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on how PUR is achieving success through a new marketing campaign.  Known for their filters here in the US, they also market disinfectant powder that can be added to water.   They have been marketing it in developing countries as a way to provide clean water to underserved communities for 8 years, but started achiving great success last year when they changed their marketing strategy to a social marketing technique that stresses this as a public health need similar to handwashing or immunizations. Water was also in the news yesterday when a coalition of bottled water companies filed a lawsuit against New York State
or extrusion), and becomes solid again when it cools off. Pure solid polystyrene is a colorless, hard plastic with limited flexibility. It can be cast into molds with fine detail. Polystyrene can be transparent or can be made to take on various colors. Solid polystyrene is used, for example, in disposable cutlery , plastic models, CD and DVD cases, and smoke detector housings. Products made from foamed polystyrene are nearly ubiquitous, for example packing materials, insulation, and foam drink cups. Polystyrene can be recycled, and has the number "6" as its recycling symbol . Polystyrene does not biodegrade , and is ...
12000 Tons a Day, and What to Do With It - City Room Blog ...
The city’s Solid Waste Management Plan — commonly known by the acronym SWMP, pronounced “swamp” — has been the focus of controversy because of the Bloomberg administration’s goal of distributing trash-transfer stations more evenly across the five boroughs. But what happens to the trash after it leaves New York? “Everybody is fixated on barges or trucks,” said State Senator Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat who organized a panel discussion today on “Cleaning Up New York City’s Waste Stream” at Baruch College. “But the real question is where are we taking trash and what ... market research, surveys and trends
$10 million wasted annually in Dutchess through incineration ...
"The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency recycles only 4 percent of Dutchess' 250,000 tons of garbage, a consultant's report says. According to officials and reports, little is done to encourage recycling in the county. When waste recycled by private haulers is included, the county recycling rate is only 11 percent, about half the state rate, agency figures show; an estimated 30,000 tons of paper alone go to the trash heap yearly. An estimated 57 percent to 62 percent of waste produced in the county every year passes through the jaws of its giant incinerator on the Hudson River." [from "Critics ... market research, surveys and trends


Metro Times - News+Views: The big burn
Within the next three months, Detroit must make a monumental decision regarding the 1 billion pounds of waste its residents produce each year. To burn, or not to burn — that is the question. Confronted with that same dilemma more than two decades ago, the city responded by constructing the largest municipal waste incinerator in America. Detroit went for the big burn — and has been paying for it in a big way ever since. By some estimates, Detroit's decision to turn its garbage into smoke and ash will have cost $1.2 billion by the time the incinerator is finally paid off next year. All for a facility the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Forcing Firms to Think About the Future: Economic Incentives and ...
percent of votes for the Democratic candidate in the most recent ... logit, which explains incineration vs. landfilling, the coefficients of the ..... $20 billion in net assets. The coefficients of the waste volume are now sig- ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Hope Inside Canada's Garbage Cans
In Canada, redefining the word trash may send engineers back to their drawing boards -- and keep dioxins out of the food chain. Fatalism is a form of compliance disguised as realism. - Eileen Crist, from "Beyond the Climate Crisis: A Critique of Climate Change Discourse" in Telos Sixteen years ago, I helped a group of Illinois farmers to fight the construction of a massive incinerator in the cornfields of Livingston County. One of those farmers was my Uncle Roy, and it was in a field adjacent to his farm that the 1800-tons-per-day waste-to-energy facility was to be erected. We won. The story of the incinerator that was ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
UK largest contributor to EU waste emissions
The UK was the largest contributor to the European Union's methane emissions from waste in 2007 despite it achieving large reductions in emissions from the waste sector since 1990, a European Environment Agency report has revealed. The EEA research claimed UK landfills were the biggest contributor to methane emissions from the waste sector in the EU in 2007 The report published by the Brussels-based body on Wednesday (June 2) is intended to give an overview of greenhouse gas emissions from across the EU between 1990 and 2007 as a means of gauging Member States' performance . The 634-page report is set to be ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Comments concerning Strategic Operating Alternatives Report (SOAR ...
The SOAR discusses the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of incineration vs. landfilling, but makes no comparison to the relative GHG emissions of implementing ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Biosolids Home: CIWMB Organic Materials Management
Biosolids are the nutrient rich by-product of wastewater treatment, generated by channeling human waste through nearly 250 treatment plants and collection systems throughout California. Although the terms biosolids and sewage sludge are often used interchangeably, biosolids are the end product after treating sewage sludge with anaerobic digestion in combination with heat. With the prohibition of ocean disposal of wastewater residuals in 1992, the use of biosolids as soil amendments (soil conditioners or fertilizers) or for land reclamation has increased to reduce the volume of biosolids that must be landfilled, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Should the U.S. Burn or Bury Its Trash? - Room for Debate Blog ...
that convert trash into heat and electricity. In Denmark, these plants have been embraced even in wealthy suburbs because they curb energy costs, reduce the use of landfills and cut carbon dioxide emissions. But these next-generation incinerators, known as waste-to-energy plants, have not caught on in the United States, where most garbage is still hauled to distant landfills. What stands in the way of the U.S. adopting more of these advanced technologies? Steven Cohen is executive director the Earth Institute at Columbia University and director of Columbia’s masters programs in Sustainability Management and Environmental ...
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Why don't we burn our garbage? - Yahoo! Answers
Instead of creating landfills and adding to massive trash piles that sit and multiply in size why don't we incinerate the garbage we produce? Purely hypothetical - what would this mean? -Obviously we wouldn't set ablaze in open air destructing our atmosphere with the pollution from the trash so why not create warehouse-size kilns (basically)? -In order to disintegrate even the most withstanding materials, (metal, etc.) we'll need an extremely hot flame. Is this possible for a large area (such as a warehouse)? -How long would it take to burn the average cubic foot of trash? Given that everyday garbage ...
Have any of you checked into the pollution caused by recycling ...
I work for an architectural firm...everyone's telling us to go green in our design efforts. Great idea, but just curious about the process of recycling-How green is that? 3 years ago Recycling creates 1.1 million U.S. jobs, $236 billion in gross annual sales and $37 billion in annual payrolls. It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Making recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. These savings far outweigh the energy created as by-products of incineration and landfilling. Aluminum - Recycled aluminum is made into ...