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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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Vancouver utility center supplies heat from sewage

The city of Vancouver is using innovative technology that takes heat from Vancouver's sewage and uses it to heat the neighborhood, spanning 250,000 square meters.
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US scientists look to turn algae into biofuel

Researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, are looking into ways to turn the abundant toxic algae in Lake Erie into fuel, hoping to develop a sustainable method for cleaning the water in the lake and producing energy.
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Innovations in continuous drum processing of pasta, rice and vegetables

Overflow water heat energy captured; mid-process quench cycle introduced prior to chilling
Amidst efforts to reduce costs while improving sustainability, one critical objective for food processors is less energy and water consumption. Implementing energy- and water-efficient practices and technologies should be a senior management priority in food manufacturing plants.
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California city moves forward with wastewater for irrigation plan

The 500-foot pipeline will be part of a system that will irrigate a golf course, parks and vineyards.
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Phoenix water treatment plant installs solar power system

The city of Phoenix's Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant is working directly with the sun to produce energy for the plant, which produces 15 billion gallons of tap water each year.
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Robot turns human waste into electricity

As scientists try to develop new and sustainable methods for creating power, news of innovative technologies being implemented is not scarce. This one, however, may raise a few eyebrows.
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Global beverage manufacturer to participate in region's inaugural International Water Summit

The Coca-Cola Company will discuss global and regional methods of water footprint reduction during the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 15-17.
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Gauging industry’s role in water reuse

GE survey says consumers see industry as ‘responsible’ in at least several ways
Industrial conglomerate GE has released results of a survey of 3,000 consumers in the U.S., China and Singapore, indicating Americans believe large water users are most responsible for contributing to water scarcity, and that they strongly support reusing water to help the U.S. drive economic competitiveness and protect the environment. Yet Americans’ understanding of water lifecycles and solutions falls behind those of survey participants in other water-challenged countries.
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Microsoft data center to utilize sewage-fueled power plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Microsoft is installing a stationery fuel cell power plant that will utilize renewable biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility as the fuel source to generate
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