Newsletter Archive

NY DEC Strengthens State’s Solid Waste Regulations

Posted 12-18-2017

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the state has finalized revisions to the state’s Solid Waste Management Regulations, commonly referred to as Part 360. More »

Energy Star Program Faces Uncertain Future

Posted 12-18-2017

A number of non-profit trade associations are working to change the opinions of a House Subcommittee on Energy to prevent potential changes to the Energy Star program that could either weaken it significantly or potentially end it altogether. More »

Lighting Control Market to Reach $21 Billion by 2023

Posted 12-18-2017

The global lighting control market is expected to reach an estimated $21.1 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 12% from 2018 to 2023. More »

Las Vegas’ Plaza Hotel and Casino Makes the Switch to LEDs

Posted 12-18-2017

The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is the first in downtown Las Vegas to make the switch from cold cathode lamps to energy efficient LED sign lamps. According to the news release, this change provides a more traditional, warm lighting effect throughout the Main Street walkway and North Tower waterfall. More »

How Federal Tax Cuts Would Impact E-Scrap

Posted 12-18-2017

Tax reform bills approved by the U.S. House and Senate include sweeping cuts to business taxes, and recycling industry associations are applauding the business-friendly measures. More »

New Product Announcement: Recycling for LED Lamps!

Posted 12-18-2017

Veolia’s mail-back RecyclePak® program is proud to announce the development of a national prepaid program for the responsible recycling of LED light bulbs. More »

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

Posted 11-27-2017

JPMorgan Chase plans to retrofit more than 70% of Detroit branches with LED lights and new building management systems, the Michigan Chronicle reported on Wednesday. More »

The Importance of STEM Initiatives: The Future of Energy Efficiency

Posted 11-27-2017

By 2018, there will be an estimated 8 million STEM jobs available in the U.S. And many of them will be able to serve an industry that once wasn’t associated with technology or innovation. More »

Global LED Market Expected To Double In Four Years

Posted 11-27-2017

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “LED lighting Market for Residential, Architectural and Outdoor Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022”. More »

The E-Waste Evolution Rages Onward

Posted 11-27-2017

In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S and is now catching up to Europe. More »

Hurricane Debris Removal: A Full Scale Waste Issue

Posted 11-27-2017

The recent hurricanes that devastated dozens of U.S. communities have left a path of destruction for hundreds of miles. More »

Report Provides Global Look at E-Scrap’s Toxicity Issues

Posted 11-27-2017

A study takes a wide-ranging look at the health and environmental impacts of improperly managed scrap electronics, and it suggests ways the whole value chain can work to solve the problems. More »

Recyclability of Electric Vehicle Batteries Scrutinized

Posted 10-30-2017

Faced with high energy costs, environmental concerns by consumers and government regulatory measures, the world’s leading automakers are embracing new technological advancements to make today’s vehicles more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before. More »

How a City Can Manage Harmful Household Products

Posted 10-30-2017

Did you know each person in the U.S. generates an average of 4 pounds of harmful household waste a year? More »

Deals Reached In Battery Fire Litigation

Posted 10-30-2017

Seven e-scrap entities have been accused of questionable downstream practices by the Basel Action Network, after tracking devices showed they were involved in moving materials that were eventually exported to developing countries. More »

Howard University Flips the Switch on Exterior LED Retrofit Project

Posted 10-30-2017

Howard University completed an exterior LED retrofit project to save money, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and improve safety on campus, the university announced. More »

Networked Lighting: Changing the Game

Posted 10-30-2017

Rebates, third-party energy savings, and training are expected to raise demand for networked lighting controls in existing commercial buildings. More »

Missouri Saves More than $1 Million by Reducing Energy Use

Posted 10-30-2017

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced it has saved $1.2 million in energy costs since 2010, including more than $250,000 in 2016 alone. More »

VEOLIA Opens State-Of-The-Art Electronics Recycling Facility in Ontario

Posted 10-30-2017

Veolia is expanding its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with a new, 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area). More »

Tracking Project Accuses More Companies of E-Scrap Exports

Posted 09-18-2017

Seven e-scrap entities have been accused of questionable downstream practices by the Basel Action Network, after tracking devices showed they were involved in moving materials that were eventually exported to developing countries. More »

How Energy Data Helped a Transit Leader Become an Environmental Leader

Posted 09-18-2017

“Build Smart.” It’s the message surrounding Executive Order 88, a law mandated in New York City that’s challenging the energy efficiency of facilities no matter what industry — or what age. More »

Forecast: Global LED Market on Track for Continued Growth

Posted 09-18-2017

The global market for LEDs will increase at a compound annual growth rate of more than 18% this year until 2021, the market research firm Technavio forecasts. At that rate, the market would go from $18. More »

