UN tackles a rising tide of hazardous e-waste
- Mediterranean countries to phase out hazardous chemicals. Scott, Alex // Chemical Week;12/3/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 46, p18
Reports on agreement of several countries bordering Mediterranean Sea to phase out waste discharge of industrial and nonindustrial chemicals under United Nations Environment Program treaty. Chemicals to be restricted in waste; Three stage of the treaty; How UN described the treaty.
- CMS COP11 HIGHLIGHTS: THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2014. // Earth Negotiations Bulletin;11/7/2014, Vol. 18 Issue 57, p1
The article offers information on the topics discussed at the 11th convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) in Quito, Ecuador on November 6, 2014.
- UNEP: India's E-Waste to Grow 500% By 2020. // Sustainable Business Weekly;3/1/2010, p5
The article reports that the United Nations Environmental Program released a report which says that the expected exponential rise in global electronics waste over the next decade will pose serious threats to public and environmental health.
- Managing E-Waste in India: Adoption of Need Based Solutions. Jain, Sanjeev; Garg, Kapil Mohan // Journal of Internet Banking & Commerce;Dec2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, Special section p1
Near to two decade after the Basel Convention (BC) under United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), most of the nations are still working for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or E-waste disposal programme. The Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous...
- INTERSESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS. // Earth Negotiations Bulletin;12/15/2014, Vol. 15 Issue 215, p2
The article offers information on several meetings related to environmental protection. These includes the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. The Minamata Convention on Mercury...
- Stopping Traffic. Spivey, Angela // Environmental Health Perspectives;Feb2004, Vol. 112 Issue 2, pA89
Reports on increase in the incidence of illegal trafficking of hazardous waste, endangered natural animals and plants and toxic chemicals. Action taken by the United Nations Environment Program to address the problem; Need for more efficient training of customs officials.
- Analysis of Particular Pollutants in Waste Transformer Oil. Songtao LIU; Jia LIU; Lina ZHU; Hongwei CAO; Chuanmin CHEN // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2015, Vol. 768, p204
Waste pollutions and disposal problems of transformer substation in electric power industry were paid more and more attention by people. Waste transformer oil contained many kinds of toxic substances. Transformer oil belongs to hazardous waste according to the definition of the United Nations...
- Toxic clean-up help needed. Cozier, Muriel // ICIS Chemical Business;1/8/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 48, p37
The article reports that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said that donor assistance is now critical as Cote d'Ivoire struggles with cleaning the toxic waste dumped on its shores in 2006. Achim Steiner, under-secretary and executive director of UNEP said: To date, the world...
- CMS COP11 HIGHLIGHTS: FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2014. // Earth Negotiations Bulletin;11/9/2014, Vol. 18 Issue 58, p1
The article offers information on the topics discussed at the 11th of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP), on prevention programs for invasive alien species and protection of lions in Quito, Ecuador on November 7, 2014.