waste regulation Articles

  • Waste management regulations

    In recent years, utilisation of biowastes (especially biowaste composts) has gained greater significance in the Federal Republic of Germany. Whereas less than 1 million tonnes of biowaste was source separated and utilised in 1990, more than 6 million tonnes of biowaste are currently used as fertilisers after composting or digestion. Since composting of source separated biowaste has gained a ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • RCRA Regulation of Wastes from the Production, Use, and Disposal of Nanomaterials

    The booming growth of nanotechnology in the U.S. economy has already begun to create an expanding universe of wastes from the manufacture, use, and disposal of products containing nanomaterials. Just as nanomaterial products offer useful novel properties, nanomaterial wastes may present regulators with unexpected and unique questions. Researchers are trying to assess how nanomaterials and ...

  • Waste Water Treatment in Paper Industry according to IPPC Regulations

    Waste Water Treatment in Paper Industry according to IPPC regulations is achieved in more than 20 German paper industries with aerated upflow biofiltration technology. The article describes the function of aerated upflow biofiltration and the advantages compared with classical aeration tanks. Technological examples in different multistage treatment processes (one stage biofiltration, two stage ...


    By Water Experts Germany

  • Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the ...

  • Incentive regulation and performance measurement of the Portuguese solid waste management services

    Measuring the performance of solid waste management services usually uncovers very high potential for gains in efficiency and productivity. This circumstance occurs, naturally, due to the fact that these services are outside the market and because they are subjected to various market failures in their organizational framework. The aim of this study was to examine the Portuguese regulatory model ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Comparing policy, regulations and institutions for geological disposal of radioactive waste and carbon dioxide

    This paper compares the policy, regulatory and institutional (PRI) settings of Radioactive Waste (RW) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) disposal for selected countries. This comparison is premised on the following arguments: (a) the policy/political acceptance of nuclear power and coal power with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to redress the climate change challenge will ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Suddenly greenhouse gas regulations

    FROM a whisper to a scream, from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less, whether you prefer music metaphors or car metaphors, all of a sudden it seems that regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is about to descend upon us. My reading list on the plane today includes the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG reporting requirements, a draft protocol from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Filter technology to meet evolving regulations

    Maguin has developed the Cercat filter for high temperature air pollution control. In this article, David Gambier and Hélène Real outline the technology, as well as installations planned for 2009. Maguin has been present in the waste thermal treatment field since the 1970s. The company’s knowledge has been built through the turnkey supply of thermal treatment units for different kinds of products ...

  • Education, regulations to drive green innovation

    “Green washing,” politics and changing regulations are hot button issues for the green industry, experts said during a Daily Transcript executive roundtable. With many companies claiming to offer “green” products and no central source of regulated information, consumers are often left with little information. The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) recently ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Brazil - updated soil contamination regulations

    While Brazil has not changed its waste generator liability since adopting Law 6.938 in 1981, it has updated and altered requirements for generators. Most recently, the Brazilian National Council on the Environment (CONAMA) adopted CONAMA Resolution 420/2009, establishing guidelines and criteria for the management of contaminated sites. CONAMA Resolution provides for the creation of soil quality ...

  • IPPC - No Time to Waste

    The Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 and their Scottish and Northern Ireland equivalents create a comprehensive permitting regime that impacts thousands of industrial activities in the UK and most of the EU Member States. Steve Rowan of ENVIRON’s Liverpool, UK, office, provides insight into how to navigate the complex permitting ...


    By ENVIRON

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