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  • E-waste recyclers discuss future trends

    The Internet of Things is one of the key trends of the future. Already today, 15 billion things are digitally connected with one another and experts predict an increase to 50 billion devices in the IoT (Internet of Things) by the year 2020. These things include not only computers, tablets and smartphones, but also wearables, consumer electronics and the vehicles we use. However, although this ...


    By ICM AG

  • 6th world recycling forum wrf 2011 international conference & exhibition on electronics, battery and car recycling

    The major recycling forum in China, the 6th World Recycling Forum will take place from November 15 – 18, 2011 in beautiful and buzzing Hong Kong. During the event, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to discuss: How to invest into the raw materials business ...


    By ICM AG

  • Extended producer responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 5th World Recycling Forum . Hong Kong international conference & exhibition on electronics, car and battery recycling

    The major recycling forum in China, the 5th World Recycling Forum will take place from November 15 – 18, 2010 in the beautiful “Pearl of the Orient” - Hong Kong. During the event, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to discuss: OEM’s success and ...


    By ICM AG

  • 5th World Recycling Forum . Hong Kong - International Conference & exhibition on electronics, battery and car recycling

    The major recycling forum in China, the 5th World Recycling Forum will take place from November 15 – 18, 2010 in the beautiful “Pearl of the Orient” - Hong Kong. During the event, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to ...


    By ICM AG

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit shipment ...

  • Consumer Reports Offers Ways to Reduce Electronic Waste

    YONKERS, New York (ENS) - Just in time to maintain your newest electronic gadgets and to safely dispose of the old, Consumer Reports’ environmental website, GreenerChoices.org, has launched an online Electronics Reuse and Recycling Center. The Center features thoroughly researched, expert advice to help de-clutter homes and solve the huge and growing problem of ...

  • Environment agency brings charges against waste firm

    Dudley-based waste firm Envirosol has received fines of more than £45,000 for dangerously storing hazardous waste. The charges were brought by the Environment Agency under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations 2000. Envirosol pleaded guilty to the charges at Dudley Magistrates Court. During a routine site inspection by EA officers, they found a number of significant breaches by the ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • AT&T adds battery charger partially made from recycled water bottles to product line-up

    Key Facts 25 percent of the plastic in the external housing of the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger is made from recycled post-consumer water-cooler bottles. The Back-up Battery Charger shuts itself off automatically once fully charged, reducing wasted energy. The Back-up Battery Charger is a portable back-up power accessory that is compatible with all USB ...

  • Gas alarm system protects waste treatment staff

    The human nose is particularly sensitive to Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S); a highly offensive odorous gas, reminiscent of rotten eggs. With an odour threshold between 0.005 ppm and 1.5ppm, relatively low levels of Hydrogen Sulphide can result in complaints if industrial plants generate exposure at these levels. A chemical waste treatment plant in the UK has therefore installed a monitoring and alarm ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Maintenance Staff Injury Prevention Starts with a Waste Caddy

    Janitors and maintenance teams have enough physical strain in the course of their job. After making the rounds, lifting and throwing bags into the dumpster and dealing with oversized items, the employee then has to push the waste container to the proper collection site. That last step can be the most difficult – manually pulling or pushing thousands of pounds. Tips ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • European households encouraged to sort more recyclable waste

    Governments need to take account of the effort householders need to make to sort recyclable waste into distinct streams, such as paper, glass and organic waste, when designing waste management policies. New research suggests that when householders have the option to dump mixed waste, deposit-refund systems may be the most effective way of encouraging recycling. Using the Netherlands as a case ...

  • Three phoenix area firms fined for hazardous waste violations

    Three Phoenix area companies were fined for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In separate actions, the manufacturing and processing companies will pay penalties that total $131,000. “We impose strict environmental controls to make sure hazardous waste is properly handled,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s ...

  • Kuwaiti firm wins $97m US Army waste contract

    A consortium including Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility and affiliate Metals and Recycling Company (MRC) has been awarded a scrap management contract by the Defense Logistics Agency of the US army’s department of industrial waste in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. The five-year contract is valued at US$ 97 million (Euro 66 million). MRC was established in 1987 under the name Kuwait Metal Collecting ...

  • Technology for TASi: High-tech equipment for waste treatment

    It wasn't a law but a simple administrative regulation in the form of a technical guideline that provided the key impulse for the diversion of waste flows in Germany away from landfill sites. In the course of the implementation of this Technical Directive on Residential Waste (TASi), the technology for treating waste underwent an extraordinary development. This is especially true of thermal ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • EPA proposes changes to transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing revisions to certain regulatory requirements for hazardous waste shipments between countries to ensure that recovery is done in an environmentally sound and economically efficient manner. These changes would make the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste transboundary shipment regulations more consistent with those of ...

  • Kent man fined for running waste site without permit

    The operator of an illegal waste site in Aldington has been made to pay £11,500 by Canterbury Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to running the site without an Environmental Permit. The charges were brought against Mr Richard Butler, operator of the site at Woodleas Farm, Goldwell Lane, Aldington, after an Environment Agency investigation that discovered he was running the ...

  • Greenland is stepping up its efforts to improve waste management

    Reduce, reuse, recycle – the common mantra of waste management makes the process sound simple. But while these three ingredients may be the same, the recipe for sustainable waste management can be very different – and Greenland’s unique environment presents some considerable challenges. Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and a ...

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