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New Technologies Increase Mixed Waste Recycling, Commodities Recovery, Report Says

The main technologies used in modern recycling plants, also known as materials recovery facilities (MRFs), are being successfully integrated into new mixed waste processing facilities (MWPFs). As such, they are increasing diversion from landfills and maximizing recovery of marketable materials, according to a report released by the American Chemistry Council’s … Read more »

landfill

Trash Talk: Is Waste-to-Energy the Next Step in Sustainable Waste Management?

Let’s talk trash — or, more specifically, turning waste into energy. The US generated about 254 million tons of trash in 2013 and recycled and composted about 87 million tons, or 34 percent, of this material. While more of this could undoubtedly be recovered for recycling, there’s growing interest in … Read more »

Covanta Metals Recycling

Covanta Plant Recycles Metals from Waste-to-Energy Facilities

Covanta has started up its new metal recycling processing operation in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. The facility cleans and sorts metal materials recovered from a number of Covanta’s energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities in the Northeastern US. The facility has a design capacity for up to 12,000 tons per month and includes access … Read more »

RecyclePak

Recycling Universal Waste Made Easier with RecyclePak

To increase recycling of universal wastes such as lamps, ballasts, batteries and other products that contain hazardous substances, Covanta and Veolia have partnered to make Veolia’s RecyclePak program available to businesses, consumers and cities. Universal waste is material designated as hazardous waste but containing materials that are very common. While … Read more »

Covanta Burnaby

Waste-to-Energy Facility Cuts Emissions 53% with Covanta Technology

Emissions at the Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy facility have been reduced by 53 percent since the beginning of the year due to an updated emission control system. Covanta developed the technology as a retrofit for existing facilities like Metro Vancouver’s, and says it results in an improved combustion process that minimizes … Read more »