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  • EPA Regional Administrator Tours Duluth Composting Facility, Highlights the Benefits of Reducing Food Waste

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman highlighted the environmental benefits of diverting food waste from landfills today at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s composting facility. “The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s innovative composting program provides a terrific example of how we can turn food waste into a valuable ...

  • The Biodegradable Products Institute sponsors “Zero Waste” Barbeque at the US Composting Council’s 2007 Annual Conference & Exhibition

    New York, NY - The Biodegradable Product’s Institute (BPI) will host the “All Compostable” BBQ at the US Composting Council’s (USCC) Annual Conference and Exhibition, January 21-24 in Orlando Florida. This marks the first time that the USCC has held a “zero waste” event at its annual meeting. The goals of the “All Compostable” BBQ are to highlight the growing array of certified compostable ...


    By US Composting Council

  • OzHarvest partners with the United Nations Environment Programme to feed 5000 people in Martin Place

    For the first time ever in Australia, OzHarvest as the official Australian partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the global Think.Eat.Save Reduce Your Foodprint campaign, will host the international event, Feeding the 5000 in Sydney's Martin Place on Monday 29 July. Some of the nation's top chefs and hundreds of volunteers will join Australia's leading food-rescue ...

  • New York aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030

    The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council's plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. It will be ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to Team with Kansas City Chiefs for April 20 Recycling Drive

    EPA to Team with Kansas City Chiefs for April 20 Recycling Drive Lenexa, Kan. EPA Region 7 and the Kansas City Chiefs today announced Extra Yard for the Environment, the football club’s sustainability initiative. The program is designed to devise and implement new green policies for the Kansas City Chiefs while raising awareness for green efforts at Arrowhead Stadium, the University of ...

  • EPA and Kansas City Chiefs Invite Public to Arrowhead Stadium April 20 Recycling Event

    To launch Extra Yard for the Environment, the Chiefs will host a community-wide recycling drive at Arrowhead Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow. As part of the kickoff for Earth Day activities in April, EPA will join the Chiefs, along with a number of other local vendors, to help facilitate a one-stop recycling opportunity for metro-area residents. Individuals are encouraged to preview the ...

  • The National Recycling Coalition 2016 Awards Recipients

    This September, The National Recycling Coalition honored recycling awards recipients at the Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans. The awards were presented to the recipients at the 2016 Murray J. Fox Scholarship and NRC Annual Awards Luncheon. The awards program is designed to honor and recognize outstanding individuals, programs, and organizations around the country, both for ...

  • Global trash burning more polluting than expected

    Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned. The study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology attempts the first comprehensive assessment of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Give green tips, raise greenbacks

    Give a tip, earn a dollar for the Earth -- it's that easy. Celebrate the 40th year of Earth Day by sharing your environmental tips on SC Johnson's Team Earth Tips blog. For every tip shared, SC Johnson, the maker of well-known brands including Glade, OFF!, Scrubbing Bubbles, Ziploc and Windex, will donate $1 to Conservation International's Team Earth project, up to $25,000. The blog, which ...

  • China`s informal army of recyclers keep plastic bottles out of landfill

    In the great global rush for bottled water, nowhere is thirstier than Asia. Demand is predicted to surge by more than 140% across the region this decade, to account for one-third of the global total by 2020. China leads the way. The country accounted for 28% of the global demand for polyethylene terephthalate (Pet) bottles in 2015. Consumers bought 73.8bn bottles of water in 2016, up more than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • GM Renaissance Center Sends No Waste to Landfill

    The General Motors Renaissance Center – the six-tower office complex that dominates the city’s skyline and has its own ZIP code – now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. That is the equivalent of 200,000 full garbage bags. The drive to make the Renaissance Center, home of GM’s Global ...


  • US Recycled Plastics Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Recycled Plastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01050292/US-Recycled-Plastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic US demand to rise ...


    By ReportLinker

  • The Greening of Civil Infrastructure

    Across many industries, manufacturers turn out the countless products we rely on in our daily lives. These processes also create something else: waste — lots of it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, industrial facilities in the United States generate 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous waste annually.1 To help keep this waste from ending up in landfills, many leading ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hunting for Hidden Treasure - The International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology shows how waste can be turned into valuable resources

    Urban mining — the recovery of raw materials from waste — is the vision of the future for the global waste-management industry. This aims to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, but that's not all. For today, there are also increasingly good business reasons to recycle and reuse materials from the waste generated in advanced economies. This is because of a growing demand — and ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Top ten cities for excellence in Urban sustainability announced

    Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards last week in London. The Awards honored ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change. The winning cities and their award categories are: Bogotá (Urban Transportation) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA honors New York State environmental leaders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored 26 individuals, organizations and businesses from across New York State with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA also recognized a student from Jericho, N.Y. who is one of ten students selected from across the country to receive the President’s ...

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