Essays about: "landfill"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 124 essays containing the word landfill.

  1. 1. Towards reducing food waste in a hotel breakfast buffet : A case study of Profil Hotels Calmar Stadshotell

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE)

    Author : Janina Selin; [2018]
    Keywords : Tourism; breakfast buffets; Social Practice Theory; Food Waste; sustainable development;

    Abstract : Food waste is a major environmental issue. It takes electricity, water, and energy to produce food, to store it, to refrigerate it, to transport it and to prepare it. If for some reason the food is then not consumed, it goes to landfill, where it produces greenhouse gases. READ MORE

  2. 2. Can organic waste fuel the buses in Johannesburg? : A study of potential, feasibility, costs and environmental performance of a biomethane solution for public transport

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Industriell miljöteknik; Linköpings universitet/Industriell miljöteknik

    Author : Johanna Niklasson; Linnea Bergquist Skogfors; [2018]
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    Abstract : Like many large cities, Johannesburg faces several sustainability challenges such as unsustainable use of natural resources, emissions contributing to environmental- and waste related problems. The city is a provincial transport centre, and the transport sector is responsible for a large share of the city’s energy demand and emissions. READ MORE

  3. 3. The study of organofluorine analysis applied to totaloxidizable precursor (TOP) assay to understand perandpolyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

    University essay from Örebro universitet/Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik

    Author : Crystal Ho; [2018]
    Keywords : Poly- per-fluoroalkyl substances; total oxidizable precursor TOP assay; AFFFs; combustion ion chromatography; oxidation;

    Abstract : Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are synthetic chemicals which are used in a wide range of applications such as aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) for firefighting, paint, coating and cosmetics. For almost a decade, PFASs have received worldwide attention because of the ubiquitous detection of PFAS in the environment and their bioaccumulative, persistent and give toxic effects on animals and humans. READ MORE

  4. 4. Utilization of Pulp and Paper Waste Products in the Metal Industry : Initial testing of carbon-containing waste material briquettes

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM); KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Ingrid Johansson; Walter Deltin; [2018]
    Keywords : pulp and paper waste products; recycling; biosludge; fiber reject; drop test; slag foaming with briquettes; circular materials;

    Abstract : Today, a huge part of waste products from pulp and paper industries ends up in landfill which is both economically and environmentally adversely. This report examines the possibilities of using those products as a slag foamer and fuel in different furnaces in the metal industry. The waste products contain valuable elements, especially carbon. READ MORE

  5. 5. Comparative Analysis of Plastic Packaging Recycling in Portugal and Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljö- och energisystem

    Author : Ana Freitas; [2018]
    Keywords : Plastic packaging waste; recycled plastic; waste management; circular economy; recycling rate; market; target; legislation; collection; sorting; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Current concerns for how unsustainable plastic packaging waste management is and how it negatively affects the environment, combined with the fact that it does not promote a circular economy has given origin to a strategy for plastics in a circular economy defined by the European Commission, in 2018. Thus, this study intended to compare and analyse two different plastic packaging waste recycling systems, in Portugal and in Sweden. READ MORE