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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalinization

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released proposed amendments to the state's ocean plan that addresses desalination facility intakes and brine discharges. Generally, desalination plants remove salts from saltwater and brackish water to produce freshwater for municipal uses. The main environmental impacts associated with ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the ...

Companies Urged To Disclose Data On Plastic To Cut Pollution And Improve Resource Efficiency

by Trucost Plc  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to ground-breaking new research by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. The report, entitled Valuing ...

UK Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Market Report Highlights Opportunities in Growing Waste Sector

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (May 15, 2014)

The report recaps findings of the UK Trade and Investment that waste management sector was expected to grow 3.1% in 2013-14 with recovery and recycling seeing a 4% increase. Sectors such as electric and electronic waste recycling are reported to see more growth than average. Financial incentives such as Landfill Tax, combined with competitive gate ...

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