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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA and City of San José tour composting and biogas facility turning food waste into renewable energy

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

On Tuesday, November 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator and City of San José officials will tour the city’s Zero Waste Energy Development anaerobic digestion facility where food scraps are turned into renewable energy and compost for local farms. The facility’s ...

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 ...

EPA: Every American, Business and Community Can Play a Role in Increasing Rate of Recycling

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 14, 2014)

In advance of America Recycles Day, on November 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls on communities, businesses, and individuals to leave the next generation a cleaner, safer and more stable world. The simple act of recycling reduces our country’s energy consumption, decreases our greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves ...

US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

by US Composting Council  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil– Compost! The contest runs September 1 through November 15, 2014 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of compost and ...

Recofloor announces joint winners of its recycled vinyl flooring product Design Competition

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Oct. 31, 2014)

Ideas for an extendable compost bin and a modular roof tile with pre-drilled nail holes share the top £1,000 prize in Recofloor’s first-ever design competition to find an innovative product that will increase the market options for post-consumer vinyl flooring. The two winning group submissions from Hertfordshire University ...

Radical rethink needed to maximise UK recycling rates

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Conflicting opinions in the debate over future UK recycling rates are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50% by 2020 recycling target, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting, ...

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 ...

FTC's Recent Enforcement Cases for Misleading Recycled Content Claims

by The Acta Group  (Jul. 10, 2014)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stepped-up its enforcement initiatives and recently settled two cases with companies that market plastic lumber and related products. FTC alleged that these companies misled consumers in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) in their marketing materials regarding the ...

Inland Empire, L.A. County honored by U.S. EPA for composting partnership efforts

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 24, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest region today presented its esteemed Environmental Champion award to the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District for their work to develop a partnership composting program and state-of-the-art renewable energy composting ...

The General Council of Val de Marne installs a Big Hanna Composter on its site Chérioux in France

by Susteco AB  (May 14, 2014)

The Collège Adolphe Chérioux de Vitry-sur-Seine works towards a sustainable development and is now introducing a food waste management system by installing the BIG HANNA Composter model T240. This is something completely new to the Val-de-Marne region! ...

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