June 2012

Glass and ash into cash

(Bozeman Daily Chronicle 5-24-2012) Sustainable concrete company might start glass recycling program in Bozeman this summer. One local business expects to start collecting glass around Bozeman this summer — but not as a recycling service. 
 

San Francisco 49ers Buy Low-CO2 Concrete for New Stadium

(Environmental Leader 5-22-2012)   Central Concrete, a US Concrete company, will supply about 80,000 cubic yards of its low-CO2 concrete for the new San Francisco 49ers stadium, the company said.
 

Henderson entrepreneur recognized for GreenStone building product

(Las Vegas Review Journal 5-19-2012) Tourists, drink up. Scott McCombs needs your empty bottles. He has things to build. McCombs, founder of Henderson-based Realm of Design, recycles glass bottles into a building product called GreenStone, which he used in building his own 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 1188 Center Point Drive.
 

Rochester businessman adding plastics to green movement

(Post-Bulletin 5-18-2012)    P.J. Schmitt has a very green and novel vision of the future of plastics. "Imagine taking trash that would go into a landfill and make it a reusable commodity that could be made into a wide variety of products," says Schmitt, a building contractor and self-taught plastics engineer. The Rochester native recently formed Envirolastech Inc. in Rochester with local friends to try to do just that.