domestic hazardous waste 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 Foundation

  • ECS Refining Works with US Electronics Recycling Leaders to Support Critical Legislation for Safe, Domestic Electronics Waste Recycling

    ECS Refining, the industry leader in electronic recycling and end-of-life services, is proud to announce its work with the Coalition for American Electronics ...


    By PRWeb

  • E-waste Management Market to 2020 - Expansion of Domestic Electronics Sector to Drive Asia Pacific

    E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams, globally. The rate of generation of e-waste is high in both developed and developing economies. The main reason for the high growth rate in developing countries is the increasing market penetration of electrical and electronics goods. In developed economies, the rate of e-waste generation is high because of the high obsolescence rate and high ...

  • PCBs Hazards Exposed in Online Video

    The production of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was banned by the United States Congress in 1979.  Even though that was over thirty years ago, PCBs are still making the news today.   Just this week, The Daily Illini published a report about central Illinois residents being up in arms over a DeWitt County landfill’s plans to dump 2.5 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA to Pay $2.25M Civil Penalty for Air, Water, and Hazardous Waste Violations at Mexico, Mo., Facility

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the State of Missouri’s Air Conservation Law, Clean Water Law, and Hazardous Waste Management Law at the company’s facility in Mexico, Mo., the Justice Department, EPA ...

  • Working with Impetus Waste

    EHS Data is proud to announce that Impetus Waste has decided to use Monitor-Pro to manage its waste management data. Impetus waste specialise in the waste management and disposal of Industrial, Commercial, Domestic , Hazardous and Non Hazardous Waste. Handling an average of approximately 500,000 tonnes of solid waste per annum, with the objective of developing alternative ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Biomedical Waste Situation in Istanbul

    In developing countries, solid waste has not been considered sufficiently important to be of concern. In many countries hazardous and medical wastes are still handled and disposed of together with domestic waste, thus creating a significant health risk to workers, the public and the environment. In Brazil for instance, it has been estimated by the Brazilian Sanitary and Environmental Engineering ...

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China's Household Waste Treatment Industry

    The waste treatment industry is a branch of environmental protection industry, which includes three subsectors, namely, industrial waste treatment, hazardous waste treatment and municipal household waste treatment. At present, the waste treatment infrastructure is in serious shortage, and the waste problem has become a main factor that restricts the development of urbanization. Although ...

  • Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

    Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWIN, a project 'Towards Zero Waste in Industrial ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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 ...

  • Report reveals flawed U.S. e-waste policies

    In a harsh review of U.S. hazardous waste laws, independent government investigators highlighted the need for improved regulation of electronic waste in a new report. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last week said a 'substantial quantity' of discarded electronics, such as computers, televisions, and cell phones, are sent to the developing world where they are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Tougher penalties to crack down on waste crime in the UK

    Defra has launched a consultation on how to target criminals who profit from polluting the environment by illegally dumping waste. Illegally dumped waste can be found anywhere, from roadsides and lay-bys to private land and can range from large domestic items such as fridges and mattresses, to garden refuse and tyres. Removing the waste costs individuals and local authorities large sums of money ...

  • MagneGas Technology to Be Operated at Independent Waste Recycling Facility

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MNGA), the producer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Grease Depot, Inc. ("GDI") of Clearwater, FL to establish a waste processing and fuel production operation at GDI's facility, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Industry debates EU end of waste criteria

    Letsrecycle.com organised an End of Waste conference which consisted of debates regarding the figures from the glass, organics, paper and plastic recycling sectors. Concerns were raised about the EU criteria for paper and also that the status for glass is only eligible for materials used in remelt. Ulrich Ix, president of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, which has more than 32 members ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Environmental Resource Center Offers In-Depth Training on Regulations for Marine and Air Transportation of Hazardous Materials

     Businesses that are involved in the sea or air transportation of hazardous materials can help their workers keep up with recent changes in new regulations that will impact their shipments through four seminars and webcasts from transportation consulting firm Environmental Resource Center. Each seminar and webcast meets both initial and recurrent training requirements of the International ...

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Giant Waste Dump Poisoning Nairobi Children, Environment

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of Africa's largest waste dumps, the Dandora Municipal Dumping Site in Nairobi, is a threat to the health of children living nearby and the city's environment, a new study shows. Tests found high levels of lead and other heavy metals in the blood of area children, who also suffer from respiratory diseases, including chronic bronchitis and ...

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste & Recycling News Launches Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference – Partners with Republic Services Inc.

    AKRON, Ohio - Waste & Recycling News, the leading news source for environmental management, is launching a new world-class business conference. The 2011 Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference (CRWC) is scheduled for Sept. 27-29, 2011, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. The conference focuses on how business executives can advance their organizations’ sustainability issues ...


    By Crain Communications, Inc.

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