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  • From Waste to Resource

    Over the last few decades, when the words 'Victoria' and 'sewage' have been used together it has usually been in reference to the debate on why one of Canada’s last major urban centres continues to discharge untreated wastewater into the marine environment. This debate has been heated and emotional -- on both sides of the issue. Ironically, the delay in moving to wastewater treatment may have ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Harsco expands resource recovery to oil and foundry industries

    Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) announced today its second strategic technology alliance this year aimed at providing environmental solutions to significant industrial waste streams, with the signing of an exclusive agreement with Equinox Environmental Limited, a UK-based “green” technology company that has developed proprietary processes for the cost-effective resource recovery and ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • Covanta acquires the Camden Resource Recovery Facility

    Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA), ("Covanta" or the "Company") a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced that it has acquired the Camden Resource Recovery Facility, a 1,050 ton-per-day Energy-from-Waste (“EfW”) facility in Camden, New Jersey from a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG. The transaction is expected to have a modest positive ...


  • EBI Invites Nominations For 2016 Business Achievement Awards

    Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and sister publication Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) are inviting nominations for the annual EBJ-CCBJ Awards. The awards are open to all companies in the environmental industry and climate change industry, including those in environmental consulting & engineering, water/wastewater, air pollution control, resource recovery, solid waste, hazardous ...

  • Definition of Solid Waste Proposed Rule

    For a material to be classified as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, it must first be defined as a solid waste. Thus the "definition of solid waste" is contained in the hazardous waste regulations at 40 CFR 261.2. In the 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule, EPA sought to define "solid waste" so as to exclude certain hazardous secondary materials when they ...

  • Curate your waste: improving the efficiency of waste recovery

    Sustainable urban waste management has progressed over recent decades, with recycling of waste becoming a routine activity across the EU. However, the increasing volume and complexity of waste poses ongoing challenges for policymakers and municipal administrators. New research suggests that a rethink around how household waste is sorted could lead to more resources being recovered from solid ...

  • Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility Processes 10 Millonth Ton Of Waste Into Renewable Energy

    The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), operated by Covanta Montgomery, Inc., is celebrating the milestone of processing 10 million tons of post-recycled municipal solid waste into clean, renewable energy. The energy-from-waste facility is owned by the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority and began commercial operation in August 1995 to sustainably dispose of Montgomery ...


  • Definition of solid waste revised to encourage recycling

    A final rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act streamlines regulation of hazardous secondary materials when they are recycled by reclamation. EPA's regulation maintains strong protection of human health and the environment by limiting the streamlined requirements to specific, legitimate recycling activities. 'Removing barriers to legitimate recycling is good for business and the ...

  • Covanta Energy Announces Plans to Upgrade the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility

    Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced plans to upgrade the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility, which it operates in Newark. New arrangements with the Port Authority, which go into effect on January 1, 2013, give Covanta control of the facility through at least 2032, with options through 2052. They also ...


  • Covanta Announces Purchase of the Delaware Valley Resource Recovery Facility

    Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") announced that it has purchased the Delaware Valley Resource Recovery Facility located in Chester, Pennsylvania from GE Energy Financial Services ("GE EFS") for $94 million in cash. The transaction includes the acquisition of approximately $122 million cash collateral trust and the assumption of $64 million in facility project ...


    By Covanta

  • New technologies of complex recycling of municipal solid waste

    UkrSSEC ”Energostal” developed effective technologies of complex recycling of solid domestic waste and concluded first contracts on creation of enterprises for waste recycling on the “turn-key” basis. In January-February 2010 UkrSSEC ”Energostal”, city halls of two big towns of Ukraine (its western and southern regions) and also investors signed tripartite protocols on building of modern ...


    By UkrSSEC Energostal

  • Global municipal solid waste continues to grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world’s cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling of waste that current ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • US Solid Waste Management Market 2011-2015

    TechNavio's analysts forecast the Solid Waste Management market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 3.4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to eliminate solid waste from landfills. The Solid Waste Management market in the US has also been witnessing an increase in mergers and acquisitions. However, the increasing cost of solid waste ...

  • Global Municipal Solid Waste Continues to Grow

    Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world's cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although some of this waste is eventually recycled, the doubling ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Recycling waste packages in Japan. Construction waste recovery - Mariusz Grabda

    Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, his ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Waste incineration saves resources and protects the climate

    Protection of the climate and resources is one of the key topics at the Entsorga-Enteco the international trade fair for waste management and environmental technology from October 27th to 30th, 2009, in Cologne. Waste incineration makes an important contribution to coping with these two major challenges of this century. The role of waste incineration has changed thoroughly in the past few ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Casella Waste Systems Confirms Discussions Regarding Maine Energy Recovery Facility

    Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically-integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, confirmed today that it is in continuing discussions with the City of Biddeford and the State of Maine regarding its Maine Energy Recovery Facility. As Casella has previously disclosed, the Company has been exploring a possible sale of the MERC facility for ...


    By Casella Waste Systems, Inc

  • Hillsborough County’s resource recovery facility generating verified carbon offset credits to sell

    Carbon offset credits generated by Hillsborough County’s Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta Energy, have been verified and are now available for purchase on the voluntary market. The credits represent verified reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions achieved by generating renewable energy-from-waste at the Resource Recovery Facility. The facility, located at 350 Falkenburg ...


  • EPA Honors UCI for Zero Waste and Food Recovery Achievements

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator, Bob Perciasepe honored the University of California, Irvine on its zero waste and food recovery efforts. UC Irvine’s zero waste program diverts from landfills 83 percent of the campus’s total waste materials by recycling, reusing and composting. In addition, the university has increased its food waste diversion from 90 ...

  • Madera County, CA, Selects GBB for Solid Waste System Review and Procurement

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that it has been selected by Madera County, CA, to perform a third-party review of the County’s solid waste system, provide recommendations for improvements, and assist with a procurement process, including developing Request for Proposal (RFP) document(s), evaluating proposals, and assisting with negotiations. The County recently ...

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