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

Philippines wants Canada to take back tons of garbage sent to their country illegally

Philippine customs officials are still looking for a way to return 50 shipping containers filled with garbage that arrived in their country from … [Read More...]

Third Workshop of REN held in Sri Lanka

Third Workshop of REN held in Sri Lanka

The workshop enhanced networking between customs departments and environmental agencies, as well as EU, North America and Asian countries. The … [Read More...]

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UK based company fined over illegal ‘commingled’ waste export

A recycling firm based in Wales (UK) has been ordered to pay a total of £15,000 over two separate offences relating to illegal waste exports. Site … [Read More...]

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EFFACE Published Policy Briefs on Environmental Crime

The project “European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime” (EFFACE) has published its first two Policy Briefs on environmental crime. The Briefs … [Read More...]

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BAN Seeks Changes in Basel Guidelines to Enhance Reuse of Computers, Laptops and Cell phones

November 5th, 2014. Seattle, WA. — The Basel Action Network and its e-Stewards® recycler/refurbisher certification programme is currently undertaking … [Read More...]

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New EU-Eurojust report reveals organised crime groups behind environmental crimes

New EU-Eurojust report reveals organised crime groups behind environmental crimes

A new report by Eurojust, the EU’s judicial cooperation body, reveals that organised crime groups (OCGs) are behind cross-border environmental crime. … [Read More...]

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IMPEL Enforcement Actions Project Abstract

The Enforcement Actions Project, which is carried out under the umbrella of IMPEL, has published a so-called project abstract. The abstract provides a … [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...]

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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Enforcement Actions

IMPEL Enforcement Actions Project Abstract

The Enforcement Actions Project, which is carried out under the umbrella of IMPEL, has published a so-called project abstract. The abstract provides a … [Read More...]

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Towards a better understanding of the illicit trade in electronic waste

The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) Project, a two-year research and development project funded by the European Commission, seeks to better … [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...]

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