Over 70 percent of Nike footwear contains materials made from waste products from the company’s manufacturing processes, including scraps from its factories and ground-up pieces of old shoes, according to the company.
Pitt County Solid Waste and Recycling, in North Carolina, has launched a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility. The goal is to eventually recycle “at least” 75 percent of the county’s C&D debris, according to facility director John Demary.
A Cornell University design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-consumer textile waste, has developed an innovative fabric-shredding machine in hopes of developing a zero-waste solution for the textile industry.
Vietnam has 21 coal power plants discharging over 15 million metric tons of ash and slag each year. By the end of 2017, Vietnam had about 40 million metric tons of such by-products. Now, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Construction is looking to recycle coal combustion products […]
In the 1990s, Virginia Power (now Dominion Energy) used coal ash to build an artificial oyster reef. A multi-year study has now found that the reef, which still sits today in an inlet of Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, is just as effective as “traditional” reefs.
City officials in Noida, India, have decided to recycle construction debris dumped across the metropolitan area in a bid to reduce pollution. Authorities plan to make bricks, tiles, and other construction materials in the recycling process.
A slag recycling project at the ArcelorMittal steel mill, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, has been honored by that country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade through its “Transforming waste into resources” competition. The project substituted the primary raw materials for steelmaking with processed recycled slag.
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd, a partner to Land Rover BAR in the construction of its America’s Cup yacht, will process all carbon fiber manufacturing waste and end-of-use parts to recover the carbon fiber they contain. The recovered fibers will be converted into milled and chopped fibers to make thermoset and thermoplastic compounds, […]