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| Rest In Peace Jim Considine. I know that this isn’t news to many of you but before the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) was SWANA, it was the Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association (GRCDA). The GRCDA was born in a meeting on December 12, 1961, at the Huddle Restaurant in West Covina, ... READ MORE

Mighty Microorganisms

| One of my guilty pleasures is a multi-media biology project called “Pondlife,” which features images and video footage of some of New York City’s tiniest inhabitants—unicellular organisms that reside in the city’s fountains, reservoirs, and waterways. The digital storytelling is produced by biology post-doc Sally Warring, who offers a window beneath the surface into the ... READ MORE

Artificially Speaking

| I’m really trying my best to not be so obsessed with the advancements scientists and researchers are making into developing artificial intelligence (AI). But when I see headlines like this on websites like IFLScience, “This AI Tool Is So Terrifying, Its Creators Don’t Want To Release It,” it’s difficult not to be concerned. I’ve blogged ... READ MORE

Squeezing Out the Competition

| Of all the problems plaguing the Florida Everglades—a century and a half of altered drainage patterns, nutrient-laden waters from sugar cane and other crops, political battles over restoration efforts—one stands out in the public’s imagination: snakes. The Everglades is infested with pythons. As this article (titled “Snakes on a Plain”) explains, giant Burmese pythons can ... READ MORE

Charging Ahead

| Three archeological objects—a ceramic pot, a copper tube, and an iron rod—are considered by some to be the earliest energy storage technology. These artifacts, together called the Baghdad Battery, were first described by Wilhelm Konig, a curator at the National Museum of Iraq, in a 1938 paper. They are believed to date to the Parthian ... READ MORE

In New Green Initiative, City of San Francisco Brings Waste Collection into 21st Century

| In partnership with Nordsense Technology, 1,000 Internet-Connected AI Powered Sensors to be Installed in Trash Bins along Major Commercial Corridors San Francisco, CA — February 20, 2019—Nordsense, an AI-based waste management technology company, today announced it has secured a contract with the City of San Francisco to optimize waste collection across the city. Beginning this spring, Nordsense will ... READ MORE

MSS Receives Patent for PrecisionFlow™ Eject Hood Design

| Patented hood for optical sorters works in combination with air-assist systems for precise material handling. NASHVILLE, TN (February 2019) – MSS, Inc., the optical sorting division of CP Group, announced they received a patent for their PrecisionFlow™ eject hood for optical sorters. When processing lightweight materials such as flexible plastic packaging or single sheets of ... READ MORE

SWANA CEO Appointed as ETTAC Rep

| Silver Spring, MD – The CEO and Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), David Biderman, has been appointed again to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry. ETTAC works with the Department of Commerce to promote environmental trade. ... READ MORE

Summa Health Taps Ohio Cat, Caterpillar for Standby Power Solutions

| DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Summa Health, one of the largest healthcare provider systems in Ohio, has selected Ohio Cat to supply standby power solutions from Caterpillar that will support expanded operations across its network, including the new 343,000-square-foot, seven-story Patient Tower Addition under construction at its Akron Campus. Summa Health recently ... READ MORE

Double Coin Makes Organizational Changes

| MONROVIA, Calif., February 20, 2019 – Double Coin and CMA, a leading tire manufacturer and marketer is pleased to announce three organizational changes, effective January 1, 2019. The changes were made to streamline operations and improve CMA’s overall customer experience. Teresa Galvan has been promoted to a new position within Marketing and Operations as CMA’s ... READ MORE


| Designed for the largest tiltrotator Strömsund, Sweden, February 20, 2019 – Engcon announces it has launched production of the GRD70 grab cassette. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators weighing 1.5-33 metric tons. A tiltrotator is a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators. Engcon has for some time been alone in ... READ MORE

Lisa Bailey Named HDR’s Major Campaigns Leader for Water

| (February 19, 2019) – HDR is pleased to welcome Lisa Bailey to the firm’s water practice as major campaigns leader. Based in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia, office, Bailey will focus on supporting growth and client development by collaborating with technical and local resources to position for and secure the most complex, high-value projects across North ... READ MORE

Saft Energy Storage System to Support Bermuda’s Future Electricity Plans

| Turnkey project will deliver a 10 MW power energy storage system (ESS) comprising lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, power conversion and ancillary equipment. Paris, February 18th, 2019 – Saft is delivering a turnkey order to supply an Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). The system will provide up to 10 MW power for spinning ... READ MORE

Enphase Energy Microinverters Comply with New Rule 21 Requirements

| FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced its microinverters’ compliance with California Rule 21 requirements by the February 22, 2019, regulatory deadline. Leading California installers continue to choose Enphase Energy microinverters for their timely compliance ... READ MORE