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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • City of Yonkers launches fluorescent light bulb recycling program

    Under the terms of an enforcement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the City of Yonkers has initiated a program to recycle fluorescent light bulbs, as well as light ballasts and electronic waste, known as E-waste. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which can be released if the bulbs are broken. Mercury can lead to a variety of health problems, including nervous system ...

  • Electronics Recycling Asia, November 15 – 18, 2016, Macau, China

    The world’s reliance on electronic products and digital information continues to feed into the corresponding challenge of how best to recycle the electric- and battery-powered devices that touch all aspects of daily life. The 2016 edition of Electronics Recycling Asia, the premier electronics recycling conference in the Asia-Pacific region, will again explore the considerable ...


    By ICM AG

  • Newly Awarded Patents Continue to Strengthen Midwest Energy Emissions Corp's Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S.

    (ME2C) Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC), a mercury emission capture technology company for power plants and other coal burning units, announced today that the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Foundation has been awarded two new United States patents for mercury emissions control. On May 1, 2012, EERC Foundation was awarded a United ...


  • Media release of the Electronics & Cars Recycling 2016, November 15 - 18, Macau, China

    The world’s reliance on electronic products and digital information continues to feed into the corresponding challenge of how best to recycle the electric- and battery-powered devices that touch all aspects of daily life. Along with electronics, the automotive sector in Asia has grown tremendously in the past 10 years, bringing with it the responsibilities inherent in properly handling ...


    By ICM AG

  • Vintage Tech Recyclers Selected to Join EPA in SMM Challenge

    Vintage Tech Recyclers, LLC, a leading electronics recycling company founded in 2005, has partnered with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge, a new EPA program encouraging electronics manufacturers to voluntarily commit within the next two years to send 100 percent of used ...


    By Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc.

  • Gadgets dumped in landfills unleash toxins

    Old computers, cell phones and TVs shoved aside by more glamorous gadgets that are incessantly updated -- iPhones, game systems and flat-screens -- have unleashed a growing tide of unwanted electronics. But these e-waste castoffs contain toxins, among them lead, mercury and arsenic. They can poison groundwater or pollute the air when products are ...


  • MAR Systems Provides Solution to the Problem of Poisoning the Great Lakes

    Technology developed and patented by MAR Systems, Inc., headquartered in Solon, Ohio, can solve the problem of mercury pollution from electrical generation facilities in the Great Lakes region. A report released on June 6, 2012 from the ...


  • Midwest Energy Emissions Awarded Contract in Canada

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC) today announced that it has entered into a consulting and mercury control optimization contract with a major Canadian utility. The contract work will start immediately. It is expected that this work will lead to a brief demonstration of Midwest's patented and highly effective mercury control process and then hopefully to a full supply contract with ...


  • Midwest Energy Emissions Completes Previously Announced Demonstration

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC) announced today that its most recent demonstration (test) at a major US utility power plant further confirmed Midwest's performance in removing mercury to below the emission level limits required by the new EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule while using much less sorbent than currently employed technology. Midwest President and COO Alan ...


  • Electronics & Cars Recycling November 15 - 18, 2016, Macau, China

    Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference in electronics and cars recycling will take place from November 15 - 18, 2016 in exciting Macau. During the conference, over 200 leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy makers – will ...


    By ICM AG

  • 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

  • EPA presents Success Story Award to Earth Keepers

    CHICAGO (Nov. 20, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock recently presented a Success Story Award to Upper Michigan's Earth Keepers for environmental stewardship. Superior Watershed Partnership Director Carl Lindquist accepted on behalf of the group at the 2006 State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) awards dinner in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 1. ...

  • Grand Opening of Socar´s Waste Management Center – core technology econ´s VacuDry(R) // econ industries at Adipec 2016

    Core technology of the WMC, that covers an area of 40 hectares, are two econ VacuDry® plants for the treatment of drill cuttings from Socar and BP. Treatment capacity is up to 240 t of drilling mud per day. The two identical plants were designed and built by econ industries in Germany. Transportation to Baku was a logistical master piece. More than 75 trucks, 13 of which were out of gauge, ...

  • Environment: Commission refers ROMANIA to Court over failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles

    The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose revised EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles into domestic law. The End-of-Life Vehicles Directive aims to make vehicle dismantling and recycling more environmentally friendly, prohibiting the use of certain hazardous substances in vehicles put on the market after 1 July ...

  • 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.

  • EPA Improves U.S. — Mexico Border with Environmental Projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $720,000 in grants to fund 16 environmental projects along the Texas and New Mexico U.S-Mexico border. The projects include improving air monitoring, expanding waste collection and recycling, and improving environmental awareness and education among area residents. “At EPA, we are always looking for ways to help communities ...

  • Export of Toxic Ghost Ships to UK Ended

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The Bush administration's plan to export nine ex-naval 'Ghost Fleet' vessels from the James River in Virginia to Teesside, England for scrapping has itself been finally scrapped, according to British ship-breaker Able UK. American environmental groups responsible for first blocking the deal in 2003 applauded its end as a victory for American recyclers, and for national ...

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