Waste management

SWEEP Adds Bay Area Partners to Growing SMM Certification Pilot Project

A group that has been working for years to set up and promulgate voluntary and sustainable management of materials certification called SWEEP, short for Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance Standard, recently added new participants to its ever-growing pilot program. As COVID-19 has slowed some progress for SWEEP, pilot participants will work throughout the certification requirements cycle and help the organization …

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Summer interns learn to keep freedom beautiful

The Keep Liberty Beautiful Summer Interns at the Liberty County Youth Summer Employment Program were on a mission to investigate and share – What Is Recycling? Shyanne McCoy, NiKaylah Coprick and Brianna Tucker wanted to share with the Liberty County community. Each of us should help keep as much garbage out of the landfill as possible. The three Rs of …

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Low budgets cited for poor waste disposal

A section of the Dandora landfill with a huge mountain of garbage in Nairobi on March 10, 2020.[Edward Kiplimo, Standard] Counties are still struggling to achieve effective waste management in their urban centers due to the inability to allocate sufficient funds for disposal initiatives. Lack of funds hampers the entire waste management cycle from collection, transportation and disposal, leading to …

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MW drivers to help police by reporting suspicious activity | Business

Garbage truck drivers are on the road most of the time, and police take the opportunity to help them spot emergencies and unusual activity. In a unique partnership, as part of the Waste Watch program, 30 drivers from Waste Management of Arizona (WM) were recently trained to act as an extra pair of eyes and ears for police, Sheriff’s assistants, …

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Waste Management begs for forgiveness as garbage piles up in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO, MA (WLNE) – Residents of Attleboro have complained about a serious slowdown in garbage collection. Often, “trash day” now occurs a few days late. According to Waste Management, the city’s recycling and garbage collection company, they are experiencing serious staff shortages – primarily a lack of CDL licensed truck drivers. The situation has gotten so bad in Bristol County …

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Malakoff will support the waste management activity through a land operation

The proposed deal is expected to be finalized by 4Q22 by LYDIA NATHAN / Photo by TMR FILE PIX PUBLICINVEST Research has increased its call for Malakoff Corp Bhd to ‘outperform’ following its recent corporate exercise to acquire a 5.8 acre (2.34 ha) industrial plot of land in Klang, Selangor, for 25 million RM with Media Prima Bhd through its …

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Warren to host Greek festival | News, Sports, Jobs

GREEK FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE: The 54th Annual Greek Warren Festival will be held Wednesday through July 28 at the grounds of the St. Demeterios Center, 3223 Atlantic St., Warren. Free entry. The festival will feature Greek food, dancing and rides. The festival will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday …

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Pool chemicals cause fire in garbage truck

Workers inspect the loading fire on a Rumpke truck in Mt. Sterling / Photo courtesy of Rumpke MT. STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ) – A residential garbage truck suffered a cargo fire around 11 a.m. Friday on Garden Springs Drive in Mt. Sterling. The cause – pool chemicals. “Throwing flammable items in the trash or recycling can endanger our employees, facilities and …

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Scientists propose bio-waste as a way to remove pollutants from water

French and Swiss scientists have used computer simulations to shed light on how organic waste can be used to remove toxic metals from drinking water. Pollutant levels in freshwater environments have steadily increased in recent years. The leakage of pesticides, chemicals, pharmaceuticals as well as household waste into groundwater is a matter of concern, especially in developing countries where clean …

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ZenRobotics AI-powered robotic sorters herald the next generation of MRF

Each year, around 90 million tonnes of recyclable materials are sent to landfill. Much of this has to do with the challenges facing the recycling industry, including plastic contamination. For recycling plants, purity is essential. Poorly discarded items (for example, a non-recyclable product thrown into a recycling bin) or items with food scraps stuck on them are enough to contaminate …

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