Environmental Protection

Recycling


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.

Oil Decontamination System Ready to Clean Watercraft, Vehicles

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



Wandering the Web

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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.

modified biogas digester

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.

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