• ENSR, Acton, Mass., has reached an agreement with Blue292, Durham, N.C., to develop a website for ENSR to accomplish environmental procurements and processing functions.

  • Allied Waste Industries, Scottsdale, Ariz., has agreed to drop a plan to buy $37 million of assets in Waste Management Inc., Houston, after antitrust authorities objected.

  • The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z245 for Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials has announced it is initiating the five-year revision cycle of one of its safety standards, ANSI Z245.41-1997, Facilities for the Processing of Commingled Recyclable Materials — Safety Requirements. Individuals and companies can submit proposals for the revision of the standard to Nate Wall; Secretary, ASC Z245 Committee; c/o Environmental Industry Associations; 430 Connecticut Avenue NW, Ste. 300; Washington, D.C. 20008. Phone: (202) 364-3709; Fax: (202) 966-4824; E-mail: Individuals also can join the subcommittee responsible for drafting the revision and can contact Nate Wall for information. The standard applies to people who design, manufacture, assemble, modify, operate, clean, maintain, service or repair materials recovery facilities (MRFs) that engage in the receiving, storing and processing of commingled recyclable materials that have been previously collected or otherwise diverted from the solid waste stream.

  • Fibermarket, Atlanta, has announced a partnership with WebMethods Inc., Fairfax, Va., to integrate its marketplace with the back-office systems of buyers, suppliers and brokers in the forest products industry.

  • Inc., Boston, and AGRA Simons Ltd., a division of AMEC plc, London, have announced a strategic alliance to leverage content resources and provide pulp and paper professionals with news.

  • The Tirex Corp., Montreal, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Crioengineering s.r.l., Turin, Italy, to purchase an expanded Tirex patented cryogenic tire recycling program.

  • Plastic Omnium Zarn, Reidsville, N.C., has entered into a partnership with Diakon Molding Inc., Reidsville, to continue the production of Plastic Omnium Zarn carts for curbside use.