As of Oct. 30, the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by three federal agencies is making major strides in the food industry to address the widespread issue of wasted food products. Here’s what it’s all about.
Now, that hard-to-recycle baby food packaging from Gerber can be put to good use. Through TerraCycle’s mail-in system, consumers can give new life to baby food packaging.
Dutch non-profit called The Ocean Cleanup just launched the Interceptor—a kind of autonomous, water vacuum to collect trash and plastic before it reaches the ocean. This massive cleanup effort is part of its overall goal of lessening plastic waste worldwide.
As of September 27, OSHA signed an alliance with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The goal? To better protect workers in the waste industry.
Trump’s EPA recently accused San Francisco of violating the Clean Water Act. Not only do local officials deny the claims, but they said it’s a fraudulent attack from Trump on the Democratic California state.
Applications for funding for waterway trash reduction projects for the Gulf of Mexico are due no later than November 22, 2019.
Last week, the EPA announced a WIFIA loan to the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) to help reduce pollutant discharges into Narragansett Bay. The first of its kind in New England, the loan will help protect public health and ecosystems as a part of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Phase IIIA Facilities Project.
After Tyson’s Alabama facility spilled treated wastewater into the Black Warrior River, thousands of fish died as a result. Now, the river is practically lifeless.
5.22 million gallons of sewer water overflows into Maryland's Broad Creek.
The proposal would implement natural attenuation in a contaminated state superfund site that originates in Auburn, New York.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing changes related to utility coal as sites such as eliminating the tonnage limit, merging onsite and offsite coal ash definitions and increasing transparency for utility groundwater filings.
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hear oral arguments on petitions for an adjudicatory hearing on Interim Storage Partners' license application for an interim facility to store spent nuclear fuel in Andrews County, Texas.
According to DOE, the revised interpretation, "if implemented through subsequent actions," could provide a range of benefits to both DOE and the public.
The site has seen significant contamination issues going back to the 1980s, when elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls were first discovered by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in the soil near the old Shaffer Equipment Company location.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced May 15 it has issued a Notice of Intent to Deny to Elcon Recycling Services, LLC for its Phase II Part B commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility application, based on a number of outstanding deficiencies that remain unaddressed to its satisfaction.
Representatives of governments and workers' and employers' organizations agreed at an April 9-11 meeting at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, that governments should increase and promote investments in waste management infrastructure and systems at all levels to manage the rapidly growing flows of e-waste.
The mayor's executive order will reduce the city's carbon emissions by approximately 500 tons per year, decrease plastic pollution, and reduce risks to wildlife, with the city estimating it will reduce the purchase of single-use plastics by city agencies by 95 percent.
"The potential risks to public health and water quality posed by unlined coal ash ponds in the Commonwealth are far too great for us to continue with business as usual," said Gov. Ralph Northam. "This historic, bipartisan effort sets a standard for what we can achieve when we work together, across party lines, in the best interest of all Virginians."
The public tour program focuses on environmental cleanup and gives participants with a look at key projects that support the ongoing cleanup of the Richland, Wash., site.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed decried what she called the negative consequences of the current "take, make, and dispose" global economic model, citing harmful environmental and health impacts associated with the extraction of metals used in mobile phones, plastic waste flowing into the oceans, and the huge amount of electronic waste generated every year.