Waste Tracking News

  • Treating old railway sleepers as hazardous waste

    Wooden railway sleepers, or crossties, soaked in creosote are used in railway tracks across Europe. However, wooden sleepers are gradually being removed and disposed of, to be replaced with concrete ones. New research suggests that many of the wooden sleepers exceed the critical creosote limit set by the European Union and when they are disposed of they should be treated as hazardous waste. ...

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the 'criminal path' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Covanta facilities recognized by US EPA Performance Track program

    Covanta Energy Corporation, which produces energy-from-waste and renewable energy solutions, said that seven additional Covanta facility operations have earned membership into the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track. Performance Track is a federal program that encourages continuous environmental improvement and recognizes facilities ...


  • Over 500 top firms join US environmental performance program

    Facilities from Nestle, Frito-Lay, and Toyota are among the 42 new members committing to go above and beyond environmental requirements as members of EPA's National Environmental Performance Track Program. The latest members bring the total number of environmental leaders in Performance Track to 538 with members in 49 states and Puerto Rico. 'EPA applauds our Performance Track partners who are ...

  • Container ports ease away from polluting diesel fuel

    Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping are bad and getting worse, finds a new study of U.S. ports. Yet, cleaner fuel programs to counteract the pollution problem are progressing now at several of the ports under study, particularly in California. Oceangoing container ships make more than 10,000 visits to ports in the United States each year, burning heavy bunker ...

  • Hazardous waste management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Track your carbon footprint by using your mobile phone: new application by EU scientists

    mobGAS©® is a new mobile phone application available in 21 European languages that allows users to see how their daily choices impact on climate change. This smart technology, developed by scientists working at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, allows users to see the implications of the choices they make every day, in terms of the three major greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, ...

  • EPA Performance Track Program Nears 500-Member Mark

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 18, 2007) Coca Cola, 3M and Corning facilities are among the 55 new members committing to go above and beyond environmental requirements as members of EPA's National Environmental Performance Track Program. The latest members bring the total number of environmental leaders in Performance Track to nearly 500, with members now found in 49 states. 'We are proud to have ...

  • Rich Panoply of Giving Marks Third Clinton Global Initiative

    NEW YORK, New York, October 1, 2007 (ENS) - When the formal portion of the third annual Clinton Global Initiative closed in New York on Friday, former President Bill Clinton announced that participants' commitments will result in 170 million acres of forest protected or restored, plus millions of people with better access to health care, sustainable incomes, and education.'Giving,' the ...

  • Texas Man Sentenced Gets Five Months Prison Time for Hazardous Waste Transport Crimes

    Dennis Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced yesterday to five months in prison for violating hazardous waste transport law while operating his company, North American Waste ...

  • 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 ...

  • PHOENIX Process Equipment Co Announces Expanded Belt Filter Press Line

    PHOENIX Process Equipment Co., of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced an expanded line of Model WX Belt Filter Presses. The Model WX is available in several different configurations, each suited to the specific application. Many of its design features were selected particularly for rugged mining and aggregate installations. The basic configuration includes a fully welded mainframe, ...

  • LinkoFOG™ Version 9 Now Available

    Wheat Ridge, CO - Linko Data Systems, Inc., the leader in Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Software announces the availability of LinkoFOG™ Version 9. Focusing on the components of successful FOG programs around the country, Linko’s latest FOG Software release stands to revolutionize the way FOG programs operate. The user-friendly system easily inventories Food Service Establishments (FSEs) and ...


    By Linko Technology Inc.

  • Ess Introduces Eh&S Performance Software For Operational Excellence: Essential Performance ManagerTM leverages power of Essential SuiteT to enable GRC

    TEMPE, Ariz. ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software, today unveiled a powerful new tool that helps enterprises drive daily operational excellence in order to achieve their strategic governance, risk and compliance (GRC) goals. Its name is Essential Performance ManagerTM. Essential Performance Manager enables organizations to ...


    By IHS

  • Visual Records` Storm Tracker, Version 5.0., to be Released in May 2007

    Temecula, CA – April 24, 2007 – Visual Records announced that Storm Tracker, Version 5.0, will be released in May, 2007. This latest version of Storm Tracker includes new and improved features such as: • New ticket types such as Remediation, Hazardous Materials and Adjustments • Addition of Invoices, Payrolls and PWs (Project Worksheets) to simplify management and assure smooth audits ...


  • Storm Tracker Helps Wood Resource Recovery Track Storm Clean Up Tickets on Two Ice Storm Clean Up Projects

    Temecula, CA –– Wood Resource Recovery, LLC, a Florida based wood and yard waste recycling company that handles storm recovery and debris needs, purchased the Storm Tracker software last year from Visual Records and has already used the software to track and manage their storm clean up tickets on two ice storm clean up projects. The first ice storm was in Buffalo, New York in October, 2006. ...


  • Clear Computing and Insight USA Announce the Release of TACMobile™ 2.0

    Tinton Falls, NJ - Clear Computing, developer of the Total Activity Control operations management system, and Insight USA, developer of the Street Eagle GPS Vehicle Tracking system, have announced the release of their new mobile platform, TACMobile™ 2.0. TACMobile, which runs on any Microsoft Windows tablet PC, is a vehicle information center that benefits the office by monitoring the location ...


  • 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.

  • Are you audit ready?

    ADDRESSING COMPLIANCE “Continuous Maintenance Monitoring”, a “Demonstration of Capability” and “Chemical Inventory” tracking are a few of the features of TimeKeeper® America (TKA). This software program schedules, tracks and documents certain compliance and management actions. TKA plans several new features and currently offers one free upgrade with each purchase. Packages are available for ...


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