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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 its ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New England Institutions Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 15, 2013)

In honor of America Recycles Day, two colleges in Massachusetts and a senior living facility in Connecticut were honored this week by EPA for their success in keeping extra food out of landfills and getting it to people who are hungry. In addition, regional achievement awards were given to 12 other organizations in three New England states. ...

Covanta Energy and Turning Earth announce partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses

by Covanta Energy  (Oct. 28, 2013)

Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, and Turning Earth, LLC an integrated organics recycling company, today announced a new partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses. The 10-year agreement calls for Turning Earth to build, own and ...

NYC aims to require composting of food scraps

by Associated Press  (Jun. 17, 2013)

Legions of apartment dwellers will soon be asked - and may eventually be ordered - to start collecting food scraps for composting, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest bid to make the Big Apple greener. After launching a test program recently in 3,500 Staten Island homes and some Manhattan apartment buildings, city officials said Monday they ...

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