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  • With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening

    A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices. The findings are significant for urban and suburban gardeners, who according to a 2012 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide about 15 percent of the world's food, ...


    By Kansas State University

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • Specially-designed soils could help combat climate change

    A team from Newcastle University aims to design soils that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, permanently and cost-effectively. This has never previously been attempted anywhere in the world. The research is being funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The concept underlying the initiative exploits the fact that plants, crops and trees naturally absorb ...

  • NEW AER-800 Anaerobic and Aerobic Testing & NEW BPA-800 Anaerobic Only Testing

    The New 800 Series using patented and proven flow cell technology that we have provided to our clients since 1990, with significant improvements and advancements in engineering. This New AER-800 Series eliminates the need for a separate interface box and is both powered and interfaced through a single USB connection allowing for less wires and by eliminating the interface box you have more room ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • New U.S. EPA, waste handlers agreement to reduce harmful odors in Mecca, Calif.

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement with Western Environmental Inc. and Waste Reduction Technologies to eliminate potential noxious odors that could affect surrounding communities. Western Environmental Inc. and Waste Reduction Technologies are waste handling, recycling and composting facilities located on the Cabazon Reservation, near Mecca, Calif. ...

  • Biowaste challenges and opportunities in the coming decade

    Facing up to the challenges of dealing with biowastes over the next decade will need the right balance of controls and incentives to encourage the reuse of waste while protecting the environment and human health, according to the UK Environment Agency. The United Kingdom produces over 100 million tonnes of biodegradable waste every year, enough to fill approximately 25 Wembley stadiums, and most ...

  • Kanyon Shopping Mall in Istanbul installed a Big Hanna

    Kanyon Shopping Mall is a multi-purpose complex located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the Levent business district of Istanbul, Turkey. It houses 160 stores as well as an office- and a residential block. During 2016 Kanyon celebrate it´s 10th anniversary and decided to meet the future with a more sustainable waste management. They ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Bioremediation Project: Local labratory assists local community land use transition

    C&T is participating in a project to evaluate the application of phytoremediation (plant based remediation) approach to clean up a long abandoned contaminated railway right of way inBerkeley. This project will be the first real world test of this approach and involves the planting of more than 2, 000 Chinese brake ferns (Pteris vittata) that have been shown to suck Arsenic out of the soil and ...

  • New Line Of Waste containers 100% non-corrosive.

    EMF Containers Inc. is please to introduce our new line of waste containers (trash bin) in the industry. EMF Containers Inc. is located in the Magdalen Islands, Quebec. We specialize in the design and fabrication of fiberglass containers for service, commercial, municipal and residential applications. Our products range from 2 to 8 cubic yards, as well as custom sizes. We design containers for ...


  • London 2012 meeting waste goals

    London 2012 is on track to deliver its waste management plans. Published in its updated sustainability report, ‘Towards a One Planet 2012’, are achievements already carried out on the project. These include surpassing the target of recycling or reusing 90 per cent of demolition waste by 7.7 per cent, using waterways to transport waste and recyclables, cleaning more than 80 per cent of soil for ...

  • Portable toilets help provide safe water and food

    It's hard to believe, but an estimated 2.6 billion people in the developing world - nearly a third of the global population - still lack access to basic sanitation services. This presents a significant hygiene risk, especially in densely populated urban areas and slums where contaminated drinking water can spread disease rapidly. Every year, some 1.5 million children die from diarrhea caused by ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • How can we use phosphorus more efficiently and create opportunities for recycling?

    The Commission is launching a consultation on how to use phosphorus in a more sustainable way. Phosphorus is widely used in agriculture and is an essential component in fertiliser and animal feed, but it is a resource which has no substitute. Supplies are limited, prices have been volatile and much phosphorus is currently wasted, creating concerns about the cost and availability of future ...

  • BioHitech America Expands Its Global Footprint By Offering the Best Food Waste Solution

    BioHitech America, located in Chestnut Ridge, New York, continues to expand the global footprint of its Eco-Safe Digester as a solution for discarded food waste in Canada. With customers in 33 of the 50 United States, the Middle East and Caribbean, its most recent installation adds the Canadian market to that list. “The acceptance of this technology and our ...


    By PRWeb

  • `New England Organics` to Be Renamed `Casella Organics,` Reflecting Casella`s Integration of Its Resource Renewal Services

    Casella Waste Systems celebrated a quarter-century of organics recycling last week at an open house for its customers and supporters at its Hawk Ridge Farm compost facility, and announced that its New England Organics business will be renamed Casella Organics, reflecting the company's commitment to meeting a growing demand among its customers for organics solutions. "We believe the organics ...


    By Casella Waste Systems, Inc

  • EPA awards Environmental Justice Grants to fund community projects in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Granite City, Ill.

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of four Environmental Justice Grants totaling $115,100 to nonprofit organizations to develop solutions to environmental problems in low-income and minority communities in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Granite City, Illinois. “EPA’s Environmental Justice Grants provide resources to communities that have been ...

  • TAIM WESER will promote its waste treatment business at the trade fairs RWM 2011 and Exporecicla 2011

    TAIM WESER will take its waste treatment technology to two of the sector’s largest international trade fairs: Recycling and Waste Management, to be held from 13 to 15 September in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and ExpoRecicla 2011, to be held from 27 and 29 of the same month at Feria de Zaragoza, Spain. The waste management and processing sector will meet this coming September in the British ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • The AVA Know-how and experiences

    Applications in the environmental technology are a particular strength of AVA. With more than 20 years of expertise in mixing, drying, evaporating and process technology, AVA is an innovation leader for numerous applications. For the environmental industry, heavy-duty designs and associated long-life cycle are the outstanding properties of the AVA equipment. Under the slogan ‚Diversity ...


    By AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

  • ReCyclone Chews Up Trash and Spits Out Value

    It sounds too good to be true, but a San Antonio company has developed a technology that can recycle all garbage, making nearly 100 percent of the world’s waste useful in some way. Called the Recyclone™, it is nothing like ReCyclone, the hip-hop rapper from Canada. PowerMaster's infinitely adjustable, eco-friendly gyroscopic grinder comes in dozens of different configurations and can process ...

  • Texas egg producer to pay $1.9 million penalty to resolve clean water act violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) today announced that Mahard Egg Farm, Inc., a Texas corporation, will pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its egg production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma. The civil penalty is the largest amount to be paid in a federal enforcement action ...

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

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