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  • EA: Four new materials set for quality protocols project

    The Environment Agency has announced the four new materials that will form part of its Quality Protocols project which aims to define end-of-waste criteria for waste streams. The four materials are the following: Treated ash from the incineration of poultry litter, feathers and straw, which can be re-used as a fertiliser, substituting inorganic fertilisers; Non-virgin wood from ...

  • Managing wastes works. Eliminating wastes is better

    Waste management policy in the EU is successfully reducing the proportion of waste that is sent to landfill and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by inefficient waste management, according to a new study. However, the study also supports greater efforts channelled into waste prevention. EU waste management policy has developed substantially since 1990 and, as a result, recycling and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tips for `waste to energy` 2008

    On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 December 2008 about 2,000 participants from all over the world will meet at “waste to energy” – the Exhibition and Conference for Energy from Waste and Biomass – to obtain information, compare notes, and partake in discussion. The leading European forum for energy from waste and biomass boasts 65 lectures and workshops plus 132 exhibitors with their products and ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Redefinition of waste should increase recycling

    Classifying a host of waste products as raw materials could break down the administrative barriers that currently make them difficult to reuse. Cutting red tape will make it easier to turn millions of tonnes of industrial and commercial waste into usable materials, according to the Environment Agency and Government-funded recycling champion WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme). The ...

  • Waste Sector GHG Emissions Significantly Underestimated

    According to a report published by Zero Waste Europe, the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and, the reduction of greenhouse gases. The report, namely ‘the potential contribution of waste management to a low carbon economy’, shows that the role which waste prevention and improved waste management can play in reducing GHG emissions ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Improved waste management delivering climate benefits

    The EEA briefing, available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to increasing volumes across Europe. The study projects a significant decrease by 2020 in net greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste, with a reduction of more than 80 % (down to 10 million tones) compared to ...

  • Improved waste management can deliver climate benefits

    According to a recent European Environment Agency (EEA) study improved waste management practices are all ready contributing to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. The EEA briefing, released on January 31, 2008 and available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Effective EU waste management can contribute to 2020 CO2 reduction target

    A new report by Prognos states that by introducing an ambitious waste policy in EU the waste sector is able to contribute with 16-27% of the total 20% emission reduction target, to be meet by the EU countries under the Kyoto agreement. Mrs. Birnstegel from Prognos stated at the Press Conference 27 May 2008, that politically there is a need to focus on, diverting biodegradable waste from ...

  • Marshall Islands accedes to five UN treaties on safety and marine pollution

    The Marshall Islands, one of the world’s major shipping nations, has acceded to five important International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions that aim to discourage environmental pollution and promote safety on the high seas, the United Nations agency announced today. The Pacific island nation has acceded to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on ...


    By United Nations

  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • Biowaste challenges and opportunities in the coming decade

    Facing up to the challenges of dealing with biowastes over the next decade will need the right balance of controls and incentives to encourage the reuse of waste while protecting the environment and human health, according to the UK Environment Agency. The United Kingdom produces over 100 million tonnes of biodegradable waste every year, enough to fill approximately 25 Wembley stadiums, and most ...

  • European President Says Climate Change EU`s Top Priority

    Brussels, Belgium - The European Union has put the inter-linked challenges of energy and climate change at the very top of its agenda, European Commission President Jose Barroso told an international audience gathered to consider European policy in preparation for the G8 Summit in Germany in June. Held Thursday in Brussels, the public conversation with President Barroso was sponsored by the ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Environnement S.A new products launch at Pollutec

    1. Air quality: ecodesign, operational cost reduction & best metrology, now for sales Leading player in the environmental monitoring, Environnement S.A has launched a new generation of eco-designed analyzers. Dedicated to the measurement of pollutants such as O3, CO and SO2 the e-Series analyzers O342e, CO12e and AF22e are QAL1 certified by the German TÜV and approved by ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • FTC Releases Revised Green Guides

    On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the long-awaited revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides). This is a very important development and clients and friends marketing products in the "green" space need to be fully aware of the significant marketing, business, and legal implications of this document. FTC intends the Green Guides to help ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FTC Releases Revised Green Guides

    On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the long-awaited revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides). This is a very important development and clients and friends marketing products in the "green" space need to be fully aware of the significant marketing, business, and legal implications of this document. FTC intends the Green Guides to help ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA's Inspector Claims EPA Needs To Clarify Testing Authority For Endocrine Disruptors: On January 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) stated that EPA needs to clarify the regulatory authority it will use to implement its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and the number of chemicals that may be evaluated under the Program. On December 13, ...


    By Acta Group

  • American Water Announces 2012 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today the recipients of the company’s 2012 Environmental ...


    By American Water

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