Newsletter Archive

NEMA Responds to Light Bulb Standard Rollback

Posted 02-22-2019

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is responding to this week’s news that the Department of Energy is considering a rollback of certain light bulb standards that are scheduled to go into effect next year. More »

EPA Releases First Major Update to Chemicals List in 40 Years

Posted 02-22-2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory listing the chemicals that are actively being manufactured, processed and imported in the United States. More »

Major Glass, Plastic Recycling Changes Proposed In Washington State

Posted 02-22-2019

Two bills that would alter statewide recycling programs have been introduced in the Washington state legislature in response to market changes spurred by China's scrap import policies. More »

EPR Program to Cover Host of New Devices

Posted 02-22-2019

Nova Scotia is banning additional types of electronics from disposal, a move that requires product manufacturers to expand their recycling services under the province’s extended producer responsibility program. More »

Public Money Will Fund GES Cleanup in Kentucky

Posted 02-22-2019

When Global Environmental Services failed, the processor left CRT messes at multiple sites in two states. Years later, with the former owner in prison, government officials are nearing the last of the warehouse cleanups. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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