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2011-08-19 16:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opponents of AB 1178 announced today that the coalition of public agencies and non-profit organizations lining up against the bill is expanding as momentum grows for its defeat. AB 1178 (Ma - San Francisco) would create a new statewide law to override local laws aimed at limiting waste imports into a community. The bill is opposed by California's leading environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Planning and Conservation...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'