by Anna LaRue
Tags: alex wilson, bag laws, cbecs, CEC, cpuc, death rays, DOE showerheads, ebn, electricity, electricity consumption, energy efficiency, eneryg savings, EPR, extended producer responsibility, finding data, gdp, green roofs, grid, hazardous waste, Key System, nina maritz, plastic bags, prefab, putrescible waste, putrescibles, pv performance, resilience, retail bags, solar pv, spite houses, sustainability, target, tiny apartment, tiny house, us power grid, zero resource, zeroresource
Over the last two years, we have covered a number of topics, from tiny houses, to DOE rules on showerheads, to definitions of terms.
Since the end of February, when WordPress starting showing the statistics, Zero Resource has attracted readers from all over the world.
Over the last two years, the top twenty most popular posts of all time are:
- Death Rays
- More Tiny Houses
- The Difference Between the CEC and CPUC
- Tour a Tiny Apartment in Spain
- Putrescible Waste
- Finding Data – GDP and Electricity Consumption
- Alex Wilson, Founder of EBN – Part 1
- Plastic Bag / Retail Bag Laws in the U.S.
- Bad News About CBECS 2007
- Nina Maritz
- Are People Clueless about Energy Savings?
- MRF (Rhymes with Smurf)
- Resilience vs. Sustainability
- The Key System
- Visualizing the U.S. Power Grid
- Do Green Roofs Improve Solar PV Performance?
- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
- Local Target Stores & Hazardous Waste
- Tiny “Spite” Houses
- Houses – Small, Reused, and Prefab
Many thanks to all the Zero Resource readers around the world! We look forward to another year.
by Anna LaRue
current events, waste
Tags: aerosols, Alameda County, batteries, bleach, california, cell phones, computers, disposal fee, e-waste, electronics, hazardous waste, illegal disposal of waste, paint, pesticides, san francisco chronicle, target, target store, trash compactor, washington post, waste, waste disposal
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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, all nine of the Target stores in Alameda County have been involved in illegal disposal of products containing hazardous waste by collecting and crushing batteries, phones and computers in the stores’ trash compactors to avoid disposal fees. An Alameda County judge has ordered the stores, among 240 in California accused of the practice, to stop.
According to the Washington Post, the lawsuit brought by the state of California and several cities and counties contends that Target stores routinely throw hazardous items such as bleach, pesticides, paint, aerosols and electronics directly into the trash. California has laws requiring special handling of hazardous waste.
Read the entire story here and here.
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Noelle has previously addressed the need to properly disposed of e-waste as part of a post on Extended Producer Responsibility.
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