Getting materials that meet our specifications is really the limiting factor here, explained Mike Saeger, Argos USA. In general, the industry is keen. The technology is well proven. But finding suppliers who can consistently deliver alternative fuel with the requisite heat value, moisture content, chloride content, and the required particle size that is a real challenge.
One of the problems in the US specifically is that the waste management industry does not typically consider the cement industry as a possible end user of municipal waste. In order to do so, there would need to be a system in place that not only processes the waste into consistent, suitable fuels, but also transports, stores and delivers those fuels. Instead, roughly 220 million t of MSW (municipal solid waste) is landfilled each year across 1500 MSW landfills in the US, with a further ~25 million t going to waste-to-energy plants. The system lacks the synergy that you see in, for example, Europe where cofiring is common and highly successful. In addition to the lack of cooperation between industries, there are also legal barriers: current regulations discourage the use of secondary materials as fuels.
As such, cement producers looking to cut fossil fuels use have two choices: they can either find a reliable alternative fuels supplier or they can source the feedstock and make the fuel themselves. As Mike highlighted, finding a reliable supplier able to meet the required specifications can be really challenging, to the point that in some parts of the country it feels impossible. And on the other side, if cement producers decide to process their own fuel, there are a lot of regulatory hoops to jump through but with the advantage of total control over their fuel characteristics.
The infrastructure costs involved in processing fuel are also significant and sometimes come with a limited opportunity for payback. Having made the investment and gone through the permitting process, cement producers could find that a few years down the line their equipment is obsolete because the feedstock has changed or even disappeared completely. And that is something that is likely to become more of a challenge as the industries producing the feedstock for these fuels do more to reduce their own waste. Its very difficult for cement plants to commit to burning alternative fuels when there is so much uncertainty.
FLSmidth provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions that enable our customers to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce environmental impact. Our operations span the globe and we are close to 10,200 employees, present in more than 60 countries. In 2020, FLSmidth generated revenue of DKK 16.4 billion. MissionZero is our sustainability ambition towards zero emissions in mining and cement by 2030.
Becoming more sustainable should be on everyone's to-do list, and our wardrobes are a great place to start. We know that staying away from fast fashion and being more circular with our choices is the way forward, whether that's through rental or opting for secondhand where you can. However, if you are buying something new, you can still shop responsibly by supporting and buying from eco-friendly brands that put the environment first.
Although the world of sustainable fashion can feel confusing at times, there are many companies out there working hard to make the industry a greener place. From wedding dress brands to loungewear labels and jewellery designers, there are plenty of sustainable options to choose from it's just key to do your research properly before buying (you can read our full guide to multi-brand sustainable shopping destinations, here).
This is no different when it comes to shopping for swimwear. Be sure to read up on the brand's sustainability standpoints, which materials they use and how these may impact the planet, as well as whether they support local communities or charities. If you're struggling to find the information, chances are the brand isn't as green as it claims to be you can read more on understanding sustainability, here.
Luxury swimwear brand Lula-Ru takes inspiration from the classic styles of the 1950s to create environmentally-conscious collections that are timeless. All Lula Ru fabric is eco-sensitive and sourced from Eurojersey, a company that follows every stage of the fabric production cycle in order to reduce waste and water, energy, and chemical usage. The brand is perfect for summer days spent in the park, garden or beach.
Based in Indonesia, every piece from Faithfull is hand-dyed and made by local artisans. The brand evokes the spirit of travel and takes inspiration from all over the world during the two founder's travels, Sarah-Jane Abrahams and Helle Them-Enger.
It is important to us that we know how our products are made and who is making them. We want to keep a personal connection with each and every one of our employees to ensure they are well taken care of," they previously told us.
Matteau is a brand that truly understands that each body is different. That's why sisters-turned-founders Ilona Hamer and Peta Heinsen fit their swimwear on friends and family to be sure they cater to all and empower their customers in the process. It's no wonder that some of the most stylish women in fashion, including Jeanne Damas and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are fans of the brand. Matteau is always working on evolving its business to be the greenest it can be, such as offsetting carbon emissions and tracing its materials back to source.
