hazardous waste management News

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Boost for hazardous waste management in Cote d`Ivoire

    A new project launched this week by the United Nations Environment Programme will help the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders. The initiative, funded by the Governments of the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, aims to help address the issue of systemic weaknesses in controlling the movements of hazardous ...

  • Hazardous waste management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Hazardous waste in British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia is working with the province’s environment industry to promote increased awareness of an important element of proper environmental stewardship, namely, the proper treatment, transportation and processing of hazardous wastes.The BC Ministry of the Environment is working with the BC Environment Industry Association (BCEIA), a not-for-profit association dedicated ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association presents conference on hazardous waste combustion

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the Hazardous Waste Combustors Conference and Exhibition, November 12-14, 2008, in Galveston, TX. This conference will focus on hazardous waste combustion and related regulatory issues.“This conference provides a timely opportunity for attendees to discuss the new HWC MACT compliance standards,” said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA ...

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...


  • Hazardous waste was used in specatator area

    Contaminated soil was taken from a former gas works in Attleborough in November 2006 to the racing circuit at Snetterton to form part of a bund to protect spectators, but the soil contained potentially harmful chemicals Swaffham Magistrates’ Court heard today (9/9). The waste should have been taken to a licensed waste site said Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald of the Environment Agency. Two companies were ...

  • Your solution to hazardous Industrial Waste

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    By Ambiental Mente Ltda.

  • ‘Edoc for hazardous waste’ being developed

    The UK’s four environmental agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system. A website for Hazdoc, similar to the electronic duty of care (Edoc) service, has been made but the service will not be operational until about 2019-20. This follows four events held in June and July across England, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA and Macy’s announce settlement over hazardous waste management violations

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., have agreed to a settlement over hazardous waste management violations at Macy’s stores in Albany and Garden City, N.Y. EPA alleged in 2007 that Macy’s failed to properly identify and handle spent fluorescent and other types of light bulbs at the two stores. Macy’s has agreed to pay a $49,725 penalty and to voluntarily ...

  • EPA requests input on Hazardous Waste Management in the retail sector

    On Thu 6th of February, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) for Hazardous Waste Management in the Retail Sector. EPA is responding to issues the retail industry has identified that they face in implementing hazardous waste regulations. This NODA provides stakeholders the opportunity to help the agency better understand their ...

  • European hazardous waste management improving, but its prevention needs attention

    Despite improvements in hazardous waste management, more measures would be required to prevent the build-up of hazardous waste across Europe, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today. The report reviews the application of waste prevention programmes across European countries regarding waste types that are considered to be most dangerous to human health and the ...

  • Two New England companies fined for violating hazardous waste management requirements

    Two New England companies that store and distribute hazardous chemicals have agreed in separate settlements to pay a total of more than $179,000 in penalties and to donate about $43,000 worth of equipment and training to local fire departments to settle EPA claims that they violated federal laws regulating companies that handle hazardous chemicals. Settlement agreements with EPA’s New ...

  • US EPA takes action against company for improperly managing hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Frontier Aluminum, an aluminum extrusions manufacturer, $36,500 for failing to comply with federal hazardous waste management regulations at two of its facilities located in Corona, Calif. The EPA inspected the Frontier Aluminum facilities on May 21, 2008, and found that the company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by engaging ...

  • Irish EPA publishes National Hazardous Waste Management Plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week published a National Hazardous Waste Management Plan for the period 2008-2012 for the prevention, reduction and management of hazardous waste in Ireland. In 2006 there were 284,000 tonnes of hazardous waste generated, and half of this waste was exported for treatment abroad. The largest quantity of hazardous waste is generated by Irish industry ...

  • Tough legislation boosts the South African hazardous waste management market

    The South African hazardous waste management market is experiencing rapid growth due to tightening legislation related to waste collection, transportation and disposal. Environmental inspectors have been pressuring waste generating companies to improve their environmental impact management programmes, opening up opportunities for waste management companies. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan  ( ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Hazardous waste in the UK is not being treated properly

    According to the Environmental Services Association, an incalculable amount of hazardous waste is not being treated properly in the UK. A report by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) namely, Making Defra’s hazardous waste strategy a reality, the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • DOT training for CESQG Hazardous Waste Generators

    CESQG hazardous waste generators generate very low quantities of hazardous waste and ship them very infrequently. They typically hire qualified waste disposal companies to transport and dispose of these materials. The requirements for the management and disposal of hazardous waste can be found at 40CFR 260-262. The transportation of the materials is regulated by DOT under 49 CFR 170-180. ...

  • Hazardous Waste – March 2017 Safety Meeting

    Every year, 3.36 billion pounds of toxic waste is disposed of or released into the environment. It is important your company has a waste management plan to ensure workers have access to information on proper disposal procedures. Hazardous Waste, the March 2017 safety meeting topic, will give you, your company, and its employees valuable information regarding hazardous waste. ...


    By PEC Safety

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