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2012-05-02 02:22:56

LONDON and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Waste Systems, (OTC BB: EWSI), through its Ohio subsidiary, has expanded its free e-waste recycling service to individuals and institutions in the greater Columbus area. Martin Nielson, CEO of E-Waste Systems states, "We recently teamed up with Tech Columbus as their preferred e-waste recycler and our newest event during Earth Week resulted in many truckloads and nearly 5,000 pounds of e-waste collected in just a few hours...

2012-04-30 13:06:04

A green technique for capping and cleansing old urban landfill sites and mine dumps has been successfully trialled in South Australia. Known as ℠phytocapping´, it uses green plants to reduce rainwater flow into old dumps that could release pollution into nearby groundwater and streams or greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The plants can later be harvested to produce clean energy. The CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment and technology firm...

2012-04-24 06:21:29

HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco CorrFlex's Winston Salem, N.C., facility has received a silver-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for diverting a minimum of 95 percent of its waste to landfill. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prn/20120403/CL80773LOGO) In 2008, employees at the North Carolina facility established Team Green,...

2012-04-24 02:20:53

DEARBORN, Mich., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Between 2007 and 2011, Ford reduced its global waste to landfills by 44 percent, or 100 million pounds - 49 percent in North America On a per-vehicle basis, global waste to landfills decreased by 39 percent between 2007 and 2011 - 47 percent in North America Ford is exploring novel technologies, such as using paint solids to generate energy, to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfills Ford plans to further reduce the amount of...

2012-04-18 10:22:26

MEADVILLE, Pa., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has signed a consent order and agreement with Moxie Nein LLC and Millcreek Township, Erie County, for the remediation and reuse of a former landfill site. DEP is currently cleaning up the site, which is part of the Presque Isle Bay watershed. Once remediation is complete, Moxie Nein will subdivide the property and keep four acres for commercial and industrial activity,...

2012-04-16 14:20:21

RENO, Nev., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the nation's need for renewable energy increasing, Waste Management (NYSE: WM) opened northern Nevada's first and only Gas-To-Energy power plant at its Lockwood Landfill, which will use landfill gas produced onsite to generate electricity. The project will create enough renewable energy to power more than 1,800 homes. To commemorate the event, WM hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. When organic materials,...

2012-04-12 02:24:15

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) today announced it has become a member of Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit organization spearheading positive environmental stewardship and best practices in the healthcare community. Stericycle also announced it is one of 15 members of the Practice Greenhealth (PGH) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Business Leadership Coalition leaders. This group assists healthcare facilities in...

2012-04-06 06:20:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, joined by representatives from Waste Management, Inc. and Recyclebank®, today announced a new recycling rewards program for the residents of Fort Worth. Recyclebank rewards people for recycling and taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses. Residents can now register to earn Recyclebank points and spend those points on rewards from local and national businesses....

2012-03-23 10:20:47

MEADVILLE, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection this week began remediation work at a former Currie Landfill site in Millcreek Township, Erie County. Household and industrial waste that was disposed at the former landfill, some of which has settled in nearby Cascade Creek, will be consolidated and capped underground. The project will restore and re-vegetate 600 feet of the creek, improving water quality and restoring lost habitat to the...

2012-03-19 14:20:05

SAN ANTONIO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tom Benson Chevy, a Chevy dealer in San Antonio, TX, is excited to announce that General Motors was recently named a Michigan Green Leader courtesy of the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Free Press commended GM for expanding their landfill-free program last year (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120319/CG72913) Digging a little bit deeper, General Motors added a total of eight manufacturing and nine non-manufacturing facilities...