Cult London label Rixo, which is known for its vintage-inspired prints and silhouettes, moved into swimwear this year, releasing a collection of beautiful bikinis and one-pieces that are sure to enhance your holiday wardrobe. The designs have been created with Q-NOVA, a fibre that is made from petroleum-based waste materials.
Australian swimwear label Peony ensures all processes and chemicals used are ecologically safe and it uses recycled polyester and specially developed lining to help reduce waste. The brand says its designs are the first bloom of peony flowers, which signal the beginning of summer and is recognised for its classic shapes and soft colour palettes to create sustainable pieces that are durable and strong.
Ernest Leoty recently launched its new swimwear collection, which boasts the same comfort and flattering shapes that the brand is loved for. The high-performance fabrics are made with considered textiles to reduce their environmental impact, such as Q-NOVA, an environmentally sustainable nylon fibre from recycled raw materials, that aims to reduce CO2 emissions, consume less water and use renewable energy.
New-York based Skin creates the most flattering and elegant everyday basics, using natural materials and organic cotton. We love the brand's clever use of reversible designs and multi-way straps, to ensure you're not only shopping sustainably but getting the most out of your purchases. Read more about the brand's practices here.
Hunza Gs production process begins and ends locally in the UK to create its signature crinkle swimwear. The brand also produces small run-off quantities of headbands and scrunchies made from excess fabric to reduce wastage. Even its poly bags are biodegradable, recycled and recyclable constructed with post-consumer plastic. As well as using the right materials, Hunza G prioritises community by donating portions of its profits to charities like Street Smart UK.
Medina creates its swimwear using fabrics made from regenerated nylon, created from waste plastics found in global waterways. The high-quality material is UV-proof, as well as sun cream-, oil- and chlorine-resistant. Founder Lou Medina aims to use her swimwear brand as a platform that will support and promote a different non-profit organisation or project that is currently protecting and helping to clean the ocean each season.
Casa Raki is inspired by founder Josefinas childhood, which was spent on the Uruguayan coast. The chic collection features flattering cuts and tropical colours, all created from Econyl. Everything is designed in London, then made at a women-owned and operated factory in Portugal, which is also a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum.
The Waste Collection is crafted from 100 per cent regenerated nylon from fishing nets and features both one-pieces and separates designed to be worn throughout the seasons. An average of 640,000 tons of fishing nets are left in our oceans every year and for every ton of waste collected, there's enough nylon regenerated to create more than 10,000 swimsuits. Davy J is a must-know label if you're a fan of water sports such as cold water swimming, as every piece gives the right support and boosts confidence.
As well as its sustainable swimwear, Los Angeles-based brand Frankies Bikinis has launched a range of sustainable cover-ups with halter dresses and sets which are eco-friendly - made with 100 per cent viscose from natural sources of wood pulp.
Each piece of Paper London's sustainable swimwear range is made from recycled fishing nets and production waste that's found floating in our oceans. With eight million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans, it's vital that brands recycle plastics to save the millions of marine animals that are entangled per year. By turning it into something functional, it helps to clean up the oceans.
Tide + Seek wants to help make a difference to reduce the number of plastic bottles that go into landfills every year. To attempt to offset the damage, Tide + Seek recycles plastic bottles to create its swimwear. Using Repreve, a polyester fibre made of 100 per cent recycled plastic, the brand offsets the use of new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, while conserving water and energy throughout the process.
Jade Swim uses Econyl fabric made from regenerated nylon for the majority of its swim pieces. The brand incorporates a minimalist aesthetic with innovative silhouettes, which can be worn as swimwear or double up as great layering pieces to wear daily. Jade Swim is a completely female-run company, from its owner to its warehouse team, and supporting young women is a huge focus for the brand's charity work.
