Environmental justice pioneer slams proposed landfill in Houston

Bob Bullard stood at the microphone in the banquet hall on the west side of town and reminded Texas environmental regulators that they needed to protect everyone equally under the law. Bullard is known as the father of environmental justice. The proposal that regulators were considering Tuesday night to expandContinue Reading

UB research finds more plastics go to landfill because of Chinese restrictions

Multidisciplinary study examines impact of China’s National Sword policy on U.S. plastics recycling industry BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have published a study quantifying how a series of regulations limiting the import of plastic waste to China has affected recycling in the United States. Described in Sustainability, “ImpactContinue Reading

UB research study reports impact of Chinese policy on U.S. landfill, plastics recycling industry - UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

UB researchers have published a study quantifying how a series of regulations limiting the import of plastic waste to China has affected recycling in the United States. Described in Sustainability, “Impact of China’s National Sword Policy on the U.S. Landfill and Plastics Recycling Industry” analyzes the impacts of China’s GreenContinue Reading

UB research study reports the impact of China’s National Sword policy on the U.S. landfill and plastics recycling industry

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have published a study quantifying how a series of regulations limiting the import of plastic waste to China has affected recycling in the United States. Described in Sustainability, “Impact of China’s National Sword Policy on the U.S. Landfill and Plastics Recycling Industry” analyzesContinue Reading

Demolition at Building 9210, part of Y-12's biology complex, took place recently. The Department of Energy is looking at creating a landfill for demolition debris from old buildings as the current landfill for that purpose fills.

An environmental group has expressed concerns regarding a proposed landfill’s impact on fish. The landfill, the Environmental Management Disposal Facility, still has more steps before the U.S. Department of Energy can use it for demolition debris from old contaminated federal buildings at Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. TheContinue Reading

Environmental justice leaders awed by NC pig farms, landfill

CLINTON As a four-seat plane flew over Sampson County’s landfill last Wednesday, the stench reached 2,000 feet into the air and filled the cabin. Richard Moore, the co-chair of the White House’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council and a longtime environmental justice advocate who is based in New Mexico, was oneContinue Reading