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Recyclers urged to act over ‘hazardous’ plastic scrap

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is calling on recycling associations and businesses to lobby their Governments over proposed changes…

Hazardous or not? Rubber recyclers fighting negative media claims

The American market for rubber infill saw a reduction of nearly 30% over the last few years because of negative…

Recyclers worried about ‘hazardous’ plastic

A move to bring plastic scrap within the scope of the Basel Convention on hazardous waste would discourage recycling and…

Hazardous puzzle: Rubic’s Cube inherits toxics from e-scrap plastics

Global – Almost 90% of the samples of children’s toys recently tested for toxic substances in 26 different countries were…

Colombian firm claims hazardous waste breakthrough

Columbia – Ingerecuperar has developed a new process that can transform hazardous waste into raw materials for cement, aluminium and…

Hazardous waste debate flares in Taiwan

Asia – As Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) prepares to change its definition of hazardous industrial waste, a group of…

Basel vote tightens rules on hazardous waste in end-of-life ships

Switserland – The Basel Convention must continue setting the rules for recycling and disposal of end-of-life ships, African countries attending…

Growth in hazardous waste management services

Archiv – The European hazardous waste management services market is currently in a period of change. The expanded definition of…

China opens world’s biggest incineration plant

Shanghai has completed the expansion of the Laogang Renewable Resource Recycling Center. The incineration power plant is the largest of…

One man’s mission for a better resource recovery industry

Ejvind Pedersen, Denmark’s award-winning entrepreneur, and sensor sorting technology and advanced magnetic separation specialist Steinert work together to make a…

Plastic waste joins ‘amber’ export restrictions

A tightening of the rules for plastic waste exports has been agreed at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of…