Environmental Protection

Waste Minimization

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.

Internet Phone Book Co. Encourages Ban on Printed Books

Georgia, Ohio, Florida and Missouri are considering opt-in programs, which eliminate the automatic delivery of white pages phone books.

Industry Groups File Suit over N.Y. E-recycling Law

CEA and ITI claim door-to-door e-waste collection is "costly, burdensome, and environmentally harmful."

Oak Ridge Calls for Coal Ash Strategy Proposals

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is managing the project, which is funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Willett to Deliver Keynote at TAPPI Conference

Rick Willett Jr. will present his observations on the challenges and opportunities facing the paper industry at the Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference in October.

Clean Harbors Opens Service Center in Cross Lanes, W.V.

Clean Harbors' new service center will serve West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and northeastern Kentucky.

Aircraft Recycling Event Focuses on Economics

Baltimore will host the symposium on Sept. 29-30.

The Green Build-out Begins

Spurred by the Obama administration's call to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil by adopting alternative energy sources and increasing energy efficiency, green is rapidly becoming the color of choice across all facets of the federal contracting community.

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