Waste and Resource Efficiency

Update: SWANA praises waste-to-energy plants in report

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 03:19
Jan. 30 -- The bankruptcy of Harrisburg, Pa., as a result of the debt on the city's waste-to-energy facility is an anomaly, and there are many fiscally successful WTE facilities throughout the country, the Solid Waste Association of North America said.

Video of Waste Management´s new Rotopress

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 03:12
Jan. 30 -- Waste Management Inc.´s new Rotopress pilot truck program leads this week´s "Curbside Live."

Police: Man found at Rumpke strangled, dumped

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 03:06
Jan. 30 -- The dead man discovered at a Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc. transfer station in Columbus, Ohio, last week was murdered prior to being crushed by a garbage truck compactor, police said.

International Paper still working on DOJ hurdles over deal

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 02:52
Jan. 30 -- International Paper Co. and Temple-Inland Inc. are giving themselves more time to help resolve what they are calling federal concerns regarding International Paper´s buyout.

Cascades makes toilet paper from cardboard boxes

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 02:47
Jan. 30 -- Cascades Tissue Group expects to cut the overall environmental impact of recycled bathroom tissue through a new product that contains fiber from recycled cardboard boxes.

Recycling up 60% at Pennsylvania landfill

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 02:43
Jan. 30 -- Recycling has risen 60% at the Warren County landfill in Pennsylvania the last four years.

Alameda County, Calif., passes bag ban, fee

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 02:24
Jan. 30 -- A single use plastic bag ban has been approved in Alameda County, Calif., officials said.

Maine stores recognized for environmental efforts

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 02:20
Jan. 30 -- Two independent grocery stores in Maine have been named certified green grocers by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the agency said.

Wrap's guide to boost recycling for municipalities

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 02:06
Jan. 30 -- A new technical guide that aims to help local authorities increase plastic bottle recycling rates has been launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap).

France flouts packaging waste rules, EC says

Waste & Recycling News - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 01:58
Jan. 30 -- The European Commission is concerned that France has incorrectly implemented the definition of packaging and packaging waste in its national law, as required by EU waste legislation.

Update: Eiffel Tower worth $2.48 million in scrap

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:49
Jan. 27 -- The famed Eiffel Tower in Paris wouldn't be the biggest job scrap company Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman & Son has ever tackled, but the backlash would be monumental.

Update: Veolia's stock 'artificially inflated,' lawyer says

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:46
Jan. 27 -- Veolia Environnement S.A. is facing class action lawsuits after allegedly making false and misleading statements about its operations and prospects, according to a complaint filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Londoners can get their news at the recycling bin

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:38
Jan. 27 -- News and recycling are coming together in London.

Neighbors complain about scavenging recyclables

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:32
Jan. 27 -- A Catonsville, Md., man is going through people's recycling on collection days and causing a nuisance.

Curbside recycling gains ground in North Carolina town

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:07
Jan. 27 -- Residents of Mooresville, N.C., have taken a liking to their curbside recycling program.

Garbage truck crash causes power outage

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/21/2012 - 03:08
Jan. 20 -- A garbage truck crashed into a power pole on Jan. 19, resulting in a small fire that knocked out electricity in parts of Bay Point, Calif.

WM to hold household hazardous waste service for Ill. town

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/21/2012 - 03:04
Jan. 20 -- A door-to-door household hazardous waste disposal service is available for Lake Villa Township residents in Illinois.

Survey: Most want proof of company sustainability claims

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/21/2012 - 03:01
Jan. 20 -- At least 78% of facilities managers and cleaning professionals said they would need proof that a company they do business with is practicing sustainability, according to a recent survey.

Stricter e-waste proposal likely to affect European Union

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/21/2012 - 02:57
Jan. 20 -- European Union member states will have to collect 45 tons of electronic waste for every 100 tons of electronic goods put on sale during the previous three years under a new proposal passed by the European Parliament, the BBC reported.

Attack on Romney connects Stericycle to aborted fetuses

Waste & Recycling News - Sat, 01/21/2012 - 02:51
Jan. 20 -- A political attack advertisement against Republican front-runner Mitt Romney accuses the former Massachusetts governor from profiting from medical waste giant Stericycle, CNN reported.