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  • Highland incinerator to go ahead

    An appeal against a proposed GBP£43m energy-from-waste incinerator in Invergordon has been overturned by the Scottish Government, meaning that planning permission for the facility has now been granted. The facility, proposed by Combined Power and Heat (Highlands), was the subject of fierce local opposition and an appeal by Highland Council. But the Scottish Government’s reporter ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Exemption for Incinerators Ruled Illegal

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - A federal court has thrown out an attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA to exempt tens of thousands of waste incinerators from the controls of the Clean Air Act. In a decision June 8 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a panel of three judges ruled that facilities that burn waste are incinerators, not ...

  • 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.

  • Alaska Federal Court orders safety waste incineration to stop burning medical waste & pay US$75k penalty

    Nancy and James Oliver, doing business as Safety Waste Incineration in Wasilla, Alaska, have received a federal court order to stop receiving, incinerating, or handling hospital, medical, and infectious waste after July 1, 2009. This order is a permanent injunction issued by Judge John W. Sedwick of the federal District Court of Alaska in a case brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • Protest Over Incinerator Injures Dozens in China

    A protest in eastern China over a plan to build a waste incinerator turned violent, with state media reporting that at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police officers were injured in clashes. Demonstrators on Saturday overturned 30 vehicles, set two police cars on fire and blocked a highway linking Hangzhou with another city, the official ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tecam Group to Present its Technology for NORM Waste Incineration at “NORM Middle East Conference”

    Next week, on 27-28 January 2015, Tecam Group will be exhibiting at the “NORM & Natural Radiation Management Middle East Conference“, to be be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Our participation in this conference as an exhibitor responds to Tecam Group’sexpansion strategy to further ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Tecam Group to Present its Technology for NORM Waste Incineration at “NORM Middle East Conference”

    Next week, on 27-28 January 2015, Tecam Group will be exhibiting at the “NORM & Natural Radiation Management Middle East Conference“, to be be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Our participation in this conference as an exhibitor responds to Tecam Group’sexpansion ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Recycling sector asked whether EU biowaste law is needed

    The recycling sector has been asked whether a European Union (EU) biowaste law is required to reduce the amount of organic material that is landfilled in Europe. In a new green paper, the European Commission notes that biowaste usually comprises 30-40% of the 41% of municipal solid waste that is on average landfilled in the EU. The big problem here is that such dumped waste emits methane, “a ...

  • New York becomes first US city to pass electronics recycling law

    New York City Council this week passed groundbreaking legislation to launch a city-wide electronics recycling program for the 25,000 tons of discarded electronics the City collects annually, making it the first major municipality in the nation to tackle the rising tide of discarded electronics in the waste stream.  “Every time you turn around there’s a new iPod or iPhone, a new slimmer laptop or ...

  • EC pursues legal action against Italy over infringements of environmental laws

    The European Commission is pursuing legal action against Italy over three cases in which EU legislation to protect the environment is being violated. One case concerns Italy's failure to comply fully with a European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement condemning it for not carrying out an environmental impact assessment of a new waste incinerator. In this regard the Commission is sending a first ...


    By European Commission

  • Errant Italy feels EC wrath over eco-law abuse

    Italy has found itself under fire from Brussels as it becomes the latest target of the European Commission's campaign to crack down on alleged breaches of environmental law and lax reporting from Member States. The Commission is taking legal action over a total of 11 possible breaches of environmental law, ten of which relate to Italy's apparent failure to provide information on air ...

  • Hospital waste in new packaging

    Transport and storage company Van Egmond has recently been selling a new type of packaging for hospital waste, which is more environmentally friendly than commonly used packaging. Van Egmond's Septosystem consists of heavy damp-resistant cardboard, with a plastic bag inside, whereas the packaging currently used are made of polypropylene, a polymer with numerous applications in medicine because ...


  • EU waste policy not fit for future

    Environmental NGOs are deeply disappointed with this week's European Parliament vote on the revised Waste Framework Directive. Parliament accepted a pre-arranged deal that sets inadequate European recycling targets and no target for waste prevention. A number of MEPs made a lastditch attempt to re-insert the Parliament’s original stronger targets, but this was defeated. Member States are now ...

  • 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 ...


  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Medical Practices: Save money on waste

    Biomedical waste hauling can mean big expenditures for medical practices. As a general rule, a small- to medium-sized medical office spends between $300 to $1,000 each month for transport and treatment services, with dentists averaging between $70-150 per month. “There’s a lot of waste in the waste business, and healthcare workers often think they’re paying less for these services than they ...


  • Dublin City Council loses waste case

    The High Court in Dublin has ruled that Dublin City Council has abused its dominant position in the household waste collection market in a bid to remove rival private operators. The Irish Times (22 December) stated that High Court judge Mr Justice Liam McKechnie quashed a variation to the Dublin region waste management plan whereby only the councils, or contractors appointed by them, could ...

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