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  • Law on Green Growth & Energy Transition Introduces the Circular Economy and Planned Obsolence

    On 18 July 2015, Law 2015-992 on green growth and energy transition was published in France. The energy transition Law is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that introduces the concepts of circular economy and planned obsolescence for the first time at the European level. The Law on green growth and energy transition gives a fresh impulse to the French legal framework by codifying the recent ...

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • The impact of environmental intervention on business management: an empirical survey of its presence in the packaging sector in Spain and of results achieved

    This paper first reviews the theoretical basis or rationale underlying the environmental management of businesses in response to pressure from stakeholders, and more specifically the actions undertaken by government in environmental matters. It thereafter takes a quantitative look at the packaging sector with the aim of giving an idea of its size and the consequences that can arise from the use, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

  • Cost-Efficiency of Packaging Recovery Systems: The Case of France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

     Context and Objective of the Study In the last years, the European Community has launched a number of initiatives aimed at increasing recycling and recovery of certain waste streams. Among these, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC) had to be implemented into national law by 30 June 1996. In spite of delays in several countries, legislation is now in place in all Member ...

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Notes: Resources, recycling and waste

    The regulation of waste is a notoriously complex and confusing area of environmental law.1 Even pinning down the precise meaning of waste under the Waste Framework Directive2 continues to prove difficult, and the mass of litigation and commentary to which this most basic question has given rise is well known. The decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Mayer Parry, a reference from the ...


  • EU Confirms Disposal Ranking for Waste Burning

    The European Commission has confirmed that, following a European court of justice ruling delivered in February, energy recovery from dedicated waste incinerators can no longer be counted towards waste recovery targets under the EU packaging directive. By extension, the same should logically apply also to the end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (Weee) ...

  • Towards zero waste in industrial networks - ZeroWIN

    Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWin, a project “Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Study Charts a Future for Waste-Derived Fuels

    Pointers to possible future EU policy initiatives to give co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels a strategic role in waste management have emerged in a study for the European Commission.1 The report suggests a policy focus on promoting source separation of municipal wastes, active discouragement of mass burn incinerators, and a levelling of the regulatory playing-field for ...

  • Not in my back yard — international shipments of waste and the environment

    Waste without borders: Zhang Guofu, 35, makes EUR 700 a month, a huge wage in provincial China, sifting through waste that includes shopping bags from a British supermarket chain and English-language DVDs. The truth is that waste placed in a bin in London, can quite easily end up 5 000 miles away in a recycling factory in China's Pearl River delta. Waste of all descriptions is on the move. ...

  • Postal Service can learn from the waste Industry

    My friend, John Crudele, who writes three plus columns a week for the New York Post on economic issues and one on personal financial advice, has written several articles concerning the Post Office's financial debacle. In John's last article he addresses the massive $5.2 billion loss the Postal Service has suffered in the last three months. In previous articles and in the last article as well, he ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Biological recycling of wastes in France: from crisis to new management principles and rules

    In 1992, the context of waste management in France has changed with the publication of a second law that defined the framework of the new public national policy. This law has opened a ten years transition plan, but two main points have been modified. First, the place of landfilling has moved from a status of treatment process in competition with incineration or composting to the role of storage ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto is in the final stages of rolling out its multifaceted waste diversion program, which is now city-wide. Entitled 'Target 70,' the program's key objective is diverting 70 per cent of city-managed waste from landfill disposal. This represents about 250,000 new tonnes of diversion. As the plan takes effect, the city will become a North America leader in waste diversion. In ...

  • Drums, Tanks and Cans Elimination

    The environmental and legislative context Due to the existing laws about waste, every sort of used industrial packaging has become a real 'ecological problem' for many companies. The legislative decree No. 22 dated February 5th 1997 regulates the handling of waste, dangerous waste, packaging and packing waste by settling precise procedures for their elimination and reutilization. ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Legislation: The State Of UK Environmental Legislation: Opportunities for Reform?

    Keywords: environmental legislation, reducing legislative complexity, legislative reform In 2010-2012, the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) embarked on an ambitious project to assess the state of environmental legislation in the United Kingdom in light of its increasing complexity1 It is not just UKELA that is concerned that the complexity of environmental legislation is getting ...


  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

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