waste management law Articles

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care workers potential to become infected. Hepatitis B has ...

  • Fertilizer law regulations for the use of organic wastes list of types, delimination, declaration

    Since 07.10.1996, regulations in the fertiliser law must be observed in addition to other waste management regulations regarding the utilization of organic waste. I have described the legal requirements for the distribution of fertilisers regarding registered fertiliser types, type definitions and declaration of fertilisers in general and for secondary raw-material fertilisers in particular. The ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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 ...

  • Partnerships: The role of PR and stakeholder partnerships in driving sustainable waste management

    A senior figure in the UK Government’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) once said, “Waste is a communication business, not just a logistics business.” This is so very true, although, until recently, most would not have agreed with it, as we are reliant on public cooperation to recycle and their understanding and acceptance of new, sometimes ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The growing E-waste problem

    If your current PC is too slow or running out of storage space, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it than to upgrade it. But what happens to your computer once you replace it? The workplace mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” often ends with office paper and aluminum soda cans. As a result, myriad computers considered obsolete by today’s standards sit unused in back rooms or end up in ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • 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.

  • Managing environmental performance in industrial zones: case studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Using government records, data from hazardous waste treatment companies, and on–site surveys, we evaluated the effectiveness of the current industrial solid waste management system in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which was established according to the revised Law on Environmental Protection of 2005 and related regulations. In addition, we examined the relationship between the management system and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment

    Guide to equipment and systems for businesses, institutions and venues that manage food waste on-site. Businesses, institutions and venues that generate large volumes of food waste have an increasing number of options to manage this organics stream, starting with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce what is generated in the first place, followed by donation of excess and prepared ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • RCRA: Solid and Hazardous Wastes Recent Issues and Cases-December 2001

    RCRA celebrated its 25th Anniversary on October 22, 2001. During the recent quarter century, RCRA served as the governing statute for the creation of a nation hazardous waste management program, both in law and commercial ...

  • New regulations for release in Germany: a chance for minimisation of radioactive waste and reduction of costs

    The EURATOM Basic Safety Standards provided the occasion to establish comprehensive clearance regulations in German law. The new German Radiation Protection Ordinance contains detailed regulations regarding clearance of radioactive substances with negligible radioactivity from practices subject to authorisation. For about 300 radionuclides, there are mass- and surface-specific clearance levels ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental evaluation of systems for the recovery of biogenic wastes

    The recovery of waste materials is promoted by the German Waste Act 'Kreislaufwirtschafts- und Abfallgesetz'. It requires that among the recovery routes available for a specific waste category the priority has to be on those which are more environmentally compatible. As a restriction given by the law, only those recovery routes which are technically feasible and economically reasonable must be ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • EU working to end food waste

    With food waste across Europe reaching almost 88 million tons each year, at a cost of 143 billion euros, legislators are keen to put an end to such losses and waste. The European Commission has launched the European Union Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste to tackle these issues; the first meeting was on November 29, 2016. Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Lithuanian commissioner for health and ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Contract Management – Understanding the Six Sigma Process Improvement for Legal Services

    Many have heard the term Six Sigma. Yet many are not exactly sure what it means. In some organizations, Six Sigma is merely used as a term to indicate the measure of quality with the ultimate goal of perfection. Six Sigma is actually defined as “a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving toward six standard deviations between the mean and the ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Why the oil industry must take heed of new landfill directive # m governing hazardous wastes

    With the 16th July 2004 being the red-letter day forthe oil and energy industry. John Harrison, Managing Director. Surface Active Solutions Ltd. believes the industry faces problems with hazardous waste disposal unless it acts quickly, This day sees a tightening of the UK laws on 'special/hazardous' wastes. To give it its technical specification, 'the ban on co-disposal of waste pursuant to the ...

  • 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

  • Plastic bags should be managed, not banned

    Cities in a number of Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, are currently on the warpath against plastic shopping bags. The cities have passed local laws that ban such bags, on the basis that they clog sewers and drainage canals, cause street flooding, choke animals and are responsible for other forms of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Integrated Environmental Management in a German Brewery

    Case Study Name of company: Neumarkter LammsbräuSector: BreweryNumber of employees: 80Country: Germany AbstractNeumarkter Lammsbräu is an 80-employee brewery located in Bavaria, a German region which has a strong tradition for beer. At the beginning of the 1970s, agriculture in the region became increasingly intensive. The quality of beer was being sacrificed for quick and high returns on ...

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