Both environmental groups and corporations back the e-Stewards initiative, according to the Basel Action Network.
Sandia National Laboratories recycled 124,333 pounds of electronics scrap through permitted electronics scrap recycling facilities while Oak Ridge National Laboratory
developed net zero energy and sustainability initiatives.
Companies take grassroots measures until ROI emerges, Consortium says.
Glass Packaging Institute says it is trying to increase awareness to meet its goal of using 50 percent recycled content in glass containers by 2013.
Employees and other volunteers will be planting trees, cleaning communities, and recycling materials as well as watching for random acts of greenness.
The 10-week challenge, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, engaged students at 607 colleges and universities to vie for the national reduce, reuse, and recycle title.
Bristol University researcher and his colleagues heated a microemulsion that separated into layers and one of these contained nanoparticles that could be recovered and reused.
Last year's 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup saw 500,000 volunteers around the world remove debris from oceans, lakes, and rivers.
New building material offers sustainable solutions to meet housing market needs
Wind Simplicity is a finalist in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Design for Recycling Award.
EPA, Plug-In partners are promoting cell phone recycling this week at collection centers across the United States.
Notifications should be submitted at least six weeks before the July 7 deadline.
Company is trying to show how easy cell phone recycling can be and offers up a VIP concert and green grants as incentives.
With $135 million, Garb is engaging six companies to own, manage and operate 10 plants that will manage electronic scrap using the company's technology.
IT asset disposition trends report shows that about 84 percent of respondents have controls in place to handle end-of-life materials.
2009 WasteWise and NPEP partners reported they eliminated or recycled 11 million tons of material.
Waste separation, community buy-in, and high solids anaerobic digestion are key ingredients in turning table scraps and yard debris into a renewable resource recipe.
- By Meredith Sorensen
- Mar 10, 2010