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County launches community revitalization website

County launches community revitalization website

Cochise County is asking property owners, developers, and members of the public to nominate underutilized sites that could be transformed from liabilities into community assets.

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St. Louis issues fine to contractor for kicking up dust at demolition site

St. Louis issues fine to contractor for kicking up dust at demolition site

The demolition crew started Thursday at 1415 Dodier Street in the Old North neighborhood without spraying water to reduce dust.

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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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