What's New in P2?
PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .
Compostable plates will replace plastic foam lunch trays by September not just for the 345,000 students in the Miami-Dade County school system, but also for more than 2.6 million others nationwide.
How a startup is making refrigerant tracking a hot commodity (11/15/2013)
EOS Climate is launching a system designed to turn refrigerants into an asset worth taking care of. The system promises to save money and improve a company's environmental footprint -- and maybe even create new revenue streams ...
Device makes turning human waste into compost safer (11/13/2013)
Your toilet bowl may hold the key to replenishing forests, growing crops and saving countless gallons of water.
In Minnesota, residents voice anxieties over toxic soil vapors (11/13/2013)
The anxiety of living in a neighborhood where a toxic chemical lurks underground showed clearly Tuesday as current and former residents from the Como area of southeast Minneapolis discussed the rediscovery of trichloroethylene, or TCE, in their soil.
Other P2 Tidbits
Current methods of wastewater treatment are costly and energy-intensive, so Lundquist believes that by using algae to treat wastewater, treatment plants could save on costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and recover key nutrients for reuse.
Are alternatives to studded tires as effective?
The Oregon Department of Transportation isn't shy about its distaste for what it considers an outmoded traction technology. The agency says rut-making metal tire studs cause up to $50 million a year in damage to state highways.
Wisconsin is solving icy roads like it solves everything else: With cheese
Some counties in Wisconsin are using cheese brine to keep roads from freezing during the winter.
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A loan of over 60,000 dollars was awarded to a dentist's office as part of DEQ's Small Business Pollution Prevention Loan Program. This project will eliminate the need for radiographic film, lead-lined film containers and chemicals used to develop the film.
Why cities hold the key to the success of EVs
EVs can help achieve urban sustainability in ways that extend beyond just reducing GHG emissions.
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