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E-cigarette waste poses potential environmental risks

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 8, 2015)

Disposable components of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes and e-pens, could pose a potential environmental risk unless properly regulated, suggests new research. The study examined the levels of potentially toxic chemicals in disposable battery and ‘cartomiser’ ENDS components. ENDS are becoming ...

Illegally Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2015)

Up to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Each year, the electronic industry – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing – generates up to 41 million ...

New biodegradable waste management plans proposed and evaluated

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 23, 2015)

Researchers have designed and proposed a new organic waste management plan for Catalonia, Spain, and presented it in a recent study. They say that the plan would reduce a number of environmental impacts that arise from landfilling biodegradable waste, including natural resource depletion, acidification, and eutrophication. To reduce the negative ...

Ron Pettit Joins GBB as Principal Associate with Focus on Waste Collection Technology

by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Ronald W. Pettit has joined the firm as Principal Associate focusing on projects that integrate technology tools into collection service improvements, further enhancing GBB’s consulting services to streamline, create operational efficiencies, and improve waste ...

Illegally Traded and Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources, Says UNEP report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 12, 2015)

Up to 90 per cent of the world's electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Each year, the electronic industry - one of the world's largest and fastest growing - generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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