Environmental Protection


Data Security Drives Proper E-Waste Management, Survey Says

IT asset disposition trends report shows that about 84 percent of respondents have controls in place to handle end-of-life materials.

EPA Recognizes 71 Partners for Reducing Waste, Chemicals

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

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Serving Up Energy and Compost from Organic Waste

Waste separation, community buy-in, and high solids anaerobic digestion are key ingredients in turning table scraps and yard debris into a renewable resource recipe.

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.

KAB's Great American Cleanup Calls on Volunteers

From March 1 through May 31, Keep America Beautiful hopes to rally thousands of communities to declare "Green Starts Here."

Transportation Institute Reveals High Costs of Free Parking

An Institute for Transportation and Development Policy report factors in economic and environmental consequences of driving to "free parking" spots.

Santa Clara Valley to Expand Recycled Water Efforts

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board recently approved two agreements with the City of San Jose to build a new advanced water treatment facility that will produce highly purified recycled water.

Delta, Virgin, and Southwest Get Best Recycling Ranking

ResponsibleShopper.org gives out grades on the airline industry's performance and United and US Airways don't pass.

Country Club, PBC Water Complete $1.2 M Reclaimed Water Project

The new irrigation water will be used to maintain two 18-hole golf courses, 15 tennis courts and landscaping.

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.

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.

ASTM Committee Developing Green Meetings Standards

The Convention Industry Council is working with ASTM to produce best practices for creating green meetings and has invited interested parties to contribute.

Online Reuse Marketplace Engages Multiple States in Network

The Web site helps participants in seven states find alternatives to the disposal of valuable materials.

Nonprofit Helps Seattle Port Truckers Upgrade with Scrap Credit

Cascade Sierra Solutions says 59 truck owners have turned in pre-1994 trucks for a $5,000 scrap credit and about 85 percent of the trucks are being replaced.

Chemical Exchange Offers Free Recycling Solution

A new Web site provides a platform for companies to list unwanted chemicals and to negotiate their exchange.

ABI Research Forecasts $14.7 B in e-Waste Market by 2014

This worldwide market for electronic waste recovery growth represents money generated through reclamation of valuable materials from e-scrap.

WEF, Recycling Association Partner for Shared Vision

The Water Environment Federation and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association will leverage resources to support integrated water resource management.

Candle Maker Recycles and Redirects 117 Tons of Garbage

Utah-based business recognized by Dunn Recycling for a 52 percent recycling rate.

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