Veolia in North America through its subsidiary (Veolia ES Alaron, L.L.C.) has partnered with customer Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems (MNES), Inc. to build a training facility at Veolia’s Alaron Nuclear Services site in Wampum, Pa. Read More »
With more than 8.4 million residents, New York City is home to an enormous amount of household hazardous waste, including batteries, latex paint, insecticides, motor oil, bleach and expired medications.
On June 28, the National Council of Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) will recognize the NYC SAFE Disposal Events program for its work tackling this important environmental problem. Since 2012, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Veolia North America have teamed up to host the NYC SAFE Disposal Events program (Solvents-Automotive-Flammables-Electronics) – the largest household hazardous waste collection program in the world. Read More »
Veolia was selected by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to provide disposal services for chemicals collected as part of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Elimination Program. These materials were not chemical weapons, but rather standard industrial chemicals that were earmarked for the Syrian program, but never used. Read More »
Value and more value! Industrial customers are continuously looking for ways to get more value from their service providers. In turn, service providers must figure out how to add value to stay competitive. Read More »
The Australian eco-site – which boasts a wide variety of innovations – is an ingenious example of sustainable land use. Already home to one of the world’s largest green energy producing bioreactors, Veolia’s Woodlawn eco-precinct continues to find novel ways to promote sustainability. An approach that delivers benefits for the environment, community neighbors and business development.Read More »
Mercury is used in many household products, but if those products are broken or disposed of improperly, toxic mercury can be released into the environment. When spilled, it can be absorbed into nearby materials where it will continue to release vapors.
A new partnership between Veolia and Covanta, a large owner and operator of infrastructure for the conversion of waste-to-energy, enables Covanta customers to use Veolia’s RecyclePak® to recycle lamps, batteries and other products containing mercury.
The RecyclePak program offers an efficient means for small to medium-sized companies to comply with disposal regulations. Using Veolia’s RecyclePak program, customers choose from several sizes and types of recycling containers, and when the container is full, they place it back into the provided return shipping packaging and return it to a Veolia facility for processing. This ensures complete compliance while reducing the risk of contamination.
Covanta’s partnership makes the RecyclePak program available to businesses, consumers and cities. It assists their ability to recycle universal wastes such as lamps, ballasts, batteries and other products that contain hazardous substances, in a convenient and environmentally-responsible manner.
“Environmental sustainability and mitigating harmful risks to our planet are exactly what Covanta’s Clean World Initiative is all about. By providing convenient and effective recycling services such as RecyclePak to our customers, we are fulfilling our mission towards sustainable materials management.” - John Moffitt, Director of Technical Services, Covanta Environmental Solutions.
Although the majority of a mercury-containing lamp can be recycled, according to the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers, only 24 percent of the approximately 600 million mercury-containing lamps discarded each year are properly recycled in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations. By separating products into their components and reusing the components and by-products, businesses and consumers reduce waste, divert waste from landfills, save energy and conserve resources.
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