Showing posts with label untreated waste. Show all posts
Showing posts with label untreated waste. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2018

Trash wars: US drowning in its own waste, blaming China for rejecting ‘recycled commodities’

US drowning in its own waste, blaming China for rejecting ‘recycled commodities’
Hundreds of tons of waste that Americans believed they were recycling is now piling up in processing plants or being dumped into landfills, as China’s decision to stop buying garbage for environmental reasons begins to bite.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

China no longer dumping ground for foreign waste

China no longer dumping ground for foreign waste
The fear that the United States and European countries may soon face their own piles of waste plastics should not be blamed on China. If anything, the developed world should be grateful that China has been, to the detriment of its own environment and people's health, taking their garbage for years.

Friday, October 20, 2017

China's ban on foreign waste may greatly impact the world's recycling

China's ban on foreign waste
The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials. Last year, Chinese manufacturers imported 7.3 million metric tons of waste plastics from developed countries including the U.K., the EU, the United States and Japan.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Human antidepressants found in brains of Niagara River fish

Human antidepressants found in brains of Niagara River fish
Researchers have discovered high concentrations of human antidepressants in the brains of fish found in the Niagara River of Canada, according to CTV Tuesday.

Friday, July 28, 2017

China says no to 'foreign garbage'

foreign garbage china
China's cabinet said Thursday "foreign garbage" will be entirely banned from entering the country as authorities plan stricter management on solid waste imports.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Russian military plans to remove over 4,000 tons of metal scrap from Arctic in 2016

The Russian military plans to restart cleaning the Arctic in June next year to remove over 4,000 tons of metal scrap, Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said on Friday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Russian military collect 3,600 tons of metal scrap Arctic islands cleanup

Russian Defense Ministry units involved in environmental cleanup of Arctic islands have by now collected over 3,600 metric tons of metal scrap, exceeding expectations, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Army General Dmitry Bulgakov said Wednesday.

Friday, June 05, 2015

60% of China’s underground water 'not fit for human contact' (Beijing)

About 60 percent of underground water in China, and one-third of its surface water, have been rated unfit for human contact last year, according to the environment ministry in Beijing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

China: Researchers help plant realize zero waste discharge

Chinese researchers have achieved the breakthroughs necessary for zero waste paper plants, significant for environmental protection.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Another Chinese firm punished for polluting desert

A chemical factory and its legal representative in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region have been punished for dumping untreated waste in the Tengger Desert.

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