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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 its ...

Radical rethink needed to maximise UK recycling rates

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Sep. 17, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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