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(Göteborg, Sweden) The EU is advocating for hazardous waste limits under two UN treaties that could allow significant releases of a globally-banned chemical contaminate new products made of recycled plastic, and result in waste dumping in developing countries. Basel OEWG11 will tackle the issue 3 – 7 September in Geneva.

http://manilastandard.net/news/national/271075/eco-group-launches-e-waste-program.html

 

Environmentalist group Ecowaste Coalition has launched a program called e-Waste to promote safety management and proper disposal or recycling of waste electrical material and electronic equipment.

Lafarge Cement Plant in Vito, Atotonilco de Tula, México

IPEN Participating Organization and Latin America Regional Hub, Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM), sent a letter to United Nations Development Programme and Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Mexican environmental authorities, to stop the use of obsolete POPs pesticides as an alternative fuel in cement kilns as a technology selected in a Glo

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