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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 ...

Recycling Solutions for our Customers

by SAPHYMO  (May 19, 2015)

In order to fulfill our obligations, SAPHYMO has joined Recyclum and is now contributing in financing its collection and recycling organization, which has been agreed for professional waste electrical equipment (DEEE Pro). Through this voluntary commitment the customers of SAPHYMO can benefit from easy solutions, free of charge, to recycle the ...

Recovinyl grows PVC Recycling Rates across Europe

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (May 5, 2015)

The UK was again a star Recovinyl performer, contributing just over 20% - or 95,525 tonnes – to the total recycled through the PVC industry’s recycling scheme in 2014. A total of 474,411 tonnes of waste PVC was recycled through Recovinyl last year across its 16 European member countries. The Recovinyl network currently comprises 160 ...

Recycle e-waste as spring cleaning starts!

by Dynamic Recycling  (Apr. 7, 2015)

Spring Recycling! It’s that time of year where people are working on their spring cleaning. But before you start clearing your house of clutter, be careful what you’re doing with your old electronics. Often times these items contain hazardous material like lead and mercury, which are harmful to the environment. Anything with a power ...

ATR sets New Recycling Standard

by Advanced Technology Recycling  (Apr. 28, 2015)

An incredibly diligent and environmentally philanthropic effort saw local business Advanced Technology Recycling far exceed its goal of recycling 1 million pounds of electronic waste during the weeklong timeframe of 6 p.m. April 19 to 6 p.m. April 25. In doing so, they are now the Guinness world record holders of most pounds of recycled materials ...

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 ...

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 ...

Electronics Recycling Asia, November 10 – 13, 2015, Singapore

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (May 4, 2015)

The world’s reliance on electronic products and digital information continues to feed into the corresponding challenge of how best to recycle the electric- and battery-powered devices that touch all aspects of daily life. The 2015 edition of Electronics Recycling Asia, the premier electronics recycling conference in the Asia-Pacific region, ...

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 ...

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