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New England Organizations Step Up for EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge and Help to Reduce Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Twelve New England organizations have backed a national effort led by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on the nearly 35 million tons of food wasted in the United States each year. This EPA initiative encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste by donating or recycling food. Among the groups ...

Sustainable Waste-To-Energy Facility Approved for Construction in Tennessee

by PHG Energy, LLC  (Mar. 4, 2015)

PHG Energy (PHGE) and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process. The waste-to-energy technology, which will go on line early next year, is a downdraft gasification plant that will cleanly convert up to 64 tons per day of ...

EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus ...

It’s time to tackle construction and demolition waste

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 6, 2015)

A little known fact of Canadian achievements is that on a per capita basis we generate more wastes than any other country in the world. Construction and demolition waste forms a large part of this dubious distinction. In 2009 the Canadian Council for the Ministers of the Environment (CCME) developed a waste action plan to tackle this problem. In ...

Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste ...

EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 21, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today welcomed the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as the first state partner in the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, a nation-wide effort to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gases by properly disposing old refrigerators, freezers and other ...

RFP - Curbside Collection of Recyclables and Solid Waste for the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex

by Municipality of Southwest Middlesex  (Apr. 29, 2014)

The Corporation of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex invites Proposals for:  Supply of all labour and equipment necessary for curbside collection of recyclables and solid waste, as detailed in the specification section.  This Contract includes transportation and, in the case of recyclables, the Contractor may supply a cost to ...

EPA Revises Final Cleanup Plan for Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 16, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the Borough of Ringwood has satisfied the criteria specified in EPA’s June 30, 2014 final cleanup plan for the Ringwood Mines Superfund site that allows for a recycling center to be built on the O’Connor Disposal Area. Plans for addressing other areas of the Ringwood Mines ...

Magic or recycling?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 8, 2014)

Transforming a bottle into a jacket may sound like magic, but it may be easier than you think. A new video from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows some of the ingenious ways a plastic water bottle can be reused or recycled. There is currently a drive towards a ‘circular economy’ in the European Union. This is an economic ...

New Hampshire Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Five winners in New Hampshire were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked ...

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