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  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment firm`s failure left staff with mercury poisoning

    A director from the Electrical Waste Recycling Group in Huddersfield will be sentenced next year for breaching health and safety charges. According to the Yorkshire Post (24 November) workers at the waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling plant became sick with mercury poisoning ...

  • Poisoning the poor – Electronic waste in Ghana

    The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals. The ever-growing demand for the latest fashionable mobile phone, flat screen TV or super-fast computer creates ever larger amounts of obsolete ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • eDay takes aim at NZ’s electronic waste

    Haul out that old Commodore 64 and ‘brick’ phone, because eDay is here again. eDay is designed to encourage the public to dispose of things like old computers and mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way. It will be held on 4th of October in over thirty locations around New Zealand. eDay will be operating in centres from Kaikohe in the north all the way through to Invercargill in the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Engaging Hunger Through Electronic Waste Recycling

    eWaste Center, Inc. (EWC) will be holding an e-waste collection and recycling event at the Oriental Mission Church’s (OMC) parking lot located at 424 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 on November 19, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents of the surrounding community will have the opportunity to drop off their old end-of-life electronics (that old TV set that’s taking up space or the outdated ...


  • New Jersey bans disposal of electronic waste

    Televisions, computers, cellphones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in New Jersey garbage cans and landfills after January 1, 2009 under a new law signed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday because of the toxic materials they contain. 'The type of waste generated by televisions and computers, while relatively small in volume, accounts for a significant percentage of this ...

  • Mercury Recycling suffers drop in sales

    Lamp and mercury waste recycler Mercury Recycling is looking at expanding into battery and LCD display recycling after it experienced a 9% sales drop in 2009. Its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009 showed that Mercury Recycling remained profitable despite sales dropping from GBP£3.074 million to GBP£2.789 million in 2009. Pre-tax profits finished at GBP£333,000 but were down ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Electronics Recycling Asia

    November 13 - 16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference regarding E-scrap recycling will take place from November 13 - 16, 2012 in exciting Guangzhou, host of the world famous Canton Fair. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around the world – ...


    By ICM AG

  • Electronics Recycling Asia

    November 13 -16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The major recycling conference in China, Electronics Recycling Asia organized by World Recycling Forum, will take place from November 13 – 16, 2012 in exciting Guangzhou, host of the world famous Canton Fair. During the ...


    By ICM AG

  • Allyson Weaver and ERRC Inform Coloradans About New Electronic Waste Law

    DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Association for Recycling (www.cafr.org) named Allyson Weaver, Account Executive at Metech Recycling, leader of the Electronics Recycling and Reuse Committee (ERRC). The ERRC is helping ...


    By Metech Recycling

  • EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam

    Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc. have been ordered to properly dispose of computer waste they attempted to illegally export from Minnesota to Vietnam through the Port of Seattle, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is simultaneously seeking a $31,600 penalty against the companies for violating federal hazardous waste laws. Metro Metals Corp., a Toronto, Canada, ...

  • WEEE recycling firm faces mercury charges

    An electrical recycling firm charged with exposing employees to mercury will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 20 July. Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based in Kirkheaton in Huddersfield, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges. The firm recycles waste electrical and electronic equipment, including light tubes ...

  • WEEE firm fined for exposing workers to mercury fumes

    A Glasgow-based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment firm and its director have been fined £145,000 for exposing workers to toxic mercury fumes at its Huddersfield recycling plant. Employees including one who was pregnant, of Electrical Waste Recycling Group, were poisoned when ventilation systems failed at its recycling plant. The firm recycles WEEE including fluorescent light tubes ...

  • UK Launch for New Direct Mercury Analyser

    QUANTITECH LTD is launching a new addition to the Teledyne Leeman Labs ‘Hydra’ family of mercury analysers: the Hydra-C. The Hydra-C is a fully automated mercury analyser employing thermal decomposition and atomic absorption for the rapid (5 minutes) direct analysis of liquid or solid samples without a need for acid digestion. Hydra-C is designed to satisfy the requirements of the US EPA ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Call for Papers for Electronics Recycling Asia

    Electronics Recycling Asia November 13 - 15, 2013, Singapore Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference in electronics recycling will take place from November 13 - 15, 2013 in exciting Singapore. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around ...


    By ICM AG

  • EPA Proposes new reporting requirements for Mercury

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a proposed rule regarding mercury (both as an element and as part of a compound) where it is manufactured, imported, or intentionally used in either a product or in the manufacturing process. The rule – which was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2017 – has a number of general and ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Great Lakes States Seek Comment on Mercury Reduction Strategy

    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration has opened a 60 day public comment period for its Draft Great Lakes Mercury In Products Phase-Down Strategy. In April 2006, the GLRC began development of a basin-wide strategy for the phase-down of mercury in products and waste. The proposal calls for action in five product areas and five economic sectors ...

  • Waste Management Recycle America Achieves Top Industry Designation for Quality, Environment, Health and Safety and Security in Electronics Recycling

    WM Recycle America, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), the largest waste services and residential recycling company in North America, today announced that all eight of its eCycling Services Division's North American eCycling facilities have earned the ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • WRAP pioneers technique to remove mercury from FPD shred

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme is pioneering a technique to recover mercury from LCD flat panel display shred, which can potentially be used for bulk scale commercial recycling. WRAP, currently inviting companies to tender to demonstrate the process that separates high-quality materials from size reduced LCD displays until 1 February, 2010, say in ...

  • Nokia comes tops in greener electronics ranking

    Five leading brands are making significant progress in greening their electronics products, Greenpeace’s latest Guide to Greener Electronics released this week reveals. Nokia regains the lead, ranking seven points out of ten. Its table-topping score is due to improved take-back practice in India. “Most of the brands are responding to the more stringent chemical and e-waste criteria in ...


    By Greenpeace International

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