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  • Scotland unveils zero waste plan

    The Scottish Government has launched its first “ambitious” zero waste plan. The draft plan details the steps Scotland needs to take on the journey towards a zero waste society and invites stakeholders to respond to its zero waste plan consultation. It proposes a number of approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling including: A ...

  • Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

    By exchanging industrial by-products, energy, water and materials between sectors, waste from one industry becomes raw material for another. Businesses are encouraged to emulate the sustainable cycles of nature, minimising the burden imposed on the earth and using its resources more efficiently. Developing new technologies for resource-use optimisation and adapting existing software tools to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Diamond Packaging Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

    Diamond Packaging today announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits. Zero ...


  • International Waste Summit–Striving for Net Zero Construction by 2030 to prevent of polluting Water and Soil

    The Construction Resources Initiative Council (CRI Council) is hosting an International Waste Summit in Ottawa, Ontario as part of a global initiative to reduce waste in the construction sector. Globally, the construction and operation of buildings consumes 40% of all ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Three Hershey plants achieve `Zero Waste to Landfill`

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill“ (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management. Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pa., and the third is in Hazleton, Pa. “We are proud of our role as ...

  • Zero waste site wins public support in Scotland

    Public attitudes towards the construction of a new residual waste treatment site in Scotland are largely positive, according to the results of a new survey. The survey, commissioned by the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils and conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful, looked at attitudes to the potential development of a Zero Waste Parc, Prevention and Recycling Centre near Millerhill in ...

  • Presona baler helps waste company on its way to zero waste

    One of the UK´s leading waste management companies, Premier Waste, now diverts 98,6% of all material from landfill following an overhaul of its baling equipment. Established for the past 25 years, Birmingham-based Premier Waste specialises in the collection and treatment of waste that cannot be reused or recycled from construction and demolition sites across the UK. Making use of the ...


    By Presona AB

  • Briones Says The Patented Batch Oxidation System (BOS) Is A Zero Waste Technology

    “The Batch Oxidation System is the most environmentally sound method for waste disposal at the same time as alternative source of clean energy that are allowed under Philippine Environmental Laws and the Renewable Energy Law.” Ruth P. Briones, the Lead Convenor of the Zero Waste Movement and Chair of Greenergy Solutions ( ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • First council commits to halving construction waste

    Fife is the first council to commit to halving construction waste sent to landfill by 2012 under a cross sector agreement organised by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The council is the third largest local authority in Scotland and has set itself strict waste reduction targets. It has also set a target of achieving and exceeding zero waste to landfill by 2012. Scottish Government ...

  • 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

  • LUMENHAUS - the responsive architecture, zero energy house

    Imagine waking up on a cold winter"s morning to light streaming in through your bedroom window and the smell of fresh coffee. The concrete floor is warm and your favorite music starts to play as you eat your breakfast. As you drive away the house automatically locks, the thermostat reduces and the insulation panels close as the house goes into hibernation until you return. Welcome to LUMENHAUS, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green computing helps in zero energy equation

    It's a daunting challenge erecting the largest net-zero-energy office building in the world. It's especially daunting when that building will be full of people computing, teleconferencing, and generating teraflops of information about renewable energy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory aims to generate as much energy as it uses in the new 222,000-square-foot U.S. Department of Energy ...

  • Greenergy Solutions adopts development of renewable energy thru “ zero waste Philippines project” as CSR

    Greenergy Solutions Inc., a start – up international biotechnology company has announced its corporate social responsibility and unveils its ten-year blue print for “Zero Waste Philippines”. Adopting a more doable strategy, the company has embarked on getting landfill operators as it partners in the development of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. A Special Purpose Corporation shall be created ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Ground Zero Neighborhood Welcomes New York`s First Green School

    New York City is poised to build its first green school near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, now the fastest growing residential neighborhood in New York. The environmentally sustainable school will be constructed in the Battery Park City area of Lower Manhattan on land donated by the state, officials said Tuesday. The state is providing the last vacant ...

  • Taiwan’s First Zero-Carbon Building Gets Global Top Honor

    The Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan’s first zero-carbon building, was awarded the top honor by a globally recognized green building ranking system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The center, best known as the Magic School of Green Technology, was awarded a certificate of the Leadership in Energy and ...


    By USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter

  • U.S. Navy`s First Net Zero Energy Military Base

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Ga., to reduce energy use, increase energy security, and meet energy demands from renewable ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Construction firms boost Recofloor vinyl flooring collections

    Collections of waste vinyl flooring from construction projects through the Recofloor take back scheme are rising as more firms recognise the economic and environmental benefits of recycling. Founded by manufacturers Altro and Polyflor to divert uplifted material and installation offcuts from landfill for use in new products, the scheme is having a significant ...

  • People-Focused Designs at the Heart of Sustainable Construction

    The winners of the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from North America have been announced. A total of USD 300,000 was presented to ten diverse and innovative projects from Canada and the US at a ceremony in ...


  • Aquatech awarded large, multi – facility, EPC contract for FGD Wastewater Zero Liquid Discharge in Italy.

    CANONSBURG, July 2006 – A consortium led by Aquatech International Corporation recently received a contract valued at over $75 million USD from ENEL, Italy’s largest power company, for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facilities at five of ENEL’s coal fired power plants throughout Italy. The feed for the water treatment systems for all five ...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, First Solar and Big Green Zero Energize Solar Power System at Taliesin West

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation today inaugurated a new 250-kilowattAC solar photovoltaic (PV) power system donated by First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) which will help power the historic Taliesin West campus. The commissioning marks the successful completion of the first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West™ initiative, a pioneering effort to transform the ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

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