PPG recognized for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices; Named in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third consecutive year

PITTSBURGH – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced today that it has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third consecutive year. The index measures the performance of companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. “Our unwavering commitment to develop and supply the paints and coatings that will create solutions today for a more sustainable future is …

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Singapore is well positioned to play a leadership role in promoting the circular economy

As the global race to develop sustainable solutions intensifies to advance a circular economy, Singapore faces an enviable opportunity to take a leadership role. As our team has found over 300 investment opportunities and invested more than $ 40 million in solutions to tackle plastic waste and advance the circular economy, we believe Singapore has the ideal conditions to catalyze …

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Yarmouth is preparing to advance alone on the sewage treatment plant

Yarmouth officials are looking to move forward without Dennis and Harwich and build a sewage treatment plant near Buck Island. The project would be presented to Yarmouth voters at a special city meeting this fall, eliminating the Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth solution to the region’s sewage problems, although Yarmouth officials have stressed their willingness to include other cities in the project. In a …

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Energy Transfer says it has solved most pipeline safety issues raised by regulator

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION See everything The names of companies and law firms shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this functionality as we continue to test and develop in beta. We appreciate comments, which you can provide using the comments tab on the right of the page. July 23 (Reuters) …

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Japan Inc wants to become a hydrogen superpower

July 24, 2021 IN 2016 TOKYO’S The then governor, Masuzoe Yoichi, predicted that the Olympic Games which the Japanese capital was to host in 2020 “would leave a legacy of a hydrogen society”, just as the Tokyo Games of 1964 left the trains to large. Shinkansen speed. Later that year, Mr. Masuzoe resigned over an expense scandal. But as Tokyo …

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Designation of PFAS as Hazardous Substance / Wastewater CERCLA – Exemption for Drinking Water Services: American Water Works Association Proposed Amendment | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

Download PDF The American Water Works Association (“AWWA”) sent a letter on July 19 to the Chairman and Senior Member of the Rules Committee of the United States House of Representatives, asking him to support an amendment (“Amendment 18” ) the PFAS Action Bill (“HR 2467”). Amendment 18 would address the potential liability of drinking water and wastewater utilities if …

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SWEEP Adds Bay Area Partners to Growing SMM Certification Pilot Project

A group that has been working for years to set up and promulgate voluntary and sustainable management of materials certification called SWEEP, short for Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance Standard, recently added new participants to its ever-growing pilot program. As COVID-19 has slowed some progress for SWEEP, pilot participants will work throughout the certification requirements cycle and help the organization …

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Explore UT Austin Experiential Learning Opportunities

Clinical Innovation Design Program (CID)The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dell School of Medicine have teamed up to launch robust new hands-on training experiences through the CID program. Program participants practice design thinking and are involved in all aspects of medical device development and innovation, from needs assessment and analysis of current solutions to prototyping and the development of medical …

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Summer interns learn to keep freedom beautiful

The Keep Liberty Beautiful Summer Interns at the Liberty County Youth Summer Employment Program were on a mission to investigate and share – What Is Recycling? Shyanne McCoy, NiKaylah Coprick and Brianna Tucker wanted to share with the Liberty County community. Each of us should help keep as much garbage out of the landfill as possible. The three Rs of …

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Maine will charge companies for recycling. Here is how it works.

In Maine, packaging products covered by the law represent up to 40 percent of the waste stream. In both states, a significant benefit of the program is that it will make recycling more consistent across the state. Recycling today is a patchwork, with variations between cities on what can be thrown in the recycling bin. These programs exist on a …

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Researchers and public health officials need to learn from each other about wastewater monitoring

Newswise – MILWAUKEE _ Because the virus that causes COVID-19 – SARS-CoV-2 – can be found in sewage, the concentration of the virus in sewage gives public health officials the ability to monitor a community whole at once, regardless of testing. But monitoring wastewater during a pandemic is complex, requiring technical expertise and rapid interpretation of sample results so that …

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Veolia’s sustainable development and energy efficiency projects in North America win the prize for the best project of the year awarded by the Environment + Energy leader | Business

BOSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 21, 2021– Veolia North America (VNA), a leading provider of environmental solutions in the United States, today announced that it is the recipient of two elite Top Project of the Year awards, presented annually by Environment + Energy Leader in recognition of outstanding contributions to the fields of energy and environmental management. Both projects …

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Biden backs ‘right to repair’ by expanding phone repair options: NPR

President Biden signed an executive order calling for new policies regarding device repair and manufacturer control over consumer choices. Ben Margot / AP hide caption toggle legend Ben Margot / AP President Biden signed an executive order calling for new policies regarding device repair and manufacturer control over consumer choices. Ben Margot / AP High technology has become ubiquitous in …

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Low budgets cited for poor waste disposal

A section of the Dandora landfill with a huge mountain of garbage in Nairobi on March 10, 2020.[Edward Kiplimo, Standard] Counties are still struggling to achieve effective waste management in their urban centers due to the inability to allocate sufficient funds for disposal initiatives. Lack of funds hampers the entire waste management cycle from collection, transportation and disposal, leading to …

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Citizen Suit / Clean Water Act: Notice of Intent for Environmental Integrity Project at Sue York County, Pennsylvania Food Processing Plant | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

Download PDF The Environmental Integrity Project (“EIP”) sent a Notice of Intent to Prosecute (“NOI”) to Hanover Foods Corporation (“HFC”) on June 29, alleging violations of the Federal Food Quality Act. Pennsylvania Water and Clean Streams Act. The alleged violations relate to the HFC Food Processing Facility (“Facility”) located in York County, Pennsylvania. The facility is supposed to produce canned, …

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