Environmental Protection

Recycling


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.

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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