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  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Eco-Challenge to Improve Tracking of E-Waste

     InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, EMC Corporation, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced the ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • The waste trade – legal and illegal

    A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic 'waste streams', almost all waste generated in the EU that needs ...

  • Fuels from biomass: New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

    They’ve been dubbed “grassoline” - second generation biofuels made from inedible plant material, including fast-growing weeds, agricultural waste, sawdust, etc. - and numerous scientific studies have shown them to be prime candidates for replacing gasoline to meet our transportation needs. However, before we can begin to roll down the highways on sustainable, carbon-neutral grassoline, numerous ...

  • Supermarkets reveal their waste lines at RWM

    Leading retailers including Asda and Marks & Spencer will share their strategies for reducing landfill costs and improving their green credentials at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (Birmingham NEC, 15 to 17 September 2009). To register for fast track entrance and to reserve your free seminar places visit ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Interserve appoints Severnside to Defra Waste Management

    Severnside Recycling has been appointed by Interserve Plc to handle the waste from 157 Defra sites nationwide in the UK. Defra operates a diverse portfolio of facilities from general offices through to specialist laboratories and large estates and Severnside will be developing bespoke solutions to handle the different waste streams generated in the most sustainable way. This will involve ...

  • Austrian innovation takes waste shredding solution mobile

    Globally renowned engineering specialist UNTHA has launched the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder following extensive successful trials across Europe. The ‘XR mobil-e’ is the latest innovation from the Austrian-headquartered alternative fuel production experts. With the same design features as the internationally acclaimed static XR, ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Quantum Compliance System, Inc. announces support for biennial waste report changes

    Ypsilanti, MI - Quantum Compliance Systems, Inc. (Quantum) announces an update to FacTS™ Waste Tracking/Management feature to support changes in the Biennial Report. The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions document a new field called the Waste Minimization Code for the Waste Generation and Management (GM) form. This code will be used to categorize the ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • BigBelly Solar Unveils Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM

    BigBelly Solar today announced the launch of its next-generation intelligent waste & recycling collection system, the Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM. The system features new and expanded capabilities at each layer: From any web browser, a new management console provides unprecedented visibility and ...


    By Bigbelly Solar Inc.

  • Normandy 2.0: Hello automation. Goodbye manual waste entry.

    Tacoma, WA. With 20 years of applied knowledge and research on the deep costs of industrial food waste, Feed Commodities LLC and Normandy Waste Management Systems are pleased to announce their latest ...

  • Energos gets green light to build GBP40m energy-from-waste plant

    Energy technology firm Energos has been given the green light to build its energy-from-waste facility at Knowsley, Merseyside. The £40 million facility will take two years to build and construction is expected to start in 2010. The plant will use gasification technology to turn non-recyclable municipal waste into electricity and gas. The electricity will be used to power 10,000 homes. A Knowsley ...

  • Chinook Sciences wins Rushlight Waste to Energy award for 2012-2013

    Chinook Sciences LLC, the leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technology worldwide, has been honoured with a Rushlight Waste-to-Energy Award for 2012-2013. The Rushlight Awards celebrate and promote leading organisations in the UK and Ireland that have furthered environmental technology and innovation. Previous winners include Mitsubishi Electric, Doosan Babcock, Air ...


    By Chinook Sciences, LLC

  • E-Waste Market Grew Nearly 10% in 2010; Growth Expected Through Decade

    Purchases of electronic products are on the rise -- in some regions dramatically, and as old E&E items become obsolete at an accelerated rate, growth in the e-waste R&R services industry is being spurred by the ever-increasing amounts of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Minor updates in June

    We have published some minor modifications to Nems Accounter. The following modifcations have been published: Better user feedback when the user tries to delete a field>installation connection with allocated data Duplicate entries under chemicals will now provide better user feedback Better handling and feedback to users who tries to edit approved waste data ...


    By add novatech

  • econ industries will deliver the largest and most efficient recycling facility for drilling fluids

    Recycling of synthetic drilling fluids from drill cuttings with VacuDry® equipment is state-of-the-art since several years. Now, we are proud to inform you about the delivery of the largest and most efficient recycling facility for drilling fluids that was ever built. Consisting of 4 pcs. of VacuDry® 12,000 evaporators this delivery will be able to treat around 40,000 tons of fresh drill ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • GM BeyondNow: Nine Steps Toward Landfill-Free

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:Each morning, millions of people face the day with a cup of steaming hot coffee to help them get through those rough early morning hours. Then they dispose of their cup into the nearest garbage can and move on to the next task at hand. But if you’re one of those people, think ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Study: World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans

    Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source. That's the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic debris dotting each foot of coastline around the world, said study lead author Jenna Jambeck, an environment engineering professor at the University ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA orders Albuquerque racetrack to stop discharges to protect Rio Grande

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an order to halt discharges of animal waste, industrial run-off and other pollutants into the Rio Grande. The action was taken against the Downs at Albuquerque Inc. and EXPO New Mexico, a 93-acre race track and casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that accommodates almost 1,400 horses during racing season. “Companies must operate in a way ...

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