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  • New quality protocol for gypsum published

    A newly published gypsum quality protocol could save industries which generate waste plasterboard around £8 million each year in disposal costs. The Quality Protocol for the Production of Recycled Gypsum from Waste Plasterboard, published by the Waste Protocols Project – a joint Waste & Resources Action Programme and ...

  • End of Waste Conference debates how the industry can maximise the potential of end of waste and quality protocols

    Experts from the glass, paper, plastics and organics recycling sectors discussed and debated the current status of EU end of waste criteria at the End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference in London last week. (30th January). At the event, organised by letsrecycle.com, concerns were raised about the quality of materials, cross–border variations in rules and regulations and that the ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Columbia Analytical develops protocol for testing corrosion and odor in Chinese drywall

    Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. announces it has established a reliable test protocol for identifying odor and corrosion problems in drywall. The tests identify problems with drywall, generally reported as “Chinese drywall,” that initially affected many homes in the southeastern United States. “Our team has developed three technically superior and legally-defensible analytical tests related to ...


  • EPA fines Western refining Southwest, Inc. for illegally disposing hazardous waste and improper sampling (NM)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Western Refining Southwest, Inc. for failing to adequately monitor benzene discharges and illegally disposing hazardous waste. The company is in noncompliance of a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) filed in Aug. 2009. “It is important to everyone that companies are following proper protocols needed to protect the environment and ...

  • Phase-out of hazardous chemicals from Mediterranean

    Mediterranean countries adopted new measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region. Mandatory measures to phase out hazardous chemicals entered into force, Wednesday, under the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Action Plan. Targeted chemicals include ...

  • Phase out of hazardous chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019

    Mediterranean countries adopted new concrete measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region. Mandatory measures to phase out hazardous chemicals entered into force, Wednesday, under the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Action Plan. Targeted ...

  • E-Waste Systems, Inc. CEO Contributes to iPhoneAppCafe.com

     E-Waste Systems, Inc. (EWSI) received global exposure today, as the Company announced that CEO Martin Nielson provided thought-leadership commentary in an article published on iPhoneAppCafe.com. The link to this article and others can be found on www.ewastesystems.com. EWSI's platform ...


  • 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

  • U.S. EPA Fines Kettleman City Landfill for Improper Analysis of PCBs Waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) $9,375 for a single instance in which it failed to analyze leachate for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) before disposal at its Kettleman Hills Facility located in Kings County, Calif. On May 9, 2012, CWM voluntarily disclosed to EPA that leachate, or liquid that drains from a landfill, was disposed in a ...

  • Madera County, CA, Selects GBB for Solid Waste System Review and Procurement

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that it has been selected by Madera County, CA, to perform a third-party review of the County’s solid waste system, provide recommendations for improvements, and assist with a procurement process, including developing Request for Proposal (RFP) document(s), evaluating proposals, and assisting with negotiations. The County recently ...

  • The HAZWOPER Training

     Certain industries are more at risk for being exposed to harmful substances than others. Employees who are regularly exposed or have the potential to be exposed to hazardous substances and wastes will benefit greatly from completing the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard or HAZWOPER training. Particularly, this includes those who are engaged in operations involving ...


    By The Asbestos Institute

  • Swan Hills Treatment Centre ISO certification

    The Swan Hills Treatment Centre is pleased to announce it has recently achieved ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for its environmental management systems. Current and prospective users of the Swan Hills Treatment Centre can be assured that the facility has a comprehensive environmental management system in place backed by ISO and OHSAS certification. The Swan Hills ...

  • New European register gives public access to information on emissions from European industrial facilities

    The European Commission and the European Environment Agency today launched a comprehensive new European pollutant release and transfer register – E-PRTR. The register contains information about the emissions of pollutants to air, water and land by industrial facilities throughout Europe. It includes annual data for 91 substances and covers more than 24 000 facilities in 65 economic activities. It ...

  • 2012 Environmental Compliance Training Schedule - At-A-Glance

    Aarcher Institute has released its 2012 At-A-Glance Public Training Schedule, which can be downloaded here.  New courses added to the 2012 public training schedule include: Corrective Action Training Cultural Resource Management Workshop Environmental ...

  • REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

    Execution of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Due Diligence Studies for Commercial and Industrial Properties in Portugal, Greece and Romania. Independent Review of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Due Diligence Studies for Commercial and Industrial Properties in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Romania and Brazil. Design and Implementation of a ...

  • Green investment requires predictable carbon price, ministers agree at UN meeting

    Predictable carbon pricing is needed to direct world investment flows toward an economy that could minimize climate change, close to 140 governments have agreed as they concluded a major meeting on the subject in Monaco, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) says. “Sufficiently high and long-term predictable price for carbon will be central for mobilizing capital for the new economy,” ...


    By United Nations

  • Bioremediation Project: Local labratory assists local community land use transition

    C&T is participating in a project to evaluate the application of phytoremediation (plant based remediation) approach to clean up a long abandoned contaminated railway right of way inBerkeley. This project will be the first real world test of this approach and involves the planting of more than 2, 000 Chinese brake ferns (Pteris vittata) that have been shown to suck Arsenic out of the soil and ...

  • China goes green

    Europe is earnestly investigating important measures to drastically reduce pollution. However, if the world is to achieve the targets set out by the Kyoto Protocol — which outlines the reduction of greenhouse gases — action has to be taken at a global level. The EU, which has already made efforts to reduce its own CO2 production, is lending a helping hand to China. This effort involves the ...

  • RegScan Updates U.S. TEAM Guides Audit Checklists

     RegScan, Inc., a Williamsport, Pa.-based company, proudly announces the expansion of U.S. TEAM Guides audit checklists to include the Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The U.S. TEAM Guides checklists have been updated to reflect EPA's national emissions standards that were ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents

    Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers released into ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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