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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...

2011-07-07 13:00:00

DETROIT, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors' efforts to eliminate the shipment of plant waste to landfills is spreading to its non-manufacturing sites, 10 of which now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations. "Our non-manufacturing facilities see the importance of being waste-reduction leaders, and they know their customers value it as well," said John Bradburn, manager of GM's waste-reduction efforts. "Being landfill-free has become a point of...

2011-07-05 14:05:00

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecologico-Logic, Inc., a Nevada-based green technology company, has unveiled a prototype of a state-of-the-art waste reduction system - known as "The Muncher"®- that is far faster, greener and more cost-effective than any waste management technology currently in use. Its primary purpose is to reduce the weight and volume of all organic and many types of inorganic waste. The Muncher® achieves its high-volume...

2011-07-01 00:19:39

With the Closure Turf system, landfill operators are containing a greater amount of emissions and odors while simultaneously slashing cost and producing a superior gas for energy projects. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 With the increased demand for better odor control as well as the need to capture the highest quality gas for green energy, landfill operators find themselves devoting more time and money to their sites' Gas Collection and Control Systems (GCCS). Increasingly, national...

2011-06-24 10:28:00

BRONX, N.Y., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniels Sharpsmart Inc., the world's largest provider of reusable systems for sharps disposal, has acquired the Bronx medical waste facility from Stericycle making Daniels the second largest medical waste disposal company in North America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110624/DC25808 ) Daniels' acquisition of the Bronx facility, its 14th in the United States, significantly expands Daniels' capabilities throughout the East Coast as...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. and ARLINGTON, Ore., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the communities of McMinnville, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., the "circles of sustainability" are now one year old. That's how long it has been since Waste Management began providing residents in these communities with renewable energy - generated from garbage collected, in part, from the McMinnville and Seattle areas. Waste Management generates renewable energy at its landfills as part of a companywide program to...

2011-06-03 16:39:00

CORONA, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaborative effort involving public school systems, a waste hauler, a foodservice distributor, and Dart Container Corporation to recycle foam school lunch trays has hit a new milestone in California - with more than one million trays now being collected and recycled each month. Tray by tray, the state's largest volunteer lunch tray recycling effort plays to the interests of school systems eager to maintain costs without jeopardizing the...

2011-06-02 08:06:00

HOUSTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced the new SmartEnergy(SM) Compactor which could reduce electricity consumption by as much as 70 percent versus traditional compactors, resulting in lower operating costs and a lower carbon footprint for customers. The SmartEnergy Compactor is the latest innovative technology from North America's leading environmental solutions company, helping businesses meet their sustainability goals. This new solution...

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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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