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Guide to Buying a Glass Bottle Crusher

by PEL Waste Reduction Equipment  (May 15, 2015)

The best approach to manage, store and dispose of waste glass bottles is a well debated subject amongst the many bar, restaurant and hotel owners in the hospitality industry. The generally accepted practice is to collect empty glass bottles in a bottle bin which, when full, is wheeled through the bar and into a bottle storage area where the ...

Panel backs plan for Nuclear Waste Disposal near Lake Huron

by Associated Press  (May 6, 2015)

A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment. The Joint Review Panel made its recommendation in a report to Canada's environment minister, Leona Aglukkaq, who is ...

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 ...

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 ...

EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 21, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today welcomed the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as the first state partner in the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, a nation-wide effort to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gases by properly disposing old refrigerators, freezers and other ...

Celebrating Canadian design for preventing waste and increasing sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2015)

Achieving zero waste means incorporating environmentally conscious design from start to finish, and Canada’s National Zero Waste Council is highlighting eight companies for their ability to meet design criteria for zero waste and increased sustainability. The National Zero Waste Council’s design portfolio is a showcase and education ...

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 ...

Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

by Associated Press  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will take months before the chemicals are removed and the area can be cleaned up. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the ...

New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste

by Associated Press  (Apr. 26, 2015)

New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country's high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this month. The governor reached out to the Obama administration in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In the April 10 letter, which ...

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 ...

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