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.
- By Cindy Horbrook
- May 11, 2011
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.
Overall, the findings suggest that reducing phosphorus pollution will require broad adoption of practices that limit nutrient runoff, such as cover crops, buffer strips, and incorporation of fertilizers. It will also require limits on phosphorus discharge from cities.
A Salem, Mass., dredging company has agreed to pay a penalty of $105,000 to settle EPA claims that it improperly disposed of dredged sediments.
Waste Management Inc. is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Fla. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments.
This expansion of organic recycling services and products will be beneficial to the company's residential, commercial, and industrial customers seeking to convert their organic wastes into products such as compost, mulch, and organic soil amendment.
<p>Con Edison and New York City commissioned and certified the solar energy system on the Brooklyn, N.Y., IKEA store. As one of the largest commercial rooftop installations in the city’s five boroughs, the 200 kW array occupies 19,000-square feet, with four module types, totaling 1,104 panels. The array will generage 240,000 kWh of renewable electricity annually for the store, the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 32 cars, or providing electricity for 20 homes yearly. This effort reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices in addition to reducing its carbon footprint.</p><p>
“We are very excited about enhancing the sustainable contribution IKEA Brooklyn continues to make in the local community by generating electricity through solar panels atop our store,” said Mike Baker, the store’s manager. “This initiative helps improve the environment and contributes to our vision of creating a better everyday life for the many.”</p><p>
Other IKEA U.S. sustainable building initiatives include a solar energy systems operational in two stores and under construction in nine others. Additionally, both a solar energy and geothermal system were incorporated into the Denver-area store opening this year in Centennial, Col. IKEA Brooklyn additionally has 70,000 square feet of green roof, a 6.5-acre waterfront esplanade, multiple transit options and has been certified as a brownfield redevelopment. The store also has been certified LEED Silver.</p><p>
The 346,000-square-foot Brooklyn store opened June 18, 2008, on 22 acres along the Erie Basin waterfront in Red Hook, south of the BQE/Gowanus Expressway and southeast of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. </p><p>
More than 360 billion cigarettes are smoked in the United States on an annual basis. The butts and filters pollute beaches, parks, roads and waterways worldwide.
Four corporations will pay a $1 million penalty and will be barred from doing business in the United States during a maximum of five years
The Justice Department says Eagle Recycling defrauded the United States and violated clean water and wire fraud laws.
New England’s largest utility to implement Environmental ERP solution to comply with regulations and corporate sustainability programs.
Lawmakers have delineated cuts in environmental and energy initiatives across the board in their latest budget proposal.
The merging of Stericycle and Healthcare Waste Solutions would reduce competition and increase customer cost, according to the New York attorney general.
The Basel Action Network reported that the U.S. Navy will recycle the USS Forrestal and three other retired aircraft carriers.
GE is selecting additional contractors to operate its sediment processing facility and railyard, conduct bathymetric surveys, perform monitoring activities, and habitat reconstruction work.
The company says Pyxis EcoStation can help hospitals reduce cost and improve environmental compliance.
The workshops are designed to assist anyone owning an automotive salvage yard on obtaining all required permits for such operations, complying with applicable environmental measures, and reporting and sampling requirements.
The funds will go toward improving water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as watershed, landfill, and recycling projects.
The state agency says that burning trash and landfilling or burning recyclable materials are prohibited by state law.
The successful bidder will manage and operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.