The City of Cleveland today announced it will extend the deadline for residents to opt in to the new bi-weekly curbside recycling program to Nov. 5. The announcement follows a large increase in opt-in requests over the past two weeks, almost doubling the amount. As of Oct. 21, the city has more than 17,000 requests. The previous opt-in deadline was Oct. 22. “The decision to extend the deadline helps ensure that everyone who wants to participate in the first round of the new recycling program has the opportunity to do so,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “We are encouraged by the increase in requests and are committed to working alongside residents to establish a more efficient and sustainable waste and recycling collection process.”
The shipping industry is used to dealing with constant change, from shifting socio-economic conditions to extreme weather. But now it faces its biggest challenge yet: becoming more sustainable. Maritime transport is already responsible for approximately 2.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) – and to avoid this increasing even further, the industry must take drastic steps to transform its operations. Shipping companies are already turning to cleaner fuel types or installing new equipment.
A discussion has been held between Sarawak and Singapore on the future direction of renewable energy-sharing in the region. The discussion took place during a courtesy call by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Petra Jaya here yesterday morning. “Fully-involved Malaysia’s largest renewable energy (RE) developer Sarawak Energy, which is also part of a consortium with Sembcorp Industries and SP Group conducting a feasibility study to explore the potential of power connectivity between Singapore and Sarawak, shared views, expertise, experience and opportunities to work together in boosting further economic development,” said Sarawak Information Department in a statement yesterday.
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A report published by the London Assembly Environmental Committee has said that London’s household recycling rate is below the UK average, and is urging London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action. The report, entitled ‘Wasting London’s Future’ examined the city’s potential for a circular economy, its household recycling record and the use of energy from waste.