Environmental Protection

Recycling


Keeping organized is essential to any successful construction project.

A MasterFormat for Environmental Construction

A coalition of volunteer environmental engineers provided input to update and make this document organizing tool more useful.

Sims Metal Management Expands into European Recycling

The company purchased Device and egoTrade to further its electronics recycling.

Metech Recycling Earns e-Stewards Certification

The certification is based on the e-Stewards Standard, which prohibits the export of hazardous waste from developed to developing countries, the disposal of toxic waste in solid waste landfills and incinerators, and the use of prison labor in the recycling of electronics.

Rexam Wins Top Three Spots in Intra-industry Recycling Contest

Industry-wide effort recycled about 140 million aluminum cans and raised $150,000 for charity.

Ecovery Earns RIOS Certification

Electronics recycler meets quality, environmental, health and safety criteria set forth by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Lenovo ThinkPad Captures UL's Environment Gold Rating

UL Environment put the laptop to test for sustainable lifecycle design.

Spanish Cities Fail to Meet Legal Requirements on Paper, Container Recycling

A study by researchers at the Jaume I University in Castellón shows that the legal minimum recycling requirement is only exceeded in the case of glass.

TCEQ Tallies Consumer Participation in Computer Recycling

According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, more than 24 million pounds of computer equipment was collected in 2010.



Technology to Turn Sewage Waste into Renewable Energy

Xebec Adsorption's innovative biogas technology was used to launch the first renewable energy project in California to purify biogas from a wastewater treatment facility, to meet California's stringent natural gas quality standards.

Who's Doing What

Find out who was hired, what companies were acquired, and which smart bidders won contracts since the start of 2011.

Intercon Uses Reverse Engineering to Recycle Styrofoam

E-waste recycler moves over to polystyrene with high-volume extruder technology.

Recycling managers should lend a hand to streamline office printing systems.

Case Study: Greening the Print Infrastructure for a Large, Regional Bank

BMI+ImageNet helped the bank adopt a reduce, reuse, and recycle attitude in its print environment.

Family Farm Operation Contracts with SW&R for Recycling

Southern Waste & Recycling will provide recycling services for the offices and processing plants of Fieldale Farms in Georgia.

Book: Recycling Everything is the Key to Saving the Earth

Recycling all the materials we use is the key to saving the Earth and humans from an apocalyptic future, according to a new book by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

Most Americans Don't Use, Recycle, or Want the White Pages

New survey findings are released; WhitePages and its Ban The Phone Book initiative announces $10,000 research grant to examine the environmental and economic impact of printing, distributing and disposing of the phone book.

food waste recycling

Waste Management Is Adding Organics Composting near Florida Landfill

The facility will process clean demolition wood, food and yard waste from South Florida residents and businesses to create organic compost products.

Coal ash

EIP: Coal Ash Recycling Cost-Benefit Analysis Flawed

The Environmental Integrity Project says EPA overstated the value of coal ash recycling by more than 20 times.

Food waste can be diverted, not sent to the landfill.

ACS Cites Six Ways to Sustainability

The American Chemical Society has selected a few simple ideas culled from its journals on how to be sustainable, including stop wasting food, try working out outside, and take the bus instead of driving your car.

Penn. Collected Record 5.5M Tons of Recyclables in 2008

Pennsylvania communities collected a record 5.48 million tons of recyclable materials in 2008, according to Gov. Edward G. Rendell.

Tucson Recycling Plant Earns 18001 Certification

This is the seventh Sims Recycling Solutions facility in North America to be certified to OHSAS 18001, the international occupational health and safety management system standard

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