Subscribe to free PPRC publications

What's New in P2?

PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

P2 News
Other P2 Tidbits
Featured Web Site

P2 News

Detroit fleets get makeovers through federal program with an uncertain future. (03/03/2015)
Detroit has reduced diesel emissions by about 45,000 tons over the past five years through engine upgrades and replacements spurred by a federal program in its last year of authorization.
www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/mar/detroit-fleets-get-makeovers-t
hrough-federal-program-with-an-uncertain-future


Keep an eye on your city's pollution in real time (02/19/2015)
High-definition cameras are letting residents monitor the air pollution in their cities online, and in real time.
www.newscientist.com/article/dn27002-keep-an-eye-on-your-citys-pollution-in-real
-time.html#.VOee8Syb1Q1


Bourbon byproduct as road de-icer? It's possible (02/17/2015)
A Washington State University engineering professor, Xianming Shi, has figured out how to make a de-icing agent out of leftover barley residue from vodka distilleries as a safer alternative to road salt.
www.courier-journal.com/story/watchdog-earth/2015/02/16/less-salting-this-winter
-gives-local-streams-a-break/23493503/


Other P2 Tidbits

Heat, Pollution, and Skyscrapers Make Cities Have More Thunderstorms
Ah, city life: The culture! The food! The music! The thunderstorms! Wait, what? Thunderstorms? Yes, that's right: You can add weather to the list of things that are more exciting in the city than in the sticks.
www.wired.com/2015/02/cities-thunderstorms/

How to Reduce the Toxic Impact of Your Ex-Smartphone
With so many new smartphones and electronics being purchased, are users disposing of their older devices properly?
www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-reduce-the-toxic-impact-of-your-ex-sma
rtphone/


Taps Start to Run Dry in Brazil's Largest City
São Paulo Water Crisis Linked to Growth, Pollution and Deforestation
www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/world/americas/drought-pushes-sao-paulo-brazil-toward
-water-crisis.html?_r=0


Featured Web Site

Finelite takes an enlightened approach to reusable packaging
Finelite has expanded its recycling program from cardboard, paper, bottles, cans and wood to include bubble wrap, plastic stretch film, copper wire and defective metal parts.
www.greenbiz.com/article/finelite-takes-enlightened-approach-reusable-packaging

 

** PPRC thanks all the people and organizations who regularly send information that is featured in "What's New in P2?" including, but not limited to, the Waste Prevention Forum, GreenBiz, Sightline Daily, Grist, and many others! **