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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Are We Entering the Era of State Pollution Taxes?

June 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

It’s no secret that the current administration favors environmental deregulation and corporate tax breaks to incentivize domestic production and boost economic growth. Rollbacks targeting a variety of previously adopted environmental policies were initiated, with more expected. Across the board, philosophical […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Volvo Cars Aims to Use at Least 25% Recycled Plastics in Every New Car from 2025

June 19, 2018

Via: Waste360

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, announced its ambition to make at least 25 percent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car from recycled material from 2025. Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Firms to be Tax Exempt in Iran?

June 19, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

The Iranian recycling industry could soon be exempt from paying taxes as the country’s parliament reviews new legislationto save natural resources. According to the Trend News agency, on June 14 Valiollah Gholami Najafabadi, the head of the Iran Recycling Federation, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Optimization: a new approach to investment planning for utilities

June 18, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

Over the past decade, utilities have made significant investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) systems, with the goal of improving operational efficiency. Traditionally, utilities have aimed to maximize revenues from capital expenditure and limit associated operational costs. But the increasing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Plastic Waste – New Approach Outlined in Resourcing the Future Report

June 18, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

A novel use-phase model to categorise plastic products has been advocated in a report launched by the Resourcing the Future partners (CIWM, ESA, the Resource Association and WRAP) at a conference in London, entitled ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the new California solar mandate a threat to utilities across the country?

June 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Recent studies show that net-zero-energy homes cost 5 to 10 percent more than standard construction, but energy savings will likely offset these costs over time. That gives more states incentives to follow California’s lead. In addition, it’s possible that portions […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hungry Harvest Continues to Fight Food Waste, Hunger by Expanding into New Markets

June 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. And to help prove his point, he is working […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

What the Future Holds for Older Adult Care

June 12, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

A generation that has lived exactly as it wanted to, and that has the means to pay for services it wants today, is set to alter various industries! As an increasing number of baby boomers approach their retirement age, senior […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Takes Steps To Increase Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

June 11, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

The California Department of Public Health issued a standing order for naloxone in a move geared toward helping parts of the state where there are physician shortages and treatment facilities often struggle to find a doctor who will write a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Court Says Connecticut’s E-waste Program Doesn’t Unlawfully Interfere with Interstate Commerce

June 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

Connecticut’s electronics recycling program does not unlawfully interfere with interstate commerce, says a federal appeals court. In 2007, the Connecticut legislature created a system where certain electronics manufacturers doing business in the state would have to register with the state’s […]