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Medical waste: a multi-billion recycling niche

The global medical waste management market was valued at EUR 14 billion (US$ 16 billion) last year. ‘The ongoing coronavirus…

Heavily contaminated waste no problem for Untha shredders

Geocycle, a subsidiary of Swiss cement manufacturer Lafarge Holcim, has turned to Untha’s shredding technology to tackle solid waste at…

Why data security is a big part of the recycling process

Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) plays a critical role in helping businesses and data centres manage the profound shifts in how…

Compliance fee hinders UK e-scrap recyclers

UK compliance schemes collected 494 976 tonnes of end-of-life electronics last year. The Environment Agency says this represents 90% of…

UAE ship-owners are ‘worst dumpers’

Close to 470 large tankers, bulkers, floating platforms, cargo and passenger ships were scrapped in primitive, substandard conditions on beaches…

Whistleblower David Mayeske: ‘They chose to shoot the messenger’

For many years, the US Navy has been buying printer toner cartridges containing almost 100% virgin material when the law…

Special crime unit battles UK’s illegal waste activities

The UK has set up a new taskforce to tackle serious and organised waste crime. The Joint Unit for Waste…

Suez UK ceo joins global board

One of the leading members of the resource and waste management sector in the UK, David Palmer-Jones, has been promoted…

US plans big savings by including aerosol cans in waste scheme

The US Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new system to make it easier to collect and recycle aerosol cans….

How to best tackle the e-waste nightmare?

As the world’s appetite for electronics continues to increase, so does the need to handle these products properly. And yet,…

Indonesia accused of diverting rejected containers

Activists are claiming that officials in Indonesia have re-directed illegal waste consignments from the US to other Asian countries instead…