The International City/County Management Association found that while local governments recognized the need to create sustainability, they generally have not been able to act on that knowledge.
Advanced tracking software and ISO standard procedures improve performance and provide assurance for responsible recycling.
Researchers are demonstrating that plants from Earth could be grown without soil on the moon or Mars or even urban centers.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.
Working with local thrift stores and businesses, the company recovers millions of pounds of textiles for reuse in developing countries and as industrial rags.
Frankfort, Ky., plant is expected to support 360 green jobs by 2011
EPA estimates that most post-consumer textile waste is recyclable.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a new tact with auto battery recyclers and brokers, hoping to ensure the proper management of spent lead acid batteries.
The agreement has set a 1-million home goal for increasing curbside recycling levels.
Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.
The Chemical Safety Board completed its report on the 2009 explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions' plant in Ohio and recommended the Center for Chemical Process Safety revise control room siting guidelines.
Hydro Engineering's portable, modular wash rack collects wastewater and oil.
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New uses answer consumer demand and prevents buildup of plastic waste in landfills, the company says.
Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.
Customers can trade in or recycle old electronics and receive money in return.
Using annual reports and other public information, the group measured fleet age, fuel consumption practices, carbon offsets, green building design, recycling programs and food items.