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  • Extended Producer Responsibility Laws: A Global Policy Analysis

    Extended Producer Responsibility laws are now on the books in 29 countries for packaging, 15 for batteries, and nine cover electronics. The concept is popular in Europe, but has spread to Asia and Latin America. Have these policies been successful in maximizing recovery rates for different materials? Have they sent a strong message on packaging design or has the complexity of the system reduced ...


    By Raymond Publishing

  • 2009 amendments to the regulations regarding transport of lithium batteries

    Lithium Batteries are dangerous goods and are generally subject to transport regulations, depending on the mode of transport. However, many Lithium Batteries are exempted from the regulations if certain listed conditions are met. The 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and the ICAO technical instructions make significant changes to the regulations and exemptions regarding the transport of Lithium ...

  • Identity Theft, new law about to send shredding on a tear

    Do you shred? If not, get ready to. You've heard about shredding. You understand that it's probably a good idea to shred any receipts that have your credit card numbers or other personal information on them to stop identity theft. You may have seen shredders at the office or noticed bulging trash bags of thin paper strips in the dumpster when you're walking the dog past a local ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • What Does the Future Hold for EPR?

    Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a broad concept that requires manufacturers to accept responsibility for environmental effects during the life cycle of their products, and to assume responsibility for the disposal of the products they sell. EPR has many forms, the most prominent of which is “product take-back,” which requires companies to take back their products at the expiration of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environmental Compliance Issues for the Telecommunications Industry

    Firms acquiring telecommunications companies often decline to perform environmental due diligence because they assume that these business do not have many environmental compliance issues. However, according to a recent issue of th EPA’s Enforcement Alert, telecommunication companies may have significant environmental requirements. These requirements can be triggered by the use of lead-acid or ...

  • What Every Property Manager Needs to Know About Dumpsters

    Whether you take out the trash yourself or manage a large janitorial team, the property manager’s job includes making sure that waste gets disposed of responsibly and safely. The unwieldy weight of dumpsters creates a perfect storm of physical labor that often leads to serious injuries. Ergonomic solutions exist to ease this burden. ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • The electric car: a brief history and what’s next?

    At the end of the 19th century, any vehicle not pulled by a horse or mule was considered an alternative power vehicle, powered by steam, electricity or gasoline. But oil was discovered in Texas in 1901 and by 1920, gasoline fueled internal-combustion engine vehicles dominated the marketplace. Electricity and steam powered vehicles became distant also-rans. Oil was cheap, effective, readily ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Light Plants and Scene Lighting for Natural Disasters

    According to the Red Cross, the recent onslaught of persistent flooding in Louisiana has surpassed the devastating floods that came with Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Without warning, the state received a whopping 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall in one week (based on a report from CNN). Over 40,000 homes were affected by the flood, resulting $30 million in damages. Scientists speculate that ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • EEE country profiles: Understanding how electric and electronic products are regulated in specifc countries

    Product regulations affecting EEE products are proliferating all over the world.  Enhesa’s EEE Country Profiles provide a concise, comprehensive and analytical description of regulations related to EEE throughout the lifecycle of a product from product design to marketing to end  of life. The following  re examples from the recently updated EU EEE Country Profile and ...

  • Environmental protection

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a significant shift from the use of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, cost more and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, which produce more lumens. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a chemical compound that can have debilitating ...


  • Why You Need to Monitor Dumpster Enclosures

    Everyone has seen a small bag of garbage or a piece of trash sitting right next to a dumpster, and you have probably thought, “Why couldn’t they have just put it into the dumpster?” People shy away from using dumpsters with dirty lids, broken handles, or a general mess around them. All the hand sanitizer in the world could not make them want to operate a filthy ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Do not make the waste energy saving lamps into a scourge

    As early as August 1, 2008, the national list of hazardous waste had been the recovery of the energy saving lamps included. However, for waste energy saving lamps may harm caused to the environment and human health, the public did not know. Until now, energy saving lamp recycling policy is still blank. How future waste disposal? Than ordinary incandescent lamp,  ...

  • All Waste is not created equal

    If you live in a house, apartment or similar abode, you produce waste. Right? You probably can't go a week without producing waste. All kinds of waste. Call it trash if you want. It's still waste. And if you don't live where recycling is mandatory or there is no outlet for your voluntary environmental tendencies, everything goes into the trash - bottles, cans, cardboard, plastics, bottle caps, ...


  • Lead in Paint and Soil in Karnataka and Gujarat, India

    Blood lead surveys in several areas of India have found very high percentages of children with elevated blood lead levels. Fifty-three percent of children under 12 years of age in a sevencity screening had blood lead levels equal to or greater than 10 μg/dL, the level currently considered elevated by the U.S.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A number of these surveys ...

  • Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

    Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

    Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are actually plentiful enough — you probably have ...


    By Ensia

  • Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

    On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the Superfund program. Superfund is one of the most important ...

  • Ban the Bulb: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power Plants

    BAN THE BULB: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power PlantsOn February 20, 2007, Australia announced it would phase out the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2010, replacing them with highly efficient compact fluorescent bulbs that use one fourth as much electricity. If the rest of the world joins Australia in this simple step to ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Top 10 Clean Energy Developments of 2013

    2013 was an exciting and inspiring year in many regards. And we’re not just talking the arrival of Prince George or the fact that the new Pope rides an electric bicycle. There were many remarkable clean energy developments that are helping to bring us closer to a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. Here we ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Organic Strategies for Today`s Business Environment

    In Today’s Business Environment, Successful Businesses Use Organic Strategies To Add Value Organic Strategies Assure Businesses Minimize Risk, Maximize Value And Optimize Performance while achieving hit ratios in excess of 90% Today’s globally transparent business environment, feeding off the information highway, has brought an end to some traditional business/sales theories. In a global ...


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