Residential LED Lighting Matures

Posted 09-18-2017

In 2016, residential put-in-place construction spending increased to about $467 billion, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This marked a fifth year of double digit growth since the 2008 recession. More »

EPA Rollbacks and What They Mean

Posted 09-18-2017

Renewable energy technologies offer a tantalizing promise: clean, abundant energy gathered from continuously self-renewing resources. Conventional energy sources based on oil, coal and natural gas have proven to be highly effective drivers of economic progress, but at the same time, they are reported as damaging to the environment and human health. More »

A Look at Office Light and Health

Posted 08-21-2017

New study explores the connection between light exposure and sleep, depression, and stress in office workers. More »

Phoenix Sees the Light: City Begins Replacing All Street Lights With LED Bulbs

Posted 08-21-2017

Phoenix has officially begun its city-wide initiative to replace all 90,000 street lights — plus lighting at its park facilities — with LED bulbs. More »

Spring Cleaning: How Southern Rock Protects Midwestern Water

Posted 08-21-2017

When it comes to water conservation, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is a definite standout. The Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility helps treat up to 300 million gallons of wastewater per day, protecting Lake Michigan and the people who live in the greater metro area. More »

Former Leaders of a CRT Outlet Ordered To Pay Millions in Ohio

Posted 08-21-2017

The former leaders of CRT outlet Closed Loop Refining and Recovery have been directed by a court to pay more than $18 million for breaking the lease at the company’s Columbus, Ohio headquarters and leaving behind more than 100 million pounds of CRT glass. More »

Still No Decision on Clean Power Plan

Posted 08-21-2017

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has decided to put off making a decision about the Clean Power Plan for two more months — on top off the delay it had issued in April. More »

CRT Processor Suspends Operations

Posted 07-25-2017

The fate of Nulife Glass is in question, with the firm halting operations as it struggles to meet regulator demands to remove CRT glass stored in warehouses. More »

Gloucester, Mass. Shows Why You Don’t Need to Be Big to Be Sustainable

Posted 07-25-2017

When people talk sustainable cities, they talk big cities — cities like Boston, whose “green steam” heats buildings downtown by recycling the steam from electricity generation. The benefit to the environment is right in line with the city’s progressive image. More »

Ohio School District’s Cost-Saving Efficiency Upgrades to Save $82K Yearly

Posted 07-25-2017

Another school district has discovered that it can save significantly on energy prices through building upgrades and new energy management systems. The Springfield Local School District in Akron, Ohio, recently announced the start of an energy efficiency project that is projected to save more than $82,000 on annual utility and operational costs. More »

2016 CSR Report Highlights Community Impact and Investment

Posted 07-25-2017

At Veolia North America, our vision is to solve complex challenges in water, waste and energy in order to shape a more sustainable world. We are working toward this vision through our corporate commitment to sustainability. More »

House Proposal Avoids Cuts to EPA’s Recycling Program

Posted 07-25-2017

House lawmakers tasked with crafting a U.S. EPA budget are standing behind the agency’s waste minimization and recycling program, which would be defunded under the Trump administration’s fiscal plan. More »

Nation Wakes Up To Coffee Cup Recycling On-The-Go-Go

Posted 06-20-2017

Underpinned by insight into coffee cup disposal habits and with trials supported by partners such as Costa and Starbucks, Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, is rolling out a national coffee cup recycling solution. More »

The Challenge of Legislating E-Waste Recycling

Posted 06-20-2017

E-waste is a growing issue in the U.S. As the volume of electronics and cordless devices increases, so does the amount of e-waste. More »

Repair and Recycling Firm Files for Bankruptcy

Posted 06-20-2017

Illinois-based PC Rebuilders & Recyclers (PCRR) has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, indicating it plans to sell off its assets to pay creditors. More »

LED Upgrade Options for HID Luminaires

Posted 06-20-2017

As a popular light source for industrial, retail, public space, parking garage, and outdoor area and roadway applications, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps represent an enormous installed lighting base. More »

Industry Looks to Defend Federal Recycling Program

Posted 06-20-2017

Recycling organizations will try to sell Congress on the economic and environmental benefits of the U.S. EPA’s Waste Minimization and Recycling program, which is cut in President Trump’s proposed budget. More »

Another Retailer Settles an E-Scrap Case in California

Posted 05-15-2017

A nationwide retailer will pay millions of dollars to settle accusations that it improperly landfilled electronics and hazardous waste. More »

Senator Wyden Proposes ‘Clean Energy for America’ Tax Credits

Posted 05-15-2017

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and his colleagues introduced a Clean Energy for America Act on May 5 that includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well as performance-based tax incentives for energy-efficient homes and office buildings. More »

Lighting Rebates Going Strong

Posted 05-15-2017

In 2016, lighting rebates covered 79% of the United States, according to BriteSwitch. In 2017, LED rebates are expanding, while rebate per product is falling and control rebates remain relatively constant. More »

