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February 6, 2013
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  Regulatory Update 
  • EPA: Power plants are predominant source of air emissions
    Nationally, power plants emitted 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2011, of a total of 3.3 billion tons, the Environmental Protection Agency reported. In Pennsylvania, shale natural gas accounted for about 4% of air pollution from industrial facilities in 2011, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. In-state drillers produced 16,542 tons of nitrogen oxide, compared with 142,749 tons from power plants, the report found. The Hill/E2 Wire blog (2/5) , SeattlePI.com/The Associated Press (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU ineffective at waste management, review says
    Europe's system for handling municipal waste has fallen short of expectations, with issues including untreated waste and funding shortfalls for end-of-life landfill care, according to the European Court of Auditors. "[T]he effectiveness of EU funding for municipal waste management infrastructures was limited due to the poor implementation of supporting measures," the report said. EurActiv.com (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Sustainability 
  • Unilever audits 1,600 products as part of waste-reduction plan
    Unilever is hoping to have a recycle-and-recovery rate of 15% in its 14 biggest markets by the end of the decade, and conducted life-cycle analysis on 1,600 products as part of that effort. "Our goal is to follow the waste hierarchy set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency," said Michael Hughes, a packaging executive at Unilever. "It is to reduce packaging, reuse packaging, and recycle packaging, and we have specific goals within each of those three targets." Packaging World online (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Focus 
  • How to make a good impression with a hiring manager
    As the job market improves, some ways to boost your chances of landing a position include having someone proofread your resume, omitting in an interview any "information about the drama of your personal life" and writing a follow-up thank-you note, Melissa Cohen writes. BostInno (Boston) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
--Maya Angelou,
American author and poet


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