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2011-04-21 00:00:30

Paper coffee cups are a huge part of our waste stream. In an effort to divert coffee cup waste, Busch Systems is launching their Coffee Cup Recycler to combat this issue. The Coffee Cup Recycler will be making its debut at the 23rd Annual Specialty Coffee Event of the Year Exposition hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) from April 28 - May 1, 2011. Barrie, ON (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Paper coffee cups are a huge part of our waste stream. In fact, billions of coffee...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Busch Systems encourages recycling participation rates by offering complimentary recycling signage as part of their March promotion. Barrie, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Just after their recent launch of the new "ËœGreen Facts' Recycling Signage, Busch Systems has announced a new initiative to promote recycling among communities. For the month of March, Busch Systems is offering a complimentary generic recycling sign for each sign frame that is purchased. The sign frames...

2011-02-11 19:32:51

Spanish legislation stipulates that at least 60% of waste paper and cardboard collected must be recycled, along with 60% of glass, 50% of metals and 22.5% of plastics. However, a study by researchers at the Jaume I (UJI) University in Castell³n shows that this minimum requirement is only exceeded in the case of glass. "Collection from sites for depositing paper and cardboard stands at 45% in the best of cases, at a maximum distance of 80 metres, while the average percentage for...

2011-01-20 12:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayors around the country are finding it's cool to be green, as their cities recycled more than three million pounds of aluminum beverage cans during a competition to keep aluminum out of landfills. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100527/CL11716LOGO ) Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, are committed...

2010-11-12 08:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of America Recycles Day, the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)announced today that the recycling bins they've placed in key spots along California's coastline are on track to divert over 90,000 lbs (or 45 tons) of plastic from the waste stream this year and over 105 tons of other materials. "These numbers show that our work with partners throughout the State is helping to keep plastics out of the...

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2010-11-04 12:14:20

The China Daily said that workers in central China have fished about 4,100 tons of rubbish out of the Three Gorges Dam reservoir in just six days as the trash threatened to jam up the massive structure. The Daily quoted Wang Yafei, head of the operation, as saying that the clean-up process, which started October 26 when the water level in the dam's reservoir hit its maximum capacity, saw 100 people sent out in 15 boats daily. The report said that over six days, the workers in Hubei province...

2010-08-26 08:54:00

Survey Shows Little Support for Bag Ban ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of Brownsville residents shows that nearly two to one oppose the City Commission's plan to ban plastic bags at retail stores beginning in January. Slightly more than half (51%) of the respondents in the survey would like to see the ban repealed or postponed, while only 28 percent support the ban. The remaining survey respondents were undecided. The survey was conducted August 19-21...

2010-07-01 15:34:00

DETROIT, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) have expanded their commitment to the environment with the introduction of a new public recycling program at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Beginning today, nearly 70,000 travelers who pass through DTW's McNamara Terminal each day will find that the airport's trash receptacles have been augmented by new, divided waste bins to collect recyclable plastic bottles, metal cans and...

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2010-06-24 10:26:45

With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new standards* designed to increase safety as we rush from gate to gate in crowded mass transit centers. Their efforts will help to fortify against potential bomb threats in the nation's transportation centers. Whether you travel by plane, train or bus, you're bound to pass a familiar container that makes for an attractive spot to stash a bomb: a trash can....

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2010-06-14 06:25:00

According to four French explorers just back from eight months at sea, the North Atlantic Ocean is looking more like a rubbish bin, with plastic and polystyrene flotsam spreading far and wide. The researchers found at least four to five pieces of trash a day once out of the Britanny port of Trinite-sur-Mer in October.  In April they found a floating dump in the Sargasso Sea around Bermuda. "In 15 minutes we saw more garbage than at any time during our journey," naval engineer Yann...


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