Tag: EPA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the US federal government, which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Gina McCarthy. EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank.

TERRACYCLE ACQUIRES AIR CYCLE CORPORATION,  A LEADER IN UNIVERSAL WASTE RECYCLING

TERRACYCLE ACQUIRES AIR CYCLE CORPORATION, A LEADER IN UNIVERSAL WASTE RECYCLING

Marks First Acquisition in TerraCycle History

TRENTON, N.J. – TerraCycle US Inc., a leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, announced it has acquired Chicago-based Air Cycle Corporation, a leader in universal waste recycling that provides solutions for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, battery, ballast and electronic waste disposal.

“Adding Air Cycle

TERRACYCLE ADDS MEDWASTE TO RECYCLING PROGRAMS

TERRACYCLE ADDS MEDWASTE TO RECYCLING PROGRAMS

Sharps become the latest difficult-to-recycle material the company will process

TRENTON, N.J., (August 8, 2018) – Medical waste (in the form of used sharps) has become the latest difficult-to-recycle recycling program at TerraCycle, as the company continues to add waste streams to its product list.  Utilizing EPA-approved sterilization technology, the company

Water Utilities Recognized for Future-Focused Initiatives

Water Utilities Recognized for Future-Focused Initiatives

Thirty-two water utilities are being recognized for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.
The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient, value-added service to communities.

The Utility of the Future

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John Deere
John Deere is adding three new plate compactors to its portfolio of over 100, offering customers more model options to choose from while maintaining the same reliability they’ve come to expect from the manufacturer. Designed for trench, slope, and excavation compaction applications, the PC4, PC7, and PC10 plate compactor

Water Utilities Recognized for Transformational Initiatives

Water Utilities Recognized for Transformational Initiatives

Thirty-two water utilities are being recognized for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and

A Half Century of Progress

A Half Century of Progress

Material recovery facilities (MRFs) are basically factories that operate in reverse. Using sensors, automated controls, and mechanical separation equipment, they take apart finished goods that have been disposed as waste and separate them into their individual material components for resale as raw materials. The automation and equipment are what make

A WASTECON Like No Other

A WASTECON Like No Other

I’ve been making a list of the things I’d like to do in Nashville, TN, when I’m there for WASTECON 2018 this month. Of course I’d like to see the Grand Ole Opry. I like to wear black a lot so I want to visit the Johnny Cash Museum. Nelson’s

Geotracking

Geotracking

Do you know where your assets are?” Chris Stern, director at Trimble Water, asks water utilities. Infrastructure is constantly being built over, and often there are only hand-drawn sketches available to pinpoint its location. Even in cases where good records are kept, such as Los Angeles, they’re still not digital.

10 Parts Per Million

10 Parts Per Million

For decades, nitrates have boosted the productivity of America’s farmland. However, the crop-plumping substance has also produced negative effects by contributing to algae blooms and endangering humans as a potential carcinogen that accumulates in groundwater sources and soils.

The US drinking water standard for nitrate—10 parts per million—was set in 1991.

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