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EnergyDecentral is the international marketplace for decentralized energy supply

by German Agricultural Society (DLG)  (Nov. 25, 2014)

With its outstanding programme, the trade fair EnergyDecentral 2014 organized by DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) together with the industry association VDMA Power Systems was a unique marketplace for the energy sector. The some 370 specialist exhibitors from 13 countries and more than 220 exhibitors ...

DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 28, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently teamed with contractor Washington Closure Hanford to complete a major recycling effort during cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The work involved removing an electrical substation in the 300 Area, a former industrial complex about a mile north of the city of Richland that was ...

Communication with householders is ‘missing piece of the recycling jigsaw’, claims Axion Consulting

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Nov. 2, 2014)

Recycling rates in England are stalling because around half of all householders fail to recycle properly due to confusion and misunderstanding over what goes in which bin, claims Axion Consulting. Spending more on communicating with them could generate significant behaviour change and lead to improvement in the quality and quantity of ...

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 ...

Sofscape 3rd Generation Tire Recycling Molding System

by Sofscape Caribe Inc.  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Sofscape is taking the tire recycling industry to a whole new level with the introduction of its 3rd generation molding system.  The Sofscape patented molding line converts crumb rubber, produced from waste tires, into high quality rubber products in 25 seconds.   Sofscape Caribe doesn’t follow the traditional molding process ...

LWARB and WRAP to partner up and help London Boroughs recycle more

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Nov. 10, 2014)

The proposed partnership will deliver a programme to help London local authorities deliver the Mayor of London’s 50 per cent recycling target and continue to help boroughs to save money. In meeting the Mayor of London’s target, London would make a significant contribution towards the UK achieving its 50 per cent household waste ...

Faster screening of plastic waste for harmful chemicals

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A more efficient method for sorting plastic electronics waste containing harmful chemicals is proposed by a new study. The method combines two analytical techniques that together can quickly and accurately detect levels of flame retardants in plastics used by the electronics industry. The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) ...

Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 10, 2014)

Before going to the supermarket to buy the turkey, assorted vegetables, fruit and cheese for Thanksgiving, many people will have to clear out refrigerator space to hold everything. That means throwing away a lot of uneaten food such as moldy tomatoes, withered lettuce, expired yogurt containers, and bowls of now unrecognizable leftovers. This ...

Signage specialist invests in Riverside waste baler

by Riverside Waste Machinery  (Nov. 18, 2014)

Specialists trade sign and graphics installation company Mida Sign Services has invested in a new waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery, for its print and graphics department. The Ashton under Lyne Company was filling up to twelve 240 litre receptacles with packaging waste every day, costing the firm £1200 a year in two larger 1100 ...

Eaton’s Aerospace Facility in Titchfield Honored for Reducing Waste Through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

by Eaton Corporation  (Nov. 14, 2014)

Eaton is honoring employees at its aerospace facility in Titchfield, U.K., for achieving "zero waste-to-landfill" by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through strategies such as recycling, re-use and new work processes. Eaton is encouraging its manufacturing sites to achieve zero waste-to-landfill as part of its waste management ...

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