Waste Compliance & Regulations News

  • Two events for the processing of electronic waste and for recycling...

    The Eurasian WEEE Solutions congress and the Mir (Moscow International Recycling Expo) have ended and sadly we still can´t speak any Russian. Our journey to Russia, however, was by no means wasted – we were able to establish new contacts and gain valuable experience. We experienced both events, where we shared a stand with THM, as very informative and exciting. New and ...

  • That`s it about IARC in Berlin! Thank you very much for visiting

    Our first participation at the IARC, the International Automobile Recycling Congress, in Berlin was a very successful event for us, full of interesting talks, discussions and new contacts. Even if the audience consisted mainly of representatives of politics, taking part in this congress has definitely been worthwhile for us. The congress offered responses and discussions around ...

  • Lack of end-of-life vehicles: Experts present possible solutions at IARC 2017

    The biggest problem facing end-of-life vehicle recycling for years continues unchanged, as recognised end-of-life vehicle dismantling companies are still suffering from illegal and uncontrolled management of hazardous components within OECD, illegal and uncontrolled dismantling of spare parts for reuse (including safety relevant components) and the illegal export of used vehicles. However, there ...

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste industry to appeal EU recycling definition

    Trade body the ESA – whose members include many of the major waste management firms in the UK – and its European counterpart FEAD, have expressed concerns over the point at which material is considered ‘recycled’ under current revisions of the EU’s Circular Economy package. The European Parliament’s Environment Committee made further revisions to the wording of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Invitation to the 16th IERC in Salzburg

    In early January we again made our annual visit to the international congress for electronic recycling in Salzburg. Three days full of interesting talks, discussions and new contacts came to a close. We were once again represented by Peter Liss from our sales department. He provided the visitors with detailed information about Erdwich and all manner of information relating to the ...

  • Morbark welcomes Kevin Cotter to Management Team

    Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, is pleased to welcome Kevin Cotter to its staff as Governmental Sales Manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to the role. “We’re excited to bring Kevin Cotter to our team,” said John Foote, Morbark Senior Vice President. ...


  • KEMI Consulting on Draft Nano Register Regulation

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders on a draft regulation that would require companies to provide information on nanomaterials in chemical products to the Swedish products register by February 28, 2019.  According to KEMI, the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Understanding internet of things (IoT) buzz and how it affects waste collection

    IoT revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication. Built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors, it delivers a mobile, virtual and immediate connection. And it has the power to make everything “smart”. According to Cisco, 500 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2030. Each device includes sensors that collect data, interact ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • New FleetMind White Paper Examines Internet of Things (IoT) for Smarter Waste Collection Services

    FleetMind Solutions today published an industry white paper entitled: “THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT): Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future”. This white paper looks at how waste management organizations are increasingly deploying IoT systems to monitor waste, vehicles, drivers and customers for smarter and more sustainable operations. “IoT is all about connecting and ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Aco Recycling Introduces new solutions for Smart Waste Management by IoT Tech: Aco Smart Wastee

    Aco Smart Wastee is a low cost wireless sensor device conceived to be installed in waste containers and monitor their fill level and status. It enables an optimization in the route planning for waste collection and an improved container management thus providing an important cost reduction of the exploitation. Aco Smart Wastee has an optimized design presenting a HDP (high density polyethylene) ...


    By Aco Recycling

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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.

  • Environmental Report of Diehl Metal Applications for 2016

    With the current environmental report – validated and audited by an independent environmental consultant – we want to give an overview of the environmental protection activities at Diehl Metal Applications GmbH. Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) produces products at the locations in Berlin (plating technology) and Teltow (stamping and plastics technology), which are mainly ...


    By Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG

  • Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamonds for power generation

    Researchers in the U.K. say they have found a way to turn radioactive waste into miniature diamond batteries to produce small electric currents that can last thousands of years. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol unveiled the technology at a lecture in Europe late last month.  The technique involves scraping away carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, from ...

  • Free Webinar - Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications

    Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications With the changes to the environmental systems management standard ISO14001, companies must now consider how the environment is affected by their products across their complete life cycle. Product regulatory compliance is key. This means that for many companies, ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Rehrig Pacific Funds Named EREF Internship

    Rehrig Pacific Company has funded the company’s first named internship for the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF). EREF’s Data & Policy Program (D&P) was developed as part of the foundation’s efforts to expand its mission to advance knowledge and education for sustainable solid waste management. The primary objective of the D&P is to aggregate and ...

  • Energy from Waste Conference 2017 programme announced

    MA Business, organisers of the highly influential Energy from Waste Conference, today announced details of the 13th annual event, taking place 20-22 February 2017, at the Royal College of Physicians, London.  Hosted in association with Recycling Waste World magazine, the conference is now open for delegate bookings at: ...


    By MA Business

  • EREF and SWANA to Collaborate on Research, Education and Awareness

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines the intent to conduct various collaborative efforts, including: data aggregation and similar applied research efforts of mutual interest, joint fundraising activities to fund research efforts, increased collaboration ...

  • Biofrontiers Platform Releases Policy Recommendations For EU’S 2030 Climate Goals

    On October 11, 2016, the Biofrontiers platform, a group of industry and civil society stakeholders brought together by the European Climate Foundation, released policy recommendations for the European Union’s (EU) 2030 climate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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