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Andritz MeWa Expands Recycling Technologies, Service in North American Market

In a move that expands its recycling technologies in the North American market, Andritz MeWa says M-L Environmental of Westminster, Colorado, has taken over North American sales of shredding and crushing machines for electronic scrap, refrigerators, metal scrap, cable scrap, used tires, household and industrial waste, and many other applications. … Read more »

Environmental Industry Revenue Jumped 3.9% in 2014, Says Report

The US environmental industry grew 3.9% in 2014 to reach $353.7 billion in revenues, according to primary research and data compiled by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of Environmental Business Journal. The environmental industry represented 2.82% of the US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, and EBI estimates environmental industry … Read more »

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Toyota Surpasses Water Reduction Goal

Toyota saved more than 54 million gallons of water in North America during fiscal year 2015 through reduce, reuse and recycle efforts, according to its latest North American Environmental Report. The automaker had targeted a 6 percent reduction in water withdrawals by fiscal year 2016 from a 2010 baseline. In … Read more »

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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline, Citing US Climate Leadership

The Obama administration today rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the US Senate and House of Representatives votes to approve the 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, secretary of state John Kerry determined the controversial pipeline is not in the best interest of the US. … Read more »

Wood Reuse, Recycling Options in Online Directory

Wood Reuse, Recycling Options in Online Directory

A new online directory outlines reuse and recycling options for wood and wood products in North America. The American Wood Council and Canadian Wood Council, in partnership with the Building Materials Reuse Association, developed the website. AWC president and CEO Robert Glowinski says there has historically been a lack of … Read more »

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Aqua Terra Water Management Grows Waste Disposal Capabilities

Aqua Terra Water Management, which provides waste management and water disposal for the oil and gas industry in North America, has acquired of Advance Hydrocarbon Corporation, which owns a vertically integrated network of seven commercial disposal facilities served by 62 company operated vacuum trucks in the College Station, Texas region. … Read more »

Battery Recycling Charged Up Across North America

More than 5.7 million pounds of batteries were kept out of US and Canadian landfills and recycled so far this year, reports battery stewardship organization Call2Recycle. This means battery collections are on target to grow for the 19th consecutive year, Call2Recycle says. About 90 percent of both US and Canadian … Read more »

Risk Management Drives Gas Detection Market

The North American gas detection market is on a steady growth path. The market earned revenues of $777.4 million in 2014 and is projected to reach $900.4 million in 2019, according to a Frost & Sullivan report, Analysis of the North American Gas Detection Market. The need to avoid industrial … Read more »

OSHA, Health Canada Align Hazardous Workplace Chemical Labeling Requirements

OSHA, Health Canada Align Hazardous Workplace Chemical Labeling Requirements

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Health Canada will continue their partnership to align US and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory Cooperation Council, the organizations announced. The partnership will reduce inconsistencies among hazard communication regulations and protect workers, OSHA … Read more »

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

A 4,000-square-foot living roof atop a new apartment complex in Washington, DC, is almost complete, reports FMLink. The green roof is part of The Colonel apartment complex in the Shaw neighborhood. Riverbend Nursery and MSM Roofing developed the green roof, which includes a blend of drought-tolerant succulents. Facility owners and … Read more »

Solvay, Enirgi Chemicals Join Forces on Emissions Treatment

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals have created a 50-50 joint venture to speed up the development and offering of sodium-bicarbonate based products and solutions to reduce airborne emissions from industries in North America. The new entity, SOLVAir Natural Solutions, was formed in response to growing demand for air pollution control applications, … Read more »

NSF Verifies First Industry-Wide EPD for Water, Sewer Piping

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) has published the first North American industry-wide environmental product declaration (EPD) for water and sewer piping, and it has been verified by NSF Sustainability. The EPD was developed in compliance with international environmental management guidelines (ISO 14025) and benchmarks the impacts of seven PVC … Read more »

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