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DaVita Launches First Corporate Social Responsibility Report With Nationwide Community Service Blitz

...Village Green(TM) - a program designed to reduce the environmental impact of the company's business practices - keeps 120,000 pounds of plastic out of landfills annually and saves a forest the size of New York City's Central Park every two years through the use of 30% post consumer recycled paper; and ...

'Dr. Tiller was a mass murderer; states Randall Terry. 'We must not flinch or waver in our rhetoric or our actions.'

...ed heads of little boys and girls, the arms and legs that were suctioned or carved out of their mothers wombs; we must paint the picture of sewers and landfills being used as unholy graves for these holy victims. "Of course we are peaceful; that is why this horrific shooting in a church has immediately ga...

Filters Fast Challenges Universities and Colleges to Kick the Bottled Water Habit

...ne that doesn't just put the consumer at direct risk but threatens the environment as well. Since plastic virtually lasts forever, it's filling up our landfills and oceans, infiltrating major ecosystems, seeping into plants, and being eaten by animals that can't eliminate the toxin. Plastic is a plague on the ...

Sensitech Announces 'Green Solutions' Recycling Program

...ruments to the company. "We encourage the return for recycling of single-use/multi-use disposable monitors and indicators so they don't end up in landfills forever," said Scott Hubley, director of operations, Sensitech Inc. "We feel strongly that industry leaders must work together with their customers in...

JEWEL-OSCO & FOX Chicago Launch 'Choose to Reuse' Bag Program

... Goal to Save Millions of Plastic Bags from landfills ITASCA, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, is partnering with WFLD FOX Chicago this Earth Day (...

Five Money Saving Tips for Green, Clean and Healthy Home Air Providing Asthma and Allergy Relief

... filter results in a longer service life for HVAC equipment, substantially reduced number of visits from the HVAC repair man, and less HVAC product in landfills polluting the earth. Mark home air filter changes on a calendar. Just like an oil change for the car, there is a specific point in time when the en...

Can a New Green Product Made From Recycled Plastic Soda Bottles Provide Cleaner Indoor Air and a Healthier Home?

...r filter cleans indoor air better than most store-bought air filters and is made in the USA with 100 percent recycled materials. It will never clog landfills because it can be incinerated. The eco-friendly new product for home effectively removes dust, mold, pet dander, and other home allergens such as poll...

Be Green with B. Braun: Company Shares Expertise, Environmentally Responsible Products at ASHP 2008

... States had used B. Braun's PVC-free, DEHP-free IV products in 2007, more than 46,000 tons of material could have been recycled, rather than dumped in landfills or incinerated, which releases harmful dioxins in the air. In addition to providing the waste weight calculator and other environmental infor...

Eastern Wisconsin Residents Demonstrate Their Commitment to Being Good Neighbors

...rly 1,200 residents to one of 16 collection sites at Aurora hospitals and clinics. Good Neighbor Day was established to help keep items out of landfills and to collect items that can benefit people who rely on a variety of community agencies for help. Among the items collected during the four-hour even...

ReCellular and American Red Cross Announce Cell-Phone Recycling Campaign

...ll either keep their old phones in a junk drawer, or will add them to local landfills -- where these phones could pose an environmental hazard. ReCellular offers...'s recycling programs divert more than one million pounds of materials from landfills every year, reclaiming materials such as: -- Plastics from phone c...
landfills in Biological News

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

...rus remains infectious up to 600 days in municipal landfills Environmental Science & Technology Amid c...ird flu" virus can remain infectious in municipal landfills for almost 2 years. Their report is scheduled for ...with avian influenza," says the study, noting that landfills are designed to hold material for much longer peri...

Spring agricultural fires have large impact on melting Arctic

...lutants. Forest fires, agricultural burning, primitive cookstoves, and diesel fuel are the primary sources of black carbon; oil and gas activities and landfills are major sources of methane. During the UNH workshop, a report by the Clean Air Task Force detailing some of the campaign's findings on agricultur...

Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated

... MADISON, WI, APRIL 27, 2009 Landfilled waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen and results in the production of methane. landfills are classified as the second-largest human-made source of CH4 in the U.S. Additionally, landfill gas contains numerous non-methane hydrocarbons that a...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

... impossible to recycle. So-called thermoplastics, in contrast, are softer and can be remelted easily. As a result, thermoset plastics often end up in landfills or incinerators, where they can contribute to pollution. Scientists have long-sought a simple, inexpensive process to make these plastics recyclable, ...

Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other materials

...ing methane Unlike wood scraps that can sit in landfills for months or years, hemp-PHB biocomposites decomp...change, Criddle said, noting that methane gas from landfills and other sources is a powerful global warming age...s. But our process uses methane in the biogas from landfills and wastewater treatment plants, which is essentia...

'Green' plastics could help reduce carbon footprint

... COLUMBIA, Mo. More than 20 million tons of plastic are placed in U.S. landfills each year. Results from a new University of Missouri study suggest that some of the largely petroleum-based plastic may soon be replaced by a nonpollu...

A win-win: U-pick pumpkin farms recycle urban leaves

...ubic yards of leaves are collected each year by local municipalities for composting or use on farms. State regulations prohibit disposing of leaves in landfills or locally burning leaves. A 1994 study of New Jersey municipalities and farm operators indicated that on-farm mulching had the potential to reduce th...

Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

...hane gas collection is an inordinately expensive option for many Australian landfills that do not reach the methane production threshold to enable efficiency. ...ild species can travel. The process also inverts the aesthetic qualities of landfills adjacent to urban communities, and in some cases, introduces economical ben...

Washington University, 2 industries, team to clean up mercury emissions

...ons nearby Meramec electric utility plant. Prior to this project, Chryslers St. Louis plants were sending one million pounds of dried paint solids to landfills each year. Now, the paint solids replace about 570 tons of coal per year in the Ameren plant. The paint solid residues contain titanium dioxid...

Chemicals used as fire retardants could be harmful, UC-Riverside researchers say

...ed continuously to these toxicants. Over time, PBDEs, PCBs and similar organic toxicants leach into the environment when household wastes decompose in landfills or are incompletely incinerated. They are now found in air, water and soil as well as in wildlife and supermarket foods. When people ingest food cont...
landfills in Biological Technology

Bill would ban computers from landfills

Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents would lose their ability to send old computers and other household electronics to landfills in the state under legislation proposed by state Sen. Mark Miller of Monona. Miller on Tuesday said he would introduce legislation similar to that he proposed in Fe...

Solazyme Testing BlueFire Ethanol Cellulosic Sugars in Its Microalgae Renewable Oil Production Process

...used on developing its first ethanol biorefinery in Lancaster, California. The Lancaster facility will use post-sorted cellulosic wastes diverted from landfills in Southern California to produce 3.9 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year. The company was also awarded $40 million from the U.S. Departmen...

BlueFire Ethanol To Present at BIO 2009 International Convention

...used on developing its first ethanol biorefinery in Lancaster, California. The Lancaster facility will use post-sorted cellulosic wastes diverted from landfills in Southern California to produce 3.9 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year. The company was also awarded $40 million from the U.S. Departmen...

Opus Environmental Introduces Innovative Food Waste Elimination Equipment to U.S. Food Industry

...n Agency, food waste, by weight, is the third heaviest item which goes into landfills and takes up 30 percent of landfill space. The rotting food in landfills emits methane gas as the food decomposes. Studies have shown that methane i...

Geecf: Spectrum Blue Steel Announces Strategic Partnership with Al Manhal International Group of Abu Dhabi to Deploy Biosphere Facilities

... cities, and governmental entities to solve the environmental problems in landfills and dumpsites. Manila, Philippines (PRWEB) July ...s, cities, and governmental entities to solve the environmental problems in landfills and dumpsites. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to create a Zero Was...

Old Computers find new uses

...dously we are successful in the business sense, but proud that were doing the right thing for the environment also. We keep a lot of equipment out of landfills and donate it to community centers, he said. Although Cascade is thriving, it faces the challenges associated with a new company in a relatively ...

Internet charity link has a Wisconsin flavor in CEO Scott McCallum

... Madison, Wis. When FedEx/Kinkos needed to dispose of 1,100 used copier machines, it could have sent them to landfills at a cost of $200,000 to the company and a harder-to-calculate cost to the environment. Instead, the company turned to Aidmatrix to essentially recyc...
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