Environmental Protection

Recycling


Chevy Volt Components Created from Gulf of Mexico OilSoaked Booms

Oil-soaked plastic boom material used to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is finding new life in auto parts for the Chevrolet Volt.

Genetically Engineered Microorganism Metabolizes Waste into Methane

A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have created the first methane-producing microorganism that can metabolize complex carbon structures, which could lead to microbial recycling of waste products and their transformation into natural gas.

Tips for Greening Your Holidays, From Presents to Parties

Amid the holly and jolly, don't forget to be nice and not naughty when it comes to recycling during the holiday season.

Recycling Cups into New Ones Viable, Pilot Shows

International Paper and Mississippi River Pulp turn Starbucks Coffee cups into fiber suitable for use in new cups.

Stanford Students Design Recyclable Laptop with Autodesk Inventor Software

Modular computer simplifies electronics recycling, reduces e-waste and disassembles in two minutes.

Cascades Tissue Group

Tissue Manufacturer's Legacy Nothing to Sneeze At

With a genesis in recycling, it’s no surprise that Cascades Tissue Group is doing all it can to minimize its impact on the environment and perhaps help others in the process.

Deconstruction and Reuse Network Partner for Surplus Property Reuse

The Institution Recycling Network has teamed with the Deconstruction & Reuse Network to expand its capabilities to facilitate reuse of surplus property in California.

EREF Issues RFP for Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research

Applicants have until Jan. 8, 2011 to submit their proposals.



ICMA Survey: Local Governments Slow to Walk the Sustainability Walk

The International City/County Management Association found that while local governments recognized the need to create sustainability, they generally have not been able to act on that knowledge.

Cali Resources Lowers Recycling Costs with Zylog Tracking Software

Advanced tracking software and ISO standard procedures improve performance and provide assurance for responsible recycling.

the moon

Arizona Team Can Grow Plants with Lamps on the Silvery Moon

Researchers are demonstrating that plants from Earth could be grown without soil on the moon or Mars or even urban centers.

Fewer Worker Deaths in Solid Waste Industry, DOL Says

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.

MVR's New Facility to Make Plastic from Recycled Material

Frankfort, Ky., plant is expected to support 360 green jobs by 2011

Textile Waste Solutions Company Wins California Recycling Award

Working with local thrift stores and businesses, the company recovers millions of pounds of textiles for reuse in developing countries and as industrial rags.

Waste Solutions Company Shares Why Recycling Textiles Is Smart

EPA estimates that most post-consumer textile waste is recyclable.

Spent lead acid battery recycling

SLAB Exports Rule Targets Labeling Practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a new tact with auto battery recyclers and brokers, hoping to ensure the proper management of spent lead acid batteries.

Republic Services, RecycleBank to Deploy Reward Program

The agreement has set a 1-million home goal for increasing curbside recycling levels.

Allied Waste to pick up and recycle trash from Boy Scout Jamboree

Allied Prepares to Collect Estimated 900 Tons of Boy Scouts' Trash

Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.

Safer Siting Could Have Lessened Damage at Veolia Facility

The Chemical Safety Board completed its report on the 2009 explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions' plant in Ohio and recommended the Center for Chemical Process Safety revise control room siting guidelines.

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