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More than 200 000 tonnes of HBCDD have been used in polystyrene worldwide since the ‘60s. Because the material is mainly being used as an insulation material, it stands to reason that a great...
  Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Recycling Association of India conference. 'Just...
Chris Slijkhuis of Austria-based electronics and car recycler Müller- Guttenbrunn made a strong plea for a ‘better interface’ between EU waste and chemical legislation which forms a major...
‘Lifetime cancer risk is very low given the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons typically measured in European sports grounds,’ the ECHA states. Furthermore, the risk posed...
Over 50 fire fighters deployed with six fire engines from nearby towns were tackling the flames at the height of the incident. The roof soon collapsed so the fire had to be put out externally...
The incident follows an explosion in November last year at another Gadani yard involving an oil tanker beached for recycling and in which 27 workers were killed. Furthermore, a man died recently in...
The facility, which will be operated by the ALBA Group, is located in the Tuen Mun EcoPark and will have the annual capacity to handle up to 30 000 tonnes of e-scrap with the potential to expand....
The half-life of iodine is more than 15 million years and it can disperse rapidly in air and water, inflicting significant damage on the environment, humans and animals. 'What we're talking about...
The report covers medical and laboratory materials such as packaging, gloves, tissues, bandages and infusion kits. At present, autoclaving and incineration are the most chosen methods of treatment...
The investment forms part of India’s Coastal Community Development Programme and an estimated 30 million rupees will be spent in this field over the next three years. This shipbreaking training...
Entries can be submitted online before January 20 and the winner will be recognised at ISRI's Convention and Expo in New Orleans next April. To be eligible, ISRI explains, a product must be designed...
Some 80 000 tonnes of aerosol cans are produced annually in Germany but only 10% of these are professionally recycled, according to Remondis. Around 60% end up at Respray. Remondis has invested...
The US Environmental Protection Agency lists some 41 independent projects, none of which have discovered 'any harmful effects' from using tyre rubber in sports fields, it is noted. The Synthetic Turf...
Benlee's management confirms to Recycling International that they know of two recent incidents where bridges were hit as a result of driving with the hoist up; one resulted in a death because the...
Thirteen workers died at the Alang yard in the first six months of 2014 while the annual average is 10, it is reported. This increase is attributed in part to the poor implementation and breaking of...
Despite what it describes as the ′notable lack of credible scientific evidence′, industry parties are actively attempting to ′discredit′ OBP, says EPI. Recent ′alarmist...
Ghana imports around 215 000 tonnes of discarded consumer electronics each year - primarily from Western Europe - and generates 129 000 tonnes of e-scrap per year, according to the report. 'Assuming...
'I want to stress that this is not an attack against India, Bangladesh or Pakistan - the countries that currently practice beaching - but against the dangerous and highly-polluting practice of...
'The EU is asking for something that will cripple the economy of South Asia,' it has been declared by Shafi Chaudhari, who ran one of Bangladesh's first beaching operations. 'It is a way for keeping...
With a policy of 'reusing materials whenever possible', the US Department of Energy says the roughly 14 000 tonnes of metal under review for possible initial release represents 'only a fraction of...
The PET water cooler bottles are even lighter than their predecessors, states SIPA. In the case of a 690-gramme container with a polypropylene handle already on the market in the USA, SIPA has been...
After teams wearing specialist breathing apparatus began testing the containers using special probes to detect gases such as ammonia, four UK metals companies are now being investigated by the...

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