Articles tagged "EPA"
Beginning January 1, 2012 most New York facilities will be required to recycle their electronic waste under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Law. The new law covers spent computers and small-scale servers among other devices.
In 2010, more states passed laws regulating the disposal of electronic waste, bringing the total number of states with such laws to 23.
The EPA Performance Track program measures the environmental-and financial-performance of participating organizations. Its latest report indicated that facilities with environmental efforts also performed well financially.
Methyl mercury is a developmental neurotoxicant. Throughout the 1990s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made steady progress in reducing mercury emissions.
Under earlier regulations, the proper way to recycle or dispose of CRTs was sometimes unclear, which could prevent CRTs from being recycled and reused. The EPA is changing CRT waste management requirements to promote streamlined recycling and reuse of CRTs.
Two press releases cover the 2010 EPA update of its CFL cleanup and PCB exposure recommendations.
The EPA reported record levels of pollution-fighting enforcement and compliance action in 2010.
In an effort to increase the collection and recycling of cathode ray tubes (CRTs), EPA has simplified the federal hazardous waste management requirements for CRTs and CRT glass destined for recycling.
A study of lamp crushing machines released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency included Air Cycle's Bulb Eater® system. Air Cycle applauds EPA efforts to encourage the safe handling and recycling of fluorescent bulbs.
This EPA report contains information on the availability, performance and cost of eight technologies for the treatment of mercury. This information can help managers at sites with mercury-contaminated media and generators of mercury-contaminated waste.
New EPA recommendations on how to properly clean up a broken compact fluorescent lamps as well as guidance that schools take steps to reduce potential exposures to PCBs from older fluorescent lighting fixtures.
Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury.
Facility executives are coming to see how EPAct may offer significant financial benefits, especially for lighting systems. EPAct provides tax deductions for investments that improve the energy efficiency of either the entire building or one of three building systems: lighting, HVAC or the building envelope
Macy's was fined nearly $50k for failing to identify and handle spent fluorescent lamps at stores.
The EPA released its Enforcement and Compliance Results for 2010 as an "all-time EPA record," saying that through its actions, polluters will pay more than $110 million in civil penalties and have committed to spend an estimated $12 billion on pollution controls.
Transwestern becomes first property management firm to partner with EPA in a resource conservation program.
Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, faces $111,199 in fines from the EPA for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.