Newsletter Archive

Ohio to Cut Millions of Dollars a Year on Energy Costs for Small Business

Posted 11-14-2013

Manufacturers, schools, churches, and clinics throughout the Buckeye State could cut tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills, thanks to a new pioneering financial tool launching today by the Council of Smaller Enterprises, efficiency-services financer Metrus Energy, and CalCEF, an organization focused on accelerating clean energy technologies. More »

Veolia Environmental Services Opens New Location in Boston Area to Better Service Customers

Posted 11-14-2013

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. – In order to better service Boston-based customers, Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia) is expanding its operations and opening a new location in Charlestown, Mass., to compliment company operations in Marlborough. More »

Where To Start With Lighting Upgrades

Posted 11-14-2013

When looking to install a new or upgrade an existing lighting system, where should you start to determine what you need? More »

America Recycles Day - November 15th

Posted 11-14-2013

ifteen years ago, America Recycles Day was created by the National Recycling Coalition to educate people about and encourage recycling. More »

CA To Base LED Lamp Rebate Programs on Quality Specification

Posted 11-14-2013

In 2012, the California Energy Commission (CEC) published the Quality LED Lamp Specification—a voluntary quality specification for LED replacement lamps intended to replace screw base incandescent lamps in light fixtures. More »

Find an Event in Your Community - America Recycles Day

Posted 11-14-2013

Join an event today! More »

Court Upholds California County’s Pharmaceutical Waste Law

Posted 10-29-2013

A federal court has upheld an Alameda County, Calif., pharmaceutical waste law. More »

Eight Ways to Better Distributor/Contractor Relationships

Posted 10-29-2013

Contractors And Distributors Depend On One Another For Survival: Contractors Know That Having A Good Distributor On Their Side Is Invaluable, While Distributors Know That Having Satisfied Clients Generates Loyalty And Repeat Business. More »

CRT Overabundance Plaguing E-Recyclers

Posted 10-29-2013

As cathode ray tube (CRT) television displays have been replaced by flat screens using liquid crystal and other technologies, it has become harder for recyclers to find processors for the growing quantities of leaded glass in TVs and computer monitors collected for recycling. More »

EPAct-created Section 179D Federal Tax Deductions Are Set To Expire in December

Posted 10-29-2013

With the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, tax planning became an important consideration for a broad range of upgrades designed to improve energy efficiency. EPAct created Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides federal tax deductions as incentives to make buildings more energy efficient. More »

Why Are Rare Earth Metals So Important?

Posted 09-30-2013

"We're taking three primary approaches to increasing the supply of rare earth metals. One is producing more domestically, the second is trying to invent materials that perform the same but don’t require the rare earths. More »

For Retailers, Seeing is Believing

Posted 09-30-2013

On behalf of Pacific Gas & Electric, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) created a retail lighting vignette called Lux, where retailers could see firsthand directional LED lamps and how they compared to conventional technologies. More »

Washington County Passes Drug Take-Back Program

Posted 09-30-2013

The Board of Health in King County, Wash., is moving ahead with the nation's second municipal mandate that pharmaceutical companies pay for the safe disposal of leftover and expired medicines. More »

New York Lawmakers Pass Mercury Thermostat Recycling Bill

Posted 09-30-2013

New York State lawmakers passed a bill that will require all manufacturers of mercury thermostats to develop and implement a thermostat collection program, according to a news release from the Product Stewardship Institute. More »

Abandoned Warehouses Full of CRTs Found in Several States

Posted 09-30-2013

As part of an investigation into CRT glass recycling markets, E-Scrap News has learned that recycling processors in several states have abandoned operations after charging CRT suppliers and filling up a handful of warehouses with more than 10,000 tons of CRTs and CRT glass. More »

Natural Gas-Powered Refuse Truck Use Flourishes in U.S.

Posted 08-21-2013

It seems that we are at the intersection of wide acceptance of natural gas powered refuse trucks, the quest for cleaner air and the “shale tsunami” that promises long-term price stability for natural gas (NG). More »

House Introduces Electronic Waste Recycling Bill

Posted 08-21-2013

The U.S. House has introduced an electronic waste recycling bill prohibiting the exporting of some e-waste to avoid improper disposal. More »

Capital Briefs: Tax Incentives Sought For Renewable Energy

Posted 08-21-2013

Bill 104 would provide tax incentives for renewable energy projects and also changes provisions relating to sales and use tax increases under the Local Option Revenue Act. The projects include the production of electricity by wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and transmutation of elements. More »

Build a Better Customer Experience

Posted 08-21-2013

It doesn’t matter the location: Communities today don’t look anything like they did 10 years ago. And 10 years from now, they won’t look anything like they do today. These changes and shifts in population—and lifestyles—have significant implications for business. More »

New Organization: Veolia Environnement Organizes its Operations by Geographic Zones

Posted 07-29-2013

As part of the transformation of Veolia Environnement, Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO, today announced the company’s new organization. More »

“I Want to Recycle” National PSA Campaign Launched

Posted 07-29-2013

he average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day, and on the whole the United States produces over 250 million tons of trash a year. More »

Lighting For Senior Living Spaces

Posted 07-29-2013

The 65-plus age group is the United States’ fastest-growing demographic. This segment, counted as 13% of the population (39.6 million) in 2009, is projected to increase to 19% (72 million) by 2030. By 2025, 40% of the population will be over age 55. More »

