Environmental Protection

Recycling


Oil Decontamination System Ready to Clean Watercraft, Vehicles

Hydro Engineering's portable, modular wash rack collects wastewater and oil.

Wandering the Web

This week's new or improved websites cover smart grid, integrated environmental modeling, ISO/AS certification and more. Feel free to rate a site after you have visited it or even suggest one for discussion. If we get enough positive feedback, we may add the most useful sites to Environmental Protection's Industry Links.

FDA OKs Use of MVR's Recycled Resins for Food Contact Products

New uses answer consumer demand and prevents buildup of plastic waste in landfills, the company says.

Train Bridges Made from Recycled Structural Composite Materials

Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.

Greenopia Updates Airline Ratings; Virgin America Earns Highest Marks

Using annual reports and other public information, the group measured fleet age, fuel consumption practices, carbon offsets, green building design, recycling programs and food items.

ElectronicsShowplace.com Partners with Engaged Recycling

Customers can trade in or recycle old electronics and receive money in return.



Catalyst Recycling Facility Resolves Wastewater Violations

Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation pleaded guilty to 11 felony violations of Texas Water Code and will pay a $2.75 million fine.

Horizon Air Recycles 69% of Onboard Waste

Washington association recognizes the airline with a Recycler of the Year award.

E-Recyclers Honor Sprint for Sustainable Leadership

The International Electronics Recycling Conference singled out Sprint for its leadership in recycling wireless handsets.

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Building a Sustainable Biogas System in Kenya

A University of Virginia doctoral candidate and an engineer use capacity factor analysis to determine the best way to implement a biogas cooking fuel system in Namawanga, Kenya.

Recycling Center Contracts for 397-kW Solar Project

BLT Enterprises' Fremont, Calif., operation adds new layer of sustainability with the help of Solar Power Inc.

Electronics Conference Names ecoATM Innovative Product of the Year

The kiosk system can capture, track, and recycle mobile devices.

Massachusetts Class Video Wins Green School Title

South Shore Charter Public School won a hybrid school bus, a green audit, and money for scholarship and class supplies.

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Experiment Shows Cigarette Butts May Prevent Corrosion of N80 Steel

Extracts of cigarette butts in water protected steel that is widely used in the oil industry from rusting, even under harsh conditions.

Wastequip Showcases Latest Trends in Handling, Recycling

Annual Waste Expo provides venue for the latest technologies and applications

NYC Bill Won't Encourage More Composting, NSWMA Says

The National Solid Wastes Management Association's local chapter commented that reducing the rate cap will not have the desired effect.

Green IT Recycling

Retiring IT Assets for Green Reasons

Disposing of outdated IT not only helps mitigate environmental risks but also delivers energy cost and productivity benefits.

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