North American Leaders Support Using Ozone Treaty to Cut ‘Potent Greenhouse Gases’


Yesterday the leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico committed to “work together under the Montreal Protocol to phase down the use of HFCs and bring about significant reductions of this potent greenhouse gas.” The agreement is included in the Leaders Declaration on Climate Change and Energy from the North American Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico. The North American leaders’ commitment to the Montreal Protocol follows the commitment made by G8 leaders in July to “work with our partners to ensure that HFC emissions reductions are achieved under the appropriate framework….” … More North American Leaders Support Using Ozone Treaty to Cut ‘Potent Greenhouse Gases’

New York City – Town of Smithtown NY Chooses CNG to Cut Refuse Collection Costs


Faced with rising refuse collection costs, the Town of Smithtown, New York, decided to require its refuse collection contractors to use compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. It was the first New York municipality to institute such a requirement. On January 1, 2007, the 30 contractor-owned diesel refuse trucks collecting solid waste and recyclables from the town’s 116,000 residents were replaced by 22 CNG models.

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New Mexico Recycling Coalition Offers Members Sound Recycling Advice


The New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NMRC) board and its Executive Director, recently provide guidance to its Coalition Members  for 2009 relative to the current downturn in the recycling markets.   It provided the following advice and recommendations on how best to sustain recycling programs and ensure success for this year and the future:   1.       Prices … More New Mexico Recycling Coalition Offers Members Sound Recycling Advice