Belize was founded four years ago by friends Fiona Bansal and Valeska Deutsch, who met working in Stella McCartneys design studio. Fabrication, production and garment care are central concerns for both Bansal and Valeska, who constantly evolve their understanding on sustainability and aftercare when creating Belize pieces.
Bromelia founder Lauren Quinn aims to support local artists wherever she's living, with an emphasis on underrepresented communities: namely female and LGBTQ+. Quinn moved to Brazil six years ago and has since then sought out locals who had a story to tell through patterns, design, art and photography. Bromelia swimwear is all ethically made, through fair paid wages, a dignified work space and respect for its artists in an all-female and LGBTQ+ creative team.
San Francisco-based label Reformation has lent its signature easy elegance to a brand new swimwear range that uses ocean waste and post-industrial plastic that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. Reformation balances all of the water and waste used to make its pieces and is a 100 per cent carbon neutral company - working towards being Climate Positive by 2025.
Perfect for pool posers, Bower is created specifically for the traveller that enjoys luxury. The fabrics are all created from Econyl, printed by local suppliers and finished in Italy. For an added taste of 1970s-inspired luxury, the hardware is made using 24-karat gold-plated metal. The brand deliberately produces the collections in small quantities in order to minimise waste.
Co-founders Natalie Glaze and Zanna van Dijk grew up diving and snorkelling extensively which led to a deep connection with the ocean. Because of this, their brand creates practical but stylish pieces that you can really move in.
Everything is designed and made in London using Econyl. However the pair are mindful of the effect that washing Econyl has on our oceans (it releases microplastics), so they also stock Guppy friend bags to encourage their customers to wash their pieces responsibly.
If you want to make a statement by the pool, Fischs beautiful range of brightly coloured and printed Eighties-inspired styles is well worth checking out. Everything is made from Econyl and woven in a mill in Italy just two hours from their factory. This allows Fisch to minimise its carbon footprint. The brand is also a proud partner of Healthy Seas a team of highly skilled divers that perform the tricky task of removing ghost nets from oceans, which go on to make Fischs fabric.
Former stylist Talia Collins range is not only designed to look good, but it also does good. "Every brand today should think about how to be more conscious and responsible," Collins explains. She mixes her Econyl fabric with Xtra Life Lycra to support and sculpt your body. She has also partnered with Healthy Seas and has a recycling programme: simply return your worn swimwear and her company will recycle it to create new pieces.
Mara Hoffman is well-known for her sustainable fashion line, and her swimwear no different. Everything is made from Econyl or Repreve, a polyester created from recycled plastic bottles, transformed into her signature bright-coloured prints.
For a touch of Scandi cool, Ohoy Swim is a great go-to. Their effortlessly simple pieces are all created from Econyl and manufactured in a small, family-run factory in Sri Lanka. The team regularly spends time there to ensure that working conditions are as they should be. You wont find trendy prints here, just carefully made, timeless styles to last you for years. They also donate a percentage of their sales to Healthy Seas.
Designed and made in Los Angeles, Natasha Tonic uses a natural hemp fabric that's UV-resistant and anti-microbial. Being natural, its production has a more minimal impact on the environment than using nylons or polyesters. Each piece is hand-painted so no two are the same. The brand is very transparent on what goes into its business - a must for a sustainable brand.
Rielli is a zero-waste swimsuit brand that creates custom-made pieces. It specialises in swimwear made from crinkle-cut ribbed material, which is turned into a bespoke swimsuit for the wearer. Founder Arielle Baril says that the brand is focused on designing pieces that "bring out the best in you". Its production is simple, as it's designed, cut, sewn and distributed from her living room directly to your front door, wrapped up in 100 per cent compostable packaging.
