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BioHiTech Food Waste Digester Cuts Hard Rock Café’s Food Waste Disposal Costs 56%

The Hard Rock Café in London cut its food waste disposal costs by 56 percent and reduced carbon emissions by 9.7 metric tons since installing BioHiTech’s commercial food waste disposal system.

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The Far REACH of the EU’s Chemical Rules

Chemical regulations for US companies are changing rapidly these days, as the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act moves closer to the president’s desk and as states implement — or modify — their own chemical laws, such as California’s Proposition 65. Another chemical rule that may not … Read more »

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Ecova Expands Operations to Europe

Sustainability and energy management company Ecova is expanding its operations to Europe — the company’s first expansion outside North America — by taking over management of Power Efficiency Limited. Power Efficiency is a European energy procurement and carbon reduction consultancy. Like Ecova, Power Efficiency provides energy procurement services, invoice validation, portfolio … Read more »

Partnership Creates Revenue Stream for Recovered Phosphorous in Wastewater

Through a technology licensing agreement with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, ACWA Services will offer an advanced nutrient recovery solution to UK water companies and anaerobic digestion (AD) operators. Ostara’s Pearl process recovers 85 percent of the phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater streams at municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants and … Read more »

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Trump Company Fined for Plane’s Carbon Emissions

A Donald Trump company has been fined by the UK’s Environment Agency for breaking the county’s carbon emissions rules. The penalty is for a flight to the UK in a plane owned by DJT Operations, a part of the Trump Organization, owes £1,610 ($2,347) under the European Union’s carbon pollution … Read more »

Biofilters Minimize Effluent Load at Malting Plant

Biofilters installed at the Bairds Malt Pencaitland Maltings Plant near Edinburgh, Scotland, will reduce the plant’s trade effluent load, minimize environmental impact and reduce costs. With an annual malt production capacity of 47,000 metric tons, the Pencaitland Maltings Plant uses a significant amount of water in the steeping and germination … Read more »

Mobile Environmental Spill Decontamination Unit Launched

Directa Plus has launched the Grafysorber Decontamination Unit, the world’s first graphene-based system for addressing environmental emergencies such as oil spills. The mobile units can be deployed quickly and are at least five times more adsorptive than conventional solutions, according to the company. The Grafysorber Decontamination Unit contains a plasma machine … Read more »

Bioplastics Association Criticizes EU’s New Circular Economy Package

The European Commission’s newly adopted Circular Economy package is being criticized by industry and environmentalists alike. The package includes a revised legislative proposal on waste, which includes the following key elements: A common EU target for recycling 65 percent of municipal waste by 2030. A common EU target for recycling 75 … Read more »

Landfilling Reports Sends ‘Dangerous Message,’ CEWEP Says

The Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) is speaking out against a report produced by Eunomia on behalf of Zero Waste Europe that claims there is not much difference between landfill and incineration from a climate perspective. With COP21 currently under way in Paris, CEWEP says this a “dangerous message” … Read more »

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Waste Incineration Facilities Breach Emissions Limits, Report Says

Incineration facilities and cement plants across Europe have had serious breaches of emission limits, according to a new report released by Zero Waste Europe. The report details the investigation of pollution limit breaches at the following five incineration facilities: Lafarge Montcada I Reixac cement plant in Barcelona, Spain Lafarge cement … Read more »