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Recycling Soap for the Global Good

Submitted by Peter Houstle, executive director, MRN

At the close of a conference I recently attended, Derek Kayango, founder of the Global Soap Project, brought the audience to tears, laughter, and ultimately their feet with the story of his journey from survival, discovery, and eventually to global service. Barely escaping civil war in Uganda as a boy in 1979, Kayango went into exile and after several years, made his way to Philadelphia where he found himself face-to-face with a level of abundance that boggled his mind and subsequently inspired the Global Soap Project.

Another Resource From US EPA

The US EPA has just released a new waste and materials tracking feature as part of its Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. The new feature will help commercial building owners and managers track energy, water and waste. Click here for more information.

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Keep America Beautiful News:

Some news from our partner Keep America Beautiful on upcoming happenings. Registrations for America Recycles Day and the ever-popular Recycle-Bowl competition are now open!

 

US EPA News ...

The U.S. EPA recently released two new documents to assist states, tribes, local governments, the public, and the regulated community with determining the impact to human health and the environment associated with the beneficial use of industrial non-hazardous secondary materials. Also announced are the final updates to its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to reduce emissions of methane-rich landfill gas from new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. In a separate action, EPA also issued guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. Both actions are part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.

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