Advanced paper recycling

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    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Waste management

    Carbon Africa’s mission is to catalyze climate action in Africa by providing policy, programme and project advisory services to public and private actors, with a focus on making things happen on the ground.

  • Objective

    This article gives an overview of the process of pulp and paper recycling and includes status and feasibility of the technology, operational necessities and market potential, climatic effects, how the technology could contribute to socio-economic development and environmental protection and financial requirements and costs. The article also gives an overview of the Clean Development Mechanism projects in this field.

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    The study aims to provide comprehensive guidance to policy makers and practitioners in developing countries [Non-Annex I countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)] for the preparation of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the waste sector. Though GHG emissions from the waste sector are still comparatively low compared to other sectors, they are continuously rising in developing countries due to changing production and consumption patterns. Experience shows that emissions from this sector can be reduced significantly at relatively low costs.

  • Background: Traditionally landfills have been a common method of waste disposal. Unfortunately landfills produce large amounts of hazardous gasses and tend to pollute underground water supplies surface streams and wells. Furthermore due to the slow stabilization of waste landfills may not be used for other purposes for long periods of time and are thus a large waste of land particularly in metropolitan areas. Other approaches to waste disposal use anaerobic digestion of organic waste. Current methods of anaerobic digestion involve pumping liquid between bioreactors.

  • Technology Overview: Adsorbents for removing contaminants typically include activated carbon metal oxides like titania (TiO2) iron oxide etc. The present technology provides an environmentally friendly method in preparing alternative group of metal oxides as effective adsorbents for heavy metal contaminants. A binary and ternary metal oxide has been tested to effectively adsorb/remove aqueous contaminants like arsenic (As) lead (Pb) and copper (Cu). Such adsorbent(s) can be conveniently used as fine particles with filtration or can be loaded on porous carriers and used in column.

  • Technology

    Shacham Givat Ada is a leading company in recycling organic waste in Israel. Shacham offers solutions to waste disposal that provide valuable commercial products while eliminating pollution. Shacham treats a wide range of organic waste like: Livestock manure (all types) green waste farming waste industrial food waste organic waste from MSW and human sludge. At the same time Shacham offers a wide range of profitable products. By Shacham expertise GHG emissions can be reduced dramatically through recycling and composting.