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  • London waste`s journey to be tracked

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to trial its new Trash Track technology in London. Working in conjunction with New Scientist magazine, the Institute will be attaching special electronic tags to parts of the city’s rubbish in an attempt to find out exactly where people’s household rubbish goes. The major project is also being trialled in New York and Seattle. Head of the MIT ...

  • Tracking trash

    What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or 'disposable' razors? A team of MIT researchers have announced a major project called Trash Track, which aims to get people thinking about what they throw away. Trash Track relies on the development of special electronic tags that will ...

  • Environment trials electronic waste tracking system

    The Environment Agency has begun a pilot project that allows businesses and industry to electronically track the collection, transfer and final destination of their waste to help clamp down on fly-tipping. The three-month Electronic Duty of Care trial is being run by six waste companies in south east England, using mobile computer technology and a web-based tracking system to create and maintain ...

  • "waste to energy+recycling" back on the Growth Track

    The international exhibition and conference "waste to energy+recycling" ended on an upbeat note last week. The sixth edition of the industry gathering in Bremen, Germany, fulfilled its promise to exhibitors and visitors alike. 75 percent of the trade visitors rated the programme as highly relevant, more than 60 percent said they made new contacts. The more than 80 exhibitors praised the high ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Small Business Administration certified (8(a)) small business firms to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. A Requirements Contract will be awarded as a result of this RFP. The contract period of performance will be one year with four one-year option ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Waste industry on track to reduce workplace accidents

    The chairman of the Waste Industry Society and Health Forum  is optimistic that its members can reduce workplace accidents in the waste industry by 50 per cent over the next five years. Speaking to MRW Chris Jones said: “We are trying to get people to take on board the basic safety messages and stick with them. We are also trying to get people to do ...

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Enterprise asset tracking

    Do you know the precise location of your assets globally? It is difficult for an organization to operate efficiently, let alone have any competitive advantage, if it does not have direct control over all its assets at any one time. As a business embraces the myriad technological advances of modern times so it seems that items of equipment and necessary tools swell the corporate ...


    By Verisae

  • DOE Selects 8(a) Small Business to Provide Waste Tracking Services

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business set-aside contract to Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises Inc. (Ma-Chis) of Kinston, Alabama to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. This Requirements Contract has a value of up to $7.9 million, with a one-year performance period and four-one year ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Commission helps Member States to get on track with sustainable waste management

    Every year, each European citizen generates over 500 kilos of municipal waste, more than one third of which goes directly to landfill. Whereas some Member States manage to put those resources to productive use, recycling or composting around 60% of their municipal waste, others struggle to manage it. Today Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik is participating in a high level seminar in ...

  • Fast Track Your Sustainability Performance

    Ewire -- ENVIRON is pleased to announce its partnership with Trucost, the research firm selected by Newsweek to provide environmental performance data for its annual Green Rankings. Trucost delivers a fast, clear picture of operational and supply chain environmental impacts, providing focus areas for environmental strategies. Leveraging this data, ENVIRON helps clients drive performance ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Councils on track to meet 2010 LATS target

    English local authorities are on track to meet their Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme allocations for 2010, according to a new report. The study by the Environment Agency called Report on the Landfill Allowances and Trading Scheme 2008/09 shows how much biodegradable ...

  • GPS tracking of US e-scrap sparks controversy

    Recycling International, October 2016, NO.8, page 13 United States: Environmental watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN) recently planted GPS trackers in 205 old printers and monitors and then delivered them to US recyclers and charities. It reports that 40% of the 152 deliveries went offshore, mostly to Hong Kong and China. ‘The American ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Tracking down the menace in Mexico City smog

    A new report by scientists who are part of the international MILAGRO Campaign indicates that some of the most harmful air pollution in Mexico City may not come from motor vehicles but instead originates with industrial sources – and that the culprit may be garbage incineration. The MILAGRO Campaign (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations) monitored air quality in the Mexico ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Pulp and Paper Mills to Track Environmental Footprints

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - How does a pulp and paper mill measure its impact on the surrounding community? And with a commitment to sustainable practices, can it improve its environmental, economic and social footprint over time? These are the questions the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor Paper, GHP, will explore under a new partnership ...

  • Online Diversion and Recycling Tracking Tool Launches

    Waste Management has formally launched a Diversion and Recycling Tracking tool (DART) to help project planners, contractors,  architects and building owners measure their green performance during a construction, renovation, and demolition project. The service, which ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • UK on track to meet packaging recycling targets

    The UK looks largely on track to meet its packaging recycling and recovery targets by the end of 2009, according to industry experts. But achieving the steel target may be difficult. According to figures published last week by the Environment Agency via the National Packaging Waste Database for the second quarter of 2009, more than 1.59 million tonnes of packaging was recycled. This was up from ...

  • IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS 2010 on the right track

    Six months ahead of IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS 2010, which takes place between 5 and 7 May in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), many important companies in the sector have already applied to take part. The list includes for example Siemens AG , WILO China Ltd., Danfoss (Shanghai) Automatic Controls Ltd., Shanghai Centrifuge Institute Co. Ltd., VAG Water Systems (Taicang) Co. Ltd., ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • SSI PRI-MAX™ reducer on track in New Jersey

    SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. (Wilsonville, OR) delivered a PR-4000T, track-mounted reducer, to a New Jersey landfill for shredding construction and demolition debris (C&D). Rounding out at 100,000 pounds, this machine is maintenance friendly and built to endure harsh operating environments like C&D processing. The cross-belt magnet is adjustable for optimal ferrous recovery, a debris ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • IFAT CHINA 2008: Tracking Down Pollutants

    Sources of pollutants can only be discovered and processes made more environmentally compatible using a reliable data. There is an enormous need for setting up corresponding measurement stations in China. The environment trade fair IFAT CHINA in Shanghai from 23 to 25 September 2008 provides international manufacturers with the chance to become familiar with the (in part) difficult framework ...


    By Messe München GmbH

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