Gionna Nicole launched Avid Swim with the aim of creating sustainable swimsuits that never sacrifice great style. The brand only works with factories that use eco-friendly fabrics and low-impact dyes. Every suit is designed in-house in order to keep its carbon footprint to a minimum and comes with a durable, reusable swim bag to store the swimwear in and to help keep plastics out of our oceans.
Within a few days of receiving a formal invitation from the Tamil Nadu government to invest in the State, Kitex Garments has accepted another invitation from the Telangana government. While the Tamil Nadu government has arranged a meeting with the minister and assured of providing many incentives to the company, the Telangana government has gone a step further and sent a special flight to Kerala to bring the company leadership to Hyderabad for wooing Rs 3,500- crore project to the State. KITEX Managing Director Sabu Jacob and a five-member team would go to Hyderabad on Friday (9 July) by a special flight sent by the Telangana government, reports The Indian Express.
In the Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday (7 July), seven more women have found a place in Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers, taking the total number to eleven. Among them, while Shobha Karandlaje is inducted as minister of state in the Ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare, Meenakshi Lekhi is made minister of state in both Ministry of external affairs and Ministry of culture. Shobha Karandlaje is a Lok Sabha MP (BJP) for Udupi, Chikmagalur in Karnataka, serving her second term as MP.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman shared photos of Smriti Irani, Darshana Jardosh, Pratima Bhoumik, Shobha Karandlaje, Bharati Pravin Pawar, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anupriya Patel and Annapurna Devi on Twitter.
Veteran diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri became India's new oil minister on Thursday, an appointment welcomed by energy experts who expect him to strike better import deals and showcase New Delhi as an attractive destination for investment in the sector. Puri's appointment comes amid public anger over record-high fuel prices in India, which is now the world's third largest importer and consumer of oil and is seeking to strike better bargains with producers. His past experience as India's permanent representative to the United Nations will serve Puri well in his new role, diplomats and sector experts said.
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 9 (ANI): Taliban would not engage in a dialogue with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government as long as the Pakistani military and intelligence continue to give sanctuary to terrorists, said a prominent Afghan expert.
Islamabad [Pakistan] July 8 (ANI): China's Belt and Road Initiative, aimed at renewing the country's historic trade routes in the coastal countries of south-east Asia, Eurasian mainland and big sweeps of the Indian Ocean if it is finished as intended could have lasting consequences for China's geopolitical and economic interests in the region, according to an analysis.
The 35-year-old, Nisith Parmanaik, is the MoS for home affairs, John Barla, who is now the junior minister for minority affairs, Matua leader Shantanu Thakur and Subhas Sarkar get (MoS) shipping and education.
Lucknow (Delhi) [India], July 9 (ANI): The health condition of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, is better and he is hemodynamically stable.
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 9 (ANI): The Islam Qala border town, one of the key trade gateways of Afghanistan into Iran, and the Torghundi border town, another trade gateway into Turkmenistan, have fallen to the Taliban, according to local officials.
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Bahrain Recycling Plant is a private company established in 1988 and is fully owned by Mr Khamis Al Mulla. Bahrain Recycling Plant was developed from a small metal trading house back in 1980 to a diversified plant with turnover exceeding US$20-25 million per year. Bahrain Recycling Plant is dealing in Processing of Aluminium dross and re-melting of Aluminium Scraps from both Alba and other downstream industries. We use the best expertise and technology to efficiently converts Aluminium Scraps and Process Aluminium Dross into Finish good. The plant is located in Askar Industrial Area close to Alba and within the vicinity for procuring of both primary Aluminium products and scraps. Bahrain Recycling Plant current capacity is 15,000 mt per year, have a plan to increase the capacity to 22,000 in the coming two years.
Three - crucible Pit furnaces. These furnaces had very high recovery and the capacity of each furnace is 500kg.The prime objective of those furnaces is to process aluminum light material such as Swarf, scalping chips, UBC Briquettes, Bailed foil Or Briquetting Foil.
