- EPA Report Dishes Out MSW Facts and Figures. O'Connell, Kim A. // Waste Age;Jan2002, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p6
Reports the measurement of the rate of preventing waste by the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States. Options for waste management; Number of curbside recycling programs; Accounts on the recycling rates for Municipal Solid Waste.
- A Brief History of Solid Waste Management During the Last 50 Years. Hickman Jr., H. Lanier // MSW Management;May/Jun2002, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p18
Part X. Provides a history of solid waste management in the U.S. Passage of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in 1976; Preference of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the regulatory approach to solving environmental problems; Aspects of resource recovery.
- Report examines biosolids generation, use. // WaterWorld;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p1
Reports on beneficial reuse of biosolids generated by publicly owned treatment works in 1998 in the United States according to a report from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Projected increase in the use of biosolids due to the benefits from recycling, cost considerations and public...
- EPA boosts recycling for scrap with PCBs. Putrich, Gayle S. // Waste & Recycling News;5/13/2013, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p0028
The article focuses on the new interpretation of existing regulations which allows plastic scrap containing levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) less than 50 parts per million to enter the recycling stream. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that such interpretation will...
- Federal Procurement: Better Guidance and Monitoring Needed to Assess Purchases of Environmentally Friendly Products: GAO-01-430. // GAO Reports;6/22/2001, p1
The federal government buys about $200 billion worth of goods and services each year. Through its purchasing decisions, the federal government can signal its commitment to preventing pollution, reducing solid waste, increasing recycling, and stimulating markets for environmentally friendly...
- Pay as You Throw. // Journal of Environmental Health;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p48
Focuses on the pay-as-you-throw garbage disposal program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Effectiveness in managing solid waste; Residents' payment for garbage services according to the amount they discard; Potential for increasing recycling rates and lowering disposal rates.
- EPA Wants to Increase Recycling Rate. // Official Board Markets;6/25/2005, Vol. 81 Issue 26, p11
Reports on the facilitation of a meeting by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to discuss the increase in recycling rate of municipal solid waste. Implementation of the Resource Conservation Challenge initiative; Solicitation of partners to voluntarily strive to conserve resources in a...
- Solid-Waste Netherworlds. Martin, Richard J. // Industrial Heating;Jun2011, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p22
The article discusses the term solid-waste and it's meaning as per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to EPA, solid wastes comes under both super category of non-hazardous wastes and sub category for hazardous wastes, which is confusing and difficult to understand. Also,...
- Digging to the bottom: Why garbage is a mess. Cappo, Joe // Crain's Chicago Business;10/13/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 41, p6
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), solid waste generation in Chicago, Illinois, grew from 88 million tons in 1960 to 232 million tons in 2000, an increase of about 164%. In more individual terms, the EPA estimates that the amount of municipal solid waste generated per...