Environmental Protection

Sustainability


Global Institute Established for Food Security

The Province of Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. has launched the Global Institute for Food Security to develop solutions to feed a growing world population.

Cartons are made mainly with renewable resources, have a low-carbon footprint across their lifecycle, and are highly recyclable.

Carton Recycling: Don't Underestimate the Impact

Forty percent of U.S. households, about 46.7 million households, now have access to carton recycling. Just three years ago, household access stood at 18 percent.

Pollution Prevention Projects in New Jersey and New York Funded by EPA

The EPA has decided to issue $380,000 in grants to New Jersey and New York for projects that will help prevent pollution across the two states.

GM Obtains Landfill-Free Status at 103rd Facility

GM’s Components Holdings LLC plant in Lockport, N.Y. has become the automaker’s 103rd facility to obtain landfill-free status, putting the company one step closer to achieving its goal of having 125 landfill-free sites by 2020.

China Launches Third Environmental Monitoring Satellite

Besides allowing China to monitor pollution and natural disasters, the trio of satellites will be used in making decisions about deploying emergency aid and reconstruction.

Clean Diesel School Bus Grants Awarded by Ohio EPA

Children in eight Ohio school districts will benefit from Ohio EPA grants awarded to install pollution control equipment on 75 buses and idle reduction technology on 68 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.

EP 2012 New Product of the Year Winners Announced

The contest attracted a record number of entries in 10 categories ranging from Air Quality and Climate to Wastewater.

Artificial Logs for Fireplaces Made from Grass Clippings

During this holiday season, people can use ecofriendly artificial logs made from grass clippings to create a warm and welcoming blaze in fireplaces.



Students Win National Competition for Turning Waste into Paper

John Hopkins engineering students won $15,000 in a competition for adapting a Korean paper-making technique into a method for impoverished villagers to make paper for underequipped schools.

Tire Recycling Company Partners with Car Rental Corporation to Recycle Scrap Tires

Liberty Tire Recycling announced its nationwide partnership with The Hertz Corporation to recover and recycle scrap tires form car rental outlets.

Researchers Strive to Make Solar Technology Affordable

Three research projects, led by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), are searching for cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques in order to make solar panels more affordable.

Adobe is Honored by EPA for Eliminating Waste

The EPA honored Adobe with its 2012 Zero Waste Advocate Award at a ceremony for the company’s waste management program that diverts 100 percent of solid waste from its headquarters in San Jose, CA.

Electronics May be Recycled by Adding Water

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a printed circuit board (PCB) whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. The work was part of the ReUSE project, funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board.

Disney Plans to Minimize Use of Paper

The company's new Paper Sourcing and Use Policy announced Oct. 11 took effect immediately.

ASHRAE Seeks Abstracts for IAQ 2013

The Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings conference will take place in October 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

GSA Testing Sustainable Building Techniques

Energy savings from one of them, occupant responsive lighting systems, ranged from approximately 27 percent to 63 percent.

"The composite of all of that is just simple steps to implement a good bit of water conservation without going through capital expenditure or purifying and reusing a lot of other water."

Q&A: Simple Steps to Industrial Water Conservation

To reuse water requires capital that they would rather not spend if it's cheaper for them just to dispose of it. I think that's why we don't reuse that much. It might be more cost effective to figure out a way to reuse it than it would be not to.

Partnership Bringing New Recycling Carts to Atlanta

About 65,000 of them will be delivered this fall through a new partnership between the Curbside Value Partnership and city departments.

New Kansas Laws Enhance Conservation, Brownback Says

The fifth such bill the governor has signed into law recently is meant to extend the life of the Ogallala Aquifer by using groundwater management districts.

Raleigh Police See Fuel Savings From Energy Xtreme Mobile Power Idle Reduction Systems

Earlier this year the Raleigh Police Department installed mobile power idle reduction systems in 29 police vehicles. The project was funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, and aligns with Raleigh's commitment to environmental protection outlined in the City's Comprehensive Plan.

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