At the plastics industry's big trade show, NPE 2015, the show's owner, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), partnered with the Savannah College of Art and Design to hold a fashion show of garments created out of recycled or reused or plastics.
For 25 years the town of Yarmouth shipped solid waste by rail from its transfer station to a waste-to-energy facility in Rochester under a contract with Bay Colony Railway, but in 2007 Massachusetts put an end to that arrangement, triggering a complicated court battle over whether BCR could ship the waste by truck or another rail operator would step in....More
Opportunities seldom drop into one’s lap. Often, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Here’s how this strategy played out in a locale where a funding shortfall threatened to undermine a county’s integrated waste management program....More
The carpet industry has instituted a voluntary product stewardship (VPS) program to divert and recycle carpet, a policy that the Product Stewardship Institute Inc. (PSI) opposes as a move to avoid extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation....More
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a penalty of $366,400 to Behr Iron & Steel, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, for five violations it terms as willful and nine termed as serious at the company’s facilities in Rockford and Peoria, Illinois....More
A group of citizens rallied in front of the Greenville County government offices Tuesday morning to voice concerns over the possibility of 350,000 tons of out-of-state garbage heading to Twin Chimneys landfill....More
Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals....More
Co-located with WasteExpo, the Healthcare Waste Conference is the only educational event that laser-focuses on the largest regulatory, legislative and technical issues that affect the healthcare waste industry....More