Monthly Archives for December 2011

Japan Excels at Plastics Recycling

Japan is one of the most successful countries in the world for recycling plastics. In 2010, 77% of plastic waste was recycled, up from 73% in 2006 and 39% in 1996, according to the nation’s Plastic Waste Management Institute. The … Continue reading

30. December 2011 by NGP
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Earthquake Debris Appears On Canadian Shores

Nine months later, British Columbia’s coastline is receiving the physical reminders of the disaster which struck Japan earlier this year: The items found on the West Coast are believed to be remnants of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting seven-metre … Continue reading

22. December 2011 by NGP
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Organized Crime Goes Green in Jersey

Tony Soprano’s ilk still have a firm grasp over my home state’s waste management businesses, according to recent state government findings. And now they’re “going green:” Mobsters have a long history of making a killing in the garbage-hauling business, but a … Continue reading

07. December 2011 by NGP
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