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GAO Urges Review of Risks From Disposing Of Oil, Gas Wastewater Into Injection Wells

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency should review emerging risks related to the disposal in underground injection wells of wastewater from oil and gas activities, according to a report released July 28 by the Government Accountability Office. Overall, safeguards in place at the ...

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

by Associated Press  (Aug. 31, 2014)

The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, ...

Specialist recycling plant development on the increase, according to AcuComm Waste Futures

by AcuComm Limited  (Sep. 9, 2014)

Interest in recycling and materials recovery is growing worldwide and increasingly specialist processing plants are releasing valuable by-products with a positive environmental impact. According to an analysis of the Waste Business Finder database in August 2014, published in Waste Industry Sales Monitor (www.acucomm.net/wism), there were 23 ...

PEL200 Baler Installed in Flagship Organic Supermarket Store

by PEL Waste Reduction Equipment  (Sep. 1, 2014)

The Organic Supermarket has chosen a PEL200 Single Chamber Baler for its new flagship store opening soon in Rathgar village, Co Dublin. The compact size and small footprint of the PEL200 made it the obvious choice where the machine will handle cardboard and plastic waste produced at the store. Ireland’s first 100% dedicated Organic ...

Toyota GB motors ahead with new legal registers

by Cedrec Information Systems Ltd,  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Toyota (GB) plc, which is responsible for marketing and aftersales of Toyota and Lexus branded vehicles in the UK, has implemented new legal registers to ensure compliance with stringent and far-reaching safety and environmental legislation. Produced by online specialists Cedrec, the registers are seen by Toyota as a major benefit, enabling legal ...

Tonnes of reasons to recycle with Recofloor

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

As part of its Fifth Birthday celebrations, Recofloor has announced the Contractor and Distributor that have each collected the most waste vinyl flooring since the scheme’s inception in September 2009 by Altro and Polyflor. Recofloor is the UK’s award-winning national vinyl flooring recycling scheme and over the past five years has ...

Selling Green – Retailers must ‘Walk the Talk’

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 11, 2014)

Retailers such as Carrefour, Costco, IKEA, Tesco and Walmart should aim for more comprehensive carbon disclosures and collaborate to define meaningful GHG emissions reduction strategies for the industry. The detailed analysis of GHG emissions by independent analyst firm Verdantix, covers grocery retailers Aeon, Carrefour, Costco, John Lewis, ...

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

by Associated Press  (Aug. 22, 2014)

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year. The clanking is rhythmic as the workers ...

Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

by Associated Press  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility's capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of ...

Working with Impetus Waste

by EHS Data Ltd.  (Aug. 18, 2014)

EHS Data is proud to announce that Impetus Waste has decided to use Monitor-Pro to manage its waste management data. Impetus waste specialise in the waste management and disposal of Industrial, Commercial, Domestic , Hazardous and Non Hazardous Waste. Handling an average of approximately 500,000 tonnes of solid waste per annum, with the ...

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