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EERA: time to take fire safety seriously

Almost 80% of leading electronics recycling companies in Europe have reported serious fires at their facilities, according to the European…

17 Deaths form ‘tragic reminder’ of the importance of safety

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has called for a renewed focus on safety  following the sudden rise…

Shredder specialist UNTHA wins health and safety recognition

United Kingdom – Shredder manufacturer UNTHA UK has received an award from third-party accreditation organisation SafeContractor for its commitment to…

SWANA launches new MRF safety resource

USA – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has launched a new instalment of its ‘Five to Stay…

India investing heavily in safety at Alang shipbreaking yard

India – India’s ministry of shipping is to invest 100 million rupees (US$ 1.5 million) in improving ship recycling conditions…

Efficiency and safety gains for Smurfit’s UK recycling operations

United Kingdom – A programme of investment has been completed at Smurfit Kappa’s UK recycling operations with the combined aim…

Safety platform to help cut accidents at US scrap yards

United States – Announced at its annual convention in Las Vegas, the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has…

India’s shipbreakers in safety spotlight

India – The Indian government is contemplating updating labour laws for its shipbreaking industry, The Hindu newspaper has reported. However,…

Health and safety manual on CD-ROM

Archiv – The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is claiming an ’industry first’ by releasing its comprehensive ’Health and Safety…

Face-to-face is still not an option, says BIR

It comes as no surprise that the Bureau of International Recycling has followed practically all other organisations in cancelling events…

Global scrap markets wakening after lockdown

The latest review from the Bureau of International Recycling on the impact of Covid-19 on recycling around the world reports…