Weekly News Bulletin: Nov. 10-16, 2004


Starbucks Will Use Recycled-Content Coffee Cups

Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) (www.starbucks.com) has announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has granted the Mississippi River Corporation its first-ever approval to use recycled content in food packaging, specifically Starbucks hot beverage cups. Starbucks expects to convert its hot beverage cups to 10 percent recycled material. Starbucks worked with suppliers Solo Cup Company, MeadWestvaco, and Mississippi River Corporation for two years to obtain approval from the FDA...Read More »



Startech Wins Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award

Startech Environmental Corporation (OTC: STHK) has won The Wall Street Journal's 2004 Technology Innovation Award in the category of "Materials and Other Base Technologies." Startech was honored for developing its Plasma Converter recycling system that uses superheated, ionized gases to, as the company indicates, preserve the environment and produce clean energy...Read More »



Perma-Fix Sells Detroit Facility To TIFORP LLC

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) has signed a letter of intent to sell its Detroit facility to TIFORP Group Holding LLC. The Detroit facility was recently closed by Perma-Fix due to two fires and the high cost of rebuilding the operation. TIFORP intends to utilize the facility for the processing of used tires for fuel and other applications...Read More »



WCA Acquires Rural Disposal Of Missouri

WCA Waste Corporation (Nasdaq: WCAA) has acquired Rural Disposal, Inc. of Willow Springs, Missouri serving approximately 2,300 customers. All of the waste will be internalized into the WCA-owned Black Oak Landfill. WCA Waste Corporation's operations include fourteen landfills, twelve transfer stations and nineteen collection operations located throughout the Southeast...Read More »



Waste Services Reports Improvement In Third Quarter

Waste Services Inc. has reported that its third-quarter losses narrowed as U.S. acquisitions boosted the Canadian company's revenue. The quarterly loss declined to $5.7 million, or 6 cents per share, from a loss of 7.1 million, or $1.06 per share in the same period last year. The company noted that last year's per-share loss was greater because of dividends paid. Income rose to $15.4 million from $3 million, and revenue nearly tripled, jumping to $94.6 million from $34.7 million, with U.S. acquisitions contributing a large chunk of sales. During the quarter, Waste Services initiated operations at landfill and transfer stations in the Phoenix and Houston areas...Read More »



China Landfill Becomes Tourist Destination

Guangzhou, China's Xingfeng Landfill, the largest and most state-of-the-art waste disposal facility in Asia, has become a tourist attraction, according to local media. A local travel agency is running hundreds of visitors each day through the landfill, which takes in approximately 7,000 tons of waste each day. The landfill technology uses state-of-the-art zero-pollution treatment techniques...Read More »


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