2x2 Ton Of mechanical Vibrators and Shakers to separate and segregate into different grades. The metallic Ball milled crushed Material; range between above 1mm to 4mm. Lower than 1mm is considered as dust.
Briquetting Plant;- A complete Briquetting which can process 1.25 Ton/hour of UBC Shredded material, and 1.3 ton/hr of aluminum Scalping Chips. The Capacity can be increased to 1.5 tons depending on the type of fluidity of the material. The existing capacity of the BRP plant is 700 Kg/Hr
Being an aluminum recycling company it is known that our business ties and service are agreed to the primary, secondary and other downstream industries in aluminum, where we have long term TOLLING CONTRACTS with most of those companies in Bahrain.
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The combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec has been completed and the new company, Metso Outotec, was established on July 1, 2020. At the same time, Metso Flow Control became a separately listed independent company and started its journey under the name of Neles.
The combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec is completed and the new company, Metso Outotec, started its journey.Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable minerals processing technologies, end-to-end solutions and services globally.The company helps aggregates, mining, metals refining and recycling customers improve efficiency, productivity and reduce risks.
Metso Flow Control has become a separately listed independent company called Neles. Neles is a flow control solutions and services provider for oil and gas refining, pulp, paper and the bioproducts industry, chemicals, and other process industries.The company's valves and valve automation technologies are known for quality, reliability and highest safety.
Germany-based BASF, with U.S. headquarters in Iselin, New Jersey, has acquired Zodiac Enterprises LLC in Caldwell, Texas, which recycles precious metals from industrial scrap, primarily chemical catalysts. The purchase complements BASFs existing precious metal recycling operations in Seneca, South Carolina, and expands its chemical catalyst recycling capacity and capability. The company says it will hire additional personnel to expand the sites production capabilities.
This investment allows us to meet the increased customer demand for recycling spent chemical and automotive catalysts, Tim Ingle, vice president, BASF Precious Metals Refining, Chemicals & Battery Recycling, says. We are proud to enable the circular economy since recycling metal emits as much as 90 percent less CO2 than refining primary metal from a mine.
The additional smelting capacity at the Caldwell site will help use the refinery expansion in Seneca that the company announced this May. Recycled catalysts go through smelting and are then refined to produce the high purity precious metal needed to make fresh catalysts, the company says.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman recently announced nearly $4.8 million in grants to Kentucky municipalities, fiscal courts and universities. The money will go toward 75 projects across the commonwealth to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.
Kentucky is fortunate that so many municipalities are stepping up to reuse and recycle to reduce the amount of solid waste piling up in our landfills, Gov. Beshear says. This shows care for the environment and for each other.
The state issued 34 recycling grants worth $2.71 million, 29 household hazardous waste grants worth $707,839 and 12 composting grants worth $1.37 million. These grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or in-kind labor, educational activities or advertising to promote the program from those receiving the awards. A complete list of grant recipients can be viewed here.
Secretary Goodman says some of these projects raise awareness about the importance of recycling home electronic equipment, which can contain metals such as mercury, which would be harmful to human health if put into landfills.
To apply for the next round of recycling, composting and household hazardous waste grants, applications must be delivered to the Division of Waste Management, Recycling and Local Assistance Branch or emailed to [email protected] by 4 p.m. April 1, 2022. Each grant requires a 25 percent local match.
Nevada-based Aqua Metals Inc. says it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Taiwan-based ACME Metal Enterprise Co. Ltd. to deploy and license AquaRefining equipment at ACMEs facility in Keelung, Taiwan.
The LOI provides 60 days to finalize the definitive agreement and includes terms for licensing and what Aqua Metals calls a phased deployment of Aqua Metals AquaRefining technology. The LOI also includes provisions for the joint development of processing AquaRefined briquettes into battery ready oxide material with a global battery manufacturer to be named later.
ACME currently refines lead bullion into lead alloys for sale to global battery manufacturers. With the proposed addition of AquaRefining, ACME would add the capability to produce what Aqua Metals calls ultra-high purity AquaRefined briquettes for use in oxide production.
