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Highlights Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention

The ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-9) of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and … [Read More...]

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Exporters consider legal action against waste shipment rules

4 August 2014 | By Chiara Francavilla  (MRW) - Exporters are considering mounting a legal challenge over some European waste shipment rules on the … [Read More...]

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Report of ENFORCE Conference Call Meeting Available

On 25 June, the Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic (ENFORCE) held a conference call to disuss the … [Read More...]

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Latest IMPEL report published: European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

Regulatory authorities from 30 European countries have joined forces to combat illegal waste shipments. Over 22,000 shipments were checked during 2012 … [Read More...]

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Health hazards force state to issue stop notice to ship-breaking unit in Kerala

Kannur, India, July 23 (ANI) -  Protests by local villagers against the increasing health hazards and environmental pollution compel authorities in … [Read More...]

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Report of ENFORCE Conference Call Meeting Available

On 25 June, the Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic (ENFORCE) held a conference call to disuss the … [Read More...]

IMPEL CMYK

Latest IMPEL report published: European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

Regulatory authorities from 30 European countries have joined forces to combat illegal waste shipments. Over 22,000 shipments were checked during 2012 … [Read More...]

The international flow of electronic waste disproportionately affects a handful of developing countries.
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The geography of the global electronic waste (‘e-waste’) burden

"Tracking the Global Generation and Exports of e-Waste. Do Existing Estimates Add up?" Environmental Science & Technology - 23 July 2014 As … [Read More...]

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Electronic Companies and Pollution Boards in India Flout E-waste rules: Report

E-waste rules in India have been in force since May 2012. Have the producers, the key stakeholders responsible for implementing the rules, done what … [Read More...]

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New Sentencing Regime in force for Waste Crimes in England and Wales

Judges and magistrates in England and Wales have be handing out tougher sentences for individuals and companies involved with illegal waste handling, … [Read More...]

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Latest IMPEL report published: European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

Regulatory authorities from 30 European countries have joined forces to combat illegal waste shipments. Over 22,000 shipments were checked during 2012 … [Read More...]

INTERPOL launches Project Eden to target illegal waste

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...]

Launch of the CWIT Project

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...]

E-waste Africa Project

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...]

IMPEL TFS Enforcement Actions Project

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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