Environmental Protection


Ocean Conservancy Counts 7.4 M Pounds of Trash in Cleanup

Last year's 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup saw 500,000 volunteers around the world remove debris from oceans, lakes, and rivers.

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Welsh Company to Launch Recycled Plastic Homes

New building material offers sustainable solutions to meet housing market needs

Aluminum Wind Turbine Makes Finals' Cut in Recycling Contest

Wind Simplicity is a finalist in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Design for Recycling Award.

Spent Lead-acid Battery Exports Require Consent in July

Notifications should be submitted at least six weeks before the July 7 deadline.

Recycling 1 Cell Phone Saves 44 Hours of Laptop Power

EPA, Plug-In partners are promoting cell phone recycling this week at collection centers across the United States.

Samsung Mobile Engages Students to Reach Recycling Goal

Company is trying to show how easy cell phone recycling can be and offers up a VIP concert and green grants as incentives.

Garb Forming Consortium to Build 10 E-Scrap Plants

With $135 million, Garb is engaging six companies to own, manage and operate 10 plants that will manage electronic scrap using the company's technology.

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.

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