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New report shows how local authorities are driving efficiency savings in waste

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

Research published this week into the impact of austerity on local authority waste collection and cleansing services has found a range of innovative approaches being taken by councils across the UK and Ireland to deliver efficiency improvements and savings. The report, entitled 'Waste on the front line - challenges and innovations', is based on ...

EPA Recognizes CHS2M HILL for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management

by CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.  (Feb. 25, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, recognized CH2M HILL for excellence in greenhouse gas (GHG) management in the fourth annual Climate Leadership Awards on February 24, 2015. ...

$13 Billion overhaul needed for BC water and wastewater infrastructure

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 27, 2015)

Communities in BC will require at least $13 Billion of additional investment to replace existing water and wastewater systems in British Columbia, according to a report released by the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA). The report, entitled Are Our Water Systems at Risk?, assesses the ...

Modernizing District Energy Systems Could Reduce Heating and Cooling Primary Energy Consumption by up to 50% finds New Report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 26, 2015)

A transition to modern district energy systems could contribute to 60 per cent of required energy sector emissions reductions by 2050, and reduce primary energy consumption by up to 50 per cent, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Copenhagen Centre on Energy ...

Tetronics supplies world-leading technology to US waste management firm

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Tetronics International, a global leader in environmentally friendly resource recovery solutions, has today announced the signing of a deal to provide its plasma arc technology to Duncan Recycling & Refining (DR2), USA to recover precious metals from catalytic converters found in cars. The deal represents continued export success for ...

Canada`s Renewable Fuels Association Applauds Federal Government`s Waste Management Report

by Canadian Renewable Fuels Association  (Feb. 27, 2015)

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) welcomed the release of the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development report, The Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials. The report's recommendations recognize the importance of renewable fuels technology in solving environmental ...

Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jan. 27, 2015)

I am today announcing the start of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies continue to have regular independent challenge. The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for ...

Eaton`s Mississauga Ontario Electrical Distribution Centre Honored for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

by Eaton Corporation  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Power management company Eaton is honoring its Mississauga Distribution Centre facility in Ontario, Canada, for achieving “zero waste-to-landfill” by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through recycling, re-use, new work processes and other means. Eaton is encouraging its sites to achieve zero waste-to-landfill as part of ...

`Vive UNTHA!` French Company chooses UNTHA Waste Shredders as Safe Bet

by UNTHA Shredding Technology GmbH  (Feb. 16, 2015)

The French company in question is the French branch of the Swiss cement producer Holcim, which is investing in a new processing plant to ensure sufficient supply of alternative fuels. The plant's core components comprise: An UNTHA pre- and post-shredder from the Salzburg region. The related plant components were supplied and installed by the ...

Recofloor’s new record of 500 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected in a year

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Feb. 23, 2015)

Recofloor has notched up a new collection record - 500 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring sent back for recycling into flooring or other products in just 12 months. The ‘milestone figure’ for 2014 was achieved during the national vinyl flooring recycling scheme’s Fifth Anniversary year and is testament to the efforts and enthusiasm ...

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