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The 50 container vans of smuggled garbage from Canada pose health and environmental risks. Photo from Change.org

Leaking Shipment of Canadian Garbage Poses Health Risks

MANILA, Philippines – Waste juice has begun forming in the 50 container vans of garbage from Canada, posing health and environmental risks to … [Read More...]

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E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

The United Nations Environment Programme says e-waste generates up to 50 million tons of potentially toxic waste annually with only a 10% recycling … [Read More...]

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The Sweet-Sour Story of E-waste in Nigeria

Nigerian Tribune  caught up with the Executive Director, Basel Convention Coordinating Centre (BCCC) for Training and Technology Transfer for the … [Read More...]

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First e-learning tool launched to prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and waste

LYON, France –The first e-learning module aimed at helping law enforcement officers identify and prevent the illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and … [Read More...]

Unburned gaylords loaded with large TVs and monitors. Copyright BAN 2014.

Electronic Waste Nightmare in Utah Revealed

Seattle, Washington. March 20, 2014. Following a serious fire at a yard full of electronic waste in Parowan, Utah, the environmental watchdog group, … [Read More...]

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First e-learning tool launched to prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and waste

LYON, France –The first e-learning module aimed at helping law enforcement officers identify and prevent the illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and … [Read More...]

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StEP releases Green Paper exploring legal distinction between UEEE and e-wastes in Basel Convention

In recent years, international regulation efforts have focused on prohibiting transboundary movements of e-waste that pose a risk to human and … [Read More...]

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Volume of end-of-life electronics worldwide expected to jump one-third to 65.4 million tonnes annually by 2017

By 2017, all of that year’s end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical … [Read More...]

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Environmental Crime Emerging Threat in the EU according to Europol

Europol has launched its Threat Assessment 2013 on Environmental Crime in the European Union (EU). The report mentions that environmental crime … [Read More...]

Agbogbloshie e-Wasteland in Ghana. Photcredit: Blacksmith Institute:

New Report Cites the World’s Worst Polluted Places

Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges Nov. 4, 2013, New York, NY - Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross … [Read More...]

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INTERPOL launches Project Eden to target illegal waste

NAIROBI, Kenya – INTERPOL’s Project Eden, targeting the illegal trade and disposal of waste, has been officially launched during  the INTERPOL … [Read More...]

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Launch of the CWIT Project

Brussels, 22 October 2013 - An international consortium of seven organisations has launched a new project, ‘Countering WEEE Illegal Trade’ (CWIT), … [Read More...]

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E-waste Africa Project

The project “Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronic products for reuse in selected African countries … [Read More...]

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IMPEL TFS Enforcement Actions Project

The European Waste Shipment Regulation (1013/2006/EC) requires Member States to inspect shipments of waste and to co-operate with each other. The … [Read More...]

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