waste reduction regulation News

  • Collaboration key to waste reduction

    The voluntary approach is the proven way to achieve lasting waste reduction in Scotland. As the Scottish Government begins the consultation process for its new National Waste Strategy today (Thursday), the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said notable successes, such as halving the number of single use carrier bags handed out, show how the voluntary approach achieves impressive results quickly – ...


    By British Retail Consortium

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • Ministers must move on waste mountain reduction

    Defra’s Waste Strategy has left England’s waste mountain with no clear targets for its reduction, and leaves 90% of waste without specific recycling targets. Government knowledge of commercial and industrial recycling rates is patchy and outdated. Instead, Defra’s Waste Strategy concentrates its efforts on achieving improved recycling rates in the domestic sector which accounts for only 10% of ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Michaelis Waste to Energy Systems: cost reduction for waste disposal and energy

    The basic conditions for an own waste energy system have been changed in the last months: Waste disposal is no future-safe measure the prices fort he industrial waste disposal will increase The big central waste incineration plants are not interested in taking over waste of a high calorific value as therewith the incineration capacity is reduced The ...


    By Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG

  • Site Waste Management Plan regulations no longer an obligation

    Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for building projects are no longer a legal obligation for construction businesses in England. With government trusting the de-regulation will save money for the businesses obligated by the law, the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 were abolished and came into effect from the 1st of December this year. All Construction projects in England that were ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Baling technology strengthens National Nuclear Laboratory’s waste reduction programme

    The world’s leading nuclear research organisation National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has strengthened its waste reduction programme with investment in a heavy duty waste baler. NNL is globally renowned for its nuclear research, technical development, reactor operations support, and the provision of decommissioning expertise for facilities throughout the UK. ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. EPA honors federal agencies for water conservation, waste reduction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized six federal agency offices in California with its prestigious Federal Green Challenge (FGC) program award for reducing their operations’ environmental impacts. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld presented the awards to the Northern California agencies at a ceremony hosted by the Federal Executive Board in San ...

  • Multibillion dollar market for mercury reduction

    There is a multibillion dollar market for the reduction of emissions of mercury to the air on a worldwide basis. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in Mercury Air Reduction Markets. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) Significant conclusions are: The U.S. is leading the way, but other countries are close behind The ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Ontario toxics regulation takes effect

    According to the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) beginning January 1, 2010, regulated facilities will be required to track, report and develop plans to reduce the toxic substances they use, create and release. This applies only to facilities currently reporting on emissions to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). These toxics reduction plans will be available to the public ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Vertal inc will attend the 2012 Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference on Nov 12-13, 2012

    The Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference is a professional symposium designed for attendees in both the public and private sector working in the fields of composting and organics recycling. During the 1.5 day conference, attendees will gain new insights to create successful food waste diversion programs in both residential and commercial settings. We will explore a diverse array of organics ...


    By Susteco AB

  • International partnership opens doors to methane reductions in India

    At an event in Ranchi, India, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Government of India and other US federal partners, launched a new Methane to Markets information center that will help India reduce methane emissions and aid in the global fight against climate change. The Coal Mine Methane/Coalbed Methane (CMM/CBM) Clearinghouse is the first of its kind in India and ...

  • The remediation industry waits for regulation to catch up

    The progress of brownfield development has been a chequered one. The government has made much of its desire to promote the use of such sites for new housing – setting targets and offering 150% tax relief as an incentive for developers to build on them. But a raft of conflicting legislation has led to widespread confusion over remediation, and with the latest call for more new housing, can ...

  • DTSC releases proposed safer consumer products regulations

    On August 28, 2013, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC or Department) Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Regulations). The Regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013. The Regulations are the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. DTSC's implementing ...

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2008 Toxic Chemical Releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).  The TRI database contains information on chemical releases into the air, land and water, as well as waste management and pollution prevention activities.  The analysis of the 2008 data, the most recent data set available, shows that 3.86 billion pounds of toxic ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2009 toxic chemical releases in Vermont (VT)

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2009. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2009 toxic chemical releases in Connecticut

    EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2009. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the ...

  • Mercury Reduction Requirements Generate Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

    The new regulations to reduce mercury emissions are creating a market for products and services of hundreds of millions of dollars per year and a five year market in excess of $1 billion. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in its Air Pollution Management online service.  These totals are extracted from the more specific McIlvaine reports on air pollution monitoring and sampling, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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