hygienic refuse News

  • Mammoth waste processing facility in Vietnam

    A behemoth waste processing complex, built by a Vietnamese expatriate living in the USA, is scheduled to open by the end of this year in Ho Chi Minh City. Costing around US$ 100 million (Euro 68 million), the facility is expected to handle over 3000 tonnes of refuse per day and will include a recycling plant capable of processing around 1000 tonnes per day. Located in the Da Phuoc Commune in the ...


    By Recycling International

  • Tainted Medical Wipes Lawsuit Settled by Parents of Dead Toddler

    The parents of Harrison Kothari, a two-year old who died from a bacterial infection caused by contaminated medical wipes, have settled a lawsuit with the Wisconsin companies that made and distributed them. The wipes, manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. and sold by the Triad Group, were recalled in February 2011 after they were found to be contaminated by the rare bacterium Bacillus cereus. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Alpha Bin Care sets new standard in commercial bin cleaning services with its unique vehicle technology

    Alpha Bin Care, a leading waste management and wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance company, is redefining the industry standards in commercial cleaning with its pioneering vehicle technology, that cleans and sanitises wheeled bins whether full or empty with maximum efficiency. With over 10 years’ experience in the wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance industry, Alpha Bin Care has ...


  • Recycling and waste firms receive Queen`s awards for enterprise

    Winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were announced today. The awards recognise ‘outstanding UK business’ in International trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development and cover a huge number of sectors. A record 194 awards have been revealed this year. Business Minister Lord Mandelson congratulated the winners. He ...

  • ECDC warns of upsurge of measles in Europe: unvaccinated people are at risk

    In 2007, several European countries experienced high numbers of measles cases, notably Switzerland, and to a lesser extent the United Kingdom (UK) and Romania (more than one case per 100,000 population per year). Full data for measles cases in Europe for 2007 can be found on the website of EUVAC.Net, a European Union (EU) -funded Surveillance Community Network for Vaccine Preventable Infectious ...

  • Rampant disease washes in with flood water in Sierra Leone

    With malaria, diarrhea and vomiting, pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory infections, worm infestations, scabies, abscesses, sores, and boils all common ailments in the Kroo Bay community of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown local medical official Amadou Kandor says it’s little wonder 35 is an average life expectancy for the slum’s 6,000 inhabitants. Kroo Bay, one of the poorest areas in ...


    By IRIN

  • Kyrgyz clean water project under scrutiny

    A shortage of clean drinking water in Kyrgyzstan has been tackled with multimillion dollar funding in recent years, but critics say the results have at best been mixed. Much of the blame has been directed at the international donors who paid for a major program to expand and repair water networks in the countryside. But an expert working on the Clean Water program said that most of the ...

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    Background The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal ...


    By Acta Group

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