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China’s crackdown on ‘illegal’ steel production

China intends to conduct random inspections among provincial regions that are ‘prone to illegal steel production activities’ this year, government…

The Netherlands leads crackdown on illegal shipbreaking practices

Shipowner Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer was recently ordered by a Dutch court to pay the hefty sum of EUR 3.1…

Illegal e-dumping lands Executive Recycling ceo in jail

United States – Following the illegal exports of more than 100 000 cathode ray tube (CRT) devices, US recycling firm…

Police investigate fire set at illegal plastics recycling plant

United Kingdom – A huge fire that broke out at Hanbury Plastic Recycling in Milton (UK) on 5 February was…

Paintback ‘viable alternative’ to illegal dumping of paint in Australia

Australia – In response to the ‘home renovation boom’ in Australia, people are said to have eagerly embraced the country’s…

IARC: curbing illegal exports of end-of-life vehicles

Germany – The 16th International Automobile Recycling Congress will be held from March 16 ‘€“ 18, set in the German…

Halt illegal exports of ELVs, says Oliver Scholz

Germany – ‘Each year, we lose around 8 million end-of-life vehiclesend-of-life vehicles ELVs in Europe; this means 12 million tonnes…

Illegal copper exports thwart Sri Lankan industry

Sri Lanka – A significant shortage of copper scrap is blocking growth in Sri Lanka, according to Orange Electric. And…

‘Concrete results’ in EU fight against illegal shipments

Europe – Regulatory authorities from 30 European countries have joined forces under the IMPEL banner to combat illegal waste shipments….

China reveals illegal waste activity

China – In the first quarter of 2014, Chinese customs officials are said to have investigated 20 cases of solid…

Interpol helping to chase illegal e-scrap traffickers

Europe – Global police organisation Interpol has launched a major research project on the illegal trafficking and dumping of used…