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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neighbors complain about scavenging recyclables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.