recycling regulation Articles

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • Food Waste Regulations and Current Initiatives

    In the UK, various initiatives have been launched to try to deal with the problem of food waste. Becky Toal takes a look at the regulations in place, then turns her attention to campaigns and sector voluntary agreements. A variety of EU Directives have been, or are soon to be, enacted in UK legislation that will affect waste management. These directives are aimed almost entirely at reducing the ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Control and Regulation of Hazardous Wastes in Cuba

     Abstract Cuban industry is being developed and a special care must be taken about waste generation particulary hazardous wastes. Environmetal Inspection and Control Center(CICA) as National Authority for control and regulation of hazardous wastes has establisher for control hazardous waste mangement and disposal. These indications promote the use of cleaner technologies to ...


  • The adoption of the Australian Water Recycling Guidelines by regulators with specific reference to treatment validation requirements

    Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks (Phase 1) (AGWR) were published in 2006 and present a risk management framework. A major component is the validation of a treatment process for log removal of microorganisms. A National Water Commission (NWC) Fellowship looked at the adoption of the AGRW and the validation requirements of the individual ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Meeting regulations and improving quality case study

    A UK-based waste oil collector was using emulsifiers and heat to drop water out of waste lube oils and fuels. The processed oil with 0.5-1.0% water was being filtered in a centrifuge. The company installed Sequoia’s efficient water evaporation equipment which produces oil with less than 0.1% water. As a result, the centrifuge works more efficiently. Ultimately, the company makes a recycled ...


    By Sequoia Global, Inc.

  • E-scrap regulations: calls for stronger enforcement

    Demands for an enhanced producer responsibility system and on-going adaptation of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by EU member states provided the two main areas of discussion at the 2008 International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzburg, Austria. The congress was marked by a call for greater enforcement of regulations, increased collection rates ...


    By Recycling International

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

    America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ensure they continue to effectively protect human health and environment into the future. These regulations were developed primarily for ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • US developments in the regulation of chemicals, pesticides and occupational safety

    The US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2006 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data back in February. The TRI, created under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), requires certain facilities to report annually on their chemical releases and other waste management activities to EPA and the states. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Blazing the plastics recycling trail

    In the past year, MBA Polymers has opened two facilities showcasing its high-tech recycling process for plastics from end-of-life durable goods. Those plants, in China and Austria, are just the beginning for this plastics recycling pioneer; over the next two years, the company is hoping to announce at least one additional facility in Europe as well as the development of another operation in Asia. ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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

  • Philadelphia Recycling Center case study

    The Challenge An arm of the City of Philadelphia Water Department, the Biosolids Recycling Center (BRC) was in need of critical support. Consisting of a dewatering complex and a compost operation that utilized a portion of the dewatered biosolids (with the balance transported offsite for disposal), the BRC had an expired Title V air management operating permit and was at risk of regulatory ...


    By Synagro Technologies, Inc.

  • Hotels save with food waste recycling

    THE Hyatt Regency Princeton in New Jersey, saved more than US$10,000 in 2009 by having its food scraps composted instead of landfilled. Like all of Hyatt’s 445 hotels and resorts, the Hyatt Regency Princeton has its own “Green Team” of staff from different sectors of the hotel, who train fellow employees on recycling procedures and look for new recycling, reduction and reuse ...


    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 ...


  • What substances or objects should be recycled? The recycling legislative experience in Taiwan

    The legislative framework of waste management in Taiwan has never been efficient, mainly due to unclear definitions and regulations. In 2002, this system was split into two parts by enacting a new law, the Resource Recycling and Re-use Act (RRRA). However, it then became more complicated and recycling effectiveness was impeded. The causes were mainly the unclear definitions, conflicts about the ...


    By Springer

  • Rold Model Water Recycling Program

    ABSTRACTThe Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, a federally recognized tribe, vested with authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), form the Tribal Government to regulate all activities concerning water quality issues within the reservation boundaries. The Reservation has 400 non-transient residents and an average of 5,000 transient residents. The transient population visits the ...

  • Europe en route to a ‘recycling society’

    Recently-published thematic strategy papers from the European Commission (EC) are intended to guide the way towards a ‘recycling society’. Notably, they enshrine an acceptance that the current definition of waste is ‘problematic’ and ‘sets no clear boundaries for when a waste has been adequately treated and should be considered a product’. According to the BIR world recycling body, the strategies ...


    By Recycling International

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