Category Archives: Chemistry

What Is the Best Way to Deal with Landfill Odors?

What Is the Best Way to Deal with Landfill Odors?

Odor management is one of the biggest challenges facing landfill operators today. Read on to learn more about this unsavory issue and find out what methods and strategies landfills are employing to deal with odors. What causes landfill odors? Landfill odors can come from a number of different sources. The most obvious one is fresh… Read More…

What Industries Produce the Most Hazardous Waste?

What Industries Produce the Most Hazardous Waste?

Many industrial processes produce toxic or hazardous waste, but some of the biggest industry culprits aren’t always the most obvious. Read on to learn more about which industries typically rank high on the list of hazardous waste producers, and what some industries are doing to mitigate their hazardous waste production. Furniture Manufacturing and Refinishing Believe… Read More…

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 2

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 2

Part two of our exploration into the energy potential of landfill gas (LFG) moves from the “how” of converting LFG to energy to the “why.” Read on to learn more about the benefits that LFG energy projects can bring to landfills, local communities, and the environment. You can also find out about how waste management… Read More…

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 1

A Look at the Energy Potential of Landfill Gas – Part 1

A natural byproduct that is generated when organic material decomposes in a landfill, landfill gas (LFG) has attracted significant attention in recent years due to its potential as an alternative energy source. In part one of this exploration, you will learn more about what LFG is and the various ways it can be converted into… Read More…

What You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Water Pollution

What You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Water Pollution

Water is necessary for life, but surprisingly, our so-called “Blue Planet” doesn’t contain much freshwater. While 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh—the rest is saltwater. In addition, much of the freshwater is locked up in the polar ice caps or otherwise inaccessible, meaning that… Read More…

A Look at the Costs and Benefits of Bioreactor Landfills

A Look at the Costs and Benefits of Bioreactor Landfills

Could bioreactor technology be the innovation that eliminates our current dependence on traditional landfills? That’s a question that all kinds of organizations, from waste management professionals to the Environmental Protection Agency, want to know the answer to. While there’s certainly no question that bioreactor landfills offer many benefits over conventional ones, they are not without… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Plastic Industry’s Joint Declaration

What You Need to Know about the Plastic Industry’s Joint Declaration

Even the plastics industry won’t deny that plastics are a problem for the ocean. Plastic bags, food containers, and packaging make up the largest percentage of marine debris, with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comprised mostly of microplastics. This material causes a clear problem for marine life and, ultimately, the human food chain. Luckily, the… Read More…

Oil Recycling – Why It’s Important and What You Should Know

Oil Recycling – Why It’s Important and What You Should Know

In current discussions and debates about the environmental impact of oil and how we can better manage the effects of oil pollution, a great deal of focus is given to crude oil. The assumption is that it is the principal culprit when it comes to environmental damage. However, despite the catastrophic and high-profile nature of… Read More…

What You Need to Know About the Causes of Water Pollution

What You Need to Know About the Causes of Water Pollution

There are many different definitions of water pollution, but perhaps the best explanation is the most basic. Water pollution describes a situation in which there has been such a large accumulation of one or more substances in the water that life in the surrounding environment experiences problems or harm. This description clearly shows that water… Read More…