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Kick-start to Compost Awareness Week 2014

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (May 7, 2014)

Compost awareness week kicked off on Monday 5th May and will be running until Sunday (11th May). Local authorities and businesses alike are taking part by organising awareness events, free compost giveaways or discounted compost containers. Despite there being no UK coordinator for the week, composting charity Garden Organic has been helping to ...

EPA to Recognize Washington University in St. Louis for Recycling and Food Recovery Programs on Wednesday, May 21

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 20, 2014)

An EPA Region 7 representative will be in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 21, to officially recognize Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) for reducing its volume of solid waste and to view first-hand its innovative recycling and food recovery programs. WUSTL Dining Services’ compost efforts have diverted 317 tons of food waste from ...

Recycling and Composting Drive Success of Diversion and Recovery Goals at 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

by Waste Management, Inc  (May 18, 2012)

  TEMPE, Ariz., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management officially announced today the final diversion and recovery percentages as part of the Zero Waste Challenge from this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) PGA TOUR tournament. More than 97 percent of waste generated by the tournament was diverted from ...

Compostory.org publishes an interview with Professor Georgios Pilidis at University of Ioannina in Greece talking about their Big Hanna Composter.

by Susteco AB  (Mar. 24, 2014)

Listen to the interview with Professor Georgios Pilidis at University of Ioannina in Greece talking about their Big Hanna Composter at www.compostory.org Or read the transcript below: Prof. Georgios Pilidis: EM: So Georgios, Ioannina is the fourth ...

Province Announces Initiative to Strengthen TomorrowNow - Manitoba`s Green Plan

by Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)  (Jun. 18, 2014)

Manitoba Aims to Increase Community Composting by 300 Per Cent; Many Other Green Initiatives Underway:  Minister Mackintosh The province has released a stronger green plan based on feedback and developing opportunities including the launch of a new $1-million annual fund designed to triple the amount of organics that Manitoba diverts from ...

Sprint Electronic Recycling and Food Recovery Programs to be Honored by EPA Region 7 as Nation Observes Earth Day, April 22

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 21, 2014)

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks will join Sprint officials on Tuesday, April 22 – Earth Day – to present Sprint the EPA WasteWise National Partner of the Year Award for Very Large Companies. During his visit to Sprint’s headquarters campus in Overland Park, Kan., Brooks will commend Sprint for reducing its volume of solid ...

EPA to Team with Kansas City Chiefs for April 20 Recycling Drive

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 8, 2013)

EPA to Team with Kansas City Chiefs for April 20 Recycling Drive Lenexa, Kan. EPA Region 7 and the Kansas City Chiefs today announced Extra Yard for the Environment, the football club’s sustainability initiative. The program is designed to devise and implement new green policies for the Kansas City Chiefs while raising awareness for green ...

EPA Reaches Legal Settlement with Operators of Arecibo Landfill to Reduce Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal settlement with Landfill Technologies of Arecibo, the municipality of Arecibo and the Puerto Rico Land Authority to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. As part of the settlement, the landfill’s owners and operators have agreed to make numerous upgrades to the ...

Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 11, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Lajas, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in numerous upgrades at the Lajas Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by July 2017. Lajas will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This agreement sets the Municipality of ...

EPA Recognizes Over 400 Federal Facilities for Achieving $42 Million in Cost Savings and Environmental Benefits

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 22, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing federal facilities for their efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of facilities across the country. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal facilities representing nearly 1.6 million ...

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