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A Short History of Regulated Waste From Afterthought to Forethought

Posted 06-22-2019

The 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) promoted regulations around the safe and proper management of newly defined hazardous waste. As the regulations evolved, a waste hierarchy model emerged that summarized what the regulations were trying to accomplish — moving from most preferred management methods to those least preferred. More »

Guilty Pleas in Wisconsin CRT Stockpile Case

Posted 06-22-2019

Leaders of a Wisconsin e-scrap processor last month were charged with violating federal regulations covering the storage and transportation of CRT glass. The defendants signed plea deals in the case. More »

Basel Proposal Pushes to Further Regulate E-Scrap Exports

Posted 06-22-2019

Multiple countries are proposing to expand restrictions on the global movement of discarded electronics. More »

9 States Seek to Stop EPA Relaxing of Enforcement Standards Due to Pandemic

Posted 06-22-2019

Nine states are pushing back on the U.S. EPA's moves to relax environmental oversight due to the new coronavirus pandemic. More »

The Global Lithium-Ion Battery Market Size Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of 16.4% from 2020 To 2025, Reaching USD 94.4 Billion By 2025 From USD 44.2 Billion In 2020

Posted 04-27-2019

The global lithium-ion battery market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.4% from 2020 to 2025, reaching USD 94.4 billion by 2025 from USD 44.2 billion in 2020. More »

Municipalities Struggle To Contend With Increasing Waste Streams

Posted 04-27-2019

Municipalities continue to struggle with their communities’ waste and recycling streams. More »

With EPR Bills Frozen Due To Coronavirus in Many States, Proponents Still See Path Forward

Posted 04-27-2019

The coronavirus has paused activity for multiple high-profile bills focused on packaging, including one that had momentum in Maine. More »

IES Reports on Potential of UV Light to Reduce COVID-19

Posted 04-27-2019

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of seemingly conflicting statements and opinions about the disinfection capabilities and safety of GUV, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) has issued a report by their Photobiology Committee explaining germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection and its potential to safely reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. More »

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