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  • Pod recycling system reduces Horsham landfill by 35%

    An initiative that combines new recycling technology and a commingled collection system has reduced the amount of waste Horsham council sends to landfill by 35%. Over the last year the ‘Acorn+’ scheme, has introduced a single bin for dry recyclables, one for garden waste and a third for non recyclables to 40,000 homes in the Horsham area. The new collection routine was ...

  • Managing wastes works. Eliminating wastes is better

    Waste management policy in the EU is successfully reducing the proportion of waste that is sent to landfill and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by inefficient waste management, according to a new study. However, the study also supports greater efforts channelled into waste prevention. EU waste management policy has developed substantially since 1990 and, as a result, recycling and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Stericycle® Wins 2011 Waste Reduction Award From Nation`s Leading State Authority on Recycling, Waste Reduction and Product Reuse

    Stericycle announced that its priorities to move to a greener footprint by reducing, reusing, and recycling has resulted in receiving the 2011 Waste Reduction Award from the California Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The award recognizes Stericycle for meeting waste diversion goals. This activity assists the state in further reducing landfill waste volume, and ...


    By Stericycle, Inc.

  • Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Completion of the Divestiture of $134.1 Million of Non-Integrated Recycling Assets

    Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today that it has completed the sale of select non-integrated recycling assets to a new company formed by Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. and Intersection, LLC for $134.1 million in gross proceeds, including an estimated $3.7 million working capital adjustment. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Collaboration key to waste reduction

    The voluntary approach is the proven way to achieve lasting waste reduction in Scotland. As the Scottish Government begins the consultation process for its new National Waste Strategy today (Thursday), the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said notable successes, such as halving the number of single use carrier bags handed out, show how the voluntary approach achieves impressive results quickly – ...


    By British Retail Consortium

  • European Week for Waste Reduction begins

    We talk about the importance of the "3Rs" – encouraging citizens to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – but it is the first R that is the most important. For the next 7 days the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) will be putting this in the spotlight. The aim is to increase awareness about how we can change habits in Europe, and also to encourage debate on issues of resource efficiency ...

  • New Waste Reduction Act to improve Ontario`s waste diversion

    "Every additional 1,000 tonnes of recycled waste generates seven new jobs." That is one of the motivating factors behind a new Act introduced on June 6 as part of an Ontario government plan to create jobs and build a stronger, greener economy for future generations. The new Act will replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002. Jim Bradley (pictured below), Ontario's Minister of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MillerCoors leads with waste reduction achievements

    MillerCoors today released its 2010 Sustainable Development report, titled "Great Beer, Great Responsibility," which details progress across the company"s corporate social responsibility commitments. The brewer succeeded in exceeding its 2015 goal for waste reduction, by eliminating 20 percent of the amount of waste sent to landfill. In total, the company reuses or recycles nearly 100 percent of ...

  • Hutchinson, Kan., correctional facility honored for reducing waste

    The Hutchinson, Kan., Correctional Facility will be honored next week by EPA for reducing its volume of solid waste through innovative and aggressive recycling programs. EPA will present a WasteWise State Government Partner of the Year Award to the correctional facility. This honor is awarded annually to one State WasteWise partner in the country. WasteWise is a free, voluntary EPA program that ...

  • Government rejects calls to protect waste reduction funding

    Recommendations to ring-fence funding for waste reduction and restructure local authority weight-based targets have been rejected by the Government. This was the Government’s response to recommendations made in the House of Lords Waste Reduction report, published in August. The Government welcomed the report for highlighting the issue of business waste and waste reduction. But in its response, ...

  • Ministers must move on waste mountain reduction

    Defra’s Waste Strategy has left England’s waste mountain with no clear targets for its reduction, and leaves 90% of waste without specific recycling targets. Government knowledge of commercial and industrial recycling rates is patchy and outdated. Instead, Defra’s Waste Strategy concentrates its efforts on achieving improved recycling rates in the domestic sector which accounts for only 10% of ...


    By UK Parliament

  • E-Waste Systems Opens First Office in Shanghai

    E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) (the "Company" or "eWaste"), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics company, announced today that it has opened its first China office in Shanghai.  The new office for eWaste will be in the Golden Finance Tower, in the historic Bund district of Shanghai. "Following our recent agreement to enter the Chinamarket through a Master License and ...


  • University of Kansas hospital to be honored for reducing waste

    The University of Kansas Hospital of Kansas City, Kan., will be honored next week by EPA for reducing its volume of solid waste through innovative recycling programs. EPA will present a 2011 WasteWise Gold Achievement Award for waste reduction in the workplace. The hospital has made significant strides in protecting the environment through recycling, waste reduction, environmentally preferable ...

  • E-Waste Systems Launches Caribbean Initiative

    E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) ('EWSI' or the "Company"), an electronic waste management services, technology and reverse logistics company and the first public pure eWaste company, announced today the launch of its first project for the Caribbean to ensure full recycling and zero landfill of ewaste. "This Caribbean launch ...


  • Progressive Waste Solutions Opens High-Tech Waste Reduction Facility in Vaughan, Ontario

    Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (the "Company" or "Progressive Waste Solutions") (TSX:BIN)(NYSE:BIN), today officially opened its high-tech waste reduction facility in the city of Vaughan that will redirect up to 85 per cent of the construction, demolition and renovation waste it receives away from landfills for reuse or conversion to bio-fuel. "We are proud to play a leadership role in ...


    By Progressive Waste Solutions

  • Everyday Waste-Cutting Achievements at Finelite Are Recognized

    Local public agency StopWaste.Org honored the high performance lighting-systems manufacturer with a 2011 StopWaste Partnership Business Efficiency Award. Lauded for their creative efforts to minimize their environmental footprint, Finelite was singled out with the Leadership and Achievement in Sustainability Award on October 28, 2011. ...


    By StopWaste.Org

  • UK Government rejects calls to protect waste reduction funding

    Recommendations to ring-fence funding for waste reduction and restructure local authority weight-based targets have been rejected by the Government. This was the Government’s response to recommendations made in the House of Lords Waste Reduction report, published in August. The Government welcomed the report for highlighting the issue of business waste and waste reduction. But in its response, ...

  • Cupertino honored as national food waste reduction innovation leader

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded the City of Cupertino (Calif.) its Food Recovery Challenge’s national Innovation Award for the city’s extensive efforts to reduce food waste. Cupertino’s efforts include leading-edge work to integrate food waste reduction goals into its business partnership with a local waste hauler and to aid local businesses compost their ...

  • Donarbon calls for more waste prevention campaigns during recession

    People will respond more to waste reduction campaigns during a recession, according to Cambridge-based waste management company Donarbon. Speaking to MRW waste promotions manager Mark Shelton said that now was an excellent time to run waste reduction campaigns and that Donarbon were planning a food waste reduction campaign with its local council partners, based on the Waste & Resources Action ...

  • Meeting Scottish waste reduction targets could cost £1.3bn

    Ambitious plans to meet Scotland’s waste reduction targets could cost an additional £1.3bn by 2025, claims a Scottish Government report. The Meeting Scotland’s Zero Waste Targets: Assessing the Costs Associated with New Waste Management Infrastructure report considered the potential costs of meeting ...

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