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Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility Processes 10 Millonth Ton Of Waste Into Renewable Energy

by Covanta Energy  (Dec. 5, 2013)

The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), operated by Covanta Montgomery, Inc., is celebrating the milestone of processing 10 million tons of post-recycled municipal solid waste into clean, renewable energy. The energy-from-waste facility is owned by the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority and began commercial operation in ...

InSinkErator – How to dispose 34 mio tons of food waste?

by PE International AG  (Sep. 22, 2011)

Food waste is a large component of our solid waste problem. And the question of what to do with it is a challenge for communities worldwide. Most of the food waste ends up in landfill, contributing to greenhouse gases. PE INTERNATIONAL Inc. conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to help InSinkErator, a North American producer of disposers, to ...

Covanta announces 20-year agreement with New York City department of sanitation for sustainable solid waste disposal

by Covanta Energy  (Aug. 26, 2013)

Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, announced today a new 20-year agreement with New York City Department of Sanitation to transport and sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste (“MSW”) delivered to a pair of marine transfer stations located in Queens and Manhattan. Covanta is ...

Odour and environmental concerns of communities near waste disposal facilities

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 2, 2013)

A recent study has investigated how waste disposal sites in southern Italy have affected residents living nearby. Villagers reported being annoyed by odours, but the perceptions of residents living in the village closest to the facilities were possibly influenced by receiving financial compensation for the presence of the facilities. Public ...

Covanta Tulsa Energy-from-waste facility ensures safe destruction of unwanted prescription meds

by Covanta Energy  (Sep. 11, 2013)

Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy recently partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of Arkansas and Texas to safely destroy over 44,000 pounds of unwanted medications collected during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The collected drugs are combusted at high temperatures and converted into clean, renewable energy at no charge ...

Global municipal solid waste continues to grow

by Worldwatch Institute  (Jul. 24, 2012)

Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world’s cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually ...

Global Municipal Solid Waste Continues to Grow

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 24, 2012)

Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world's cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually ...

EnviroSolutions Exploring Anaerobic Digestion Technologies to Recycle Mixed Solid Waste

by EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)  (Apr. 18, 2013)

When people think about landfills, the mind doesn’t paint an appealing picture. However, while landfills aren’t aesthetically pleasing, there are numerous benefits to landfills, many of them environmental. Municipal solid waste (or MSW) landfills have been converting waste to energy since the 1890’s. However, until recently, this ...

Research and Markets: 2013 U.S. Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry - Industry & Market Report

by Research and Markets  (Apr. 30, 2013)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2013 U.S. Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry-Industry & Market Report" report to their offering. The U.S. Waste Treatment & Disposal Industry-Industry & Market Report, published annually , contains timely and accurate industry statistics, ...

Hanford Landfill reaches 15 million tons disposed - waste disposal mark shows success cleaning up river corridor

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 9, 2013)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors have disposed of 15 million tons of contaminated material at the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) since the facility began operations in 1996. Removing contaminated material and providing for its safe disposal prevents contaminants from reaching the groundwater and the ...

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