computer system created with an easy to use user interface that straight sensors that discover the degree of plastics and channels them to the important containers.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
By Louis Kay
Coffee brewing has undergone a number of revolutions over the years. But today, the coffee-brewing fad comes in the form of "K-Cups" - a revolution created by Keurig.
The Vermont-based company, Green Mountain Coffee, makes these irresistible K-cup that let you brew a cup of Joe at the press of a button.
To get a better idea of just how popular Keurig coffee brewing has become, let's look at the facts. A 2013 national report just released some statistics about the most popular coffee brewing methods, and while traditional drip machines still come in first in popularity - Keurig comes in at a close second. The Seattle Times reported that $132 million was spent on coffee pods last year alone.
Why K-Cups aren't good for recycling
Where this all ties back to recycling is simple. Nearly 95% of all Green Mountain Coffee's K cups consist of #7 composite plastic, which is generally categorized as non-recyclable.
From a recycling standpoint, it's more expensive to separate composite plastics and other plastic blends because it requires more advanced separation, screening, sortation and processing for many recycling programs.
What is a #7 plastic?
#7 plastics are made from other plastic resins and it's generally difficult to know for sure what types of materials and subsequent toxins may be in #7 plastics.
Generally, there is a good chance it often contains BPA or the new, equally concerning chemical on the block in the bisphenol class known as Bisphenol-S (BPS). The plastic type and its associated toxins - all make the recycling process more challenging and more costly to process VS recycling-friendly plastics.
Why use #7 plastics?
While Green Mountain Coffee has released plans to manufacture a more recycling-friendly K-Cup, the fact remains that its current #7 plastic cups are a more cost effective solution.
When you break it all down to numbers, the sad fact is that many manufacturers will opt with whatever is the most cost effective. Not the most environmentally friendly. In the case of Green Mountain Coffee, it's simply cheaper for the company to use non-recyclable #7 plastics as opposed to other #3 or #4 plastics.
The number of manufactured #7 plastic K-Cups produced each year are enough in number to circle the globe five times over again. And for this reason, you start to get a much better idea of the nation's billions of K-cups, which are currently ending up in landfills.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
By Ashley Burke
More people than not choose green living today. Being environmentally responsible is often on the minds of homeowners as they make efforts to recycle, choose reusable shopping bags and purchase items made from recycled materials. One of the great places to incorporate products made from eco-friendly materials is in your backyard. Today you can easily find recycled plastic Adirondack chairs and tables.
What is Recycled Plastic Furniture?
Recycled plastic Adirondack chairs and tables are made from recycled milk jugs and plastic containers. When recycled, the plastic products are manufactured into a synthetic form of lumber that has the appearance of wood but all the benefits of plastic products.
Why You Should Choose Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chairs
Traditional Adirondack chairs are well known for their wide and deep seats, large arm rests and all-around comfort. Sometimes unless you ask you will not know if the wood was created using sustainable practices. When you purchase an eco-friendly Adirondack chair, you can feel good about doing your part to help the environment.
Earth saving aside, recycled plastic Adirondack chairs also offer the following benefits:
Durability. Recycled plastic chairs are made from color-compounded materials that resist fading and discoloration from the sun.
Selection. Today, plastic chairs come in more than 15 colors, including a style that looks like natural, stained wood. In addition to the traditional chair style, there are also Adirondack style gliders, chairs with built-in foot rests, recliners, rockers and bar chairs.
Simple maintenance. Adirondack tables and chairs made from durable recycled plastic are perfect for homeowners who seek the convenience of virtually maintenance-free outdoor furniture. You'll never have to paint or stain an Adirondack chair. To keep your Adirondack furniture looking new, you simply need to clean it with soap and water. If you plan to keep your recycled plastic furniture outside, consider using a mild, biodegradable dish soap to help the wildlife in your area stay healthy.
Cost savings. Because these Adirondack tables and chairs are so durable and easy to maintain they are a great investment. Although the initial price of a this chair is more than a traditional chair made from wood, keep in mind that you'll never have to purchase the supplies to refinish it over the years. Wood products are susceptible to sun and water damage so it will only be a matter of time before you'll need to purchase replacements. On the other hand, when you purchase recycled plastic chairs and tables, it is a one-time investment. Since Adirondack chairs have been a popular piece of outdoor furniture for decades, your environmentally friendly purchase will continue to be trendy.
Going green isn't just a nice thing to do for the environment; it's an investment in the future of your children and their families. By purchasing items made from reusable resources that would have ended up in a landfill, you are setting an example of how to be a responsible homeowner and live in comfort.
If you want to be considerate of the environment when buying patio furniture, you should consider recycled plastic Adirondack chairs. Available in array of colors and styles, you can feel good knowing your purchase was earth-friendly. Browse a large variety of recycled Adirondack chairs at www.AdirondackChairsInc.com.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
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.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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,
2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
5. Landfill Space
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.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
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
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.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Chris_J_McBrien/1058118