Recycled Metals Market: Making a Comeback

Posted 05-15-2017

The recycled metals market is seeing the first signs of improvement in months, thanks in part to more and more people becoming optimistic that the economy and the infrastructure changes being proposed by the new Trump administration will have a big impact on the metal markets. More »

Getting Light Right

Posted 05-15-2017

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released a circadian stimulus (CS) calculator. Based on the CS metric, this tool can aid lighting professionals to select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for effective circadian light exposure in buildings. More »

New Study Predicts Murky Future for Global Water Quality

Posted 05-15-2017

While California's four-year drought is forcing the most severe mandatory water restrictions in the state's history, another water crisis is brewing that will affect far more people and a much greater territory - the planet at large. More »

Veolia to Build £10m High Grade Glass Recycling Plant in St Helens, UK

Posted 04-17-2017

Veolia has teamed up with UK mineral wool insulation manufacturer, Knauf Insulation, in a long term contract to supply high quality recycled glass from packaging in St. Helens, Merseyside. More »

New Brunswick Begins Manufacturer-Funded Recycling Program

Posted 04-17-2017

With implementation in New Brunswick last week, all 10 Canadian provinces now have extended producer responsibility programs for electronics. More »

E-Scrap Battery Fire Leads to Lawsuit

Posted 04-17-2017

A trucking company is suing two electronics recycling firms and a logistics provider, claiming they were responsible for a battery explosion and fire that injured employees and damaged property. More »

Connect to Connected Light

Posted 04-17-2017

As distributors become more familiar with lighting controls, it’s important to also become more familiar with connected lighting and its applications. More »

Upgrades at Psychiatric Hospitals in Connecticut and on Long Island

Posted 04-17-2017

A $1 million energy efficiency project has been completed at the New York State Office of Mental Health’s Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, which is on Long Island. More »

Report Offers Recommendations to Reduce The 40 Percent of Wasted Food

Posted 04-17-2017

A number of federal laws and policies strive to enhance food recovery, yet many fail to address the needs facing the evolving landscape of food donation. More »

Earth Day – Take Action

Posted 04-17-2017

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Jackson, Mississippi Establishes Environmental Partnership with Veolia for Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Services

Posted 03-20-2017

The city of Jackson, Mississippi has signed a 10-year operations and management agreement with Veolia Water North America - South, LLC, a part of Veolia Environnement (Veolia). Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, will operate the area’s three wastewater treatment plants and will provide other related infrastructure services and activities. More »

Bill Makes Major Changes to Washington E-Scrap Program

Posted 03-20-2017

A bill advancing in the Washington state legislature blacklists e-scrap processors that twice violate state program rules. It also requires the disclosure of prices processors charge. More »

New Rules for Metal Halide; Cities Get Smart

Posted 03-20-2017

On Feb. 10, doe rules take effect that regulate the efficiency of metal halide (MH) lamp ballasts sold as part of new luminaires. These rules update existing energy-efficiency standards created by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. More »

EPA to Put in Place Process to Evaluate Chemicals That May Pose Risk; First Time in 40 Years

Posted 03-20-2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving swiftly to propose how it will prioritize and evaluate chemicals, given that the final processes must be in place within the first year of the new law’s enactment, or before June 22, 2017. More »

Bill Restricting E-Scrap Exports Reintroduced

Posted 03-20-2017

A bill limiting exports of scrap electronics has been reintroduced in Congress, after it failed to advance in 2016. More »

EPA Commends the City of New York for Removing PCB Lighting

Posted 01-16-2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency commended the City of New York for replacing lighting fixtures containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 883 New York City public school buildings. More »

Energy Star Lamps V2.0 takes Effect

Posted 01-16-2017

THE NEW ENERGY STAR V2.0 Lamp Specification (Lamps V2.0) became effective this month, raising the performance bar for lamps seeking Energy Star certification. The new specification was predicted to dramatically affect the availability of CFLs in current utility rebate programs. More »

Updated e-scrap law in New Jersey ‘not a panacea’

Posted 01-16-2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill overhauling the state’s e-scrap program. It was identical to legislation he pocket vetoed in 2016. More »

NYC Hospitals Reduce Energy Use by 10 Percent

Posted 01-16-2017

New York City is a very big place. It follows that its hospital system is equally oversized. Getting it to do anything as a group is a challenging task of organization, financing and execution. More »

Veolia Acquires Enovity, Strengthens Energy Solution Services

Posted 01-16-2017

Veolia Energy North America Holdings, Inc. (Veolia) has acquired Enovity, a San Francisco-based energy services firm. Enovity is a strategic acquisition that complements Veolia’s existing SourceOne energy services business, providing a platform for expanding the company’s geographic footprint in the building energy services sector. More »
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