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  • TOMRA Launches TOM, a waste compaction system for public spaces

    TOMRA Collection Solutions, a unit of TOMRA North America, today announced the release of TOM, new waste system for public spaces that is a trash receptacle and compactor in one. TOM – which takes up about as much space as an ordinary trash bin – can hold up to seven times more waste than the conventional bin, and is idea for use in cafés, restaurants, transportation hubs, ...


    By Tomra Systems ASA

  • Panera Bread Tackles the Urban Waste Problem in New York City

    Panera Bread has brought an innovative solution to handling waste to Manhattan. Panera Bread entered the Manhattan market in style by opening its 1,500th cafe in February of 2012 at 330 7th Avenue at 29th Street. They have since opened three additional cafes: East 86th Street; Fifth Avenue at 40th Street; and Union Square. These new Manhattan cafes are ...


    By Global Trash Solutions

  • Dredging unit increases C485’s versatility

    For the new Conver C485 various front arm attachments are available like T-mower, weed rake, but also a special hydarulic pushbow for pushing barges or a trash bucket for collecting floating trash (or golfballs). To this list is still a compact unit dredging is added. The dredging unit is equipped with the standard C485 quick hitch coupler and can be used to remove organic silt up to 2 meters ...


    By Conver BV

  • BigBelly and Water Wheel to Clean Baltimore`s Inner Harbor

    BALTIMORE, Maryland (ENS) - The Baltimore City Board of Estimates has conditionally approved funding for new garbage and debris collection technology which promises to improve sanitation in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 'I am very excited that Baltimore is going to benefit from the Water Wheel and BigBelly,' said Mayor Sheila Dixon. 'Millions of people visit the Inner Harbor ...

  • America Recycles Day - November 15th

    Everyday Americans recycle their trash because they know it’s an important activity that can have a positive impact on the environment. But once a year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets aside November 15 to remind everyone that recycling plays a dramatic role in reducing pollution. It’s a great day to recommit to recycling, and to consider adding some additional recycling ...

  • Could your trashcan solve the energy crisis?

    At first glance, 303 Bear Hill Road in Waltham, Massachusetts, doesn’t look like the scene of an environmental revolution. But packed into a shipping container in the car park of this modest suburban commercial building is a compact piece of technology that its maker IST Energy insists can turn even the filthiest waste into clean, green energy. 'Trash will move from being a liability to an asset, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPS Recycling Is Big Business

    Most people never give waste EPS a thought beyond the time it takes them carry large quantities of waste EPS to landfill. But for many businesses and plastic machinery factories, EPS recycling is serious business. In a nutshell, EPS recycling is the industry which revolves around the collection, compaction, crushing and pelletizing, ranging from food container to insulation sheet. ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Madvac Inc. increases litter capacity by 33% to the Madvac 101 vehicle

    The new high capacity 80-gallon litter container results in less handling and higher productivity. Designed to meet the needs of high volume litter collection in today’s busy streets, Madvac introduces an increased 80-gallon litter container to the Madvac 101 vehicle. The Madvac 101 vehicle can vacuum up approximately 120 gallons of uncompacted litter through its patented vacuum compacting ...


  • EPA contains landfill fire on Pine Ridge reservation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has contained and smothered a landfill fire on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota. The landfill is located 13 miles south of Red Shirt along BIA Highway 41. When EPA responders arrived on site on June 12, the fire had burned approximately 80%, or five acres, of the landfill. EPA observed evidence of household hazardous waste, including ...

  • Waste Reduction Technology Demonstration at EPA Regional Office in Atlanta

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will view a demonstration of a waste collection efficiency strategy developed by BigBelly Solar, Inc. in the courtyard of the Atlanta Federal Center. The waste collection strategy aims to reduce the cost of waste and recycling collection by utilizing solar energy to compact waste on-site. Who: Carol Kemker, EPA Region ...

  • Small, portable oil skimmer system can make big impact in BP disaster clean-up on Louisiana shoreline

    A North Carolina company that specializes in industrial oil skimmers has created a small, portable oil skimmer system specifically designed to clean up the BP oil spill on the shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico. SkimOil, Inc., has incorporated their well-proven industrial skimmer into a portable, easy-to-use surface skimming system that can be used on small vessels to remove large volumes of oil ...


    By SkimOil Inc.

  • Wastecorp Pumps Announces New Marine Pump Product Line

     Wastecorp Pumps, a leading manufacturer of wastewater pumps and pump out systems, announced today the release of a new pump out product line designed for marine sanitation and bilge pumping. The new compact pedestal pumps, dockside pump outs, mobile bilge pumps and stand alone pumps add a new dimension of quality and performance for wastewater pumping at marinas. "Our new marine pump ...


    By Wastecorp Pumps

  • 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 ...


  • Eaton’s Berea, Ohio Plant Recognized for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

    Power management company Eaton is recognizing its hydraulics facility in Berea, Ohio for achieving “zero waste-to-landfill” by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through recycling, re-use, new work processes and other means. The Berea plant is the first Eaton facility in Ohio to be recognized for zero waste to landfill. Together, more than 50 Eaton sites around the world ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Munro Distributing Now Offers Solar-Powered Waste & Recycling Collection System

    Munro Distributing announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with BigBelly Solar, allowing the company to offer BigBelly Solar’s intelligent waste & recycling collection system to its customers. Munro Distributing is a distributor of clean energy solutions and electrical supplies with locations throughout Massachusetts and in RI, NY, ...


    By Bigbelly Solar Inc.

  • Mercury released from products down by 88%

    Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases to air and land caused by products that contain mercury decreased an estimated ...

  • GaiaRecycle Introduces Small-Volume Onsite Food Waste Recycling System

    Designed for Elementary Schools and Small Restaurants PALO ALTO, CA – GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the new G-30H modular model to address the food waste processing needs typically found in small restaurants and elementary schools. The GaiaRecycle G-30H system, featuring 66 lbs per day ...


  • Aquamec Launches new Watermaster Dredger - Classic V

    The amphibious multipurpose Watermaster dredgers are used worldwide in flood prevention, deepening shallow waterways, cleaning urban canals, building infrastructure in water environment and industrial-pond maintenance work. With its large selection of heavy duty attachments, the versatile Watermaster can do all the work that conventionally requires separate machines, including dredging, ...


    By Watermaster - Aquamec Ltd.

  • Wastewater treatment plant takes a bite out of tough solids

    The City of Hammonton’s original steel bar screen rusted while continually allowing debris to pass through to the oxidation ditch and final clarifier. Floatables found their way through the plant to the UV trough, clogging the RAS and internal recycle pumps along the way. Managers of the Hammonton Wastewater Treatment Plant took on the challenge of finding a more efficient screening system. With ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • BigBelly Solar Unveils Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM

    BigBelly Solar today announced the launch of its next-generation intelligent waste & recycling collection system, the Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM. The system features new and expanded capabilities at each layer: From any web browser, a new management console provides unprecedented visibility and ...


    By Bigbelly Solar Inc.

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