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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 ...

Ending the Throwaway Society

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Lower taxes for businesses that repair or re-use goods; mandatory municipal waste separation systems; longer warranty periods for consumer goods; banning food waste from landfills; increased funding for agencies that promote transitioning to a circular economy. These are a few of the recommendations of a far reaching report just released by the ...

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

by Associated Press  (Aug. 22, 2014)

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year. The clanking is rhythmic as the workers ...

Planning contract for 250 kW biogas plant signed in Japan

by EnviTec Biogas AG  (Aug. 21, 2014)

It is the first time a planning contract is being signed by EnviTec Biogas in Japan: this planned 250 kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka is supposed to be operated solely using bio-waste. "With our new construction project, we are setting new standards not only in the region, but also in the field of energy generation using waste ...

New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and carbon benefits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Ash from waste incineration can be made safer simply by mixing it with rice husks, water and other forms of waste ash at temperatures under 100 °C, according to new research. Once dried, the end product not only locks away toxic metals lead and zinc, but also stores carbon. Furthermore, it can be used in the polymer industry to lower costs, ...

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Biogas CHP Plant

by Clarke Energy  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located in Hampshire. It was commissioned in 2013. The AD plant converts food waste into biogas. This renewable fuel generated is used on-site (power and heat) and the electricity is exported to the national grid, reducing carbon emissions while improving the environment. The ...

WasteZero Selected as Official Bag Provider for BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors and Recycling Units

by WasteZero  (Jul. 16, 2014)

WasteZero, the leading provider of municipal solid waste reduction programs and supplies in the U.S., announced today that it has been selected as the official provider of specialized bags for BigBelly Solar's nationwide network of solar-powered trash compactors and recycling stations. BigBelly systems can be found in many major cities-including ...

Integrated, Low-cost Solutions Are the Way Forward for Municipal Solid Waste Management Services

by Frost & Sullivan  (Jun. 11, 2014)

The growing volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) and strict waste management legislation – dictating the need to reduce waste, raise recycling levels, and lower landfilling levels – are driving the global MSW management services market. Waste management companies are establishing efficient collection systems and strengthening their ...

Japan Pavilion participates once again at Eco Expo Asia 2014

by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd  (Jul. 17, 2014)

Renowned as the region’s most international trade exhibition for green business, Eco Expo Asia has gathered some of the world’s foremost experts in green technology for its ninth edition. Taking place from 29 October – 1 November at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, the show is once again jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

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