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IERC shows innovative strength of e-waste recyclers

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Although the recycling of electrical and electronic waste presents a number of major challenges, the innovative efforts of the recycling industry are just as great. The International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC once again demonstrated this fact in Salzburg from 21 to 23 January. A total of 63 exhibitors were present at the three-day ...

3E Company Enhances 3E Online SDS Management Platform with New Dashboard and GHS Awareness Tools

by 3E Company  (Jan. 21, 2015)

3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the immediate availability of 3E Online®-SDS 9.0, an enhanced version of its chemical and safety data sheet (SDS) management application. The latest edition features enhancements designed to improve the ...

Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

by Worldwatch Institute  (Jan. 28, 2015)

For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications ...

Rio official says there is no plan B for Olympic sailing

by Associated Press  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged. Mario Andrade, spokesman of the Rio 2016 ...

Boart Longyear Wins Mining Magazine Award for Record-Setting Australian Sonic Bore Hole

by Boart Longyear Inc.  (Jan. 26, 2015)

A Boart Longyear crew that successfully completed the deepest hole drilled in Australia using a sonic rig – 212.00m (695 feet) – has earned the company an award from Mining Magazine. Boart Longyear’s Eastern Australian Territory team set the new depth mark last June 17 with a LS600T sonic rig and using a 4.75-inch ...

Ecova Enhances Energy and Sustainability Management Platform to Support Waste

by Ecova - LPB Energy Management  (Jan. 14, 2015)

Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, today announced the availability of the Waste Manager module on the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, the leading technology platform for large commercial and industrial companies to manage their resource ...

Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jan. 27, 2015)

I am today announcing the start of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies continue to have regular independent challenge. The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for ...

Waste Management, Inc. Elects Andrés Gluski to Board of Directors

by Waste Management Inc.  (Jan. 2, 2015)

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that Andrés Gluski, president and chief executive officer of The AES Corporation (AES), one of the world’s largest independent power producers, was elected to its board of directors effective January 1st. During his 14-year tenure at AES, Mr. Gluski has served ...

‘Save the Planet’ 2015 opens new opportunities in waste management sector in SE Europe

by VIA EXPO Ltd.  (Jan. 9, 2015)

Speeding up the implementation of the latest world experience and technologies, ‘Save the Planet’ has become one of the leading B2B events in Bulgaria, that deals with problems and solutions concerning waste management and recycling in South-East Europe. The high recycling EU targets aimed for a zero-waste economy and the urgent ...

EPA and DOE to Resolve Hanford Hazardous Waste Violations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 28, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) have resolved alleged violations of hazardous waste requirements at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. By ensuring that hazardous waste management is conducted in accordance with all applicable requirements, EPA helps protect cleanup workers, first ...

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