The thing about repurposed materials being used in place of new products and machines is that they are much cheaper but no less effective.
- By Aubrey Rhoadarmer
- Feb 20, 2015
The Elektra European Electronics Industry 2014 Environmental Award went to ENVIRON's Environmental Compliance 4 Products, a web-based system that companies use to ensure their compliance with the EU's waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive, batteries and packaging.
More than 150 new recycling bins in Lower Manhattan are increasing waste collection efficiency, BigBelly Solar reports.
With the iconic Paris tower's first floor renovation completed, most of the coverage and commentary has focused on its new glass floor.
The agency's Health Hazard Evaluation Program is seeking five facilities to participate. A team of industrial hygienists and medical officers will make site visits to assess workers' occupational exposures.
The current product scope of 10 categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) will remain in place during the transitional period, Aug. 13, 2012 to Aug. 14, 2018.
More than 1,500 "snowfighters" are expected to attend the May 2014 four-day conference, which features a general session focused on risk, safety, and liability issues.
The Province of Ontario's Green Energy Act of 2009 helped to ignite fast growth in the production of clean and renewable energy. Since 2009, the act has spawned more than 20,000 jobs.
Times Square will be home to 46 solar-powered waste and recycling stations, helping divert 25 percent of waste to recycling.
The 55,000-square-foot facility in West Bridgewater, Mass., has expanded capabilities for recycling fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics, and mercury-bearing waste.
Long Beach constructs 12-foot wall from mulch to reduce noise and visual pollution of Terminal Island Freeway. The project cost $150,000.
It is the first in California to achieve Greenroads certification, the Greenroads Foundation announced.
The Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, and Guster have started an environmentally friendly music tour and help promote the Lacey Act.
Plastics Make It Possible has launched Bathroom to Bin, a new interactive online tool that provides amusing information about plastics that can be recycled. By clicking on a virtual medicine cabinet, users can read about each type of recyclable plastic container and how it’s repurposed.
At least 12 other states have laws on the books allowing companies to organize in this way, which allows them to focus on environmental and social performance, as well as profits.
Beginning today until Thursday, McNeilus is displaying 12 industry-leading refuse vehicles at the Waste Expo. The lightweight front end loader prototype and Excalibre cylinder demo are booth highlights at the event.
Eleven teachers have been recognized by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA and are the winners of the 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.
The State Electronics Challenge has awarded the Ohio EPA a bronze recognition for its efforts in decreasing the environmental footprint of its computer equipment.
The EPA estimates that there are 141 million mobile devices at end-of-life, but only 11.7 of those will be recycled.
- By Steve Skurnac
- Apr 20, 2013
In a new European project, researchers are investigating how tires can be recycled and turned into synthetic fuels and other useful materials.