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  • Hazardous Waste Transporter Pleads Guilty in Asbestos Case

    The owner and operator of a Maryland hazardous waste transporter pleaded guilty to knowingly making false statements in connection with the improper disposal of waste materials that contained asbestos.  Terrance Yates, owner and operator of Hazport Solutions Inc. pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined ...

  • Kahoka, Mo., landowners and two businesses ordered to halt hazardous waste pollution at chemical processing site

    EPA Region 7 has ordered the owners of a Clark County, Mo., property, along with an Illinois minerals brokerage firm, and a Missouri company that processes materials at the location, to immediately halt the handling and processing of hazardous materials that have contaminated the property and an adjacent stream. TNT General Contracting, Inc., of Kahoka, Mo.; Webb Minerals, LLC, of Quincy, Ill.; ...

  • 150 billion plastic bags distributed in EU each year, says ACRR

    ACR+, the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management, has published the 2008 update of its report entitled 'Plastic Bags - Policies and Practices to Reduce Consumption'. The report, first issued in January 2006, looks at existing national initiatives around the world aimed at controlling the use of plastic bags. Each year every person in a typical ...


  • Medical Practices: Save money on waste

    Biomedical waste hauling can mean big expenditures for medical practices. As a general rule, a small- to medium-sized medical office spends between $300 to $1,000 each month for transport and treatment services, with dentists averaging between $70-150 per month. “There’s a lot of waste in the waste business, and healthcare workers often think they’re paying less for these services than they ...


  • Companies fined for illegal waste activities

    Two companies have been fined a combined total of £26,000 following a major Environment Agency investigation into the illegal handling, storage and export of hazardous waste. Chemson Ltd, of Northumberland Dock Road, Wallsend, near Newcastle, and the Empress Green Trading Company Ltd, of Woods Lane, Oldham, were sentenced today at Bradford Crown Court, along with Joanna Potts, 46, an ...

  • Landfill waste found in containers returned from Brazil

    Unsuitable waste mixed with plastic has been found in some of the waste containers that were recently repatriated from Brazil. After forensic examination, environmental crime investigators from the Environment Agency have so far found nappies, wellington boots, torn and dirty textiles, cat food pouches and rotting cardboard in the containers. This has all been collected as evidence in the case. ...

  • Plastic waste: European Parliament sounds the alarm

    The most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags should be banned by 2020, as part of an EU strategy to reduce plastic waste in the environment, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday. The EU should also introduce binding plastic waste recycling targets, MEPs add. The resolution, a call for action further to a European Commission green paper, was passed by a ...


    By European Commission

  • Mounds of Improperly Dumped Medical Waste to Be Microwaved

    SAN JOSE, California (ENS) - Sanitec Industries, Inc. has been hired to dispose of medical waste and patients medical records improperly dumped in a San Jose area landfill last month. The company says over 100,000 pounds of medical waste was improperly dumped – several hundred times more than was reported. Hundreds of pounds of confidential patient medical and financial records and ...

  • Stacked-up waste is `arson waiting to happen`

    More than one in ten businesses are storing up waste outside their properties in a way that puts them at risk of a major fire. Norwich Union Risk Services (NURS) said waste and recycling stacked-up against or near to properties was a fire hazard its nation-wide team of risk advisers came across all too frequently - in as many as 10% of cases inspected. NURS' property risk specialist Martin ...


    By Norwich Union Risk Services

  • Maintenance Staff Injury Prevention Starts with a Waste Caddy

    Janitors and maintenance teams have enough physical strain in the course of their job. After making the rounds, lifting and throwing bags into the dumpster and dealing with oversized items, the employee then has to push the waste container to the proper collection site. That last step can be the most difficult – manually pulling or pushing thousands of pounds. Tips ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • `Duped` Brazil waste shipping company awarded £730,000

    The shipping company involved in exporting and repatriating ‘illegal’ waste sent to Brazil, has won £731,615 in damages and costs. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) brought the claim in the High Court against Worldwide Biorecyclables, its director Julio Da Costa and its previous co-director and company secretary Andre Oliveira. The money was awarded becuase the shipping company suffered ...

  • Military hazardous material storage solutions feature fast set-up and flexibility in relocating as needed

    Military hazardous material storage units from SAFETY STORAGE Inc. are designed to meet the fast setup and frequent relocations required by military operations. Compact, easy to ship, easy to set up, pre-fabricated SAFETY STORAGE buildings provide security and protection for storing chemicals, oil, gas, corrosive or flammable liquids, paint storage, battery rooms, hazardous household waste, ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • Three men sentenced for waste crime offences

    Three men have appeared before Teesside Crown Court after being involved in unauthorised waste operations in the Middlesborough area. Brian Greenwood, 37, of Edendale Terrace, Horden, Ian Fenny, 41, Kingfisher Close, Hartlepool, and Owen Hill, 43, of Bridge Street, Nottingham, all appeared for sentencing on Tuesday (25 June) after they admitted charges relating to illegal waste activities on ...

  • Sellafield mistakenly dumps low-level radioactive waste in landfill

    Nuclear decommissioner Sellafield mistakenly dumped five bin bags of low-level radioactive waste at a local landfill site on 12 April. Although an initial analysis has found no environmental implications, as a result of the incident Sellafield has suspended the disposal of bagged process wastes until further investigations have been carried out. According to Sellafield, the 30kg of waste were ...

  • Industry surveys reveal that SMEs may be disposing of waste incorrectly

    The research set out to discover how well-informed Britain’s businesses are about their obligations under the Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005). It makes good business sense to manage waste in the right way, and this research has shown that while Britain’s business owners are keen to do their bit, they need more help to get it right. The survey asked ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Unilever reduces waste by one million household bins whilst growing business

    Unilever today announced that more than 50% of all its factories have achieved the goal of sending no waste to landfill in 2012. This was achieved whilst the company reported annual sales of €51 billion – up from €40 billion when Unilever set out its new vision of doubling the size of its business whilst reducing its environmental impact and increasing its positive social impact. ...


    By Unilever

  • Italy up before EU court over unresolved waste crisis

    The European Commission is continuing legal action against Italy over two cases involving violations of EU legislation to protect human health and the environment against the risks posed by waste. The Commission is taking Italy to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the waste crisis that has plagued Naples and the Campania region. It is also sending Italy a first written warning for failing ...

  • Sellafield fined £700,000 after incorrect disposal of radioactive waste

    Sellafield Limited has today been fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £72,635.34 in costs at Carlisle Crown Court for sending several bags of radioactive waste to a landfill site in Cumbria. The bags should have been sent to a specialist facility that treats and stores low level radioactive waste. Carlisle Crown Court heard that a number of significant management and operational ...

  • 80 per cent of Europeans want their country to waste less

    According to a new survey, most European citizens think their own country is generating too much waste. The survey on the "Attitudes of Europeans towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency" indicates that 96 % of respondents say it is important for them that Europe uses its resources more efficiently: 68 % say this is very important for them, and just ...

  • Hunting for Hidden Treasure - The International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology shows how waste can be turned into valuable resources

    Urban mining — the recovery of raw materials from waste — is the vision of the future for the global waste-management industry. This aims to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, but that's not all. For today, there are also increasingly good business reasons to recycle and reuse materials from the waste generated in advanced economies. This is because of a growing demand — and ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

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