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  • Baltic Sea ports overlook cruise ship waste

    In a letter sent today, the WWF Baltic Ecoregion Action Programme urges those ports to take action and upgrade their facilities. The twelve most visited cruise ports in the Baltic region are: Gdynia, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Kiel, Copenhagen, Riga, Rostock, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Visby. WWF initially contacted ferry lines and cruise ship companies sailing in the Baltic ...

  • Brussels - Solutions for the responsible recycling of ships

    Untitled Document Stavros Dimas, member of the European Commission, Responsible for Environment said: “The dismantling or recycling of ships is a pressing environmental, economic and ...


  • Cruise ship pollution bill introduced in California

    Every cruise ship transiting California waters would carry an ocean ranger aboard to oversee wastewater discharge practices and the maintenance and operation of pollution control equipment if a bill introduced in the state Senate Friday becomes law. Senator Joe Simitian, a Democrat, introduced the bill to protect California waters from cruise ship pollution, protect cruise ship passengers from ...

  • European Commission takes Belgium and Estonia to court over port handling of ship-generated waste

    The European Commission has today decided to lodge a case to the Court of Justice against Belgium and Estonia for failure to respect EU legislation on better availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. The Commission has decided to act against Belgium and Estonia for failure to transpose correctly a Directive[1] adopted in 2000 into their ...

  • Daimer Ships Vapor Steam Cleaners Supporting Water Feeds, Higher Suction

    U.S.A. -- Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a worldwide source for janitorial machinery, has just released a line of antibacterial vapor steam cleaners with advanced extraction systems and direct water feed support. The KleenJet® Ultra 10136-483CVP incorporates a proprietary ATIS® fully certified sanitizing system with the company’s most advanced wet/dry steam vacuum. "The ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Daimer® Ships Vapor Steam Cleaner Featuring Vacuum, 600 Volt Support

    U.S.A. -- Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a worldwide web source for vapor steam cleaner machines, has just now shipped a new line of 600 volt, sanitizing vacuum steam cleaners designed for large scale cleaning, disinfecting and extraction applications. The KleenJet® Ultra 10136-603CVP integrates a Daimer®-unique, certified germ-removal technology called ATIS®. "The ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Wasted food is also wasted water

    The world's growing food crisis - which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year - is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. 'Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,' said Professor Jan Lundqvist of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He pointed out that there are 850 million people worldwide who suffer ...

  • Advanced Steam Car Wash from Daimer® Ships with 1500 psi, 2.8 GPM

    U.S.A. -- Daimer Industries, Inc.®, widely recognized for its steam car wash machines, released its most powerful series of exterior car power washing systems, the Super Max™ 9000 SCW line. The systems generate the most pressure and flow in the SCW line but are designed not to damage vehicle surfaces or finishes. "The SCW line includes a total of six machines, but this is ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the Marine Strategy Directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote on the directive to protect the marine environment which confirms the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The objective of the agreement is to achieve the good environmental status for the European Union's marine waters of by 2020. It confirms the strong commitment of all ...

  • Innovyze Ships InfoWater 2D: Next Generation of Two-Dimensional Modeling of Water Spill from Catastrophic Main Breaks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of InfoWater 2D, a breakthrough geospatial water distribution network management solution for accurate two-dimensional (2D) above-ground modeling of water spill from main breaks and ...


    By Innovyze

  • US and UK authorities clamp down on packaging waste

    With Wal-Mart mandating reductions in packaging, the cost of fuel for freight shipments increasing every day, and everyone realizing that the “other” petroleum product—plastic—should be used more efficiently too, the past year has brought a sudden interest not only in product ingredients, but in how products are packaged. At a very basic level, the more packaging there is on a product, the ...

  • Minnesota researchers discover key for converting waste to electricity

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota studying bacteria capable of generating electricity have discovered that riboflavin (commonly known as vitamin B-2) is responsible for much of the energy produced by these organisms.  The bacteria, Shewanella, are commonly found in water and soil and are of interest because they can convert simple organic compounds (such as lactic acid) into electricity, ...

  • US nuclear waste repository foes speak out

    A dozen national organizations, joined by 68 state and local grassroots groups from across the country, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday in opposition to the high-level radioactive waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The groups also oppose shipping thousands of tons of nuclear waste through 45 states to Yucca Mountain located 90 miles northwest of Las ...

  • Commission fights back against illegal waste shipments

    The European Commission took action July 11 to tackle illegal waste shipments that are causing damage to human health and the environment. The Commission proposed stronger legislation on national inspections of waste shipments to ensure that all Member States have similar levels of control. Around 25 % of waste shipments sent from the EU to developing countries in Africa and Asia are thought to ...

  • Extended Producer Responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...

  • Extended producer responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Commission to take Greece to court over hazardous waste

    The European Commission has decided to take legal action against Greece in two cases where EU rules to protect the environment are being violated. The cases concern hazardous waste management and bird conservation. The Commission is taking Greece to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over its failure to adopt and implement appropriate legislation for hazardous waste treatment, and over a ...

  • World Water Week Opens With Call for Global Action to Reduce Food Waste

    Global leaders assembled today at the opening session of the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm called for substantial increases in public and private sector investment to reduce losses of food in the supply chain, enhance water efficiency in agriculture and curb consumer waste. Over two thousand politicians, CEOs, scientists and leaders of international organisations from more than 100 nations ...

  • JSC Contractor Partnership Hosts E-Waste Recycle Event

    On May 7, the Johnson Space Center Contractors (JSC) Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to the public and allows anyone in the community to dispose of all electronics in an environmentally ...

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