Environmental Issues: Press & Publications

DeFeo Associates In the News

New Jersey Recycling Center implements an Odor-Suppression System
In an effort to prevent the foul smell of mulch from spreading to a nearby residential neighborhood, a vendor has implemented an odor suppression system at the New Jersey, West Orange Recycling Center.
Essex News Daily

New Jersey schools push ban on Styrofoam Food containers
Efforts in New Jersey are underway that would ban styrofoam food containers from public schools and state colleges.

Green Building's Unexpected Advantage
Green buildings aren't just good for the planet, being strategic in your business model can also bring about large returns!
Press Release

Recycling industry impacted by falling oil prices
While the majority of Americans are celebrating as the price of gas continues to fall, some industries are getting hit hard. Whats good news for millions of drivers is bad news for recycling centers.
CBS News Philadelphia

Recycling expert discusses the impact of falling oil prices on the recycling marketplace
Wayne DeFeo recently joined Diane Macedo, Anchor/Reporter for CBS New York, on a television video segement discussing the effect of low oil prices on recycling centers.
CBS News New York

Grease theft and demand for Bio-Fuel trigger NJ Legislation push
Increased use of environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel, which can be made by mixing refined cooking oil with diesel, has called for increased demand.

Twenty Questions with Movers & Shakers
20 questions for environmental expert Wayne DeFeo. A recognized expert in environmental issues in state and federal court and a faculty coordinator at Rutgers NJ, Wayne is considered one of the most influential people in the fields of sustainability and waste management in the region.
Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

Recycling Markets: Remember Caveat Emptor
Wayne DeFeo's article was featured in the Fall 2014 Edition of The Pennsylvania Recycler magazine. He spotlights the topic of Recycling Markets and discusses their unbalanced trends.
The Pennsylvania Recycler

Economic Factors are threatening E-Waste Recycling Programs
The topic of discussion at a recent Association of New Jersey Recyclers meeting, was that e-waste recycling programs are being threatened by economic factors and face cancellation.

Meeting the Challenges of Building Green with LEED
In the shadow of New York City's second tallest skyscraper, which was recently awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) highest level of certification under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system (LEED), many are questioning just how eco-friendly LEED-certified buildings really are.
New Jersey Lawyer

Solar firms given reassurance by NJ Environmental Commissioner at conference
The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection sought to calm fears among some in the clean energy industry that small-scale solar projects are getting left behind in the state’s new energy master plan in favor of off-shore wind power and large-scale solar arrays.

Green infrastructure bills offer incentives to builders
Wayne DeFeo, a director of the U.S. Green Building Council’s New Jersey chapter, supports bills sponsored by Assemblyman Ramos that promote “blue roofs” and other green infrastructure projects.

Wayne DeFeo and experts from Somerset County Business Partnership discuss Green Economy with N.J. Congressman
Wayne DeFeo, president of DeFeo Associates, a sustainability consulting firm in Warren, New Jersey, was recently invited to meet with Congressman Rodney Freylinghuysen to discuss the green economy.
Press Release

Successful Recycling: A Three-Step Approach
Facility managers face an ever-growing list of responsibilities in overseeing efficient and streamlined departments. Now, to make their jobs more challenging, they also must find a cost-effective method to recycle a more complex mix of materials.
FacilitiesNet.com / Maintenance Solutions

Expo hopes to paint Lawrence Township green
DeFeo gives Lawrence Township residents the opportunity to learn how to save money and the environment at the second annual Green Building Expo.
The Trenton Times

Warren-based environmental consultant helps businesses see green
DeFeo helps government officials, private companies and the public cut through intricate laws as his clients strive for energy efficiency, better recycling programs or similar earth-friendly efforts.
The Courier News

National Perspective: The sky is falling... or is it?
How to make recycling work if grant funding ends.
The Pennsylvania Recycler

Dover eyes water, DPW merger
Study by DeFeo Associates recommends eliminating Water Commission in the process.
The Daily Record

Burlington County Recycling lowers cost 64 cents per household
DeFeo Associates Study shows cost down while more residents served.
Press Release

NJ Recyclers' Award recipient Wayne DeFeo
Wayne DeFeo receives the REX award in recognition of outstanding contributions to recycling in New Jersey.
Association of NJ Recyclers

Environmental Education Publications by DeFeo Associates

Practical Recycling Economics, Making the Numbers Work for Your Program
Rutgers University

Aquatic Project Wild
Published by Western Regional Environmental Education Council

Cosmic Chemistry, The Living Textbook
Published as a Video Laser Disc by Optical Data Corporation

The future of solid waste costs without flow control
New Jersey Municipalities Magazine

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