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  • Countries Move Forward on Important Issues for Sustainable Management of Chemicals and Waste

    Significant steps were agreed upon early this morning by parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, as the 2015 Triple COPs drew to a close. Staged under the theme "From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow" from 4 to 15 May 2015, almost 1,200 participants from 171 countries converged on Geneva to push forward the chemicals and waste agenda at this biennial event. A ...

  • UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management

    Simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions aim to enhance cooperation and coordination among the three conventions More than one hundred forty governments will meet in Bali to strengthen ties between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the world's three leading treaties promoting the sound management of ...

  • United Nations launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management

    On 22 February 2010, more than one hundred forty governments will meet in Bali to strengthen ties between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the world's three leading treaties promoting the sound management of hazardous chemicals and wastes. In an effort to further synergies between the three treaties and better target resources for chemicals and waste management on regional and ...

  • New film on waste management in Greenland

    Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner ...

  • 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

  • Faster screening of plastic waste for harmful chemicals

    A more efficient method for sorting plastic electronics waste containing harmful chemicals is proposed by a new study. The method combines two analytical techniques that together can quickly and accurately detect levels of flame retardants in plastics used by the electronics industry. The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)1, adopted in 2003 and revised in ...

  • Commercial Disposal Urged for Chemical Weapons` Secondary Waste

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - In an effort to speed up the ongoing destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile it would be a good idea for the U.S. Army to use commercially run hazardous waste management facilities to dispose of secondary waste that results from destroying the chemical agents, says a new report from the National Research Council. The United States is destroying ...

  • Providing waste management solutions to the manufacturing sector

    If you’re a UK manufacturer then GPT Waste has the waste solution for you. Whether your business needs to dispose of hazardous chemicals or industrial coolants, remove metal swarf or recycle waste packaging, GPT Waste offer a nationwide waste management service covering all aspects of manufacturing. GPT’s waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

    Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will take months before the chemicals are removed and the area can be cleaned up. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the Budapest Chemical Works "near catastrophic." He said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waste Management Announces Strategic Investment in Agnion

    Waste Management (NYSE:WM) today announced a strategic investment in Agnion Energy, Inc. (Agnion) to advance Agnion's allothermal gasification technology.  Waste Management joins other investors in Agnion including, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Munich Venture Partners and ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • 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.

  • Waste Management and 3E Company announce retail hazardous waste compliance solutions

    Waste Management (NYSE:WM) and 3E Company, a Verisk Analytics company (NASDAQ:  VRSK), today announced their new Retail Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions program, a comprehensive service that goes far beyond back-of-store waste pickups. The Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions provide retailers with the critical data, tools, and 24/7 customer service support they need to implement a ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Special Issue of Waste Management journal on “Biowaste to Fuel”

    A Special Issue of Waste Management journal on “Biowaste to Fuel” will shortly be launched, based on a set of selected papers from the Venice Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. The following topics will be dealt with: Bio-Waste characterisations for energy production purposes (material composition analysis and chemical characteristics, temporal variability and potential ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • Businesses allocate largest proportion of costs to waste management

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have released new figures showing that businesses are allocating the largest proportion of their environmental protection costs to waste management. Statistics from the ‘Environmental ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste Management Announces Expansion of Organics Recycling Services

    Acquisition of Garick enables Waste Management to expand organic recycling services and commercial and consumer organic products across North America HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced it has acquired a majority equity interest in Garick LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic lawn and garden products that will ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • EIB financing of EU municipal waste management projects

    Within the last 8 years period (2000-2007), the EIB signed loans of around EUR 1,5 billion dedicated to investments in municipal waste management facilities. Nearly EUR 1 billion of the signed amount involves incineration. This represents some 0. 3% of total signed loans of EIB during that period. The projects are located mainly in EU-15, notably FR, DK, IT, NL, UK and often involve efficient ...

  • U.S. EPA fines Kettleman City Landfill / chemical waste management fails to meet EPA requirements for PCB storage and disposal (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) more than $300,000 for failure to properly manage PCBs at its Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Landfill. In order to protect human health and the environment, EPA regulations and facility specific permit requirements require that PCBs are properly tracked, stored and disposed. EPA vigorously enforces PCB ...

  • Idaho hazardous waste disposal site failed to disclose chemical releases

    “Companies that handle toxic chemicals have a responsibility to be transparent about what they use and release into the environment,” said Kelly Huynh, manager of the Inspection and Enforcement Management Unit at EPA in Seattle. “Accurate, timely numbers from companies are critical for communities to have up-to-date information on chemical releases in their states.” US ...

  • Managing Waste Water in Farming – Horizontal and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Four areas throughout the UK are deemed to have unfit water quality levels, according to Farming Life, and as a result, the UK is being taken to court by the European Commission for failing to ensure that waste water from towns, cities and villages is treated properly.  The case itself relates to 17 areas where the collection and treatment of waste water from homes, industry and rainwater is ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Managing Waste Water in Farming – Horizontal and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Four areas throughout the UK are deemed to have unfit water quality levels, according to Farming Life, and as a result, the UK is being taken to court by the European Commission for failing to ensure that waste water from towns, cities and villages is treated properly. The case itself relates to 17 areas where the collection and treatment of waste water from homes, industry and rainwater is not ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

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