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Multiple explosions and subsequent fires significantly damaged many of the structures on West Carrolloton site. Luckily, no one was killed in the incident. (Veolia photo)

Process Safety Progress at Veolia Environmental Services

Operations at West Carrollton successfully resumed during 2012 with a transformed process safety mission. Lessons learned from the events in Ohio are now being applied to the safety programs at the other five PSM-covered facilities.

Can Environmentally Friendly Electronics be Possible?

Researchers from Istituto Officina dei Materiali at CNR and of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste (SISSA) have created a new ferroelectric material, called diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB), which may be the answer to creating more environmentally friendly electronics.

A New Electronics Recycling Law in Pennsylvania

As of Jan. 24, consumers and businesses in Pennsylvania will no longer be allowed to throw away any electronic devices with their trash.

New Water Recycling Technology for Two Power Plants

With new water recycling technology powered by GE, two Texas power plants will be able to recycle more than 98 percent of wastewater and eliminate wastewater discharge to drought-ridden areas.

As convenient as the newest gadgets are, we should not not forget that most of them contain harmful substances and should be properly recycled, refurbished, or reused. (Dynamic Recycling photo)

Proper E-Waste Disposal and Environmental Sustainability

Do your own, personal part in making proper decisions about recycling e-waste. Don't be afraid to call someone out or voice your opinion about how important our planet is and what it means to you.

Recycling and Composting Grants Awarded to Puerto Rico Communities

The EPA has awarded nearly $50,000 to two Puerto Rico organizations, Leaders of the World and the Scuba Dogs Society, to educate low-income communities about effective waste management, recycling and the negative effects of improper waste disposal on people’s health and water quality.

Recycled Christmas Trees to Aid Coastal Marshes

"Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

Bricks Made from Paper Waste

Researchers from the University of Jaen (Spain) have created a new way to mix paper waste with a ceramic material in order to make bricks, resulting in a durable product that can act as a good insulator.



Entries Now Open for Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament

America’s second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament is now open for entries and will evaluate environmental academic programs and sustainability practices used by colleges and universities across the nation.

Cartons are made mainly with renewable resources, have a low-carbon footprint across their lifecycle, and are highly recyclable.

Carton Recycling: Don't Underestimate the Impact

Forty percent of U.S. households, about 46.7 million households, now have access to carton recycling. Just three years ago, household access stood at 18 percent.

Pollution Prevention Projects in New Jersey and New York Funded by EPA

The EPA has decided to issue $380,000 in grants to New Jersey and New York for projects that will help prevent pollution across the two states.

GM Obtains Landfill-Free Status at 103rd Facility

GM’s Components Holdings LLC plant in Lockport, N.Y. has become the automaker’s 103rd facility to obtain landfill-free status, putting the company one step closer to achieving its goal of having 125 landfill-free sites by 2020.

Artificial Logs for Fireplaces Made from Grass Clippings

During this holiday season, people can use ecofriendly artificial logs made from grass clippings to create a warm and welcoming blaze in fireplaces.

Tire Recycling Company Partners with Car Rental Corporation to Recycle Scrap Tires

Liberty Tire Recycling announced its nationwide partnership with The Hertz Corporation to recover and recycle scrap tires form car rental outlets.

Adobe is Honored by EPA for Eliminating Waste

The EPA honored Adobe with its 2012 Zero Waste Advocate Award at a ceremony for the company’s waste management program that diverts 100 percent of solid waste from its headquarters in San Jose, CA.

Electronics May be Recycled by Adding Water

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a printed circuit board (PCB) whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. The work was part of the ReUSE project, funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board.

Disney Plans to Minimize Use of Paper

The company's new Paper Sourcing and Use Policy announced Oct. 11 took effect immediately.

"The composite of all of that is just simple steps to implement a good bit of water conservation without going through capital expenditure or purifying and reusing a lot of other water."

Q&A: Simple Steps to Industrial Water Conservation

To reuse water requires capital that they would rather not spend if it's cheaper for them just to dispose of it. I think that's why we don't reuse that much. It might be more cost effective to figure out a way to reuse it than it would be not to.

Partnership Bringing New Recycling Carts to Atlanta

About 65,000 of them will be delivered this fall through a new partnership between the Curbside Value Partnership and city departments.

A Greener Future: Innovation and Collaboration Drive Sustainability Initiatives in the CPG Industry

When it comes to the political arena in Washington, D.C., most of us see the same thing – the 30,000 foot view. We see and talk about the contentious debates taking place on the economy, health care reform and energy policy.

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