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Archive for August 2013

How China’s Green Fence is Affecting Recycling in the U.S.

China’s Green Fence Affecting Recycling Industry in the US Since China’s “Operation Green Fence” was enacted earlier this year, China has rejected 68,000 tons (metric 61,700 tonnes) of waste. Some speculated that the initiative would blow over in a couple of months because “…Chinese manufacturers, who really do need the plastic resin and other raw materials,…

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HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule Compliance Date Approaches

With the frequency of audits and the fines associated with violations increasing, HIPAA/HITECH compliance continues to be frustrating for many companies.  While most of us think of hospitals, dental and doctor’s offices as “Covered Entities,” technically any employer that has completed health insurance applications or injury reports on file, is considered a “small covered entity.”…

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Maryland Bottle Bill and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Maryland’s “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan,” drafted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley, aims to accomplish a 25% statewide reduction in GHG emissions by the year 2020. To achieve this laudable and ambitious goal, the state is relying on significant increases in solid waste diversion, and increase in…

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The Waste to Energy Controversy

Waste-to-Energy Fueled by Government The US throws out 250 million tons of garbage per year. Roughly a third is recycled, and the rest is sent to landfills. In Alexandria, VA, about 10 miles away from Washington, D.C., there is Covanta Energy’s resource recovery facility where congress sends it’s trash and converts waste-to-energy which powers about…

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