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Zero Waste Europe – Moving towards a circular economy

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The European Commission has presented a policy package that aims to start Europe moving towards a ‘circular economy’. The circular economy centres on an economy that produces almost no waste and where products, materials, and other forms of value are reused or recycled. The legislative proposal: Increased waste targets Waste policies ...

WasteZero Selected as Official Bag Provider for BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors and Recycling Units

by WasteZero  (Jul. 16, 2014)

WasteZero, the leading provider of municipal solid waste reduction programs and supplies in the U.S., announced today that it has been selected as the official provider of specialized bags for BigBelly Solar's nationwide network of solar-powered trash compactors and recycling stations. BigBelly systems can be found in many major cities-including ...

Scotland`s Circular Economy ambitions on show at Scottish Resources Conference 2014

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The role of innovation, leadership and policy in creating a sustainable circular economy in Scotland will be the overarching theme at this year's Scottish Resources Conference, taking place in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th October. Scottish Resources Conference 28th & 29th October 2014 Glasgow Hilton Hotel The two-day event will ...

Ending the Throwaway Society

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Lower taxes for businesses that repair or re-use goods; mandatory municipal waste separation systems; longer warranty periods for consumer goods; banning food waste from landfills; increased funding for agencies that promote transitioning to a circular economy. These are a few of the recommendations of a far reaching report just released by the ...

Tetronics to supply BlueOak recovery technology to reclaim precious metals from electronic waste across the USA

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Tetronics has secured its first contract with BlueOak Resources, USA to provide Plasma refining technology for the recovery of precious metals from e-waste in a plant located in Osceola, Arkansas.  This launch project will cement the strategic relationship formed between the two companies to exploit the US e-waste market. London, 22 July ...

New partnership with UNEP

by econ industries GmbH  (Aug. 13, 2014)

We are proud to announce that econ industries now is an official partner of the United Nations Environmental Programme UNEP in the areas “mercury cell chlor alkali production” and “mercury waste management”. As a UNEP Global Mercury Partner our contribution will contain knowledge transfer in all fields of mercury ...

Eaton Honors 39 Facilities for Achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill

by Eaton Corporation  (Jun. 26, 2014)

Power management company Eaton in 2013 reduced its landfilled wastes by about 18 percent, or 4,900 metric tons, as part of a global zero waste-to-landfill program. During World Environment Month in June, Eaton is honoring 39 manufacturing facilities around the globe that have achieved this milestone. Since 2010, these facilities have eliminated a ...

Captains of industry add voice and vision to the circular economy debate at RWM 2014

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Industry leaders from the automotive, retail, construction, IT and other key sectors will join other influencers from across the resource management spectrum to share their vision, experiences and methodologies at the inaugural Circular Economy Connect zone. This event takes place at RWM (Resource Efficiency and Waste Management) from 16 to 18 ...

Businesses can save Money through proper Waste Management & Recycling

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Aug. 13, 2014)

Businesses can help their bottom line, and their public image, by improving the way in which they manage waste and recycling. The process of sending waste to landfill harms the environment and is not a solution that can continue far into the future. Doing nothing to improve your company’s waste management is also not financially or ethically ...

San Diego, Calif. Students Receive Environmental Education Award For Reducing Food Waste Going to Landfills

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Today, students from San Diego, Calif., received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for their contributions to environmental protection. In a ceremony at the White House, teachers and students from across the nation, including San Diego, Turlock and Guam were honored for their work ...

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