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  • 5% increase for plastic recycling Packaging Regulations target

    Despite its unquestionable contribution to society, plastics packaging still gets a bad press and is under significant pressure for the environmental impact it causes as waste. The Packaging Regulations target for plastic recycling has been increased by 5% per year until 2017, requiring a near doubling of current recycling levels and an annual increase of 100,000 tonnes but there are concerns ...

  • Small companies “clueless” about waste recycling regulations

    One year on from the introduction of the WEEE regulations, a survey has found that many smaller businesses are still unaware of the legislation. The poll by free environmental guidance website NetRegs revealed that only 12% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK - including just 10% in Scotland - could name the regulations. The 2006 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ...

  • China"s revised import regulations could affect metal recyclers

    Revised import regulations in China may mean metal recyclers may struggle to get material such as shredded metals accepted. According to the Bureau of International Recycling president of non-ferrous Robert Stein, metal recyclers could have to find a different end market for this material if new restrictions are imposed on shredded metal. Exporters can still ship loose material to China ...

  • Battery regulations start today

    The Battery Regulations have come into force (5 May) but the Government still has to select battery compliance schemes. The first compliance period will begin on 1 January 2010.  During the rest of 2009, potential BCSs will apply to the environment agencies, recruit battery producers and set up collection and recycling ...

  • Battery regulations made into law

    New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

  • UK Battery Regulations implemented

    The Battery Regulations have come into force but the UK Government still has to select battery compliance schemes. The first compliance period will begin on 1 January 2010.  During the rest of 2009, potential BCSs will apply to the environment agencies, recruit battery producers and set up collection and recycling arrangements. Battery producers will meet their responsibilities for collection ...

  • 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.

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • The economics of recycling

    Aluminum has always played a large role in the recycling game. If we were to recover 75 percent of the aluminum cans we throw away, recycling them instead, we would save 11.8 million metric tons of carbon generated to produce new cans. Though steel and iron were recycled before aluminum, this infinitely recyclable metal, was the source of a 1968 Reynolds pilot can-recycling program which was a ...

  • The economics of recycling

    Aluminum has always played a large role in the recycling game. If we were to recover 75 percent of the aluminum cans we throw away, recycling them instead, we would save 11.8 million metric tons of carbon generated to produce new cans. Though steel and iron were recycled before aluminum, this infinitely recyclable metal, was the source of a 1968 Reynolds pilot can-recycling program which was a ...

  • Sita fined for breaching WEEE Regulations

    Sita Metal Recycling has been fined GBP 4,000 following a prosecution by the Environment Agency for breaching waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations. The firm has been charged with two sets of offences: In 2007 and 2008 the company issued evidence for the treatment of WEEE that was subsequently exported not through an approved exporter; and In 2008, the company issued ...

  • New EU regulation for scrap exports

    A new European Regulation has been introduced to control exports of non-hazardous recyclable and recoverable ‘wastes’ from EU-27 member states to mostly non-OECD countries. It replaces the short-lived and controversial Regulation 801/2007 that entered force in July this year. The new (EC) No. 1418/2007 regulation affects EU exports of ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap, recovered paper, ...


    By Recycling International

  • Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

    Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an ...

  • Guidance on WEEE regulations issued by BIS

    Businesses are prepared for the changes to the WEEE system by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The WEEE Regulations 2013: Government Guidance Notes were released by the Department for BIS on the 1st of November for ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Statement by Environment Commissioner Potočnik on the outcome of the trilogue on the Ship Recycling Regulation

    "I welcome the outcome of the trilogue on the new Ship Recycling Regulation, which marks a major step towards more sustainable recycling of ships around the world. The new legislation will make it possible to legally recycle EU ships outside the OECD, but only in facilities that meet minimum environmentally requirements. Ship owners will be able to choose such facilities from an EU list at a ...

  • Ontario toxics regulation takes effect

    According to the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) beginning January 1, 2010, regulated facilities will be required to track, report and develop plans to reduce the toxic substances they use, create and release. This applies only to facilities currently reporting on emissions to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). These toxics reduction plans will be available to the public ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EU Glass end of waste regulations

    The European Parliament has approved new Regulations that allow the point at which waste glass ceases to be waste to change. This is part of an on-going process to reduce the burdens caused by a product being waste – trans-boundary restrictions, transfer notes etc – by allowing waste that has been processed to a standard that equates to raw materials to then be moved as product. ...

  • EA sees itself as a `facilitator` and `regulator`

    Environment Agency chair Lord Chris Smith has said that the EA has to see itself as a facilitator as well as a regulator. Smith was speaking at the Royal Society for the Arts lecture called Out of the Red, Into the Green - after the credit crunch: a more sustainable future? (11 February). He was addressing topics about the economy and the environmental challenges. He said: “We have to become an ...

  • Advances in Regulation and Industry Certification Are Driving Increases in Recycling and Reuse of Scrap Electronics, According to Pike Research

    Discarded electronic equipment that is not recycled, reused, or stored becomes e-waste and is buried, incinerated, or dumped, representing a significant environmental hazard.Today, most unwanted e-waste is still disposed of in landfills rather than being directed toward reuse or recycling, and the total volume of discarded electronics and e-waste in landfills ...


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