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  • SGS Laboratories assures Waterlogic product RoHS compliance

    Waterlogic has recently completed a rigorous review phase of its products by completing tests in line with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) directive. The testing was undertaken by the internationally recognised SGS Laboratories in Shanghai and covered key Waterlogic components. Waterlogic is pleased to announce that all items tested fully complied with all RoHS ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • New Packaging Fees, Design Mandates Covered at Take it Back! 2005

    Untitled Document As electronics makers gear up to spend about $40 billion to comply with the new electronics recycling directives in Europe, there’s a lot in North America they are dealing with as well. The Take it Back! Conference will cover the latest on packaging and electronics mandates in Europe and Asia – plus new developments in Quebec, Ontario, ...

  • EPA Proposes Fairmont City, Illinois, site for Superfund National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the Old American Zinc site in Fairmont City, Illinois, to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. The Old American Zinc Plant is a 132-acre former zinc smelting facility that ...

  • EPA Proposes Indianapolis hazardous waste site for Superfund National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination site, Indianapolis, Indiana, to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. At the site, an 18-acre groundwater plume of chlorinated ...

  • EPA adds Illinois hazardous waste site to Superfund National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today added the site of the former Estech General Chemical Co. to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. The 54-acre site includes adjacent properties in Calumet City and Burnham, Illinois. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. The Estech ...

  • EC welcomes Council conclusions on the EU position for the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

    European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas today welcomed the Council conclusions on the EU position for the COP 15 conference to be held in Copenhagen this December. The Conclusions advance the EU position, which will now be finalised by the European Council at the end of October. Discussions focused on the scale of the long-term (2050) emission reduction objective for the EU, ...

  • European Parliament Approves RoHS Recast

    On November, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • EP approves RoHS recast

    On November 24, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Dell targeted for breaking promise on toxic chemicals

    International — Greenpeace activists unfurled banners of every size today outside the offices of Dell in Bangalore, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen, just as Dell executives meet to discuss a roadmap to finally remove the worst toxic chemicals from their electronics. The message around the world to Dell's founder and CEO: 'Michael Dell: Drop the Toxics!' Dell continues to use PVC vinyl plastic and ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • EPA Removes Burrows Sanitation Site in Michigan from National List of Most Contaminated Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Burrows Sanitation Superfund site in Hartford Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, has been officially removed from the Agency’s list of the most serious uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the nation. “After years of cleanup and monitoring by EPA and the State of Michigan, the Burrows site no longer ...

  • 3E Company Introduces New Supply Chain Product Compliance Platform for Enhanced Regulatory and Risk Management

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of 3ESC™, which facilitates product compliance and mitigates supply chain risk. The new web-based platform is the foundation for 3E’s supply chain practice, and it is enriched with a range of associated content, services, and ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Beverage, Oil Makers Could Do More for Recycling, Publisher Concludes

    Untitled Document Beverage makers and oil companies could be doing more to improve recycling of their packaging and products in the U.S., Michele Raymond, publisher of State Recycling Laws Update, said today in a speech before the Virginia Recycling Association. Raymond, who has been tracking recycling policy worldwide for 12 years, concluded that even though states ...


    By Raymond Communications, Inc.

  • Software Enables Rapid Screening for RoHS Compliance

    Software enables rapid screening of electronics systems, PC boards, plastic parts and components for RoHS compliance. Innov-X Systems has extended its leadership in X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology with the release of new RoHS-Star software to assist manufacturers in complying with the European Union's Restriction on hazardous substances (RoHS) Directive. The new software enables rapid ...


    By Olympus

  • European court rules that decaBDE flame retardant should be banned

    An international group of environmental, legal and health NGOs has welcomed a judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the European Commission’s decision to exempt decaBDE, a brominated flame retardant, from a list of hazardous substances banned in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The judgment ends a legal disagreement that arose after several Member States ...

  • New Innov-X Initiative to Aid RoHS compliance

    Woburn, MA---A Simpler Path to RoHS* Compliance--Innov-X Systems wants to help manufacturers and component suppliers build a simple yet effective RoHS Compliance program. How? They now offer a low-cost trial XRF rental program for EMS’s, OEM’s, and CM’s, to put them at ease with testing and inspection- without having to make a large financial commitment. In addition, with this approach 100% ...


    By Olympus

  • EPA Proposes Mass. Hazardous Waste Site to Superfund’s National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a Franklin, Mass. hazardous waste site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive local resources by ...

  • EPA Proposes One Hazardous Waste Site in the Southeast to Superfund’s National Priorities List

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing the 35th Avenue site in Birmingham, AL, a site that pose risks to human health and the environment, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous ...

  • EPA Adds a Franklin, Mass. Hazardous Waste Site to Superfund’s National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will add a Franklin, Mass. hazardous waste site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive local resources by eliminating ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Proposes to Add Roswell, NM, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Lea and West Second Street Groundwater Plume site in Roswell, NM, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in ...

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