Through ACMEs relationships with its current battery manufacturing customers, ACME and Aqua Metals propose to establish a partnership to develop a process for converting AquaRefined briquettes into lead oxide utilizing a ball mill.
As previously announced, Aqua Metals says it has developed a process for converting briquettes into lead oxide through the Barton pot method (melting). With the addition of the ball mill process (grinding), AquaRefining would have the potential to produce oxide using the only two industry-standard processes available.
We are pleased ACME has agreed in principle to be the first Asia Pacific (APAC) licensee and a partner in developing the ball mill oxide process, says Steve Cotton, Aqua Metals president and CEO. This is a great opportunity to establish AquaRefining as the only proven green method for recycling lead in the largest and fastest-growing lead recycling market in the world.
Comment Linus Lu, managing director of ACME, This partnership allows ACME to expand its business relationships with large battery manufacturers and establish itself as the first green tech lead recycler in Asia. We are excited to initiate the transformation of the lead recycling industry in APAC and look forward to working with Aqua Metals as we scale production and develop our oxide process.
Aqua Metals describes itself as reinventing metals recycling with its patented hydrometallurgical AquaRefining technology. The company describes AquaRefining as a room temperature, water-based process that emits less pollution.
The metals recycling firms executive roster now includes: Matt Kripke, CEO; Chad Kripke, president; Eric Phillips, chief operating officer; Andy Golding, chief strategy officer; Marvin Finkelstein, senior vice president; and Alan Sallee Jr., senior vice president.
I am proud of KEIs executives, says Matt Kripke. Their hard work and vision allowed us to grow exponentially over the years. I am excited to watch this team as we continue to be on the forefront of the aluminum recycling and usable coil industry.
Agilyx Corp., headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, has announced that it has reached 16,000 hours of commercial operations at its certified chemical recycling operations in Oregon. The company reports that this has been achieved using both mixed waste plastic, when the unit was formerly 100 percent owned by Agilyx, and with polystyrene (PS), which is the current mode of operation with the unit forming part of the Regenyx joint venture with Texas-based Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty).
According to a news release from Agilyx, the company has converted more than 4,400 tons or 8.9 million pounds of mixed waste plastic and PS scrap. Both the mixed waste plastic and PS scrap have been sourced directly by Agilyx using the feedstock management program that has been incorporated into the Cyclyx joint venture.
We are very proud of our team and our company for reaching this milestone, says Tim Stedman, chief executive officer of Agilyx. This is proof positive that the model for plastic circularity is not only valid but achievable. Ongoing projects with our various partner companies will soon demonstrate that it is also highly scalable, which will help us in our commitment to solve the problem of plastic waste.
This ball mill is typically designed to grind mineral ores and other materials with different hardness, and it is widely used in different fields, such as ore dressing, building material field, chemical industry, etc. Due to the difference of its slurry discharging method, it is divided to two types: grid type ball mill and overflow type ball mill.
Compared with grid type ball mill, overflow type ball mill can grind materials finer even though its grinding time is usually longer. So it can make finer particle products. Hence the grid type ball mill is mainly used for primary stage of grinding while overflow type ball mill is mainly used for the secondary grinding.
Ball mill Advantages: 1Jack-up device, easy maintenance; 2The hydrostatic and hydrodynamic bearings ensure the smooth operation; 3Low speed transmission is easy for starting and maintenance; 4The oil-mist lubrication device guarantees reliable performance of bearings; 5The air clutch adopts the flexible start-up model./5According to the customer demand, manganese steel liner and wear-resistant rubber liner can be customized with good wear resistance, long service life and easy maintenance.
The grinding system uses either 'open circuit' or 'closed circuit'. In an open circuit system, the feed rate of materials is adjusted to achieve the desired fineness of the product. In a closed circuit system, coarse particles are separated from the finer ones and sent back for further grinding.
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