Waste

"Calif. AG To Sue Plastic Bottle Companies Over 'Biodegradable' Claim"

"SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In a move that could have a major effect on the recycling industry, California Attorney General Kamala Harris will sue three national companies that make plastic bottles or sell bottled water in California, contending that they illegally claim their bottles are 'biodegradable.'"

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 10/27/2011

5-20 Million Tons of Debris From Japan’S Tsunami Moving Toward Hawaii

"Some 5 to 20 million tons of debris--furniture, fishing boats, refrigerators--sucked into the Pacific Ocean in the wake of Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami are moving rapidly across the Pacific. Researchers from the University of Hawaii tracking the wreckage estimate it could approach the U.S. West Coast in the next three years, the UK Daily Mail reports.

Source: Yahoo!, 10/25/2011

"TVA Building Landfill To Handle Remaining Ash From Spill"

"HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Streets of empty houses sit with dark windows around the glittering coves of the Emory River. A glance away, giant earth-moving machines scoop, pull and push ash, the unwelcome trespasser that nearly three years ago belched from a failed landfill to ooze over 300 acres and the river. As the machines reshape the muck, massive tankers continually sprinkle water to keep dangerous silica floaters out of the air and out of people’s lungs."

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/04/2011
December 5, 2011 to December 9, 2011

Global South-South Development Expo 2011 in Rome

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) is the first-ever expo to showcase successful Southern-grown development solutions (SDSs) to address the need to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the Global South.

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November 10, 2011 to November 12, 2011

International Conference on Payments for Ecosystem Services and Their Institutional Dimensions in Berlin, Germany

The international conference focuses on the institutional frameworks and governance structures of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in both developing and industrialized countries.

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October 4, 2011 to October 7, 2011

Greenbuild NEXT International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild NEXT, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be the first time the U.S. Green Building Council is hosting Greenbuild outside the United States. The conference and expo will celebrate what's NEXT for green building.

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October 31, 2011 to November 2, 2011

11th Annual BioCycle Renewable Energy Conference

Organized by BioCycle magazine — the leading authority on anaerobic digestion and composting of organic waste streams into high value products. North America's largest conference and trade show on recycling of organic waste streams into Renewable Power, Fuels, Thermal Energy and Soil Products brings you over 70 sessions on technologies, feedstocks, facility management, biogas markets and financing.

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