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Archive | July, 2011

Honda Sends Zero Waste To Landfill from North American Factories

SustainableBusiness.com News Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced today that 10 of its 14 North American manufacturing plants are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with “virtually zero” waste to landfill. >> The announcement marks a significant milestone on the company’s “Green Factory” initiative. Honda has dramatically reduced the […]

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Landfill Mining

SOURCE: CIWM, OCTOBER 2008 With commodity prices rising at unprecedented rates the viability of landfill mining is now being looked at seriously, with landfills regarded as untapped mines of valuable resources, such as plastics and metals. >> Their exploitation will raise interesting legal issues. The concept of waste remaining waste until recovered or disposed of […]

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The legal definition of “waste” – the quest for clarity

Source: CIWM, December 2010 The legal definition of “waste” has always been a bit of a nightmare for those in the industry who seek innovatively to do intelligent things with waste and other “residues”, but struggle to make a case for “product”’ status.  Where commercially useful residues are deemed by regulators to be “waste”, then […]

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California Leads in Landfill Gas-to-LNG Projects – MarketWatch (press release)

SUGAR LAND, TX, Jul 15, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — Most states have government-backed incentives and regulations regarding air quality. Many of these are aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy. >> California focuses on meeting ambitious environmental goals every year. The state’s environmental goals […]

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