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India – Industrial growth through cogeneration

by Clarke Energy  (Dec. 11, 2014)

Indian woman in warehouse The surge in investor’s confidence since the Modi-led government took centre stage shows optimism of the new government towards trade and aspiration to improve the macro indicators. Largely attributed to Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, the initiative is of due importance to increase ...

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 ...

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 ...

International Waste Summit–Striving for Net Zero Construction by 2030 to prevent of polluting Water and Soil

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 7, 2014)

The Construction Resources Initiative Council (CRI Council) is hosting an International Waste Summit in Ottawa, Ontario as part of a global initiative to reduce waste in the construction sector. Globally, the construction and operation of buildings consumes 40% of all ...

NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Oct. 27, 2014)

The U.S. Army (Army) has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army's portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation ...

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 ...

Students from France, Mexico and United Kingdom Recognized for Taking up Fight against Food Waste

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 16, 2014)

Three student groups from France, Mexico and the United Kingdom bagged top prizes for their creative and committed efforts to reduce food waste in their schools and communities in the recently concluded Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. Food waste is a massive ...

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 ...

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA and City of San José tour composting and biogas facility turning food waste into renewable energy

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 21, 2014)

On Tuesday, November 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator and City of San José officials will tour the city’s Zero Waste Energy Development anaerobic digestion facility where food scraps are turned into renewable energy and compost for local farms. The facility’s ...

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 ...

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