Feb 13, 2008


NEWs to USE from www.wastecapwi.org

Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Training Program offered at ABC of Wisconsin Winter Convention
February 22, 2008 Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
WasteCap Wisconsin will be offering the full-day Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Training Program at the ABC of Wisconsin Winter Convention in Wisconsin Dells. Reduction, reuse and recycling is allowing contractors and owners to use projects funds for building instead of waste disposal. The training also provides training to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points for MR 2.1 and 2.2. For more information on the training program, visit


Sign up now for your free listing in WasteCapDIRECT

WasteCap Wisconsin is looking for Wisconsin companies (haulers, processors and end markets for construction and demolition debris including asphalt, brick, cardboard, carpet, ceiling tiles, concrete, drywall, scrap metal, pallets, shingles and wood) who want to sign up early to be included in this directory which will be available for public use in 2008. Basic listings are free and upgraded listing opportunities are available to better highlight your business. To signup for your listing, please email Shannon Delaney for more information.


A lighter shade of green

Source: Written by WasteCap Wisconsin's Board of Directors Vice Chair, Elizabeth Churchill. GreenerBuildings.com

Healthcare and sustainable design are two exceptionally paired industries because they focus on the same goal: promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of the community. However, the perceived and actual first costs associated with sustainable design strategies discourage many small or rural healthcare organizations from pursuing LEED or Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) certification. To read the full article click here



Jam-packed year of bioenergy industry growth

Source: BioCycle January 2008

This last year was a mighty big year of economic growth in generating energy from biomass. First-generation commercial-scale projects began generating bio-BTUs like: E3 Biofuels' ethanol/feedlot, Fibrominn's 55 MW manure-fueled power plant and Microgy's manure to natural gas facility. Then, in December, E3 Biofuels filed for bankruptcy. Last year began with seemingly every Midwest rural community announcing a corn-based ethanol plant. By fall, the bottom fell out of the ethanol and biodiesel expansion. It went from one extreme to the other. Click here to read the full article



Down to Earth: E-Waste in Wisconsin

Source: ABC 27 WKOW, Madison

A bill recently introduced at the state capitol would force electronics makers to take back, or at least pay for the cost to recycle, many of your old televisions and computer parts. More than a half dozen states have laws on the books like this to regulate what's known as "e-waste." The idea is to find an easy and cheap way to encourage people not to dump their old electronics into the landfill. Right now, the alternative is for people to pay for municipal collection sites through taxes and user fees. To read the full article click here


Wisconsin Solid Waste Legislative Update, February 2008

Source: John Reindl, Dane County Recycling Manager

Over 1,200 bills have been introduced into the Wisconsin Legislature, and eighteen of these cover solid waste issues, with the following fourteen being active. Based on the limited time left in the Legislative schedule and the status of these bills, it appears that only a few measures have much chance of adoption by both houses. To read the full legislative update, visit www.wastecapwi.org/b_feb08leg


Waste Management launches educational web site

Source: WasteAge

Houston-based Waste Management has launched thinkgreen.com, an interactive Web site to further educate the public about the business of handling the nearly five pounds of waste that the average citizen produces each day. The site also highlights how certain technologies are recovering resources and protecting the environment. To read the full article, visit here


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