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Waste prevention: decoupling waste generation from economic growth

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 17, 2014)

Preventing waste is a top priority of waste policy in the European Union with potential economic and environmental benefits. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report reviews the state of play in the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA report ‘ ...

Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste ...

EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 19, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, ...

PEL Promotes Waste Disposal Cost Reduction for Schools at PDA Annual Conference and Exhibition

by PEL Waste Reduction Equipment  (Nov. 18, 2014)

Since 2012, PEL Waste Reduction Equipment has been assisting a select group of schools in Ireland to reduce their waste disposal costs. Feedback suggests that annual cost savings of between 30% and 66% have been realised since those schools installed a PEL 1100BC bin compactor. PEL attended the 2015 PDA Conference and Exhibition to introduce the ...

Shredding industrial waste in Brittany, France

by WEIMA America, Inc.  (Oct. 6, 2014)

"Les Recycleurs Bretons" has been one of France's leading waste disposal companies for the past thirty years. 2013 saw the inauguration of a regionally operating and contemporary waste recycling plant situated on the outskirts of the historical coastal town of Brest, in the heart of proud Brittany. Its main purpose is to produce valuable fuel ...

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. to Submit Proposal for 20-Year Contract With New York City for Municipal Solid Waste Management Transportation and Disposal Services

by Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.  (Oct. 27, 2014)

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (NYSE:BIN)(TSX:BIN) (the "Company") announced today (Oct 27, 2014) that it will submit a proposal in response to the New York City Department of Sanitation's ("DSNY") new request for proposals ("RFP") for a 20-year contract (the "contract") for the transportation and disposal of containerized municipal ...

Michaelis Waste to Energy Systems: cost reduction for waste disposal and energy

by Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG  (Sep. 22, 2014)

The basic conditions for an own waste energy system have been changed in the last months: Waste disposal is no future-safe measure the prices fort he industrial waste disposal will increase The big central waste incineration plants are not interested in taking over waste of a high calorific value as therewith the incineration capacity is ...

Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste

by SciDev.Net  (Dec. 16, 2014)

A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, say Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang. Since the 1990s, electrical and electronic equipment have revolutionised people’s lives. And with ever-increasing technological ...

Savannah River Site Achieves Waste Transfer First

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 26, 2014)

The EM program and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) made history recently by safely transferring radioactive liquid waste from F Tank Farm to H Tank Farm using a central control room. SRS has two tank farms where 37 million ...

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

by Associated Press  (Dec. 18, 2014)

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill ...

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