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  • 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

  • 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

  • Independent Expert Study Confirms Johnson Controls Battery Plant is Not the Cause of Elevated Blood-Lead Incidents in Kangqiao Area in Shanghai

    An independent investigation, conducted by the Lead-acid Battery Sub-Commission of the China Electric Equipment Industry Association, has indicated that Johnson Controls could not be the cause of the elevated blood-lead levels that have been found in some children in the Kangqiao area, Pudong, Shanghai.   "We believe this is a comprehensive investigation based ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • B&W MEGTEC Awarded Contract to Supply Coating Equipment to Maker of Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE:BW) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC (B&W MEGTEC), has been awarded a contract for more than $15 million to design and supply battery coating equipment to K.R. ENERGY Group subsidiary FIB S.r.l. for a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility currently under construction in Teverola, Italy. ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Sharing the Waste, Sharing the Wealth

    In a depot near Canelones, Uruguay, a team of men and women wearing boiler suits and safety gloves separate glass, cans and plastic on a conveyor belt. Machines cleaning and packaging the materials for recycling can be heard whirring in the background. Crates packed full of newly recycled plastic bottles line the walls of the warehouse waiting to be sent to the processing plant. It is near the ...

  • US e-waste legislation on the way

    Many US states, particularly under Democrat rule, have enacted legislation on the recycling of discarded electronic products. Three more are considering legislation.There is resistance from manufacturers’ organisations and sometimes from political adversaries, and bills and amendments have been vetoed in several states, but this year, e-waste legislation was passed in Wisconsin as the 20th state ...


  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • EPA proposes adding hazardous pharmaceutical waste to universal waste rule

    To help provide a streamlined system for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste that is protective of public health and the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical waste to the Universal Waste Rule.  The proposed rule encourages generators to dispose of pharmaceutical waste that is classified as non-hazardous under the Resource ...

  • Portable XRF for soil and waste screening

    The new xSORT hand-held XRF spectrometer from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments can achieve laboratory-quality analysis on soil and waste samples.  Laboratory analysis by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry has been an accepted technique for the analysis of such materials for many years and was given official approval by European Standard EN 15309:2007. Using the simple sampling procedures ...

  • California Accuses FedEx of Waste Violations

    State officials on Thursday accused FedEx Ground Package System of violating California's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control cited FedEx in a civil complaint noting more than 1,500 violations at 31 FedEx terminals and the company's hubs in Sacramento, Los ...


    By Associated Press

  • Is Europe needlessly wasting valuable materials?

    According to a report published by Friends of the Earth, Europe is failing to manage its resources sustainably by unnecessarily sending valuable materials to incineration and landfill. The study published by the Friends of the Earth also claims that Europeans are particularly wasteful when it comes to textiles with 75% of the 5.8 million tonnes ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Research and Markets: Waste: A Handbook for Management

    Research and Markets ...


  • Launch of innovative waste management qualification

    A new resource and waste management diploma designed to reflect the changing needs of the sector launches this month in Huddersfield. The University of Huddersfield's Level 5 Diploma in Professional Studies (Resource and Waste Management), features an innovative personalised professional development module and an array of technical options aimed at satisfying both employer and employee needs.The ...


  • New film on waste management in Greenland

    Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner ...

  • Toxco Waste Management Ltd., Presents at NATO

    On April 17, 2013, Toxco Waste Management Ltd. (“Toxco”) made a presentation to the NATO (“North Atlantic Treaty Organization”) Transportation of Dangerous Goods Group, in Brussels, Belgium. After more than a decade-long presence of NATO forces in Afghanistan, a large accumulation of spent lithium batteries has built-up in the country. Lithium batteries are used by the troops on a daily basis ...


  • 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 ...

  • Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamonds for power generation

    Researchers in the U.K. say they have found a way to turn radioactive waste into miniature diamond batteries to produce small electric currents that can last thousands of years. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol unveiled the technology at a lecture in Europe late last month.  The technique involves scraping away carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, from ...

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