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IDT Deploys ‘Wet and Dry’ Waste Management Program, Achieves Zero Waste

Technology firm Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has achieved zero waste after deploying a “wet and dry” waste management program to increase recycling and composting at its San Jose, California, headquarters. IDT instituted the zero waste program in January 2015. Under the program, there are only two types of bins: wet … Read more »

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Super Bowl Waste Management Victory Goes to Geospatial Technology

Super Bowl 50 victory went to the Denver Broncos last night but the waste management winner was Trimble Geospatial Solutions, which provided the geospatial technology used to clean up illegal dumping sites across San Jose, California. As Waste360 reports, the city has seen a 75 percent increase in illegal dumping … Read more »

Lawsuit Demands Monsanto Pay for PCB Contamination

The city of San Jose, California, has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto that alleges the company knowingly polluted the San Francisco Bay with PCBs and says Monsanto should pay to clean up the contamination. The city’s stormwater, which contains Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), flows into the San Francisco Bay. PCBs are … Read more »

Recycled Water Filling Stations Available for Commercial Trucks

Commercial trucks can now use recycled water instead of drinking water for three approved uses — construction trucks that spray water to keep down dust at construction sites, city trucks that perform sewer cleanouts, and street sweeping trucks that mist the street surface as they sweep — in two California … Read more »

Intel Smart City Tech Furthers City’s ‘Green Goals’

Intel Smart City Tech Furthers City’s ‘Green Goals’

Intel and the city of San José, Calif., are collaborating on a public-private partnership to further the city’s “Green Vision” goals. The project, known as Smart Cities USA, is expected to help drive San José’s economic growth, foster 25,000 clean-tech jobs and create environmental sustainability. The pilot program in San … Read more »

Water District Dumps Fossil Fuel Investments

Water District Dumps Fossil Fuel Investments

A California water district unanimously voted earlier this week to divest in fossil fuel companies and ban future investments in any of the biggest 200 coal, oil and gas companies including Alcoa, BP, Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell. The San Jose-based Santa Clara Valley Water District provides drinking water and … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mercedes Ban, Agriculture GHGs, Family Dollar

The Department of Agriculture is seeking comment on its proposed methods for quantifying entity-scale greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the agriculture and forestry sectors. The USDA expects that landowners will use the methods to improve management practices and identify actions to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Farmers, ranchers, and … Read more »

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San Jose Considers Plastic Foam Ban

San Jose, Calif., will likely become the biggest city in the state, if not the US, to ban plastic foam food containers following a City Council vote today, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Proponents say the plastic foam, called “expanded polystyrene” or EPS, ends up in landfills because there’s … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: Sustainability Consortium, ECOtality, Westpac, General Moly

Here’s the latest news on hirings and promotions among environmental and energy management leaders. The Sustainability Consortium: The organization, which creates sustainability standards for consumer products, has named Kara Hartnett Hurst executive director, filing a vacancy left by Bonnie Nixon who stepped down in February after 10 months on the … Read more »

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