Environmental Protection

Recycling


"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.

Schools Recycle More than 2.3 Million Cans, Raise More than $34,000 in National Competition

Schools across America recycled more than 2.3 million aluminum beverage cans through a new national recycling competition sponsored by the can industry. The recycled cans, totaling more than 68,000 pounds, generated more than $34,000 for school activities and other uses.

G-OIL Makes its NASCAR Debut With Kenny Wallace at Dover International Speedway

Green Earth Technologies Inc. has entered a multi-race partnership with RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, promoting G-OIL motor oil at Dover International Speedway. RAB Racing will showcase G-OIL on the No. 09 Toyota Camry driven by Kenny Wallace for four NASCAR Nationwide Series events in 2011.

PepsiCo Rolls Out Ecofriendly Recyclable and Compostable Cups (With Video)

PepsiCo has begun offering five options of eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable cups to Foodservice customers in the United States through company-owned and independent bottler distribution systems.

Wastequip Introduces its Grease Vault

Grease Vault is designed for secure storage and easy emptying of food grease.



Companies Tout New Trends and Technologies at 2011 WasteExpo

The show, which bills itself as the largest event in North America serving the $75 billion solid waste and recycling industry, takes place May 10 to 12 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

GaiaRecycle Discusses Benefits of Onsite Food Waste Recycling

Attendees at the WasteExpo show can receive an up-close view of GaiaRecycle’s patented “double helix” shredder and blade technology, and learn how the company's systems accelerate the organic decomposition process based on drying, sterilizing and grinding mixed food scraps and organic waste.

Virginia to Use Asphalt Recycling in I-81 Repair project

Virginia is rehabilitating a stretch of I-81 through the use of several types of asphalt recycling methods.

Concrete Recycling May Cut Highway Construction Cost, Landfill Use

Purdue University civil engineers are working with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to perfect the use of recycled concrete for highway construction, a strategy that could reduce material costs by as much as 20 percent.

Leftovers Reborn as Compost

At Sandia's largest cafeteria, a leftover burrito will be sent off to eventually help some backyard garden bloom. When someone leaves a bit of lunch behind at Thunderbird Café, employees send it out for composting.

630 Colleges, Universities Recover 91 Million Pounds of Organic, Recyclable Materials (With Video)

RecycleMania wrapped up its 11th annual recycling competition in early April. It is an eight-week challenge that ignites classic college rivalries, rallying students, faculty and staff to increase on-campus recycling rates beyond their collegiate competitors.

Recycling at Work Can Make "Eco"nomic Sense

As more businesses are seeing the advantages of "going green" the Virginia Recycling Association would like to be a resource for businesses that want to find out more about how and what they can recycle.

N.J. Waste Facility Pleads Guilty to Dumping in Upstate New York

The Justice Department says Eagle Recycling defrauded the United States and violated clean water and wire fraud laws.

Survey Reveals More Employers Measuring Savings from Environmental Efforts

Seventy-eight percent report electricity cost savings, two-thirds indicate heating/cooling and paper savings, and 60 percent are cutting costs on water.

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The Case for Solvent Recycling (With Video)

Recycling, and to a greater extent tolling, decouples used solvent generators from the high cost and volatility of virgin solvent prices.

Russell City Energy Center to Use ZLD Technology

GE's zero liquid discharge wastewater recycling system will be installed at the first U.S. power plant to be built with stricter federal, state emissions limits.

South Dakota Awards $22.3M for Environmental Projects

The funds will go toward improving water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as watershed, landfill, and recycling projects.

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