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Plastics Composting at Home

by ASTM International  (Feb. 23, 2015)

As landfills continue to expand, many consumers continue to look for ways to recycle. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics, will educate consumers on the process of home composting these materials. The proposed standard will illustrate great potential ...

UNIVALOM installs a Big Hanna Composter in a community composting site in a housing area in Les Semboules, France.

by Susteco AB  (Feb. 26, 2015)

UNIVALOM - an association controlled by a number of local councils with the objective to recycle household waste just finished their eleventh composting facility which can be used by the residents nearby.  In the area UNIVALOM just opened the recycling center and a collection place for organic waste from households and companies. The ...

EPA Regional Administrator to kick off Run for Clean Air as part of Philadelphia Earth Day festivities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2015)

EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin will get regional Earth Day festivities started Saturday morning as he opens ceremonies for the Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The annual event supports the Clean Air Council’s mission to protect everyone’s right to ...

EPA Honors Pa. Environmental Resources Consortium For Food Recovery Challenge Achievement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 23, 2015)

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today honored the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium (PERC) for recruiting 22 Pennsylvania colleges and universities to participate in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge and help reduce, donate, and recycle excess food from more than 100,000 students. “As a Food Recovery Challenge ...

Eaton’s Greenwood, South Carolina Plant Recognized for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

by Eaton Corporation  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Power management company Eaton is recognizing its hydraulics facility in Greenwood for achieving “zero waste-to-landfill” by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through recycling, re-use, new work processes and other means. Eaton is encouraging its manufacturing sites to achieve zero waste-to-landfill as part of its waste ...

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 ...

Eaton’s Berea, Ohio Plant Recognized for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

by Eaton Corporation  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Power management company Eaton is recognizing its hydraulics facility in Berea, Ohio for achieving “zero waste-to-landfill” by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through recycling, re-use, new work processes and other means. The Berea plant is the first Eaton facility in Ohio to be recognized for zero waste to landfill. ...

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 ...

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 Honors New York Environmental Champions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 24, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored 25 individuals and organizations from across New York with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's ...

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