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.
A round up of news from the waste and resources sector including funding for community projects in Northern Ireland, ethical business accreditation to a UK mattress company, a charity Christmas jumper swap, and more.
The new Chairman of the Environmental Services Association, a trade association representing the UK’s resource and waste management industry, outlined his priorities for the association at its annual lunch for members and stakeholders.
New research by Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that nearly 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink was wasted in Scotland in 2013, a figure that will be used as a baseline for efforts to reduce food waste by a third by 2025.