Friday, September 30, 2022

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

Toxins in old toys an obstacle for circular economy

Old toys and dress-up items may contain toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, damage DNA or disrupt the future reproductive capacities of children, according...

Optical fibres might be useful for nuclear waste exploration

Infrared optical fibres able to retain their properties and performance in the presence of high levels of ionizing radiation might be usefully deployed in...

Cloud-based management system will transform hazardous waste handling, says Veolia

Resource management firm Veolia has introduced what it says is the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous...

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The Vortex3 is the most innovative high flow pump on the market, designed to simplify asbestos and air sampling. The high flow pump offers a flow accuracy better than +/-5%, ensuring consultants, contractors and specialists have confidence in results.

Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment

A big problem with the disposal of nuclear and electronic wastes is that the process wastes precious metals such as gold and platinum-group metals,...

SEPA opens healthcare waste consultation

All those who collect, transport, store treat and dispose of healthcare waste are being encouraged to respond to a consultation on its storage and...

New service to help businesses manage small volumes of waste including hazardous waste, says...

Resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste which may include hazardous...

Recycling firm fined £20k following illegal export of household waste from Scotland

A leading UK and European recycling company was fined £20,000 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on 16 November after Scotland’s environmental regulator, SEPA, uncovered what...

Separation method frees rare earths from coal ash

The unexpected bounty of nature seems apparent from the discovery that a harmless food-grade solvent can be used to extract highly sought rare-earth metals...

Hazardous chemicals content listed in new EU-wide products database

It's now possible to access data from the EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products, or SCIP. The aim...

Comment: Puzzling out a solution to plastic and POPs

Growing pressure to transition to the circular economy and the desire to eliminate legacy additives is proving to be a conundrum for the plastics...
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Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of 20 tradespeople every week. Despite being banned in the UK, asbestos can still be found widely, posing a threat to anyone who disturbs the dangerous material.

Decontamination system claimed to support reuse of healthcare PPE

Described as a range of state of the art UV-C disinfection chambers for the healthcare industry, the Mackwell Health Whitebox is seemingly equipped to...

Sponsored Content: High flow pump simplifies asbestos and air sampling

Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of more than 39,000 Americans every year. Despite the material’s known health impacts, it can be found in older homes and industrial properties and continues to be used in products such as gaskets, friction products, roofing materials and fireproofing materials, posing a threat to workers in construction and general industry.

ERF has been “pivotal” in tackling COVID-19 waste, says Veolia

Reduced clinical waste disposal capacity in the UK has been met by rapidly adapting existing facilities Resource management company Veolia says its latest data highlights...

SEPA commences remediation of radioactive contamination in bay of Fife coastal town

Remediation will involve excavating areas of the foreshore, replacing rock armour around the headland and installing a new slipway for the local Sailing Club...

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011...

Firm partners with National Chemical Emergency Centre to bolster chemical response capability

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has partnered with the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) to provide training for its employees to deal...

Sponsored content: Adler and Allan announces trio of acquisitions

Adler and Allan, has announced the acquisition of three companies into the group: electrical specialists AMGS Electrical, hazardous material specialist Flotech Performance Systems Limited (Flotech) and industrial sewage specialist and underground infrastructure specialist Oneline Surveys