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  • Separate collection of organic waste from 2015

    The amendment of the German Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Managment Act obliges the German households from 2015 to collect their organic waste in a separate bin. The European member states have to implement the stipulations of the underlying EU revision of the Waste Framework Directive into national law. Domestic waste consists by up to 40 % of organic material. The German Federal Association ...


  • WRAP to stop selling compost bins at the end of September

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme will stop selling compost bins from the end of this month to local authorities. It has stated that a number of local authorities are now subsidising bins themselves and have made the decision based on local circumstances and priorities. A WRAP spokeswoman said: “WRAP’s focus will now be on providing help and advice to existing home composters. The programme ...

  • Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

    A special new Creativity Prize, worth more than a quarter of a million dollars, has been added to the awards available to researchers in the Water Resources sector under the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water 2006-2008. The Creativity Prize, worth 1 million Saudi Riyals (SR) or around US$266,000 will be awarded to any original work (research, invention, technique etc) ...


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  • Vermont Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Four winners in Vermont 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 environment in ...

  • Massachusetts Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Eleven winners in Massachusetts 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 ...

  • Game App Bin It! 2.0 Rewards Players With Real World Products For Virtual Plastics Recycling

     A newly updated game app for plastics recycling now rewards players with real world products for virtual plastics recycling.  Plastics Make ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Zero Waste Challenge Returns to 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that it will continue the Zero Waste Challenge for the second year at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The initiative is aimed at controlling materials brought into the event and educating vendors and patrons about proper disposal of materials, so that eventually zero waste is sent to the landfill. In 2013, Waste Management’s goal is to ...


  • Five organizations in the Southeast recognized as 2010 wastewise award winners (FL, GA, KY, SC)

    Five WasteWise partners in the southeast were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievements as 2010 WasteWise award winners. Nationally, there were twenty-four winners, with awards in categories including business, government, and educational sectors. The 2010 awardees are: Better World Books, Georgia — Better World Books collects ...

  • Labour criticises Conservatives on weekly waste collection pledges

    The Labour Party has criticised the Conservative Party for pledging to reconfigure existing local government funding to support weekly collections, as opposed to a funding regime that pushes fortnightly collections. Environment Minister Dan Norris told MRW: “Decisions on local waste collections, including their frequency, are a matter for local authorities as they are best placed to understand ...

  • Keep America Beautiful introduces suite of resources for businesses and Organizations to encourage recycling in the workplace

    Keep America Beautiful’s Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions around the country to pledge to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website (RecyclingatWork.org) that features a host of tools and resources, including recycling bin discounts. By taking the ...


    By Keep America Beautiful

  • Thermophilic Co-composting of Human Wastes in Haiti

    Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is an organization that has been working on ecological sanitation in Haiti since 2006 and, in 2009, developed the nation's first waste treatment site to treat human faeces using thermophilic co-composting. Since the earthquake in 2010, SOIL has developed a composting design that eliminates pathogens and creates a re-usable nutrient-rich compost. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Waste Management and Publix Celebrate America Recycles Day

    In honor of America Recycles Day, Waste Management (NYSE:WM) and Publix today celebrated the opening of the Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility – the most advanced aerated composting technology to process food residuals in South Florida. ...


  • EPA Honors Adobe for Eliminating Waste at Corporate HQ

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today at a ceremony honored Adobe with its 2012 Zero Waste Advocate award for the company’s waste management program that diverts 100 percent of solid waste from its San Jose, Calif. headquarters facility from landfills. “Office waste is a significant part of the Bay Area’s trash and landfills across the country,” said Jared ...

  • Allen & York make significant changes to their waste policy

    Allen & York (A&Y), market leading recruitment specialists serving the Natural and Built Environment sectors in the UK, have made adjustments to their waste policy in taking major steps in supporting sustainability. Recognising and understanding the importance of protecting the environment and promoting best practice led to the ‘Greening’ of their offices situated in Dorset. Envirowise – ...


  • Waste Management Launches `Greenest Show` Campaign

    Underscoring Waste Management’s (NYSE: WM) commitment to educating and engaging the community about sustainability, the company today announced the launch of its “Greenest Show” promotional campaign in advance of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO).  The “Greenest Show” campaign represents all that Waste Management, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Weekly collections must segregate food waste – Redesdale

    Commenting on Eric Pickles’ announcement of a £250m fund to support councils returning to weekly bin collections, ADBA Chairman and Lib Dem peer Lord Redesdale said: “If Eric Pickle’s announcement on supporting weekly household bin collections means that DCLG is leading the charge for source segregated organic collection, it would be great news. This money must only be ...

  • Progressive waste solutions ltd. Announces executive succession

    The Board of Directors of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (TSX: BIN)(NYSE: BIN) (the "Company") announced today that Keith A. Carrigan, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions, will retire as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2011. Mr. Carrigan will remain with the Company as an advisor and consultant to senior management until June ...


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  • Allen & York slash waste to landfill output

    A leading global recruitment specialist serving the Natural and Built Environment sectors in the UK, have made adjustments to their environmental policy in taking major steps in supporting sustainability.Allen & York (A&Y) recognise and understand the importance of protecting the environment and promoting best practice which led to the ‘Greening’ of their offices situated in Dorset, ...


  • Canadians’ Food Wasting Habits Need to Stop

    “Stop wasting your food!” A lecture delivered in every dining table, is now a national call to all Canadians. Green Living Enterprises, Canada’s leading cause marketing group, says Canada’s food waste problem needs to be addressed at the household level. The Toronto Food Policy Council estimates about $27 billion worth of food produced and sold in Canada is wasted ...


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