Latest Green waste Stories

2014-01-08 08:21:15

Majority not OK with waste management cost increase to support composting WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data suggests that Americans would be open to composting in their homes if it were more convenient. However, the same national survey found that they don't want to pay additional fees or taxes to support such services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/DC21142LOGO) While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of...

2011-05-31 16:34:01

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down. "Biodegradable materials, such as disposable cups and utensils, are broken down in landfills by microorganisms that then produce methane," says Dr. Morton Barlaz, co-author of a paper describing the research and professor and head of NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and...

2011-02-22 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF) announced that its CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen has conducted an exclusive new audio-taped webcast interview so that VIASPACE shareholders and the investment community can learn more about the Company's recently developments and growth plans. Unrestricted access to the webcast is now available on the "Webcasts" page at...

2010-07-02 10:00:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process. The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable biogas by enhancing natural processes to convert food scraps and yard clippings into a viable fuel. That biogas can then be used as either...

2010-04-15 13:30:00

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The amount of food scraps recycled by Seattle residents increased by an amazing 47 percent in 2009, thanks to new weekly collection contracts and extraordinary customer participation. This puts Seattle's recycling of food waste at approximately 10 times the national average. To thank customers for their efforts, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Cedar Grove Composting are announcing a special campaign called Compost Days. From April 15 through May 30,...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

HOUSTON and WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Harvest Power today announced an agreement by Waste Management to invest in Harvest Power to expand next generation organics recycling facilities across the United States and Canada. As part of this agreement, Waste Management joins founding investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Munich Venture Partners, who also increased their investments in Harvest. Harvest has significant expertise...

2009-09-17 04:15:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa and WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, September 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Eosta subsidiary Soil & More has been awarded the right to recover about 95% of the City's green waste for organic composting. Soil & More Reliance (SMR) recently signed a contract worth around 70 million Rand with the City of Cape Town. The company has been awarded the contract because of her prominent sustainable entrepreneurship. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.