The California Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) this week (6 December) announced that Apple Inc had agreed to pay $450,000 to settle claims regarding its mishandling of hazardous electronic waste at its facilities in Silicon Valley, contravening the state’s health and safety codes.
The claims in question refer to the DTSC’s allegation that Apple opened two electronic waste shredding facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale without first informing the state.
ISWA has published a roadmap for closing the world’s biggest dumpsites, a ‘global health emergency’ accounting for around 40 per cent of the world’s waste and presenting severe health risks to the four billion people that use them.
A partnership has developed new technology to extract unused paint with an industrial vacuum cleaner, with the companies behind it hoping that the process will ensure progress towards a circular economy.
A Dorset waste operator has been hit with a suspended jail sentence and a £20,000 fine after running a ‘haphazard’ illegal waste oil storage and processing plant in the Dorset countryside for over a decade.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a Resource Efficient Scotland programme, unexploded World War II artefacts, Smurfit Kappa's redeveloped recycling depot network and a Resource Futures environmental workshop.