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  • Plastic bag recycling coming to Big Apple stores

    New York City Council Wednesday passed new legislation that would encourage recycling of single-use plastic bags at large supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the city. The legislation, sponsored by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others, would require large retail outlets in New York City to establish in-store plastic bag recycling programs, inform consumers of the ...

  • UK Plastics Manufacturer Steps Up To the Global Recycling Challenge

    Leafield Environmental is attracting lots of interest from overseas markets on the back of strong demand worldwide for good quality recycling and litter products. MD Phil Maddox said: “New recycling legislations in the UK and abroad is driving the demand for good quality, robust plastic bins globally.” The company manufactures using rotational moulding ...


    By Leafield Environmental

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Describes Unique Difficulties with Recycling Plastic Bags

    It is common knowledge that plastic bags are bad for the environment. In an ideal world, consumers would opt for either paper bags or the even more preferable option of reusable bags when checking out at the grocery store. While it is true that plastic bags are recyclable, it turns out this concept is easier said than done. The plastic bag recycling debate is not new. However, an article recently ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Britain is getting tidier new research shows

    New figures from Keep Britain Tidy show some improvement in the amount of litter found in Britain’s streets, parks and public spaces but there is still more work to do. The Local Environmental Quality Survey England (LEQSE), funded by Defra, showed that in the last year the number of sites where non-alcoholic drinks cans and bottles were found was down from 57% of areas surveyed to 51%, with ...


  • New push for recycling in UK public places

    People will soon find it easier to recycle when they’re out and about, UK Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has pledged. ‘Recycle on the Go’ is a new drive to put accessible recycling bins in public places. And it’s already started, with The Royal Parks rolling out a recycling bin pilot in Hyde Park over the next three months. A good practice guide and a code of practice will help those ...

  • Enerpat Waste Cardboard Baler

    The ECB series waste cardboard baler is suitable for packaging paper (cardboard boxes, newsprint, etc.), cotton, waste plastics (PET bottles, plastic film, turnover box), straw, straw and other loose material. It is an ideal machine for cardboard recycling. They are simple and easy to use and represent excellent value for money. These balers provide a cost-effective means of removing card, ...


    By Enerpat Group UK Ltd

  • Cortec® Corporation Launches Biobased Film Products for Marine and Anaerobic Digestion Markets

    Cortec® Corporation, a leading bioplastics producer located in Minnesota, USA, is pleased to announce the launch and commercial availability of EcoOcean™. This new bioplastic offers a unique combination of environmental and performance benefits previously unattainable—flexibility and strength; commercial and low-temperature backyard ...


    By Cortec Corporation

  • Countrystyle awarded £16m New Spitalfields Market waste contract

    Countrystyle Group has been awarded a £15.8m contract to manage waste, recycling and cleansing services at New Spitalfields Market in Leyton, East London. Countrystyle Group will assist market tenants while a new segregated waste collection strategy is implemented, which will require them to segregate various waste streams into separate bins. ...

  • Green Shoots Emerging at UK’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition

    Where there’s muck there’s brass! And nowhere is there greater evidence of the growing role recycling and waste management is playing in the revival of the UK economy than at RWM 09 (the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition), taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 15 to 17 September 2009. “Legislative change, the rebounding prices of precious resources, rising ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • New York City expands public space recycling at minimal cost to taxpayers

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn has announced that the City's successful street corner public space recycling program is being expanded to 33 new locations throughout the five boroughs. The expansion comes at minimal cost to city taxpayers through the use of existing Department of Sanitation collection resources and partnerships with 18 Business Improvement ...


    By The City of New York

  • Smurfit Kappa Recycling Brings Colour to Community Recycling Project

    Smurfit Kappa Recycling Brings Colour to Community Recycling Project PRESS RELEASE 3 August 2010 – A Smurfit Kappa Recycling paper bank was given some flower power by hardworking volunteers and local children hoping to encourage recycling and deter fly tippers in a district of Birmingham. ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • WasteZero Selected as Official Bag Provider for BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors and Recycling Units

    WasteZero, the leading provider of municipal solid waste reduction programs and supplies in the U.S., announced today that it has been selected as the official provider of specialized bags for BigBelly Solar's nationwide network of solar-powered trash compactors and recycling stations. BigBelly systems can be found in many major cities-including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, and ...


    By WasteZero

  • EPA Honors New York Environmental Champions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored 25 individuals and organizations from across New York with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to present ...

  • 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 ...

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