Environmental Protection

Recycling


Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Wins Civil Engineering Award

The 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award was presented March 22 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Plastic Bag Collection Events Tip the Scales on America Recycles Day

Plastic bag recycling took on an educational and festive flair in schools, village squares, college campuses and retail store parking lots during America Recycles Day 2011, as community groups in 35 states embraced the message that plastic bags should not be treated like trash.

New Plastics Recycling Website for Recycling Professionals

Numerous organizations dedicated to increasing plastics recycling have launched a new website (www.RecycleYourPlastics.org) to aggregate the extensive but often far-flung information on plastics recycling that exists on the Internet.

America Recycles Day 2011

If you haven’t taken the initiative to recycle – today’s the day to start with Nov. 15 being America Recycles Day (ARD) and all.

IIIEE: Producer Responsibility is the Solution to Electronic Waste in Developing Countries

How can legislation be used to avoid hazardous waste being dumped where it could poison people and the environment in developing countries? Introducing producer responsibility could be one solution, says Panate Manomaivibool of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden, in a new thesis.

Big Goals for Philadelphia Refrigerator Recycling Project

The new UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT) system at the Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA)’s facility in Philadelphia is ready to begin recycling as many as 150,000 refrigerators annually, GE and ARCA announced Sept. 9.

RadioShack Recycles 5-Million Pounds of Batteries

RadioShack collects 5-million pounds of rechargeable batteries.

Cars Could Run on Recycled Newspaper

Here’s one way that old-fashioned newsprint beats the Internet: Tulane University scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed “TU-103,” that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as a substitute for gasoline.



The Federal Strategy to Promote U.S.-Based Electronics Recycling Market, Jobs

Dell, Sprint and Sony are the first companies to voluntarily commit to EPA’s industry partnership aimed at promoting environmentally sound management of used electronics.

California Supreme Court Upholds City's Ban on Plastic Bags

The court ruled in favor of the City of Manhattan Beach, paving the way for the city's ban on plastic bags to go into effect.

Review of Samsung's Replenish Smartphone

We recently spent some time with the Samsung Replenish smartphone from Sprint and found it to be a solid option for an entry-level phone, especially one that leaves a smaller footprint on the environment.

GM Recyled Transmission Caps

GM Works to Make Landfills Obsolete

Through a combination of developing new technology and strategic use of materials, GM has transitioned 74 of its 140-odd plants into landfill-free facilities.

Study: Recycled Rare Earth Elements Could Provide a Valuable Supplement to Geological Stocks

There is growing concern about the supply of rare Earth elemnts since only one country, China, is the major source.

KLM Flights Will Be Operated on Biofuel Made From Used Cooking Oil

In September KLM will launch more than 200 flights being operated on biokerosene between Amsterdam and Paris.

Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches Highest Level in More than a Decade

The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1 percent of all cans recycled last year.

Using recycled cardboard in food packaging risks contaminating food with mineral oils

Harmful mineral oils from the printing inks used on cardboard can migrate into food if recycled cardboard is used for food packaging.

"BinCam" Photographs Trash, Uploads to Facebook to Encouage Students to Recycle

Computer scientists at Newcastle University have come up with a novel way of encouraging students to recycle – using a camera phone and Facebook.

Raising Metal Recycling Rates Key Part of Path to Green Economy?

According to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme, recycling rates of metals are in many cases far lower than their potential for re-use.

California Serves up New Milestone in Foam School Lunch Tray Recycling

A collaborative effort involving public school systems, a waste hauler, a foodservice distributor, and Dart Container Corp. to recycle foam school lunch trays has hit a new milestone in California – with more than one million trays now being collected and recycled each month.

Access to Plastics Recycling More Widespread Than Previously Believed

A much larger portion of Americans have access to recycle plastic bottles and also can recycle other types of plastic containers, such as yogurt cups, dairy tubs, and lids.

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