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Veolia Aims to Make E-waste Recycling Easy with RecyclePak

Posted 01-21-2019

Veolia’s RecyclePak is a mail-back program for commonly generated waste, such as fluorescent lamps, batteries, computer electronics and mercury-containing items. More »

SWEEP Standard — LEED for Waste And Recycling — Releases Ambitious Proposal

Posted 01-21-2019

The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) Municipal Standard has been published in draft form. Following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) model, its goal is to evaluate "the environmental, economic and social aspects of providing municipal solid waste services. More »

Global Stadium Lighting Market to Reach $641 Million By 2024

Posted 01-21-2019

According to the report, the global stadium lighting market accounted for USD 389 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 641 million by 2024, at a CAGR of around 7.4% between 2018 and 2024. More »

Supplying Reliable Microgrids for Puerto Rico’s Thriving Global Manufacturing Industry

Posted 01-21-2019

Puerto Rico’s diverse range of industrial and commercial facilities suffered hugely after last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which together knocked out the island population’s power supply, plunging 2. More »

Dissolvable Batteries: What Could They Mean for Recyclers?

Posted 01-21-2019

An Iowa State University researcher developed a technology that could fully dissolve a lithium-ion battery in minutes compared to hours or days. More »

New Avenues in Biomedical Waste Management Developed

Posted 01-21-2019

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988. More »

U.S., China, Put Brakes On Additional Tariffs

Posted 12-17-2018

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. More »

Guilty Pleas in Stone Castle CRT Case

Posted 12-17-2018

Two men accused of stockpiling and taking steps to illegally dispose of CRT glass have pleaded guilty to federal hazardous waste violations. One of them has been sentenced to probation. More »

3 Ways Facility Managers Can Realize Value in Technology Investments

Posted 12-17-2018

Connectivity in buildings will increase over 410 percent by 2020 through the use of smart building technology, according to CBRE. But even with access to leading technology, the majority of facility managers are struggling to see a return on their investments. More »

EPA Streamlines Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Regulations for Healthcare Sector

Posted 12-17-2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a final rule streamlining standards for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in the healthcare sector. The final rule is expected to result in up to $15 million in costs savings annually. More »

A Major Retailer Signs Multi-Million-Dollar E-Scrap Disposal Settlement

Posted 12-17-2018

A major retailer will pay $7.4 million to settle allegations it again broke California law by illegally tossing used electronics and hazardous materials in the garbage. More »
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