mercury waste recycling News

  • Mercury Recycling suffers drop in sales

    Lamp and mercury waste recycler Mercury Recycling is looking at expanding into battery and LCD display recycling after it experienced a 9% sales drop in 2009. Its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009 showed that Mercury Recycling remained profitable despite sales dropping from GBP£3.074 million to GBP£2.789 million in 2009. Pre-tax profits finished at GBP£333,000 but were down ...

  • WEEE recycling firm faces mercury charges

    An electrical recycling firm charged with exposing employees to mercury will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 20 July. Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based in Kirkheaton in Huddersfield, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges. The firm recycles waste electrical and electronic equipment, including light tubes ...

  • Spain - Recycling Electro-Waste

    Untitled Document Recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) at the end of its useful life is on the increase, particularly in the case of computer equipment. Its ...


  • MA DEP mercury regulations

    Name & Citation of Regulation(s) Collection, Recycling, Labeling and Sales Ban of Mercury-added Products; and Disposal Prohibition of Mercury-added Products in Solid Waste–310 CMR 19.00 (amended), 74.00 (amended), 75.00 (amended), 76.00 (added). Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes Signed into law in July 2006, the “Massachusetts ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • Mercury Thermostat Collection Act

    Mercury Thermostat Collection Act New waste management requirements are going into effect this year for wall-mounted, ...


    By Connexion

  • California Adopts New Recycling Measure for Mercury-laden Thermostats

    The state of California issued new rules today that will greatly reduce the amount of dangerous mercury sent to landfills and incinerators each year due to the improper disposal of old mercury-laden thermostats. The new rules will require thermostat manufacturers to collect and recycle the vast majority of discarded mercury thermostats in California. Over the next five years, this will keep ...

  • GM pulls out of mercury partnership

    General Motors has quit working with a partnership that collects toxic parts from scrapped automobiles, jeopardizing an effort to prevent mercury pollution just as hundreds of thousands of clunkers are headed to recyclers. Participants in the environmental program told The Associated Press the timing of GM’s departure could hurt their work. The government’s 'cash-for-clunkers' program will lead ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • Engaging Hunger Through Electronic Waste Recycling

    eWaste Center, Inc. (EWC) will be holding an e-waste collection and recycling event at the Oriental Mission Church’s (OMC) parking lot located at 424 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 on November 19, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents of the surrounding community will have the opportunity to drop off their old end-of-life electronics (that old TV set that’s taking up space or the outdated ...


    By PRWeb

  • Recycle e-waste as spring cleaning starts!

    Spring Recycling! It’s that time of year where people are working on their spring cleaning. But before you start clearing your house of clutter, be careful what you’re doing with your old electronics. Often times these items contain hazardous material like lead and mercury, which are harmful to the environment. Anything with a power chord or a circuit board should be ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • WEEE firm fined for exposing workers to mercury fumes

    A Glasgow-based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment firm and its director have been fined £145,000 for exposing workers to toxic mercury fumes at its Huddersfield recycling plant. Employees including one who was pregnant, of Electrical Waste Recycling Group, were poisoned when ventilation systems failed at its recycling plant. The firm recycles WEEE including fluorescent light tubes ...

  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment firm`s failure left staff with mercury poisoning

    A director from the Electrical Waste Recycling Group in Huddersfield will be sentenced next year for breaching health and safety charges. According to the Yorkshire Post (24 November) workers at the waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling plant became sick with mercury poisoning ...

  • Jerome Mercury Detection – Innovation Across the Globe

    Arizona Instrument’s line of Jerome® toxic gas analyzers is designed to provide accurate and reliable data in compact, rugged and easy to use packages. Our patented gold film sensor technology in particular is referenced in countless other patents dealing with mercury waste and removal, just some of which are listed below. Jerome is a trusted standard when it comes to ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., in St. Joseph, Mo., to Pay Penalty and Build New Hazardous Waste Facility for Mercury Violations

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., a veterinary health products company, has agreed to pay a $68,475 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations based on its mishandling of mercury waste in St. Joseph, Mo. In addition to paying the civil penalty, the company will spend a minimum of $300,000 to build a state-of-the art hazardous ...

  • Recycling cellphones

    The Federation of Information, Communication and Organisational Technology Companies (SWICO) believes the return rate for old mobile phones is unacceptable. For PCs, the recycling rate is about 85%, but only 15% for mobile phones, according to SWICO. This means that in Switzerland about 1,000 tonnes of recyclable materials are wasted [each year]. SWICO wants recycling of cellphones to become as ...


  • Managing mercury risks from energy-saving light bulbs

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use up to two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. But CFLs contain mercury, a neurotoxin that can cause serious health problems. A global study calls for a strategic policy to address the risks associated with mercury emissions from CFLs. Exposure to high levels of mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys and developing foetus. ...

  • Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year. The clanking is rhythmic as the workers unscrew, detach and toss motherboards onto piles of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waste Management Launches Innovative Curbside Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program

    Service offers safe and convenient way for communities to responsibly dispose of used CFLs as part of residential recycling programs. HOUSTON - Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), North America"s largest residential recycler, has launched a new program for communities to recycle used compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in a safe, environmentally responsible manner along with their residential ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • WRAP pioneers technique to remove mercury from FPD shred

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme is pioneering a technique to recover mercury from LCD flat panel display shred, which can potentially be used for bulk scale commercial recycling. WRAP, currently inviting companies to tender to demonstrate the process that separates high-quality materials from size reduced LCD displays until 1 February, 2010, say in ...

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