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  • 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

  • Construction firms boost Recofloor vinyl flooring collections

    Collections of waste vinyl flooring from construction projects through the Recofloor take back scheme are rising as more firms recognise the economic and environmental benefits of recycling. Founded by manufacturers Altro and Polyflor to divert uplifted material and installation offcuts from landfill for use in new products, the scheme is having a significant ...


    By Axion Group

  • EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Plan for Final Phase of Cleanup At Diaz Chemical Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan to clean up contaminated soil and ground water at the Diaz Chemical Corporation Superfund site in Holley, New York. The soil and ground water are contaminated with volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, which can cause serious damage to people’s health. The EPA’s proposed plan calls for the use of a technology to ...

  • Preparing for installation in Pakistan

    Within recent years we have seen our international reputation grow, as we work with increasing numbers of world aid agencies alongside governments in providing long-term solutions to treating the growing problem of increasing levels of Medical Waste. In the final months of 2017, we were awarded our largest international contract to date to provide 13 MP500 (Medical/Pathological) medical waste ...

  • Toxic chemical reform is good for business

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) called upon U.S. businesses this week to recognize the inevitable transformation of successful business practices that require discarding reliance on conventional understanding of toxic chemical regulations. ASBC members include Association for Enterprise Opportunity, B Lab, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Business for Shared ...

  • Veolia North America moving headquarters to Boston

    Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Boston. The company stated that the Boston “region’s innovation and sustainability culture is a perfect fit for the world’s largest environmental services company.” Veolia North America is a member of the International District Energy ...

  • Sustainable Dentistry

    Sustainability now plays an important role in many professional fields and dentistry is no exception. To recognize and encourage sustainable dental practices, ASTM Subcommittee E60.80 on General Sustainability Standards has begun to develop a proposed new standard, WK34710, Practice for Sustainable Dentistry. E60.80 is under the jurisdiction ...


    By ASTM International

  • Lawsuit seeks to enforce ban on toxic toys

    This lawsuit follows a recent decision by the CPSC to create a loophole in the congressionally mandated ban that is effective Feb. 10, 2009. The loophole allows retailers to stockpile and continue selling dangerous products as long as they were manufactured before the ban date. NRDC and Public Citizen filed the suit against the CPSC in federal court in New York. “The Consumer Product Safety ...

  • Hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – an overview

    Hazardous substances in fresh and marine water can harm aquatic life and pose a risk to human health, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report notes that while European legislation to address the issue is relatively strong, new challenges exist including ‘emerging pollutants’ where potential effects are not yet fully understood. ...

  • DNV opens doors to new `green` headquarters in US

    DNV today announced the formal opening of its new 90,000 square-foot eco-friendly building in Katy, TX., that will house many of the global organization's North American businesses. The new facility is another step in DNV's increasing presence in US and Canada, with diverse business offerings in vital markets such as Energy, Healthcare, Climate Change, Food Safety, Maritime and ...

  • Federal Agencies Awarded for Reducing Environmental Footprint in New England

    Six federal agencies received recognition from EPA for their leadership in reducing their environmental footprints at their operations in five New England states The Vermont Air National Guard in Burlington won a national 2013 Federal Green Challenge Award in the energy category, while five other New England organizations were recognized with regional awards. Federal Green Challenge Awards are ...

  • Connecticut Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Three winners in Connecticut were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s ...

  • Boeing 777 Customers Benefit from 10 New Environmental Actions

    The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 program is implementing 10 initiatives that will eliminate 5.5 million pounds CO2 emitted and 300,000 gallons of jet fuel used annually during the 777 delivery process. The first customer to benefit from all 10 of the initiatives is Air New Zealand, which took delivery of a 777-300ER (extended range) jetliner Nov. 7. "Air New Zealand is excited to ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • WEF releases new bill stuffers

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has developed two new bill stuffers to help utilities educate their communities about two important water quality issues. It’s a Toilet, Not a Trashcan and Too Cute to Pollute join the Federation’s line of bill stuffers and brochures that are designed to help communities better understand their role in water quality issues and learn ways to ...

  • EPA and Georgian Court University (Lakewood, NJ) to work together to increase green practices; will promote the use of refillable water bottles at campus water fountains

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Georgian Court University have entered into an agreement to enhance environmental practices at the university. The agreement, signed today by EPA Region 2 Chief of Staff Lisa Plevin and Georgian Court University President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.d., commits the university to participate in various EPA environmental stewardship programs, and ...

  • Unsurpassed Performance Wins Customers For BioLargo’s Breakthrough Industrial Odor Control Products

    In early 2015, Dennis Calvert, the CEO of BioLargo, Inc., (BLGO) was asked to serve on the board of directors of CleantechOC, the leading trade association in Southern California serving the clean technology industry. Learning about BioLargo’s award-winning odor control products, an association member involved in the ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Tonawanda coke facing federal criminal charges

    A Grand Jury Thursday night indicted Tonawanda Coke and its Environmental Control Manager Mark Kamholz on 20 criminal charges. It says the company knowingly violated the Federal Clean Air Act and other federal laws over a five year period, even at the risk of public health. The indictment alleges that Tonawanda Coke released coke oven gas directly into the air which is a violation of the ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Chicago`s Oak Street Beach contaminated with asbestos

    The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. For at least 20 years, asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from the Johns-Manville ...

  • A Green Assessment Tool for Formulated Products

    Led by sustainability efforts by Walmart, a new tool emerges for quickly evaluating the environmental and human-health profile of formulated products. Companies efforts and interest in improving their environmental profiles are giving rise to a new set of related products and services that can be used by various players in a given supply chain. Such is the case of Walmart, which is using ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • State of the World 2007: Earth Facing Urban Future

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – Rapid and chaotic urbanization is taking a massive toll on human health and the environment, the Worldwatch Institute said today in its annual report on the state of the world. In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in cities, the first time in history that humans can be considered an urban species. How the world tackles the social and ...

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