EPA Celebrates 25 Years Of Preventing Waste And Recycling Through WasteWise

first_imgDuring America Recycles Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates 25 years of the WasteWise program, which encourages corporations, businesses, educational institutions and governments to set sustainability goals and track progress in preventing and recycling waste, saving resources and money.“The WasteWise program is a cornerstone of EPA’s commitment to sustainable materials management through reducing, reusing and recycling,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. “Under the Trump Administration, EPA is working diligently to identify market-based strategies and innovative ideas to create a more sustainable recycling system in America. Through the WasteWise program, EPA is carrying through on this commitment and I congratulate all of our WasteWise participants over the last 25 years on their many accomplishments. I know there are many more innovative successes this program will produce.”As one of EPA’s longest-standing partnership programs, WasteWise was launched in 1994 and has involved thousands of participants over its 25 years. During the duration of the program, participants have prevented and diverted 247 million tons of materials from going to landfills or incinerators. This has saved participating companies as much as an estimated $11.1 billion in avoided landfill tipping fees.EPA launched WasteWise with 281 Charter Members representing a cross-section of American companies, ranging from communications firms to restaurants to large utilities. From its inception, the program emphasized waste prevention—using less material to do the same job—because this provides the most significant benefits to the environment and the bottom line. It also emphasizes the importance of setting waste diversion goals and tracking progress to quantify and measure results. EPA is highlighting some of the accomplishments from the 25 years of WasteWise on its website.WasteWise is part of EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program, which focuses on using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

We’re Ready. Are you Ready?

first_imgOrganizations such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leading biomedical research institute, are on the forefront of enabling a new generation of life-saving treatments. To help achieve its goal to successfully use genomics to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, the Phoenix-based non-profit research institute selected a Dell EMC Ready Solution that helped reduce the data analysis time from 7 days to 4 hours!We are truly at the intersection of technology and human progress! And the Dell EMC Ready Solutions team is dedicated to working with our customers to make a measurable business impact.High-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, software-defined infrastructure, business applications and hybrid cloud platforms– these are the technologies that are shaping the digital economy. Many organizations are actively looking to transform IT to gain a greater ability to capitalize on these trends and accelerate business outcomes.At Dell EMC, we understand that some of our customers may prefer converged or hyper-converged systems, while others may prefer to build infrastructure that meets their specific needs. This is why we are ready with a portfolio of solutions across Ready Nodes, Ready Bundles, Ready Systems and Hybrid Cloud Platforms.Turn-key Hybrid Cloud PlatformsSome of our largest customers have shown they want turn-key comprehensive hybrid cloud platforms with one-contact support, full life-cycle management to reduce customers’ operational risk and a roadmap of features that extend the value of the platform. These customers choose Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) and Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC).EHC will be available globally on Dell EMC VxRack SDDC VMware Cloud Foundation, giving customers a turn-key hybrid cloud experience on proven HCI with VMware’s software-defined data center stack. With functionalities such as more public cloud options by adding Microsoft Azure as an end-point, offers our customers greater flexibility to choose among public clouds.NHC built on VxRack SDDC is available today via an early access program. Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud offers developer-ready infrastructure for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, the world’s most powerful application developer platform for legacy and cloud-native apps. New NHC capabilities include new developer tools and highly available deployments on VxRail, delivering multi-site, multi-foundation and multi-availability zone configurations to support global-scale deployments.New Cloud Ready SystemsFor those looking to take more ownership of customizations and lifecycle management to meet their unique business requirements, we announced  new VMware Ready Systems. These new Ready Systems will be based on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) in configurations tested and validated for specific Cloud use cases or workloads.VMware Ready System from Dell EMC combines VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite with pre-configured and tested configurations of VxRack SDDC and VxRail. Optional fixed price services will be offered for those customers who prefer to have Dell EMC handle the initial deployment.  Designed for customers and deployments of any size, they will enable IT to optimize the cloud platform to meet unique business requirements while starting with a proven foundation of hyper-converged infrastructure and the latest VMware technology.Extending this further, we also plan to bring to market Ready Systems on VxRack SDDC to support the new Pivotal Container Service™ when they’re available. This will enable enterprises and service providers to deliver production-ready Kubernetes and will be integrated with Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (PCF) and VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure.Likewise, for customers who want to build and manage the lifecycle of their own HCI stacks, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are now available with the latest award-winning Dell EMC 14th Generation PowerEdge servers and VMware vSAN 6.6. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes deliver the capital economic benefits of HCI for organizations that prefer to take on more operational aspects.We’re excited to extend our Hybrid Cloud & Ready Solutions portfolio with an eye towards accelerating our customers’ business results – aimed at helping them win. At the races, drivers come in to the pit for tire-changes, fuel, and adjusting the mirrors. And a really good team can accomplish all that in a matter of seconds. We are looking forward to accelerating the adoption of Ready Solutions and delighting our customers as ONE efficient F1 like team! Let all get Ready together to accelerate digital transformation!https://giphy.com/gifs/VLXk8HXtOqlIklast_img read more

PREMIUMErick Thohir asks SOEs to issue global bonds to help shore up flagging rupiah

first_imgThe State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry has asked large state-owned companies to issue bonds to help shore up the flagging rupiah, which has dropped sharply in recent days  amid growing fears over the worsening of the economic outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Minister Erick Thohir said he had asked several state-owned firms with good ratings, such as Bank Mandiri and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), to seek funding through bond issuance to help strengthen the rupiah, which had sharply dropped in recent weeks amid worsening economic outlook. “We only instructed state-owned firms with good ratings like Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia [BRI] and Pertamina to issue the bonds,” he said during a teleconference with the media, without detailing the currency of the bonds.The bonds issued by large local companies, especially major state-owned companies, us… Linkedin Topics : Indonesia SOEs erick-thohir bond-issuance rupiah-depreciation bank-mandiri Bank-Rakyat-Indonesia pertamina Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

Tirana Kay (Buck)Craven

first_imgTirana Kay (Buck) Craven, 57, of Wasilla, Alaska passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.  Tirana was born Friday, March 1, 1963 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the daughter of Kay (Wright) Buck and the late James Buck Jr.  She married Jefferson “Jeff” Craven on December 18, 1982 and he survives.  Tirana was a grocery cashier. She enjoyed quilting, sewing clothes, being a grandmother, teaching Pre-K for 3-year old’s, cooking, and being a military spouse for 39 years.  She also enjoyed the beaches, especially the Florida beaches.Tirana is survived by her husband Jeff of Alaska; daughters Jessica (Matthew) Verboom of Oregon, Trisha (Luke) Weber of Florida, and Triffawna (Jeremiah) Witt of Alaska; Mother Kay Buck of Dillsboro; brothers: Aaron of Vevay, Jeffrey (Donna) of Aurora, and Ricky Buck of Aurora; and grandchildren: Mylina, Zoe, Hunter, Axel, Holden, Shelby, Joleighna, and Jedidiah.  She was preceded in death by her father James.A service celebrating her life will be held 10 AM Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Carter Corbrey and Brent Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 4-7 PM Tuesday, August 11 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Tirana to the donor’s choice.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  Please reach out through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Tirana for the family.  Due to the Governor’s mandate, social distancing should be observed, and masks are required.last_img read more