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Do you have a non-gas fired boiler at your facility that burns biomass, oil or coal? If so, you may be subject to the Area Source Boiler Rule issued by the EPA. There are several approaching deadlines of which you should be aware. One as early as January 2014. Join the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, the Kentucky Division of Air Quality and the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance in Frankfort, KY on January 8, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm for a half-day workshop to find out how to stay in compliance and avoid fines.
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Learn more about who must comply with the new rule at EPA's website.
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Cam Metcalf, Executive Director of KPPC (retired) has published an article in the December issue of GreenBiz, titled How to make Pollution-Prevention Systems Work for Your Company. The article provides a look at the evolution of successful P2 plans and programs.
Cam was invited to contribute an article to GrennBiz's P2 Pathways segment that would follow up on a webinar discussion hosted by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. The webinar was presented during P2 Week 2013 and featured P2 pioneers Cindy McComas, Gary Hunt and Cam Metcalf, who shared their years of experience and thoughts on the evolution of P2.
Read Cam's entire article in the December issue of GreenBiz - P2 Pathways.
From The Richmond Register
Derrick Singleton, who served in an interim capacity as vice president for operations and sustainability at Berea College since July 2013, has been named permanently to the position.
Singleton joined the college in August 2011 as associate vice president for operations and sustainability. Prior to coming to Berea, he served in various corporate executive management and operations management roles for 26 years, with companies such as Sherwin-Williams and Coors. In that time, he gained extensive domestic and international experience in operations and sustainability management and directing capital projects.
During his career, his organizations have been recognized numerous times for significant accomplishments, including leading the Sherwin-Williams plant in Richmond to be the first site in Kentucky in the Department of Energy SEN (Save Energy Now) program, and winning the Kentucky Five-Star Energy Award and the Kentucky Governor’s Health & Safety Award.
Singleton was instrumental in providing leadership for construction of the Deep Green Residence Hall, a 42,000 square-foot facility that incorporates a wide array of sustainable design elements and is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification and Living Building Challenge Petal recognition, making it one of the world’s most sustainable residence halls.
Read the entire article in the Richmond Register.
Published online in Waste Management World
A new report commissioned by Environmental services company Veolia has stated that the world market for waste, from collection to recycling, is worth around 300 billion Euros (US $410 billion). The report author Philippe Chalmin, professor of economic history at Paris-Dauphine University said that four billion tonnes of municipal, industrial and hazardous waste are produced every year, and said that these figures are just a ‘guesstimate, nothing more’ as data is difficult to gather, particularly in developing countries.
The report: ‘From Waste to Resource’ is the second report of this type from Veolia. Waste production is closely correlated with GDP, Chalmin said, but collection, recovery and recycling rates vary enormously between countries. Poland sends about 90% of its municipal waste to landfill sites, but the Netherlands disposes just 1.7% of its waste this way. Japan incinerates the most municipal waste (74%) while South Korea has the best recycling rate for municipal waste (49%).
Availability of land and the suitability of soils are a major factor in deciding whether to landfill waste, Chalmin said, but ecological awareness, legal constraints, degree of economic development and climatic factors also determine the choice of disposal or recovery route.
The global recycling industry employs more people than any other industry on the planet except agriculture.
Read the article on the Waste Management World website.