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Increasing standards for Healthcare Waste Management

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 26, 2014)

The healthcare sector is heavily governed by industry regulations and clinical waste management has become an area that requires specialist expertise from trusted and knowledgeable suppliers to enable them to meet stringent compliance requirements. In July this year, the government published regulations that outlined changes to the way health and ...

Sardinia 2015 - 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Call for abstracts now open!

by EuroWaste Srl  (Sep. 25, 2014)

We are pleased to announce Sardinia 2015 - 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, to be held in S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy from  5 to 9 October 2015.  Following the great success of the fourteenth edition held in 2013, which saw the participation of more than 700 delegates from a wide variety of ...

New report on long-term nuclear spent-fuel management

by European Commission, Joint Research Centre  (Sep. 30, 2014)

A new report (download here) launched today in Brussels by the JRC and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) analyses options for spent nuclear ...

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

by Associated Press  (Sep. 26, 2014)

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the ...

Environment: European Commission asks Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 25, 2014)

The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste. Five years after the first ruling, Greece is still failing to comply with EU standards. The Commission is therefore asking the Court to impose fines, proposing a lump sum of EUR 14 904 736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72 ...

In Poultry Sustainability Is a Continuous Improvement, Not an Endpoint

by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association  (Oct. 1, 2014)

“Sustainability is a continuous improvement, not an endpoint,” said Dr. Marty Matlock, executive director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas, during his presentation on Science Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Poultry and Egg Production at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla. ...

Total system planning approach needed to manage waste

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Sep. 29, 2014)

Aurecon waste management expert Nick Mannie will be joining national and international waste specialists to discuss solutions to these issues at WasteCon 2014, which will be held from 6 – 10 October 2014 in Cape Town. Mannie’s paper will explore the challenges in determining the correct waste disposal solutions for local ...

Less Than 1% of Sweden’s Waste goes to Landfill

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 22, 2014)

It is hard to believe that as a civilised society, we continue to dump waste in landfill and there are several environmental problems associated with this activity. Greenhouse gases such as methane seep out of them and toxic chemicals like those from household cleaning products can pollute both the soil and groundwater. In addition they are ...

Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive ...

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Twenty-two countries have taken major steps to address the emissions and releases of the one of the most notorious heavy metals - mercury. A year after the adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ministers and senior government officials from around the world have renewed the international community's commitment to combat the global threat ...

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