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Special Report on

Waste Management, Recycling and Toxics

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Where does all the electronic refuse our society generates end up? Some of it is shipped illegally from the U.S. to China, reports Scott Pelley, where it is harming the environment and people. Seven out of 10 children in Guiyu, China, have too much lead in their blood.  (CBS)  (CBS)  (CBS) Previous slide Next slide Interactive Focus On China Explore the history, people and economy of China, the world�s most populous nation. Interactive Air Pollution Explore air pollution throughout the U.S. and find out which cities have the worst air quality. How To Find An Ethical Recycler The Basel Action Network (BAN) has ...
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EcoWaste Coalition bats for schools as hub for zero waste ...
MANILA, June 16 — At the outset of the new academic year, an environmental network called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to turn the entire school system into a dynamic hub where young Filipinos can learn about Zero Waste as a way of life. In a statement released in time for the reopening of classes, the EcoWaste Coalition requested the DepEd to assume a leading role in spreading the Zero Waste value among students in theory and practice. “Next to our homes, the schools provide the best training grounds for instilling ecological awareness, responsibility and action among our kids, especially in preventing ... market research, surveys and trends
Membrane and Separation Technology. E-waste Market by Technology ...
With an increasing awareness of the impact of electronic waste (E-waste) on the global environment and specific metal, plastic, and glass markets, there is need for a current and comprehensive report on E-waste covering technologies, demand trends, projected growth, new market opportunities, and appropriate investment levels.   This study examines the worldwide demand for electronic recycling, its markets, and growth opportunities. This study gives a clear, quantitative picture of the supply-and-demand scenario and highlights the technological and investment opportunities in the field. REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY   ... market research, surveys and trends


Chapter 8 Toxics and Waste
By most accounts, the environment is cleaner today than it was several decades ago. This chapter examines trends in the generation and disposal of municipal (non-hazardous) solid waste, hazardous waste, and nuclear waste; the release and management of industrial toxic chemicals; the cleanup of abandoned hazardous waste sites; and the persistence of long-lived toxic chemicals that threaten human health and the environment. Success stories include: Increased municipal solid waste recycling and source reduction rates, offsetting increased waste generation rates; Growth in the number of facilities permitted to treat, store, or ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Virginia DEQ - Public Information - DEQcast
RICHMOND, VA. -- The Department of Environmental Quality released its annual report today on solid waste management in Virginia. The report includes the amounts of solid waste managed in Virginia in 2009, and the amounts and sources of solid waste generated outside the Commonwealth. The total amount of solid waste received at Virginia facilities during 2009 decreased by about 2.5 million tons (11.2 percent) from 2008. Solid waste includes municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, vegetative and yard waste, and other types of waste. The total amount of solid waste from outside Virginia decreased by about 1.3 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Paul Pelosi Jr. Joins Tree Top Industries Advisory Board
appointed Paul Pelosi Jr. to its Advisory Board counseling the Company regarding its Universal Energy subsidiary, including BioEnergy Applied Technologies ("BAT"). Kathy Griffin, President, stated, "We're focused on development of hazardous waste destruction technology. Paul's wide range of experience and national and international contacts, should accelerate our progress. Pharmaceutical, chemical and medical ("red bag") waste are recognized as serious threats to the environment, polluting water systems due to improper storage. Tree Top is working to alleviate this problem by seeking partners ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
E-waste everywhere, not enough to treat
It's a bit of an obvious thing to do, but Attero Recycling has its plant in a green building. About 10 kilometres from Roorkee on the road to Dehradun, it is difficult to miss. As we reach the gates, a security guard stops our car and says no vehicle can go in. As we enter on foot, the obvious gets accentuated. The walls of the plant have boards that talk about the benefits of recycling and how the plant reuses everything, harvests rainwater and uses solar lights. The 40-odd who work there wear green shirts on black trousers. It’s a sprawling unit. Spread over 10,000 square metres, the plant can treat 36,000 tonnes of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


EPA Region 10 Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics 2009 ...
Apr 22, 2010 ... Advancing Waste Management. Commingled Recycling Standard and ... promoting clean air, controlling toxics, and managing waste for a healthy ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Electronic Waste - PSSI -- Stanford Recycling Center
Do you have a closet full of outdated computer and electronic equipment? If so, you�re in good company. People tend to hold on to outdated equipment in the hopes it may yet have some functional purpose. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, 1.5 million computers enter the waste stream annually. By 2004, as many as 315 million obsolete computers could potentially be disposed of in landfills. E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Google Answers: Environmental impact of rubber flooring
I'm seeking information on the environmental impacts from - manufacture (emissions, spills, etc) - use (odors, indoor air quality) - disposal (or accidental burning) I'm interested in rubber floor made both from virgin rubber and from recycled rubber. Hello healthytom, and thank you for your question. Rubber flooring is generally considered a "low-impact," environmentally friendly building material. Virgin rubber is sustainable as it is derived from trees, and the manufacture of synthetic rubber also has a low impact on the environment. Flooring that contains recycled rubber, however, is cheaper and ...
Animal Rights: real vs manmade, pvc sewer pipe, environmental ...
I've heard that pleather, PVC & Vinyl are all more harmful overall than real skins/hides. I am a vegetarian and have always put animals first when shopping -(no leather, suede, fur, silk, etc), but I also greatly care about the environment. Are these alternative materials as harmful as people are claiming they are? Also, is it ok to still buy pleather and such materials without seeming like a hypocrite? Thanks in advance! Answer On an environmental standpoint, these alternatives are probably not the greatest. Pleather is a plastic and in order to actually be able to recycle pleather is to make sure that the company ...