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Deconstructing for good

Deconstructing for good

Stardust Building Supplies is a nonprofit filling a gap in traditional demolition services by deconstructing homes first to divert material from landfill and benefit the community.

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Takeaways from EPA’s recycling framework report

Takeaways from EPA’s recycling framework report

The EPA’s National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System report lists key actions taken to improve recycling in 2019 and goals for 2020.

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The Recycling Partnership announces first US circular economy roadmap

The Recycling Partnership announces first US circular economy roadmap

The Recycling Partnership has announced its first-ever roadmap aimed at addressing systemic issues in the U.S. recycling system and catalyzing the transition toward a circular economy for packaging. 

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Stadler’s 30 million HQ is open for business

Stadler’s 30 million HQ is open for business

Recycling technology provider Stadler opened its new global headquarters in Germany last Friday. The ‘state-of-the-art’ 5-storey HQ cost a total of EUR 30 million and is located in the town of Altshausen, where Stadler was founded 228 years ago

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EPA Seeks IRS Help to Push Investors to Contaminated Sites

EPA Seeks IRS Help to Push Investors to Contaminated Sites

The EPA wants investors to take advantage of a tax benefit program focused on distressed communities, but says it first needs help from the IRS.

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OSHA publishes changes to beryllium standard, weighting system

OSHA publishes changes to beryllium standard, weighting system

From businessinsurance.com. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday published a proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in construction and shipyards by delaying the compliance deadlines for nearly all provisions of the standards to Sept. 30, 2020.

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‘Don’t demolish – deconstruct’: Companies give new life to discarded building materials

‘Don’t demolish – deconstruct’: Companies give new life to discarded building materials

From cronkitenews.azpbs.org. Doorknobs overflow rows of boxes, piles of miscellaneous wood and squares of carpet lay neatly on the floor. Light fixtures hang from various shelves – all of it discarded construction and demolition waste.

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EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (Report)

EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (Report)

From jdsupra.com. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a September 9th report titled: EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Report”). See Report No. 19-P-0302. The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Rule”) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities, and kindergartens built before 1978 must be EPA or state-certified.

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Converting brownfields into useful sites

Converting brownfields into useful sites

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Converting brownfields into useful sites requires significant time and effort, but the payoff for the developer and community can be substantial. On top of the potential risks, conversion can involve years of hard work, financial challenges and even legal constraints that hinder making the vision a reality.

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Importance of environmental site assessment ever expanding

Importance of environmental site assessment ever expanding

From seacoastonline.com. The protection from environmental liability afforded by the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (“ESA”) is well-known to purchasers of land who conduct ESAs before becoming the “owner.” These ESA derived protections now have expanded to cover tenants that were previously at risk.

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