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2013-05-10 23:26:31

OWARECO, LLC, an organic and food waste management company, will partner with Westchester County´s Department of Environmental Facilities to pilot an innovative NET Zero food waste management project to be located at the County´s H-MRF Facility in Valhalla, New York. Valhalla NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 During the April 30, 2013 “Food Rescue Forum for Westchester-Based Schools & Campuses” hosted by the Food Bank for Westchester, Mr. Robert Astorino, Westchester County...

2013-05-09 23:21:31

The latest addition to Athena´s suite of environmental assessment tools provides quick and easy Life Cycle Assessment results for Canadian roadways. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute today announced the availability of the Athena Impact Estimator for Highways, its newest infrastructure assessment software. The life cycle based environmental assessment software is available as a free download from the Athena website (click here). Designed to...

2013-05-09 23:03:03

Toronto-based software developer ranked 12th greenest company in exclusive list TORONTO (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Intelex is thrilled to announce it has been recognized as one of Canada´s 30 greenest businesses in an exclusive ranking published today in the nation´s venerated Maclean´s magazine. The study behind the ranking, facilitated by Aon Hewitt and Queen´s School of Business, considered businesses of any size, scope and industry across the country. This achievement...

2013-04-30 23:14:00

Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste.  By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly increase the recycling–and recyclability–of computers, packaging, automobiles, and household hazardous wastes such as batteries, used oil motor, and leftover paint–and...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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