Capital Briefs: Medical Equipment Reuse Proposed

Posted 07-29-2013

Texas: Senate Bill 1175 relates to establishment of a reuse program for durable medical equipment provided to recipients under the Medicaid program. Enacted and signed by the state's governor June 14. More »

Capital Briefs: Regulations Adopted on Thermostats

Posted 06-24-2013

The Department of Toxic Substances Control has adopted regulations that develop performance requirements for specific collection rates for out-of-service mercury-added thermostats. More »

Veolia Environmental Services Attains Approved Processor Status for Recycling Council of Ontario’s Take Back the Light Program

Posted 06-24-2013

Veolia Environmental Services North America is pleased to announce that its Port Washington, WI facility has achieved approved processor status for the Take Back the Light program. More »

Grant Program Provides Containers for Recycling

Posted 06-24-2013

Colleges, K-12 schools, nonprofits and local governments will advance their recycling efforts this summer thanks to a grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation. More »

Veolia Professionally Handles Even the Most Difficult Waste Streams

Posted 05-30-2013

THE CHALLENGE - Unusual Waste with Special Requirements More »

Phone Apps Establish Foothold in Waste Industry

Posted 05-30-2013

Apps that run on smartphones are the latest way for city recycling departments, haulers and others to communicate with citizens about schedules, drop off locations, tips for hard-to-recycle items and other matters. More »

EPA to Award Over a Half Billion in Funding to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York

Posted 05-30-2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will provide grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. More »

Capital Briefs: Prescription Drug Disposal Program Proposed

Posted 05-30-2013

Senate Bill 44 would amend the procedure for disposal of controlled drugs in the possession of a law enforcement officer and makes the Department of Justice responsible for adopting rules for the pharmaceutical drug take-back program. More »

LED Rebate Programs Continue to Grow

Posted 05-30-2013

According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, about $2 billion was available for commercial and industrial energy-efficiency programs in 2010. Today, significant rebate dollars are available to promote adoption of energy-efficient commercial lighting solutions in an estimated 71% of the United States More »

Looking Beneath the Surface

Posted 04-22-2013

Here's a place for you to Join the conversation about environmental issues and share environmental tips. More »

Spring Energy Efficiency Tips

Posted 04-22-2013

Just in time for Spring, the Alliance to Save Energy’s (ASE) Efficiency News April edition released their annual “Spring Cleaning” tips for the season. More »

Capital Briefs: New Recycling Goals Proposed in N.C.

Posted 04-22-2013

New recycling goals proposed in N.C. More »

Illinois E-Waste Recycling Program Beats Goal in First Year

Posted 03-27-2013

Approximately 42 million pounds of electronics were recycled last year in Illinois after a statewide ban on disposing e-waste at landfills was enacted Jan. 1, 2012, according to the Illinois EPA. More »

Capital Briefs: Proposal Would Outlaw Battery Disposal

Posted 03-27-2013

Oregon: House Bill 2938 would prohibit residents from knowingly disposing of rechargeable batteries as solid waste. More »

Lighting: Hot Topics for the New Year

Posted 03-27-2013

With LED technology steadily growing in capabilities and importance, manufacturers offer advice on how distributors can best approach the lighting market in the coming year. More »

Heed LEED, part 1: Getting in the Game

Posted 02-18-2013

As of July 2012, more than 2 billion square feet of commercial space had been certified under the LEED green building certification program, with 7 billion more in the pipeline, according to the USGBC. More »

Recycling after Superstorm Sandy

Posted 02-18-2013

When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey and New York in October it was defined by the National Hurricane Center as a post-tropical cyclone. No matter what it was called, Sandy clobbered the east coast with the most destructive and costliest storm in the area’s history. More »

Capital Briefs: Electronics Recycling Program Proposed

Posted 02-18-2013

Arizona: House Bill 2361 would develop a large electronics recycling program. The program would force manufacturers to have a recycling program and register with the state to sell electronics in the state. More »

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in Toxic Chemical Releases in Massachusetts

Posted 02-18-2013

(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 16, 2013) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2011. In Massachusetts, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2010). More »

E-waste Law to Take Effect in Pennsylvania

Posted 02-18-2013

Pennsylvania residents won't be able to throw their electronic devices into the trash starting on Jan. 24 as a new law prohibiting the action will go into effect, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said. More »

Are LEDs Really Environmentally Friendly?

Posted 01-15-2013

On January 1st, Concord, Massachusetts enacted a ban on the sale of plastic bottles of water smaller than one liter. This comes after a three-year campaign to reduce waste and encourage tap water usage. More »

Plastic Water Bottles Outlawed In Concord Massachusetts

Posted 01-15-2013

On January 1st, Concord, Massachusetts enacted a ban on the sale of plastic bottles of water smaller than one liter. This comes after a three-year campaign to reduce waste and encourage tap water usage. More »

Pennsylvania Recovers Over $2 Million Through Recycling

Posted 01-15-2013

Pennsylvania’s general services secretary Sheri Phillips said that more than $2 million was recovered through the Commonwealth’s recycling program in 2011-2012 – a 9 percent increase from the previous annual time period. More »

Capital Briefs: EPR Rules Finalized for Mercury Lights

Posted 01-15-2013

Washington: The Department of Ecology established rules to implement the Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship program. The rule was needed to clarify the product stewardship program requirements and funding structure. More »

Mercury Export Ban Act Took Effect January 1, 2013

Posted 01-15-2013

The Mercury Export Ban Act (MEBA or the Act; Public Law No. 110-414), which became law on October 14, 2008, is intended to reduce the availability of elemental mercury in domestic and international markets. More »
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