Waste Management Engineering

GPEC 2009 Abstracts Due

The Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC 2009) will be held 25-27 February 2009 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. GPEC is sponsored by the Plastics Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). The theme of GPEC 2009 is "Plastics: The Wonderful World of Sustainability and Recycling." The conference invites your abstracts and reminds you that th... »

New Book: Plastics Joining

Plastics Information Direct--a division of Applied Market Information (AMI)--has released the second edition of the Handbook of Plastics Joining. The reference book provides detailed descriptions of joining processes and an extensive compilation of data on the joining of particular plastic materials. Plastics joining experts at The Welding Institute have significantly revised the information on jo... »

GeoAfrica Update and Deadlines

GeoAfrica 2009 marks the first African regional conference on geosynthetics. Held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)--a chapter of IGS--the September 2009 Cape Town conference seeks abstracts and proposals. Deadline for receipt of 350-word abstracts is 30 Septmber 2008. Geosynthetica encourages ... »

GeoAfrica Exhibitor Note

Companies interested in exhibiting at GeoAfrica 2009, 2-5 September 2009, Cape Town, South Africa should be aware that the exhibit hall is limited to 30 spots. The conference organizers report that more than half of them have already been booked. Visit the conference's exhibitor page for more information. Learn more here.; »

Animal Waste Debate

According the US government's General Accountability Office (GAO), the number of "factory farms," or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO), tripled between 1982-2002. The GAO's audit of the sector is to be released today. According to the Wall Street Journal, the report notes that "[the Environmental Protection Agency] lacks information and a clearly defined strategy for effectively regula... »

Wall Street Journal Article

A link to the Wall Street Journal article referenced in the geosynthetica news item "Animal Waste Debate" from 24 September 2008. Learn more here.; »

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