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  • Defra reviews waste law

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are currently reviewing a law which requires councils to provide waste disposal to institutions such as schools and hospitals free of charge which could potentially save local authorities substantial sums of money. A Defra spokeswoman said: “We are currently reviewing Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations and we are commissioning a ...

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  • BIO Opposes A Northern California County`s New Drug Disposal Law

    Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Vice President of Alliance Development and State Government Relations Fritz Bittenbender issued the following statement today regarding Alameda County, California's new ordinance requiring drug makers to set up programs to dispose of expired and unused drugs: "BIO supports effective efforts to protect patients, safeguard water ...

  • State Law Preempts Colorado City`s Ban On Fracking, Waste Disposal, Judge Rules

    State law preempts a ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city of Longmont, Colo., a district court ruled July 24 (Colo. Oil and Gas Ass'n v. Longmont, 20th Jud. Dist., 2013-cv-63,order 7/24/14). Judge D.D. Mallard, district court judge in Boulder County, ruled the voter-approved fracking ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • European Parliament Adopts Strict Waste Reduction Law

    STRASBOURG, France (ENS) - The European Parliament today tackled Europe's growing waste mountain when it strengthened the new framework legislation on waste proposed by the European Commission, the EU's executive branch. Despite existing legislation, Europeans are producing more waste every year. Currently, in some member states, up to 90 percent of municipal waste goes to ...

  • Council shapes up for agreement on EU waste law

    EU governments are on course to agree a first-reading position in June on a revision of the bloc's legislative framework for waste treatment. Several issues remain to be resolved but a deal is expected to emerge by the time of an environment council scheduled for 28 June, sources say. Junior EU diplomats are holding two further meetings on the draft legislation this week and the file will move to ...

  • New Jersey bans disposal of electronic waste

    Televisions, computers, cellphones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in New Jersey garbage cans and landfills after January 1, 2009 under a new law signed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday because of the toxic materials they contain. 'The type of waste generated by televisions and computers, while relatively small in volume, accounts for a significant percentage of this ...

  • Lawsuits revived by soldiers over waste disposal

    A federal appeals court on Thursday revived dozens of lawsuits by soldiers and others who claim they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The lawsuits claim Houston-based contractors KBR and Halliburton Co. exposed soldiers to toxic emissions and contaminated water when they burned waste in open pits without proper safety controls. U.S. District Judge ...


    By Associated Press

  • Questions & Answers: Safety standards for nuclear waste disposal

    Why is the Commission proposing the Directive? More than 50 years after the first nuclear power plant become operational (1956 Calder Hall, UK), there are still no final repositories for nuclear waste in the whole European Union. Some Member States such as Sweden, Finland and France are in the planning phase. To minimize the risk of contamination, the EU is proposing high safety standards ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 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 ...

  • The green arm of the law

    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has mounted a new Web tool to enlist the help of the public and other law enforcement agencies in tracking down fugitives accused of violating environmental laws and evading arrest. 'Putting this information on the EPA’s Web site will increase the number of ’eyes’ looking for environmental fugitives,' said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities Required to Comply with Environmental Laws, says Briones

    Ruth P Briones, Chairman and CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc, and Convenor of Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum said that any Material Recovery and Energy Facility (MREF) or Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities to be installed in the Philippines should strictly comply with the country’s Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, and not to employ waste conversion technologies that produce ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Allyson Weaver and ERRC Inform Coloradans About New Electronic Waste Law

    DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Association for Recycling (www.cafr.org) named Allyson Weaver, Account Executive at Metech Recycling, leader of the Electronics Recycling and Reuse Committee (ERRC). The ERRC is helping ...


    By Metech Recycling

  • EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam

    Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc. have been ordered to properly dispose of computer waste they attempted to illegally export from Minnesota to Vietnam through the Port of Seattle, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is simultaneously seeking a $31,600 penalty against the companies for violating federal hazardous waste laws. Metro Metals Corp., a Toronto, Canada, ...

  • Leominster Mass. plastics manufacturer ordered to comply with Hazardous waste laws (MA)

    EPA recently issued a Complaint and Compliance Order against Hudson Color Concentrates, a division of L&A Molding, Inc., for violating state and federal hazardous waste management requirements. Hudson Color, of Leominster, Mass., produces custom color plastic pellet concentrates for the plastics industry by blending, mixing, melting, extruding, quenching, drying and chipping processed ...

  • Industry surveys reveal that SMEs may be disposing of waste incorrectly

    The research set out to discover how well-informed Britain’s businesses are about their obligations under the Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005). It makes good business sense to manage waste in the right way, and this research has shown that while Britain’s business owners are keen to do their bit, they need more help to get it right. The survey asked ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Pöyry assists in the improvement of wastewater disposal and solid waste management in Vietnam

    Pöyry's Water & Environment business group has been awarded a contract for wastewater disposal and solid waste management for four provincial towns in Vietnam. The assignment, which is funded by the German KfW Development Bank and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under the Program North II in Vietnam, has a value of EUR 3.5 million. The local clients are Lang Son ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Pinnacle Oilfield Services Violates Environmental Laws in La.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Pinnacle Oilfield Services, Inc., in Broussard, La. The company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $146,585 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from health and ...

  • EPA Fines Clean Harbors for Violations of Environmental Laws

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Clean Harbors Deer Park, LLC, in La Porte, Texas. The company violated laws under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $22,400 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from ...

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