NYC mayor unveils environmental plan on Earth Day, aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030 by WIH Resource Group, Waste Management Consulting Solutions for business and government … More New York Mayor Unveils Environmental Plan on Earth Day 2015
Tracking Trash – MIT Project Aims to Raise Awareness of How Garbage Impacts the Environment
What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or “disposable” razors?
A team of MIT researchers today announced a major project called Trash Track, which aims to get people thinking about what they throw away. Trash Track relies on the development of special electronic tags that will track different types of waste on their journey through the disposal systems of New York and Seattle. The project will monitor the patterns and costs of urban disposal and create awareness of the impact of trash on our environment – revealing the last journey of our everyday objects.
With this project, the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory seeks to couple high-tech, rapidly evolving technology with an everyday human activity: trash disposal. Trash Track builds on some of the lab’s previous projects – including Real Time Rome and the New York Talk Exchange – gathering, assessing and analyzing real-time data to improve urban functionality. … More Tracking Trash – MIT Project Aims to Raise Awareness of How Garbage Impacts the Environment
Waste Coalition Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Unconstitutional Cap on Solano County Trash Imports. The coalition members bringing suit represent much of the waste hauling and recycling industry in Northern California, including Potrero Hills Landfill, BLT Enterprises of Sacramento, Brentwood Disposal Service, Concord Disposal Service, Contra Costa Waste Service, Discovery Bay Disposal, El Dorado Disposal Service, Novato Disposal Service, Oakley Disposal Service, Pacific Coast Disposal Corporation, Pittsburg Disposal and Debris Box Service, Redwood Empire Disposal, Rio Vista Sanitation Service, Rohnert Park Disposal, Santa Rosa Recycling and Collection, Sunrise Garbage Service, Timber Cove Recycling, Waste Connections, West Sonoma County Disposal Service, West Sonoma County Transfer and Windsor Refuse and Recycling. … More Waste Coalition Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Unconstitutional Cap on Solano County Trash Imports
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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Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative. RenewableEnergyWorld.com. Hawaii faces intertwined threats from global warming and dependence upon imported oil supplies. The threat from climate change is summarized in the recently released report of the United States Global Change Research Program. Rising atmospheric temperatures portend more frequent, stronger tropical storms, threaten to erode beaches, submerge beachfront properties, and alter Hawaiian agriculture and tourism in a state where tourism, agriculture, and property development accompany the military as the main pillars of the economy. Fortunately, Hawaii possesses the clean energy resources to do its share to combat global warming and in the process, help ameliorate the threat it faces from reliance upon imported oil.
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US EPA Issues Clean Energy Action Guide for States. The US EPA issued a report that outlines a strategy to deliver clean, low-cost, and reliable energy to state residents through the use of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean distributed generation. The intent is to provide states with the information they need to determine what energy options would be the most beneficial, practical, and cost-effective. … More US EPA Issues Clean Energy Action Guide for States
Mayor Newsom Announces San Francisco’s Highest in the Nation Recycling Rate Now at 72%. Mayor Newsom’s mandatory construction debris recycling ordinance accounts for lowest tonnage sent to landfills in over 30 years. San Franciscans are world class recyclers, and are closing in on the city’s goal of 75 percent landfill diversion by 2010. … More Mayor Newsom Announces San Francisco’s Highest in the Nation Recycling Rate Now at 72%