Electric waste operator jailed over £2.2m recycling fraud.

Electric waste operator jailed over £2.2m recycling fraud.

Leeds waste operator receives record jail sentence for environmental crime, after illegitimately claiming funds from government-backed Producer Compliance Schemes A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven and half years, after defrauding government-backed recycling schemes out of £2.2m. Terence Solomon Dugbo, 45, of High Ash Avenue in Leeds, was handed the sentence – the […]

Republic Services and Lab USA unveil state-of-the-art landfill ash metal recovery facility.

Republic Services and Lab USA unveil state-of-the-art landfill ash metal recovery facility.

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and Lab USA unveiled a state-of-the-art ash metal recovery facility today at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill.  The advanced process allows for the reclamation of metals found in ash previously lost through traditional methods of resource recovery.  The facility is set to process all newly delivered ash to the Roosevelt Landfill […]

The first integrated solution for waste management to be built in Hungary.

The first integrated solution for waste management to be built in Hungary.

AmoTerra (AMT) and the Government of Hungary announces their plan to build the first ever total program installation for remediating waste streams, including mixed waste and radioactive material. Incorporating proven leading-edge technologies, this integrated holistic management system not only remediates waste, but also recovers greater amounts of materials to be recycled, up-cycled and sold. “These technologies […]

EC calls on AUSTRIA to enact EU rules on the chemical pollution of waters.

EC calls on AUSTRIA to enact EU rules on the chemical pollution of waters.

The European Commission is urging Austria to enact the Directive on priority substances in the field of water policy (Directive 2013/39/EU) in their domestic law, an obligation which had to be fulfilled by 14 September 2015. Priority substances are chemicals which present a significant risk to or via the aquatic environment within the EU. This […]

Chemours signs definitive agreement to sell sulfur products to Veolia

Chemours signs definitive agreement to sell sulfur products to Veolia

The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets which comprise its Sulfur Products business, part of its Chemical Solutions segment, to Veolia North America for $325 million in cash. The company anticipates closing […]

New material has potential to cut costs and make nuclear fuel recycling cleaner.

New material has potential to cut costs and make nuclear fuel recycling cleaner.

Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing. Conventional technologies to remove these radioactive gases operate at extremely low, energy-intensive temperatures. By working at ambient temperature, the new material has the potential to save energy, make reprocessing cleaner and less […]

Animal feed firm fined for sewer breach which damaged treatment works.

Animal feed firm fined for sewer breach which damaged treatment works.

A High Peak animal feed business was fined (Thursday) £18,000 for discharging polluting waste into the public sewer and causing damage to a treatment works. J.E Morten Limited, of Whaley Bridge, was prosecuted by United Utilities Water PLC (United Utilities) after a series of inspections by the water company’s staff at the firm’s base on […]

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

“Improving wastewater and solid waste collection and management presents the most urgent short-term solution to reducing plastic inputs, especially in developing economies.” A 179-page report on plastic marine debris was released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly. The report suggests “marine plastic litter is a global concern”. Marine plastics are distributed throughout the ocean, from the […]