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Public Utilities, Waste Management

EU research project aims to reduce waste on vacation

April 22, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

“Tourists cause around 14 percent of the global volume of municipal waste,” emphasizes Iris Gruber from the Institute of Waste Management at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, and goes on to explain: “Cities with a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House launches cybersecurity push targeting electricity sector

April 20, 2021

Via: FCW

The White House on Tuesday announced the first pilot program to improve the cybersecurity of the nation’s electricity infrastructure as part of a broader initiative focused on industrial control systems. “The 100-day plan includes aggressive but achievable milestones and will […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Biden targets 100% clean electricity, strategies emerge to reliably integrate rising renewables

April 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

In the transitioning power system, barriers are falling between renewables and traditional fossil and nuclear generation and between types of variable generation like wind and solar. The energy infrastructure proposals from the Biden administration, if approved by Congress, are likely […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Renault wants to generate 1 billion euros from ‘circular economy’ by 2030

April 19, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Renault is going to turn its Flins factory outside Paris into a research, recycling and repair centre and will generate more than 1 billion euros in sales from circular economy. Renault’s chief executive Luca de Meo told the french “du […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Pandemic Recycling Data Shows Big Spikes in Cardboard Boxes, Aluminum Cans, Bottles

April 16, 2021

Via: Waste360

PHOENIX – This Earth Day, Republic Services is releasing pandemic recycling data showing significant increases in the recycling of cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles over the last year, reflecting a shift in consumer behavior to more […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Li-Cycle to Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

April 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

Li-Cycle Corp. (“Li-Cycle” or “the Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that the Company will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Technology Turns COVID-19 PPE into Reusable Plastic Blocks

April 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

The United Kingdom is using approximately 53 million single-use face masks daily. Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group has developed specialized thermal heating machines that converts used PPE such as gowns and masks into reusable plastic blocks in one hour. The blocks […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Higher Garbage Bills for Auburn, CA Residents

April 13, 2021

Via: Waste360

The closed landfill in Auburn, CA is costing tax payers money as the city continues to meet the post-closure requirements of the permit for the landfill. The 40-acre landfill, which was closed in 1984, was built in 1957 and is […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ford and HP collaborate to transform 3d waste into auto parts

April 13, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

The recycled materials are being used to manufacture injection-molded fuel-line clips installed first on Super Duty F-250 trucks. The parts have better chemical and moisture resistance than conventional versions, are 7 percent lighter and cost 10 percent less. The Ford […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

US National Parks are getting greenfield 5G networks

April 12, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

AccessParks and FreedomFi are partnering to use CBRS spectrum and open-source 5G network software to bring high-speed connectivity to hundreds of sites within the U.S. National Park system, beginning with 200 California state parks. AccessParks, a specialized Internet Service Provider […]