Hazardous Waste News

  • DEFRA U-turn on European Environmental Legislation

    Tetronics International were unfortunately informed that DEFRA Ministers have taken the decision not to remove the derogation that allows Air Pollution Control Residues (APCRs) that are three times above Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria (3xWAC) to be landfilled. The announcement cited a “lack of alternative disposal solutions” as the primary reason for not phasing out the ...

  • Circular Economy: EU Commission Delivers on Its Promises

    One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan. Together with the report, the Commission also: took further measures recently (1/26) by establishing a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform with the European Investment Bank (EIB) bringing together investors and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tetronics’ plasma solutions featured in Manufacturing Today Europe

    Leading online waste journal, Manufacturing Today Europe has recently featured Tetronics International in their latest issue. The feature gives a great overview of our plasma waste management solutions. The article includes insight and behind the scenes information on our resource recovery and hazardous waste treatment ...

  • VelocityEHS Wins 2016 New Product of the Year Award for its Environmental Management Software

    VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, was awarded top honors in the Environmental Protection 2016 New Product of the Year Awards. The company’s comprehensive environmental management software – which includes Air ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • HMRC: Landfill waste taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’

    All materials sent to landfill sites will be taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’, under the government’s proposed changes to Landfill Tax legislation from 1 April next year. HMRC elaborated on its plans on the 5th of December in a Policy Paper “Landfill Tax: definition of taxable disposal”. In it, the tax body confirmed that the current list for deciding materials ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • European hazardous waste management improving, but its prevention needs attention

    Despite improvements in hazardous waste management, more measures would be required to prevent the build-up of hazardous waste across Europe, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today. The report reviews the application of waste prevention programmes across European countries regarding waste types that are considered to be most dangerous to human health and the ...

  • Tetronics attend the Tokyo International Industry Exhibition

    Back in August, Tetronics International were invited by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to attend the Tokyo International Industry Exhibition Oct 31 – Nov 02. We joined forces with our Japanese partner KBK, who are based in Tokyo. We would like to thank Akio Hanaki and his team for their great support during the show. The main purpose of the exhibition was to act as a platform to bring ...

  • WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule

    On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Working safely - for anyone at any level

    IOSH Working Safely Explained If you’re looking for an accessible entry level qualification to offer an overview on how to recognise and assess Health & Safety risks within the workplace, then SHEilds’ IOSH Working Safely course could be the perfect launch board for improved awareness and further career development. Need more information? Not to worry, to help ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • EPA announces recipients of $1.3 million in funding for small business innovation research projects

    EPA announced its funding of $1.3 million in investments to 13 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects.  All 13 projects are focused on producing innovative and creative solutions to the country’s current environmental issues.  Each company will receive a SBIR Phase I ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ‘Edoc for hazardous waste’ being developed

    The UK’s four environmental agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system. A website for Hazdoc, similar to the electronic duty of care (Edoc) service, has been made but the service will not be operational until about 2019-20. This follows four events held in June and July across England, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • ARI appoints Australasia representative

    ARI has appointed a representative, Wayne Loane, to capitalise on building facilities and sublicensing opportunities across Australasia.  Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the waste industry and developed the innovative Hazibag in Australia to contain and transport asbestos and other hazardous waste.  With his new role, Wayne will be ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • VelocityEHS Strengthens Award-Winning EHS&S Platform with Addition of Air Emissions, Water and Waste Compliance Products

    VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, announced today it has strengthened its award-winning EHS software platform with the addition of three new cloud software products, including  ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • Waste Management Solutions for construction sites nationwide

    We are an independent provider of waste management solutions across the UK, providing sustainable waste services for all our clients. Our services work in leisure and retail premises, commercial building construction, roads and a variety of other construction projects in the public sector. Because of increasing costs and tougher legislation waste handling is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • DOT training for CESQG Hazardous Waste Generators

    CESQG hazardous waste generators generate very low quantities of hazardous waste and ship them very infrequently. They typically hire qualified waste disposal companies to transport and dispose of these materials. The requirements for the management and disposal of hazardous waste can be found at 40CFR 260-262. The transportation of the materials is regulated by DOT under 49 CFR 170-180. ...

  • Asbestos products and waste: new classification system developed

    Researchers have presented a comprehensive new classification manual of asbestos-containing products (ACP), materials (ACM) and waste (ACW) in a recent study. They also mapped suitable landfill sites for the proper disposal of ACW in Italy and developed guidance on assigning ACW to correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes. The research will help operators engaged in asbestos waste disposal ...

  • Peter Keeley heads to the World Recycling Congress 2016

    Peter Keeley tells us why he is looking forward to his upcoming trip to the World Recycling Congress in Berin. Getting out and about As a doctoral researcher I spend long periods of time working away in a lab gathering data. The World Recycling Congress in Berlin offers me a unique chance to get out and about and share my findings with others. It is exciting to work for a company ...

  • U.S. Environmental Contracting Business Grows to $24.5 Billion in Revenues

    The U.S. Environmental Contracting* business generated $24.5 billion in revenues in 2015, with Remediation & Industrial Services contributing $13.6-billion and Hazardous Waste Management contributing $10.9-billion, according to new research by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of Environmental Business Journal (EBJ). ...

  • A new communication opportunity

    There is no doubt that the web offers a whole range of new communication strategies to marketing offices and in general to all organisations, that were previously unimaginable. The pervasiveness it has reached makes it possible to reach a tremendous amount of "readers" and at the same time, to customise advertising campaigns to reach only a specific target of users, based on the profiling of ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Waste producer responsibility

    Waste (for the purposes of soils/concrete/tar-bound material) is anything produced on site that you wish to get rid of/ remove. Section 34 of the EPA90 act imposes a 'Duty of Care' on those concerned with controlled waste. “Duty of Care” means that a company producing waste is responsible for its proper and safe disposal, even if it has been passed to another party. Breach of the ...


    By HWM Group

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