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  • Waste Management of the Pacific Northwest to Acquire Glacier Recycle as Part of Company`s Increasing Focus on Waste Reduction, Recovery and Processing

    AUBURN, Wash., Nov, 2010  -- Waste Management of the Pacific Northwest today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Glacier Recycle, which provides comprehensive recycling services for the construction industry. Waste Management officials said the acquisition will expand the company's "green services" related to waste ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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.

  • Electronic Recyclers International Receives Fifth Consecutive California WRAP Award for Waste Reduction

    Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the most innovative recycler of electronic waste, announced today that it has for the fifth consecutive year been named an honoree of the state’s prestigious Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP). The WRAP Awards are an annual program established in 1993 by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, now CalRecycle, to recognize California ...

  • Electronic Recyclers International Receives Sixth Consecutive California WRAP Award for Waste Reduction

    Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, announced today that it has for the sixth consecutive year been named an honoree of the state’s prestigious Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP). The WRAP Awards are an annual program established in 1993 by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, now ...

  • 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. ...


  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • MSPs hit out at zero waste plan

    Scottish MPs have criticised a major waste strategy for failing to support proposed landfill bans with sufficient waste infrastructure. The ‘zero waste plan’, a forthcoming policy framework which will help to set the direction for future waste legislation in Scotland, was criticised by Labour and Conservative MSPs for a lack of detail over plans to provide additional waste ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • European Parliament Adopts Strict Waste Reduction Law

    STRASBOURG, France (ENS) - The European Parliament today tackled Europe's growing waste mountain when it strengthened the new framework legislation on waste proposed by the European Commission, the EU's executive branch. Despite existing legislation, Europeans are producing more waste every year. Currently, in some member states, up to 90 percent of municipal waste goes to ...

  • Lean and green: 2011 plan for waste reduction

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year? About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills. One way to avoid garbage ending up in landfills is to reduce waste. Oftentimes, when visiting with a client in our sustainability ...


    By 3BL Media

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


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