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  • Waste law is launched by Environment Minister Jane Davidson

    Environment Minister Jane Davidson has proposed a measure that will enable materials such as food, wood, glass and plastic to be restricted or banned from landfill in Wales. The measure has been presented before the Welsh Assembly (February 22). It would also give ministers the power to introduce a mandatory charge for plastic carrier bags and give ministers the power to set councils ...

  • EC calls for better implementation of EU waste law

    The EC has published two implementation reports (20 November) on implementation of the community waste legislation for the period 2004-2006 that highlight the need for significant efforts by Member States to ensure that waste management meets the standards set by EU legislation. It is particularly scathing of the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Breaking the law, at the nanoscale

    A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be ...

  • Greening water law

    Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), titled "Greening Water Law". According to the report, launched Tuesday at World Water Week in Stockholm, competition is increasing between the rapidly growing human population-which ...

  • The law of unintended consequences

    The Winnipeg-based Centre for Public Policy released a report last month on the often unintended consequences of environmental policies. The study, Envionmental Policy and Unintended Consequences, from Ben Eisen and Kenneth Green, examines a series of case studies drawn from around the world. Those case studies demonstrate how the law of unintended consequences has often frustrated policymakers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • ERI’s E-Waste Legislation Manager Discusses Effect of New Laws at Colorado Association for Recycling Summit

    Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, participated today at the Colorado Association for Recycling’s ...

  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson settles with EPA for hazardous waste law violations

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage failed to comply with federal hazardous waste management laws and has agreed to pay a fine to resolve the violations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The base has taken action to correct the violations and will pay a fine of over $21,000. “Careful hazardous waste management protects human lives and the ...

  • 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.

  • Connecting environmental protection and the rule of law

    On the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, 35 human rights groups and WRI call on the presidential candidates to reaffirm the fundamental legal framework that makes environmental protection possible. Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17th. 221 years after the document’s ratification, the Constitution continues to provide the framework for one of the world’s most stable and ...

  • E-waste Management in German

    E waste contains toxic substances and requires proper disposal. Since the start of use of domestic electrical appliances in private households in Germany, the country has been gradually developing its laws governing the management of e-waste. Development of E Waste Management in Germany Before 1972 Germany started to use domestic ...

  • 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

  • Reappointments to the committee on radioactive waste management

    The Chair and twelve members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) have recently been reappointed for a second term of office by sponsor Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the devolved administrations for, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee plays a key role in providing independent scrutiny and advice to UK Government and devolved ...

  • 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 ...

  • European Commission proposes to improve implementation of environmental law

    The Commission has set out plans to improve the implementation of the European Union's 200 or so laws on environmental protection. This fits within a wider Commission strategy for improving implementation of EU law announced in 2007, and coincides with the publication of the new Annual Report of the Commission on monitoring the application of Community Law in general. The Communication stresses ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dedicated EU body needed to ensure enforcement of European waste law, says commission study

    A European Commission study published today recommends setting up a dedicated European body to oversee the implementation and enforcement of EU waste law. The study is part of a series of steps being taken by the Commission to improve waste management and ensure it meets the standards set by EU legislation to protect citizens and the environment. Illegal dumping of waste continues on a ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association Offers E-Course

    Air & Waste Management Association Offers E-Course on Air Quality Requirements for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers Pittsburgh, PA (March 26, 2007) – The Air & Waste Management Association will offer its 6-week online course, “Boilers, Process Heaters and Air Quality Requirements,” beginning Monday, April 9, 2007. The course focuses on air quality requirements involved in ...

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