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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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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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Carbon Offsets Pay for Landfill Gas to Fire Bricks in Oklahoma – Waste Management World

A project in Wewoka, Oklahoma will use landfill gas to fuel a nearby brick factory, reducing approximately 30,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution per year in the process. >>The project is being financed by eBay, Esurance, Designtex, Ceres, Brighter Planet, and College of the Atlantic through the purchase of NativeEnergy’s Help Build carbon offsets. The […]

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From Cradle to Grave–Laboratory Waste Management [VHS]

Muckraker reporter Corey Hazard is sure that he will find examples of shoddy hazardous waste management practices in Elise McMillan’s lab. But the only thing he uncovers is how scrupulously Elise and her lab technicians observe hazardous waste management regulations-and reduce disposal costs to boot! Topics What Federal Regulations Govern Handling and Disposal of Hazardous […]

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Ever Wondered What Happens to Your Waste? The Shocking Truth About Landfills and Global Warming!

The United Kingdom produces 434 million tons of waste each year. That will fill the Albert Hall each 2 hours. Householders produce about 30,000,000 tonnes about annually. 73% of this waste goes to landfill, although ninety percent of it actually is recoverable and may be recycled, reused or composted. Landfill remains the principal way of […]

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Waste Management – Prevention, Recycling, Conservation (Managing Our Waste)

What kind of waste is created from natural disasters, oil spills, agriculture and mining? Form Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and even space junk, humans are managing all types of waste across the globe. Empower your students with important information about agricultural pesticides, radioactive waste […]

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Waste Management – The Global View (Managing Our Waste)

Empower your students with success stories about waste management from across the globe. Learn what we are doing right when we see how other countries and communities manage the waste from natural disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis. Using ready-to-use information and activities for remedial students we have also outlined what initiatives countries are taking to […]

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