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Waste Crime – Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 1, 2015)

Up to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Each year, the electronic industry – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing – generates up to 41 million tonnes ...

EPA Inspections Reveal Hazardous Waste Violations at GKN Armstrong Wheels in Estherville and Armstrong, Iowa

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 13, 2015)

EPA Region 7 compliance evaluation inspections at two GKN Armstrong Wheels, Inc., facilities in Iowa revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at each facility. In a settlement filed recently in Lenexa, Kan., the company agreed to pay a $150,031 civil penalty to ...

EPA requires Southern California metal finishers to stop illegal hazardous waste releases, wastewater discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 14, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the resolution of a series of enforcement actions at five Southern California metal finishing companies which will collectively pay more than $223,700 in civil penalties for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. The violations were uncovered during inspections conducted at ...

Countries Move Forward on Important Issues for Sustainable Management of Chemicals and Waste

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 18, 2015)

Significant steps were agreed upon early this morning by parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, as the 2015 Triple COPs drew to a close. Staged under the theme "From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow" from 4 to 15 May 2015, almost 1,200 participants from 171 countries converged on Geneva to push forward the ...

Under Settlement, North Windham, Conn. Company Reduces Hazardous Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 20, 2015)

In a recent settlement with EPA, the manufacturer of bonded abrasives in North Windham, Conn. has acquired new equipment that will reduce its generation of waste epoxy resins. The settlement resolves allegations by EPA that United Abrasives, Inc. violated federal and state hazardous waste laws. Under the settlement, United Abrasives paid a ...

Unadilla, Georgia, recycling center exposes workers to falls, fire and amputation hazards

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (May 19, 2015)

Employer name: Recycling Revolution LLC Inspection site: 4190 Collins Rd., Unadilla, Ga. 31091 Date inspection initiated: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated the November 12, 2014 inspection as part of its ...

EPA, U.S. Department of Justice settle with P4 Production LLC, over hazardous chemical reporting requirements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 14, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 and the U.S. Department of Justice have settled with P4 Productions LLC, for violations of federal Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Comprehensive Emergency Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) chemical reporting laws. As part of the settlement, the Company has ...

E-cigarette waste poses potential environmental risks

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 8, 2015)

Disposable components of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes and e-pens, could pose a potential environmental risk unless properly regulated, suggests new research. The study examined the levels of potentially toxic chemicals in disposable battery and ‘cartomiser’ ENDS components. ENDS are becoming ...

Illegally Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2015)

Up to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Each year, the electronic industry – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing – generates up to 41 million ...

Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 20, 2015)

Five enforcement officers and eight organizations tackling fast-growing illegal trade in wildlife, chemicals and waste in Asia Pacific are the first recipients of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award (AEEA) announced here today. The winners, hailing from Cambodia, China, India, Philippines, Thailand, Tonga, and Viet Nam, were awarded for ...

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