Environmental Protection

Recycling


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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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.

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Disposing of outdated IT not only helps mitigate environmental risks but also delivers energy cost and productivity benefits.

BAN Launches Electronics Recycling Certification

Both environmental groups and corporations back the e-Stewards initiative, according to the Basel Action Network.

Feds Recognize Sandia, ORNL for Recycling and Sustainability

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.

Workplace Waste Reduction Efforts Work

Companies take grassroots measures until ROI emerges, Consortium says.

Kimberly-Clark Professional Musters a Green Patrol

Employees and other volunteers will be planting trees, cleaning communities, and recycling materials as well as watching for random acts of greenness.

57% Say 'Zero Waste' Achievement Is More than 40 Years Away

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.

California State University Recycles 71% for RecycleMania Contest

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.

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Microemulsion May Allow Manufacturers to Recover Nanoparticles

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.

Ocean Conservancy Counts 7.4 M Pounds of Trash in Cleanup

Last year's 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup saw 500,000 volunteers around the world remove debris from oceans, lakes, and rivers.

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Welsh Company to Launch Recycled Plastic Homes

New building material offers sustainable solutions to meet housing market needs

Aluminum Wind Turbine Makes Finals' Cut in Recycling Contest

Wind Simplicity is a finalist in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Design for Recycling Award.

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