Environmental Protection

Waste Minimization


Dow, Merck, Clarke Win Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

EPA recognizes pioneering chemical technologies that produce alcohols from carbon dioxide as well as processes for producing propylene oxide, sitagliptin and expanding the application of spinosad

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Producer Responsibility Resolution

Mayors from California, Washington, Massachusetts, Arkansas, and Texas signed the resolution.

TCEQ Names Environmental Excellence Winners

Texas Lehigh Cement Company, Oncor Electric, and Phoenix Commotion earn the Texas Environmental Excellence Award for 2010.

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.

EPA Signs Sustainability Pact with Hartz Mountain Industries

N.J. real estate developer plans to cut energy and water use on its properties across the state.

EPA Recognizes 71 Partners for Reducing Waste, Chemicals

2009 WasteWise and NPEP partners reported they eliminated or recycled 11 million tons of material.



European Users Accept No-Mix Toilets

Survey of 2,700 people in seven European countries found that about 80 percent of users support the idea of the technology that may provide environmental benefits.

Suffolk University Wins Gold for Waste Reduction, Recycling Education

Since 2006, the university has informed its employees about environmental initiatives and opportunities for involvement and now is focused on making waste reduction and recycling a habit.

Green Chemists Pull Out Catalysts for Reuse

McGill University chemists developed a catalyst that involves the nanoparticles of a simple iron magnet.

OSWER Sets Recycling Video Town Hall

The second video town hall meeting of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EST on Feb. 23.

Green Office Challenge Program Expanding

ICLEI developed a program that pits property managers and office tenants in a friendly competition to lower energy use and waste and save water.

A Bulb Crushing Victory

Going fluorescent is a no-brainer, much like using lamp crushers to recycle and safely dispose of the small amount of mercury in each bulb.

University, CH2M Hill Create Sustainable Road Design Specs

Greenroads rating system seeks to recognize companies using sustainable methods and provide a catalog of ideas for greener practices.

USDA Outlines Potential for Dairy-based Packaging

Strong, biodegradable dairy-based films are said to be better oxygen barriers than their petrochemical-based counterparts.

New Jersey Cemetery Offers Natural Burials

The deceased may be wrapped in a shroud or sustainable/biodegradable casket, according to Maryrest Cemetery's executive director.

NYC Pilots Zumbox Paperless Postal System

The program is expected to cut paper waste, printing and mailing costs.

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