waste directive News

  • Europe to vote on revision of waste directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote today approving the agreement reached with the Council on the revision of the waste framework directive, the central pillar of EU waste management policy. European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'This legislation marks a shift in thinking about waste from an unwanted burden to a valued resource and helps ...

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • Direct fired thermal oxidizer

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    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Defra prepares to manage transposition of revised waste framework directive

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intends to manage the transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive through a two-stage consultation process. The revised WFD was published on 22 November 2008 in the Official Journal of the European Union. Article 40 of ...

  • Gaps in WEEE Directive laid bare

    The introduction of a national or European Union register to hold all organisations handling waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU will help Member States to capture more WEEE tonnages, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, WEEE compliance scheme Ireland European Recycling Platform general manager Martin Tobin said: “All organisations handling WEEE should be registered ...

  • Consulation on revisions to WEEE directive launched

    The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has launched a consultation on revisions to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations. BERR pledged to increase the effectiveness of the regulations, designed to drive up the collection and treatment of WEEE in the UK. Business and Economic Minister Ian Pearson said: “We are now almost 18 months into the UK WEEE system ...

  • EU environmental liability directive soon to become law

    The European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) will come into force in England from 1 March and will have an impact on waste management activities, according to international law firm Freshfields. The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations require operators not only to take preventative action to avoid environmental damage occurring in the first place, but ...

  • MCERTS 2011 will focus on new industrial emissions directive

    MCERTS 2011 is a specialist event dedicated to the legislation, standards, techniques and technologies associated with emissions monitoring and gas detection. This year's event will examine the implications of the new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which was published on 6th January 2011. Taking place at the Telford International Centre on 30th and 31st March, MCERTS 2011 will include a ...

  • MEPs and Council Presidency reach deal on renewables directive

    After several rounds of informal negotiations, EP negotiators have reached an agreement with the Council's Presidency on a proposed directive on renewable energies including biofuel targets. The compromise agreed on Tuesday 9th December still needs to be formally endorsed by the full Council and put to a first-reading vote at Parliament's December plenary session in Strasbourg. MEPs and the ...


    By European Parliament

  • EU Biowaste Directive moves a pace closer

    European Union Member States have asked the European Commission to table a directive on biowaste in 2010 “if appropriate” and consider local conditions when drafting the new law. In December 2008, the Commission published a Green Paper on biowaste management in the EU and launched a consultation process to gather opinions on the possibility of a new Biowaste Directive. The EC defines biowaste ...

  • Coast guard and EPA send directive to BP on oil spill waste management plan (HQ, AL, FL, LA, MS)

    Today, the U.S. Coast Guard, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreement, issued a directive to BP on how the company should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the BP oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with EPA, and in consultation with the states, will hold BP accountable for the implementation of the approved ...

  • Direct fired thermal oxidizer for asphalt application

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    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • U.S. EPA Directs Rare Earth Mine in San Bernardino County to Correct Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered Molycorp Minerals, LLC, to pay a $27,300 penalty for improper management of hazardous waste at its San Bernardino County mine and mineral processing facility. The violations were discovered as part of unannounced EPA inspections in October 2012. EPA testing at the facility determined that leaked or spilled lead-iron filter cake had impacted ...

  • Implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC)

    What are the objectives of the IPPC Directive? This Directive was adopted in 1996 and had to be transposed into the national legislation of EU Member States by 30 October 1999. The aim of this key law on industrial emissions is to achieve a high level of environmental protection through integrated prevention and control of the pollution arising from a wide range of industrial and agricultural ...


  • GE Analytical Instruments Expands Direct Operations into Italy

    GE Analytical Instruments announces the expansion of its direct European operations into Italy, effective June, 2012. This expansion is designed to better serve Sievers ultrapure water (UPW) and InnovOx total organic carbon (TOC) Analyzer customers by providing direct sales and applications support through local factory-trained staff. All GE Analytical Instruments' local sales personnel undergo ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Urban wastewater trends moving in the right direction

    The latest figures for wastewater treatment in Europe show improvements in collection and treatment, even if big differences remain between Member States. Frontrunners such as Austria, Germany and the Netherlands largely meet EU minimum standards for wastewater treatment with several others being very close. Newer Member States, starting from a lower baseline, have also improved overall ...

  • UK Launch for New Direct Mercury Analyser

    QUANTITECH LTD is launching a new addition to the Teledyne Leeman Labs ‘Hydra’ family of mercury analysers: the Hydra-C. The Hydra-C is a fully automated mercury analyser employing thermal decomposition and atomic absorption for the rapid (5 minutes) direct analysis of liquid or solid samples without a need for acid digestion. Hydra-C is designed to satisfy the requirements of the US EPA ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Euro MPs move forward on soil protection directive

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted its first-reading report on the first EU directive on soil protection. Among the key points adopted by MEPs is the setting up of public inventories of contaminated sites within the EU and the need for Member States to draw up remediation strategies. MEPs reinstate a list of potentially soil polluting activities. Member States will be allowed some ...


    By European Parliament

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