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2014-03-25 20:21:05

Good opportunities for private waste management companies with expertise and efficiency in engineering both treatment facilities and landfill SYDNEY, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Government emphasis on waste diversion from landfills will strengthen the prospects of the solid waste management (SWM) market in Australia. With increasing waste volume and the government's long-term plan to achieve zero or near-zero waste, market participants are already seeing the lucrative benefits of SWM....

2014-02-11 08:24:58

National sustainability program focuses on waste, water and carbon ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises today announced expanded goals for Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program. The program originally focused on carbon reduction and now includes waste and water goals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/CL62436LOGO) The program's expanded goals include: -- Sending Zero Waste to Landfill in the next 7-10 years -- Becoming Carbon...

2014-02-10 23:25:02

BioHitech America, the world’s leading provider of organic waste solutions and the exclusive distributor of the Eco-Safe Digester, a food waste management solution, recently closed its second round of funding led by Penn Venture Partners LP, a venture capital fund located in Harrisburg, PA. Chestnut Ridge, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 CEO Frank E. Celli welcomed this investment and pointed to the recent groundbreaking action by New York City. “We are glad to see the world’s...

2014-01-21 23:22:13

CR Campus and CR Bins help AU as they Strive for Zero Waste to Landfill and Incineration by 2020. Washington, District of Columbia (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 In an effort to increase campus recycling and waste reduction, American University announced that they have joined the Reuse Movement and partnered with Community Recycling, a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on reuse. The collaboration works towards AU’s goal to be Carbon Neutral and Zero Waste by 2020, and also addresses...

2013-12-10 00:20:19

DETROIT, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Renaissance Center - the six-tower office complex that dominates the city's skyline and has its own ZIP code - now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. That is the equivalent of 200,000 full garbage bags. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131210/DE30457 ) The drive to make the Renaissance Center, home of GM's Global Headquarters,...

2013-11-26 23:27:04

Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), with help from industry partners, creates an Online Toolkit to assist communities with composting food waste. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The road to zero waste has led more and more municipalities to build upon existing yard debris composting programs to include food scrap collection, a move that holds many great opportunities yet also a number of challenges. Now there is a pathway to navigate these challenges, offered by the...

2013-11-14 16:22:49

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On America Recycles Day, the non-alcoholic beverage industry reaffirms its longstanding commitment to further minimizing its environmental impact, and is making it easier for consumers to do the same. "From our 100 percent recyclable packaging to our efforts to minimize waste and support recycling programs, our industry is leading the way and doing our part to reduce our environmental impact," said Susan Neely, American Beverage...

2013-10-24 23:31:52

AGRION, the global business network for energy, cleantech and sustainability, will host sustainability professionals on October 30th to discuss how New York City will reach its goals of achieving zero waste and an increased recycling rate by 2017. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 On October 30, representatives from New York State's Department of Sanitation, Church & Dwight, GreenPath Sustainability Consultants, and Sims Municipal Recycling will engage in an interactive...

2013-08-30 12:21:29

HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WCA Waste Corporation ("WCA"), a vertically-integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has been designated as an official Sustainability Partner for the University of Florida system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130503/DA07240LOGO) WCA was recently awarded a five-year contract to partner with the University of Florida in its goal to be a "Zero Waste organization by 2015." WCA will be providing environmental...

2013-07-17 12:22:42

Infinitus Renewable Energy Park at Montgomery will eliminate up to 85 percent of waste headed to the city's landfill MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground broke today on a revolutionary Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) developed by Infinitus Energy for the Montgomery, Alabama community that will eliminate up to 85 percent of waste headed to the City's landfill. The Infinitus Renewable Energy Park at Montgomery (IREP at Montgomery), which will be located at...