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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Tips for recycling and reusing asphalt shingles

Tips for recycling and reusing asphalt shingles

Monday, 22 December 2014

If you're in the market for a new roof, you probably already know that it will cost a pretty penny: a minimum of $5,000, in most cases, depending on t...

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Renewables

Panamanian wind project gets $300 million in funding

Panamanian wind project gets $300 million in funding

Monday, 22 December 2014

The second phase of the Penonome Wind project in Panama was the recipient of project financing from the World Bank. According to Goldwind USA, a subsi...

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Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Waste Management opens recycling center in Oregon


Waste Management’s new ultra-green recycling facility began commercial operations on July 1. Image sourced from Waste Management

Texas-based Waste Management, a leading provider of comprehensive recycling services, officially opened its expansive and ultra-green recycling center near Hillsboro, Oregon. The recycling center will help reduce landfill waste across Washington County.

The 65,000-square-foot facility will accommodate construction and demolition cast-offs such as concrete, asphalt, wood, and metals to be reused in new ways, resulting in significant energy savings and environmental benefits such as greenhouse gas reductions.

Dean Kattler, Vice President for Waste Management’s Northwest Market Area, said, “Recovering debris from construction and demolition sites and then putting it back to work in the community synchs up with our broader company strategies to use traditional waste in innovative, sustainable ways. Instead of ending up in the landfill, these materials will be recovered and reused.”

"The new facility will help our region further progress in its commitment to recycling, preventing waste and ensuring sustainable, livable communities for generations to come,” added David Bragdon, Council President of Metro, the regional government of Portland metropolitan area.

During the peak construction of the $10-million facility, 100 construction jobs were created, with 20 permanent jobs available upon completion.

Waste Management also operates a landfill in the area of the recycling facility. The landfill accepts mainly construction and demolition debris and not household garbage or hazardous waste. More than 100 acres of certified wildlife habitat and wetlands in the area, which is home to 100 bird species and mammals, is also managed by the company.


Natassia Y. Laforteza


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