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NIST's Office of Applied Economics has partnered with the GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM.  Public Building Service's Environmental Strategies and Safety Division to promote construction waste recycling recycling, the process of recovering and reusing waste products—from household use, manufacturing, agriculture, and business—and thereby reducing their burden on the environment. . The result is the Construction Waste Management Database Web site that contains a searchable database Refers to databases on the Web that are searchable by typing in a query. The term is quite redundant because all databases are searchable. In fact, that is one of their major features.  of almost 2000 construction waste recyclers nationwide.

The database contains the name, location, and other key information on companies that haul, collect, and process debris debris /de·bris/ (de-bre´) fragments of devitalized tissue or foreign matter. In dentistry, soft foreign material loosely attached to a tooth surface.  from construction projects. A user can search the database by company, city, state, and material(s) accepted. The database is the first to include an all-in-one list of construction waste recyclers.

The site has been accessed over 3300 times since its August 2002 launch. It is available at http://cwm.gsa.gov.

CONTACT: Amy Rushing, (301) 975-6136; amy.rushing@nist.gov.
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Publication:Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
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