Eastern U.S. railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern are involved in two projects aimed at bolstering intermodal infrastructure and assets in the South and Midwest. Inland container transfer facility planned to support Port of Mobile – The Alabama Port Authority has approved a $2.04 million purchase of 272 acres in Montgomery for construction of an inland container intermodal transfer facility that will support container traffic from the Port of Mobile. The port says extending intermodal rail service from the port will support Alabama’s manufacturing, retail, distribution and agribusiness sectors. CSX will serve the terminal, and the goal is to have regularly scheduled rail service between the port and inland customers. CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) plans to provide up to $12.5 million for infrastructure improvements in the facility, according to the Alabama Port Authority.
Researchers in Japan have created a new kind of biodegradable, internet-connected piece of paper that’s just one millimeter thick and which degrades by 95 percent after 40 days.
The European Union (EU) is playing no games with its waste. All 28 countries within the union agreed Wednesday to phase out single-use items like plastic straws and cutlery, as well as polystyrene drink and food containers, by 2021.
Harsco Environmental, a division of Harsco Corporation and the trusted global leader in environmental services and innovative products, announces it has re-launched SteelPhalt as a world-leading asphalt company with unique solutions for every roadmaking challenge. Through sustainable products that deliver high skid resistance and better durability, SteelPhalt makes high-performance asphalt to reduce the carbon footprint of road-laying by 40-percent. These trusted solutions aim to protect the planet and deliver durable roads for a more sustainable world.
Sustainability should be at the forefront of our efforts as a society to ensure that we are maintaining healthy environments and reducing waste. A circular economy is an economic system based on regenerating natural resources and systems and eliminating waste and pollution. How can we make efforts to widely implement this type of system? Where and how can we start? Here are 5 books that will help you dive into this regenerative process.