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2011-08-11 10:30:00

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what's the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50898-emerson-insinkerator-new-food-waste-study A new study about the impact of various food waste disposal systems has shown that putting it into a garbage disposer results in lower global warming...

2011-08-09 15:36:00

WIXOM, Mich., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of Michigan announced today a plan to bring a single stream recycling facility (SSRF) to the Detroit metropolitan area. Single stream recycling collection programs are expanding in southeastern Michigan, and to meet customer demand, this planned facility would process the increasing volumes of recyclable material generated by Waste Management's commercial and residential customers across southeast Michigan. A single stream...

2011-08-09 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- xpedx, one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America, is implementing a national recycling program in association with its parent company, International Paper (NYSE: IP). This initiative is an element in xpedx's overall sustainability strategy, where the business is committed to maintaining sustainable operations, offering sustainable product choices and providing leadership in sustainable business practices for its...

2011-08-04 10:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) has proposed a plan for the City of Dallas to help Southern region development without the negative impact of flow control on the entire Dallas community. Under the plan the city would take the following steps to provide a proven revenue stream with no investment from the city: Raise the franchise fee charged to commercial haulers Dedicate a portion of the McCommas Bluff tipping fee to...

2011-08-02 07:10:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent press release, Honda, one of Ohio's anchor manufacturing companies, announced they had achieved one of the most important targets in the company's longstanding "Green Factory" initiative in North America: zero-waste-to-landfill. That is to say, in less than ten years, Honda has eliminated 4.4 billion pounds of waste from landfill. To give this accomplishment relevance, please consider, Honda's employees have single-handedly...

2011-07-19 11:30:00

LAKE MILLS, Iowa, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad spent Tuesday July 19th getting a look at two Lake Mills facilities that show Iowa's commitment to be more sustainable and green, while creating jobs. The Governor, along with several state and local leaders, toured Perfect Circle's greenhouse and Waste Management's Landfill Gas-To-Energy operations in Lake Mills. Heat from the adjacent Waste Management power plant is used for the growing operation in the...

2011-07-13 08:43:00

HOUSTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ: SMED), a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting, is helping healthcare professionals including doctors, dentists, vets, clinics, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities save time, money and the environment with a "GREEN" alternative to their traditional medical...

2011-07-12 14:00:00

CARSON, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today added a 1000th natural gas truck to its fleet, making it the largest owner and operator of clean-running, heavy duty refuse trucks in North America. At a ceremony at its Carson, Calif., property, the company commemorated the delivery of its 1000th natural gas vehicle with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster starting up the new recycling truck that will serve his city's residents. "This is a special milestone in our...

2011-07-12 07:20:00

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vorus Biopower, Inc. is redefining waste operations for the world's landfills. They have developed a scalable processing system that takes MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) through a series of steps that transforms waste matter into a viable energy-producing byproduct. Many landfills have or will reach capacity in the very near future. Municipalities are struggling with the few expensive options available to them. Until now, the only viable...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

The net volume, as well as the proportion of textiles going to the landfill in California keeps increasing because existing recycling programs do not address this material. Campus California clothing donation boxes provide an option for a cost-free and effective program. Richmond, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2011 Clothing collection boxes placed by organizations like Campus California have become increasingly common in our cities and provide a simple and cost-free option for the general public to...