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2010-04-26 15:12:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of Orange County's (WMOC) Sunset Environmental Transfer Station received notification from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) that it has achieved Star Certification as part of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the highest safety achievement offered by Cal/OSHA. WMOC's Sunset Environmental Transfer Station is the first transfer station in the United States to be recognized as a Cal/VPP...

2010-03-29 07:40:07

A new tool developed to measure stability in organic wastes The number of waste treatment facilities using biological processes to biodegrade waste has been increasing over the years. These installations receive municipal and industrial organic wastes with the common main goal of reducing their biodegradable organic matter content. Composting, anaerobic digestion, and mechanical-biological treatment plants contribute to organic matter recycling and energy recovery, and avoid landfilling. The...

2010-03-11 08:00:00

BEIJING, March 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that engineers, manages and monitors municipal sewer systems, natural waterways and other water resources, announced today that it has received a RMB25.4 million (approximately US$3.7 million) Build-Transfer (BT) contract for construction of a residential solid waste sanitary landfill for Xinle City, Hebei province. Tri-Tech will build the plant and transfer ownership to Xinle...

2010-02-16 14:12:00

Intends to Work with Legislature on Fee Extension to Preserve Popular, Effective Program HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local recycling and compost programs in 40 counties across Pennsylvania received a boost today as Governor Edward G. Rendell announced $20 million in grants to help support these efforts that employ tens of thousands of people and contribute billions of dollars to the economy. The 113 recycling development and implementation grants the Governor...

2009-12-28 16:43:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management of Ohio announced today it has acquired Metro Waste Disposal, a solid waste services company serving primarily business customers in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton area. Waste Management of Ohio is a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., (NYSE: WM) a North American leader in the recycling and waste services industry. "It's a privilege for Waste Management to join with Metro Disposal to create an expanded service oriented...

2009-12-04 10:06:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced the launch of its next-generation 50 mL and 100 mL VisIV(TM) containers for intravenous (I.V.) medications and solutions, and now offers a complete size range (50 mL to 1 L) of the award-winning, environmentally responsible VisIV product. The launch of the 50 mL and 100 mL containers follows the launch of the 250 mL...

2009-12-01 07:30:00

GARDEN CITY, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Green, a leader in the information technology (IT) asset recovery and e-waste recycling industry, announced today the appointment of Linda McFarland as executive vice president of business development for joint venture partner 5R Processors Ltd. (5R), based in Ladysmith, Wis. She will continue to serve as CEO of Paragon Green and president and CEO of Classic Computer Recovery, Inc. (CCR), which are both based in Garden City, Mich. Paragon...

2009-11-30 08:27:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2009 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0165493/China-Solid-Waste-Disposal-Industry-Report-2009.html In 2008, China dealt with 103.066 million tons of municipal waste by innocuous disposal. The harmless disposal rate of MSW increased to 66.8%, which will bring significant business opportunities to solid waste processing...

2009-11-24 14:30:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that it has notified the registered holders of its 7.375% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "Notes") that it will redeem all of the Notes outstanding (originally $400,000,000) on December 7, 2009 (the "Redemption Date"). The Notes will be redeemed at a price equal to 103.688% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Redemption Date. Payment of...

2009-11-16 09:59:00

NEW YORK and HARBIN, China, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eastern Environment Solutions Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: EESC), a leading provider of municipal solid waste (MSW) processing and disposal services in northeast China, today provided a business update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009. The Company also announced it has reopened its MSW landfill in Harbin. In October 2009, the Company was notified by the Harbin Municipal Urban Administrative Bureau (HMUAB) that it...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'