zero waste certification Articles

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Linc facility services achieves zero refrigerant violations and ISO 14001 certification

    For some companies that must comply with government regulations regarding the use of refrigerants, it may seem that a goal of zero violation notices is unattainable. However, thanks to savvy management strategies and creative use of ESS Compliance Suite™ Refrigerant Compliance Management Software, managers at Linc Facility Services in Austin, Texas have proven that zero notices of violation is a ...


    By IHS

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Tackling waste in the sands of the Sahara

    When gas was discovered in the mid Sahara areas of North Africa in the 1990s Andy Ive was asked by BP to help set up the water and waste infrastructure for what amounted to four small towns 600 km into the desert. No local infrastructure at all existed for the waste and water to be produced by 2-3000 workers. IVE overcame sandstorms, extreme heat, poisonous snakes and patented a novel solution to ...


    By Ive Design

  • Asian Paints minimizes environmental impact and maximizes new operational efficiencies

    Asian Paints Ltd. operates in 22 countries around the world. It maintains 27 paint manufacturing facilities and serves consumers in 65 countries. As a truly global enterprise, Asian Paints is aware of the impact its operations have on the environment and is strongly committed to following the latest best practices for “green productivity.” Specifically, the company is working to ...


    By IHS

  • Composting infrastructure trends in the UK

    The European Union's Landfill Directive, which restricts landfilling of biodegradable waste, has made it necessary to develop alternative infrastructures to manage the organic fraction of the solid waste stream. In the United Kingdom, the Landfill Directive has created demand for composting facilities that take source separated organics (SSO), and for anaerobic digestion. Infrastructure also is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • M.E. Heuck takes the carbon out of cookware

    Challenge As consumers make more and more purchasing decisions based on a product’s ‘green’ credentials, sustainable products have become more commonplace. Consumers readily abandoned companies that were not certified by a credible sustainability agency or group. Recognizing how important it was to adjust to changing consumer attitudes, Heuck, a renowned worldwide ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • How has MCERTS impacted CEMS?

    Industrial process operators that produce gas emissions to atmosphere are regulated by the Environment Agency. Monitoring of these emissions ensures that the environment is being properly protected and helps them manage their own impact on the environment. Under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, these sites are required to continually measure emission parameters from their chimney-stacks ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • The Energy Consultant's Guide to a Green Energy Brief

    A practical overview of how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology can be specified to meet a green energy brief  When a green energy brief talks about conserving energy, reducing energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving the reliability of energy supply, energy consultants should consider Combined Heat and Power (CHP), ...


    By ENER-G

  • Power Of Partnerships In Sports Greening

    Professional and collegiate sports teams, and their leagues, develop vital partnerships to green their venues, operations and supply chain, while engaging fans to adopt sustainable behaviors. An overarching theme of the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30 in Houston, Texas, is The Power of Partnerships. “Throughout the program speakers will share how unique partnerships are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Seeing Through The Fog

    Many of you have heard the old cliché, “you get what you pay for.” For the purposes of this article, I’d like you to apply this thought towards your corporation’s business relationship with its vendors. In today’s business world, this statement still applies to the various business segments in which your corporation has decided to utilize an external vendor to ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • CEMS: An Overview

    We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • 2015: One turning point for the planet?

    When historians look back on the year 2015, it may well be remembered as a turning point in history when a revolution was sparked in the way humanity interacts with the planet. After all, the world’s nations have set a deadline this December to sign a landmark global climate treaty in Paris to tackle the growing environmental crisis. Critics will point out that at the last meeting in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Diversion Deposits, Grants Giving a Boost to C&D Diversion

    Waste characterization studies show a fairly high percentage of potentially recyclable construction and demolition materials going into the landfill. An innovative program in California taps into public sector incentives and private sector investments. Part II IN 1998, the city of San Jose, California conducted a waste composition study to determine what materials were still going into ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Top ten United States retail chains with cleantech initiatives

    Many retailers are not looking at "going green" as just a fad, but rather a new route for businesses to focus on. As consumers become much more aware and start taking on a "green attitude" in relation to the environment, numerous retailers are looking to meet those needs. Today, numerous retailers are implementing a number of sustainable practices that enable them to become much more energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

    According to a bottled water survey conducted by Perception Research Services International (PRS) for Brand Packaging published in August 2011, where shoppers were interviewed in person to gain some insights on marketing claims, environmental and recycling messages were misunderstood and not even noticed by a majority of consumers interviewed. In fact, only 50 out of 200 shoppers even noticed the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 5 ways leaders can evolve their thinking about workspaces of the future

    Last week, senior government officials, business leaders and global thinkers gathered in Vancouver at the 2016 GLOBE Series Conference and Innovation Expo with a goal of uncovering new ways to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities. In an emerging field like sustainability where nobody has all the answers, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Unmanned remote and wireless CDM monitoring case study

    Remote and wireless monitoring technology to meet CDM requirements is in its infancy in Europe. Carbon trading is driving it globally, especially in North and South America. That experience and technology is now finding a demand in Europe and Asia in landfill, biogas from food and animal waste in digesters and water treatment sludge digestion. Methane recovery from landfill and anaerobic ...


    By Geotech

  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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