Honolulu’s refuse collection can be dated back to the 1850s when the then-Hawaiian monarchy provided urban public services. Now, referred to as “opala” (the Hawaiian word for garbage), Honolulu’s trash is picked up by the Department of Environmental Services (ENV), which came into existence after a reorganization in 1998. Prior to that time, a small division within the Department of Public Works handled all of the refuse collection. Joined with the Division of Wastewater Management as well, the two divisions had close to 400 people in refuse and another 450 people in wastewater. When the reorganization occurred, both divisions were put under the new Department of Environmental Services. By doing this, more attention from the administration was now placed on the refuse issues as opposed to when they were part of Public Works, which primarily dealt with roads, drainage, etc.
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The Evolution of Competitive Advantage in Environmental Service Industries
Are you still doing things the way you did ten years ago? Probably not. But obsolescence has a way of seeming to occur overnight, even in systems that have been tried-and-true for years or decades. It’s not always as obvious as finding the computer you just bought no longer has a floppy drive. For professional service providers, the need to differentiate causes constant evolution, but knowing when to change and how isn’t easy. Service professionals across the whole spectrum of fieldwork understand...
The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
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Know About Tunnel and Environmental Monitoring
Building a house may take a few months. Someone who has ever supervised the construction of a house must be aware that there are so many activities which are done for it. Now, think about the large construction projects. The roads, flyovers, railway tracks etc. we use today are result of rigorous hard work and planning undertaken by different construction companies. A large number of decisions have to be taken to make sure that a project is successfully completed. A lot of money and workforce is involved in every...
West Pac Environmental, Inc. Testimonial-case study
Crisafulli Hydraulic Submersible Pumps.Mike Green, Sales/Operations Manager, West Pac Environmental, Inc., Seattle, WA 98134 Phone: (208) 762-1190.Mike Green comments about Crisafulli Pumps after using Crisafulli Pumps in connection with Exxon`s Valdez, Prince William Sound oil spill cleanup: "The Crisafulli pumps were run 24 hours daily and in an environment that would destroy almost anything with moving parts. However, this hostile atmosphere did not challenge the incredible performance of our Crisafulli...
Environmental restoration is big business
Think environmental protection hurts business? You just might want to think again. In a study published last week at PLOS ONE, University of North Carolina land use and environmental planning faculty member Todd BenDor and colleagues calculated the dollars-and-cents impact of environmental restoration projects initiated to comply with laws such as the U.S. Clean Water Act or to meet other public, corporate or nonprofit goals. Their take: What’s good for Mother Nature can also be good for the economy. The...