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  • Ontario`s hazardous waste program shouldn`t be shelved: ECO

    Ontario's program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Gord Miller in a new report. The report notes, however, that the program is not perfect, and offers recommendations for its improvement. Miller fears that recent controversy and confusion over the implementation of the second ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • VIZIO is an HDTV market leader in green products and initiatives

    VIZIO's move to LED backlighting will save 1,261 million of kW hours of energy for Americans in 2010 VIZIO 2010 LCD TV lineup to save 1.2 Trillion Watts or $139 million for Americans over Energy Star 3.0 standards VIZIO's 'Using Greener Methods' programs take action to protect the Earth and improve the environment VIZIO's latest 2010 HDTVs use on average 45% less power than 2009 models and ...

  • Save the eco fee

    In what may be a classic tale of ensuring the baby is not thrown out with the bathwater, Ontario"s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller has waded into the on going debate about the imposition and sudden withdrawal of "eco-fees" for the disposal of household hazardous wastes. Ontario"s program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Waste management slipping out of control in Kabul

    Population growth and the construction boom in Kabul over the past few years have resulted in the daily production of over 3,000 tonnes of solid waste. Some of this has been accumulating, causing serious health and environmental damage, according to Kabul Municipality. The municipality reckons there is now a daily build-up of at least 300 tonnes of solid waste in and around Kabul city (109,500 ...


    By IRIN Association

  • Circular Economy: EU Commission Delivers on Its Promises

    One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan. Together with the report, the Commission also: took further measures recently (1/26) by establishing a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform with the European Investment Bank (EIB) bringing together investors and innovators ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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